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London - Mile End Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at Queen Mary University

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Our centre is located on the large modern city campus of Queen Mary University, just a short journey on the tube from central London.
Students are staying in one of the halls of residence in the student village, which is like a little village in itself. There are shops and a sports hall for students to enjoy, all within a short distance from one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Key Facts:

Price: £1,000 per week (price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board)

Location: Queen Mary University of London

Dates: 20 Jun - 13 Aug

Ages: 12–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single en-suite rooms

Sample Excursion: Cambridge


Room Type Single room with en-suite

Bathroom Ratio 1:1 students

Room set up Arranged in flats of 5-9 with communal kitchen

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

Common room No, but there are common spaces at the campus

Cleaning Weekly

Linen Cleaning Changed weekly

Towels Students bring their own towels

Laundry Available on campus, 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 occasionally when students are not in class or out exploring London, with full-day excursions 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.

Sample activities
Treasure Hunt, Karaoke, Disco, Quiz or different sports such as Mini Olympics or Football.

Half-Day Trips
Our students get to explore exciting places around London every weekday, visiting places such as the British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge Experience, the National Gallery, Leicester Square and Chinatown

Full-Day Excursions
Brighton:
 Enjoy this vibrant and popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture and visit the Sea Life Centre.

Canterbury: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most visited cities in the UK. Marvel at the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral and medieval buildings.

Cambridge: Explore this iconic university city, famous for its renowned colleges, punting on the River Cam and Kings College.

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

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Classrooms are a mixture of lecture theatres and standard style
  • Classrooms are located in various buildings across the Mile End campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Trinity exam preparation available

Breakfast

Hot breakfast and continental available including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Packed lunches (provided at weekends):

Water, fruit, sandwiches, crisps and biscuits

 Evening Meal

Three courses, 3 options including vegetarian and halal option.

 

Facilities

  • Large indoor multi-purpose sports hall on campus
  • There are both shops as well as cafes on campus
 

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in common areas and accommodation.

Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 1 hr 20 mins
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 50 mins
(STN) Stansted Airport 1 hr
(LTN) Luton Airport 1 hr 40 mins

Travel times to nearest train station

 

St Pancras International (Eurostar) 20 mins

Sample Timetable

Each 14-night stay will include a total of 10 local accompanied visits to London with activities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities such as Cambridge, Brighton and Canterbury. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.

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

  TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY
Morning

Arrivals

or London visit with walking tour and Camden Market

or optional trip:

Thorpe Park

Testing & Induction or Lessons London Natural
History Museum
Local walk
or optional visit to Madame Tussauds/
Tower of London/ London eye
Science museum Visit to St. Paul’s
Cathedral
Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit the Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with walking tour and King's College
Afternoon Westminster or other London walking tour Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Indoor sports /Welcome games

Indoor sports or treasure hunt

 

Egg drop

Karaoke Indoor sports or late night shopping at Westfield Disco Trashion show Film Night
Local walk  Optional musical Optional activity: cable car experience Quiz

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