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Canterbury Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at University of Kent


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:

Single en-suite room: £850 per week
Prices include tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board

Location: University of Kent

Dates: 26 June - 7 August

Ages: 11 - 17 (18 - 19 accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single en-suite in residence

Sample Excursions: London, Cambridge and Brighton


Room Type Single room with en-suite

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.

 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, Dover 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 Kings 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.

✓ Student ratios of 17 students per class.

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

✓ 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: Multi-purpose sports hall and outdoor areas for games and activities.

Meals: All meals are served in a large self-service dining hall.

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

Embassy Summer Canterbury Sample Timetable



Arrivals & on-site Activities

Testing & Induction or Lessons English Lessons English Lessons English Lessons English Lessons


Full day excursion: London with Westminster Walking Tour and National Gallery

Afternoon Canterbury City Visit Mini Olympics Half-day visit:Dover Castle Half-day trip: Whitstable School Assembly
Lip Dub Video Preparation Disco Preparation
Evening Welcome Games and Quiz Talent Show Photo Scavenger Hunt Eurovision Karaoke Lip Dub Video Presentations Themed Disco Film Night
Ultimate Frisbee Culture Club Dodgeball

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