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Canterbury Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at University of Kent

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Canterbury is a historic cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the county of Kent. Here you’ll find beautiful medieval streets, churches and many ancient buildings.
Our centre is located on the modern campus of the University of Kent, within walking distance from the city centre. There are excellent sports facilities available as well as large outdoor spaces for additional activities.

Key Facts:

Prices (per week):

Single en-suite rooms: £1,020
Standard single rooms: £945

Prices include tuition, trips, activities, accommodation, and full board

Location: University of Kent

Dates: 25 June - 20 August

Ages: 11–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group)

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite / Single standard room

Sample Excursions: London, Cambridge and Brighton

             


Room Type Single room with en-suite & standard rooms

Bathroom Ratio 1:1 students

Room set up Flats of 5 rooms

What’s in a room Single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair

Common room Yes

Cleaning Weekly

Linen cleaning Changed weekly

Towels Students bring their own towels

Laundry Available in residence (small fee)

Meals Served in on-site canteen, packed lunch at weekends

Wi-Fi Yes

Distance to classes On campus

On-site activities are scheduled on weekdays in between lessons, with some half-day trips and full-day excursion at the weekend. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Activities
Sports:
 With a choice of football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball.

Daytime activities: For example scavenger hunts, drama workshops and photo quiz.

Evening: Activities such as karaoke, a talent show, and team games.

Half-Day Trips
Our half-day trips take students to places of interest such as Whistable, Chatham Dockyards, Leeds Castle and Rochester Cathedral.

Full-Day Excursions
London: Explore the historic City of Westminster on your walking tour and visit the National Gallery.

Cambridge: Explore this charming, iconic city on a walking tour and visit a famous college. 

Brighton: Enjoy this vibrant, popular seaside city with beautiful architecture, visit the Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier.

The classroom is at the heart of your Canterbury Junior English Course. English Lessons are student-centred and encourage the development of relevant language skills.

✓ Engaging classrooms with a positive learning atmosphere.

✓ 15 hours (20 x 45 minutes) of English lessons per week, morning or afternoon.

✓ Taught by qualified English teachers.

✓ Maximum 17 students per class

✓ Placement testing lesson on day 1 to ensure students are classed appropriately.

✓ We teach all levels, from beginner to advanced.

✓ All courses include learning resources, materials appropriate to students' age and level, and an end-of-course certificate.

Classrooms: Lecture style and standard classrooms.

Sports Facilities: 

  • Plenty of outdoor areas for games and activities

Meals:

Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall in Rutherford College.

  • Breakfast

Continental breakfast including coffee, toast, jam, cereal and fruit

  • Lunch

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option and halal option
Packed lunches (provided at the weekend): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps, and biscuits/cake

  • Evening Meal

2 courses, 3 options, including a vegetarian and halal option

 

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus and in bedrooms.

Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 1 hr 15 mins
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 1 hr 30 mins
(STN) Stansted Airport 2 hrs
(LTN) Luton Airport 2 hrs

 

Travel times to nearest train station

St Pancras International (Eurostar) 2 hrs

Each 14-night stay will include 2-3 local visits to Canterbury on foot with attractions of interest, 3-4 half-day trips to other exciting places/cities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities like London, Cambridge or Brighton. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

Students may have lessons either morning or afternoon in their first week, alternating weekly after that and visits may change.

 

Week 1
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional trip to London
Testing/Induction

Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and college visit
Afternoon Half day visit to Canterbury City Half day visit to Whitstable town Rounders

Zumba
Half day visit to Chatham Dockyards Mini Olympics
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Disco or karaoke Photo scavenger hunt Disco or karaoke Multi sports Disco or karaoke Film night
Week 2
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional trip to Margate
Half day visit to Canterbury City Half day visit to Rochester town Lip dumb challenge

Ultimate frisbee
Half-day visit to Broadstairs house and Dickens house Capture the flag Full-day trip to London with Westminster walking tour and National Gallery visit
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Welcome night Disco or karaoke Arts & crafts

Dodgeball
Disco or karaoke Talent show Disco or karaoke Film night
Week 3
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional trip to Hastings
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and Sea Life Centre visit
Afternoon Half day visit to Canterbury City Half day visit to Canterbury City Dance

Volleyball
Half day visit to Leeds Castle Egg Drop

Yoga
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Disco or karaoke Multi sports Disco or karaoke Trashion show Disco or karaoke Film night

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