16th June - 25th August 2019
Canterbury Study Centre is located right in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury. Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its magnificent Cathedral, history and culture. The safe, pedestrian city centre has all the main high street brand stores for shopping and lots of small independent shops and cafes to explore. There are excellent transport links to all major UK cities and airports as well as easy access to Europe by Eurostar.
• 20 hours of lessons each week
• English in Action project work and performances
• Focus on phonology, grammar and British culture
• Caters for individual students and groups
• Dedicated ‘Young Learner’ Centre, plus Playtime
Lessons are held every morning and some afternoons with a total of 20 hours’ tuition per week. This includes 3 hours per week of specialist sports, drama or dance vocabulary and terminology for each of the programmes.
09.00-10.30 Lessons 1 and 2
11.00-12.30 Lessons 3 and 4
13.45-16.30 (English in action or activities)
Each 90-minute session is divided into two 45-minute lessons. In Lessons 1 and 2, the emphasis is on functional English and communication skills. In Lessons 3 and 4, students work on a weekly project, which is incorporated with English in Action or Performance preparation (on alternate weeks), and excursion preparation work.
English in Action
Students and teachers work together to choose a weekly project topic for their class and then plan it together. Students are given help with vocabulary and strategies for how to complete their work. During one of the morning classes students go into town to complete the English in Action research component of their project, discreetly supervised by their teacher. Students can carry out a survey, use a questionnaire, interview people on the street, and then add this information to their project. They present their work to the rest of the class on the last day of the week. English in Action is an excellent way of encouraging students to use their language skills in real-life situations and of bringing them into contact with native English speakers.
Our activity programme will make sure you have fun, see the famous sights, and spend time with new friends from all over the world. We were awarded points of excellence for our leisure programme by British Council at our last inspection so we know how to organise your summer courses.
Weekly activities include:
• 1 full-day excursion per week to London, Cambridge or Brighton
• 1 half-day excursion per week
• Orientation tour of Canterbury on first afternoon
• Arts & crafts, drama & dance
• Local visits to Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Heritage Museum and Canterbury Tales attraction
Our team of Activity Leaders organise these each evening and there is always something fun happening!
Homestay students have two evening activities per week, on Wednesday and Thursday. The activities start at 7.30pm and usually finish at about 10.00pm.
Example of Summer School Programme at Canterbury Study Centre
Location of Canterbury Study Centre
Address: Garden House, 16 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UA