Holidays in English College
Horsham - West Sussex
For Children aged 12 to 17 years old
Set in the beautiful lands of West Sussex, Bluecoats College is a historic charming school which will take you back in time.
"A School Like no Other" is the the motto and the reason behind our choice. Approved by the British Council and a member of English Uk the College offers English Courses and the opportunity to sit for the prestigious Trinity Exam. Classes are for a limited number of students.
Children will have the opportunity to play lots of sports, to participate to the evenings' activities and two day trips to London and one to Brighton.
All activities are run by the English Staff in collaboration with our Group Leaders and an Italian Doctor will be on site 24/7
We have been organising these courses for 38 years and still do since the English language has become so essential and vital for the future of our children.
ELAC (Eastbourne Language and Activity Centre)
42, Upper Kings Drive - Eastbourne - East Sussex
As regard the language courses at Bluecoats College, TennisVacanze will rely on the expertise of ELAC staff, the school of English for foreign students founded by Professor John Dunster 30 years ago and still managed by him.
The school has earned over the years a high reputation for the quality of its language courses.
The language teachers take care of the students both in the classroom and in the extracurricular activities, they accompany them on school trips and excursions, they also make arrangements for students’ evening’s entertainment.
Upon their arrival, all pupils will take an assessment exam in order to establish their knowledge of the language and subsequently which class they are best suited.
All courses will be run by English teachers for a total of 15 hours per week. Classes are 60' long and will be held in the mornings and afternoons . On average classes are made up of 15 students.
Learning books and materials will be provided by the College and will have to be returned at the end of the courses.
All students will be tested in order to evaluate their progress and will be awarded with a certificate which is approved and recognised by the Italian school system.
During the course pupils have the opportunity to sit for the Trinity Exam.
The oral examination GESE ( Graded Examinations in Spoken English ) are divided into 12 levels called grades starting from beginners up to the advanced and covers the European Quadro Comune di Riferimento from pre A1 to C2.
All students will be tested to assess the level at which they will be examined.
According to their abilities, the students will be placed at the level that most suits their knowledge and needs.The exams consist of an interview with a teacher from the Trinity College in London during which topics like Family and Professional life, Music, Sport, Holidays, Environment, Politics and Social Issues will be covered. Candidates from level 4 onward will be able to discuss topics of their own choices.
Students who wish to sit for the exam must apply when enrolling in the course or write an email before June 10th. An additional cost of £ 75 must be paid at the same time when submitting the application.
Student accommodations are newly refurbished single, double or triple rooms throughout the college residence where boys and girls are separated.
Each residence can accommodate up to 40 students. They have a meeting room, tv and board game room, laundry facilities and a nurses room. Our personnel will be in the residence night and day.
The accommodation is full board and meals are served in the splendid self service restaurant.
All activities are offered and planned by the English teachers in collaboration with our staff who is available at all times and in particular during the evening activities and at night. Should any problem arise our staff can be contacted by the students and parents at any time.
Sport and day trip
The college has great facilities which include 6 football pitches, 16 tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts plus a track and field. An indoor sports center has badminton and squash courts, a swimming pool and a gym.
Evenings activities include cinema, theatre, barbecues and nights at the disco which run from 20.00 until 22.30.
Included in the costs are 2 trips by train to London, trips to Brighton and to the lovely nearby village of Horsham. These trips are meant to be a way of experiencing daily life in England as well as getting out and about.
All cultural, sporting and recreational events are run by the English staff along with our group leaders.
Pupils will arrive in the UK via British Airways, Alitalia ,Lufthansa or EasyJet flights departing from Milan and Rome. There will be a private coach transfer from the airports to the college. All groups will be accompanied by one member of our staff who will stay with the children for the duration of the holiday.
Time and costs 2020
1st course from 8th July to 22th July
2nd course from 22th July to 5th August
3rd course from 5th August to 19th August
For previously enrolled pupils
Trinity Exam is a supplement of £ 75
A deposit of € 500 is required with your application
- Private transfer to the College
- Full board accommodations
- English Course
- Sporting and leisure activities
- 2 day trips to London and 1day trip to Brighton
- 24/7 assistance from our Staff on site
- Accident and personal injuries insurance
*prices are subject to change due to changing airlines fares and airport taxes
Early bookings are recommended in order to avoid disappointment