Folkestone, East Kent College


30th June – 28th July 2019 - Summer School

28th July to 25th August 2019 - School Groups

Non-Residential Centre

East Kent College in Folkestone is a modern college in South East of England with excellent facilities. It is located only 10 minutes away from the town centre and has an easy access to London and Canterbury. Nearby seaside towns - Hythe, Cheriton and Sandgate - make it an ideal location for the summer.


East Kent College Facilities


• 12 classrooms with interactive whiteboard, CD, DVD and TV

• Large common room and tuck shop on site

• New sports facilities on site

• WIFI & Internet

• Media Rooms

• Games area

• Large Hall

• Dining Hall

Academic Programme


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




Lessons are held every morning and some afternoons with a total of 20 hours’ tuition per week. This includes 3 hours per week of phonology, grammer, British culture and terminology for each of the programmes.

09.00-10.30 Lessons 1 and 2

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 Lessons 3 and 4

12.30-13.45 Lunch

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.

Activity Programme


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 Folkestone on first afternoon

Wide range of sports at nearby sports centre

Arts & crafts, drama & dance

Local visits to modern shopping centre, historic harbour, the Leas and the beach

Residential students have an activity every evening, and these include discos, fashion shows, film nights, competitions and games, and BBQs, all at the school.


Our team of Activity Leaders organise these each evening and there is always something fun happening!



Example of Summer School Programme in Folkestone


EKC Folkestone Programme 2017
EKC Folkestone 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [730.1 KB]



Location of East Kent College


Address: East Kent College, Shornecliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2TZ

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