Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

Global Young Leaders

ACS Cobham

Student Hosts

Residential Summer Programme

12-16 years

Average 22.5 hours' tuition per week

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ACS Cobham : Premium ensuite single or twin study bedrooms

ACS Cobham : 12-16 years : Global Young Leaders

Close to London, Cobham offers an innovative programme to prepare you for your future education.

Ideal as a taster/preparation for those planning to attend a UK boarding school.

Global Young Leaders Levels

Levels: intermediate to advanced (CEFR B1 - C1)

30 June - 28 July 2018 (2 or 4 weeks)


ACS Cobham is located on a private estate, 24km from central London, surrounded by beautiful countryside, while close to all the attractions of London. This impressive international school sits within a secure 50-hectare campus with excellent facilities for study, creative activities and recreation. The new boarding house offers accommodation of hotel standard. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are 45 minutes away.

The outstanding sporting facilities include football pitches, 6 all-weather tennis courts, an Olympic-sized athletics track, dance studio, impressive indoor 25m 6-lane swimming pool and first-rate sports hall and a modern gym. There is a flagship 500-seat theatre, drama studio, music rooms, an art studio, Interactive Learning Centre and IT suites. Meals are taken in the spacious, modern dining hall.

We offer an intensive, truly multi-national programme. and a chance to meet English children.


  • This new 2 or 4-week programme combining English and interactive 'Strand' classes is designed to develop core English skills and to prepare you for your future education
  • Classes encourage creativity, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and development of entrepreneurial skills
  • Large, safe, modern campus allows for learning to take place out-and-about (e.g. pond dipping, kite-building, film-making)
  • Mentoring: a weekly 1:1 session enables you to discuss and review your individual targets
  • Exciting activities help you build confidence in new skills and encourage teamwork (e.g. survival skills, nature treasure hunt, megastructures)
  • ACS Cobham's location, so close to London, offers you the chance of a weekly visit to explore London's many fascinating attractions.
  • Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.


  • This blended programme runs over two weeks (average 22.5 hours per week).
  • Classes are divided into English classes, Strands (see below) and Enrichment Workshops.
  • You are tested on arrival and streamed into Group A or Group B according to nationality and language level.
  • Maximum class size: 15 international students.


  • Focus on conversational and core English skills. Develop technical accuracy and enhance fluency through a range of lively, interactive activities (e.g. create your own podcast, hot seat debates)
  • Study skills sessions (e.g. note-taking and active listening, evaluating sources, interpreting data) support future educational pathways (e.g. entry to IB programmes)
  • Weekly 'Enrichment Workshops' compliment other classes (e.g. Coding with Scratch, Skills Olympics, British Culture)
  • By performing and presenting in front of the whole school you will develop confidence and gain invaluable practice in presentation skills.

Develop entrepreneurial, technical and creative skills through three key areas:


Focus on practical STEM subjects through lively sessions (e.g. forensic science, 3D modelling, GPS tracking systems). You will be amazed how theory comes to life in these interactive sessions!
* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths


Learn how to be an effective leader! Explore ideas, solve problems and develop public speaking skills. Collaborative activities include (e.g. Model UN, public speaking, product development).


Discover your creativity through the arts. Develop your confidence, diction and perfect your analytical skills through collaborative, fun activities (e.g. 2-minute Shakespeare, portrait painting, Radio Cobham, British play reading).


  • Full and varied afternoon and evening activity programme
  • 2 excursions each week e.g. London (museums and galleries guided walking tours, London-by-night, West End musical), Oxford (punting, college visit), Bristol (Banksy tour, dockside), Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, theme park
  • Student Hosts
  • A wide range of activities are offered each week on Cobham's amazing campus! Choose from sports, art and design activities, team games and weekly campus challenges.
  • PLUS: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.


  • The outstanding, newly-built boarding house is exceptional. All single and twin 'premium' study bedrooms have ensuite facilities
  • Spacious and light common areas with large screen televisions/DVD; ideal for relaxed house evenings
  • Safe campus with security gate and 24hr guard
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Full board
  • WiFi available (at specific times).


Click here for 2018 dates and fees

ACS Cobham - Global Young Leaders (Residential)

Arrival date Departure date Room Size Weeks Fees
37 Sat 30 June Sat 14 July 1-2 2 £2750
38 Sat 30 June Sat 28 July 4 £5500
39 Sat 14 July Sat 28 July 2 £2750

5% discount Family discounts:
If two or more members of one family book together we offer a 5% discount on each booking

Click here to see what is included in the fees

Included in the fees:

  • All tuition
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • Participation of English Student Hosts who join in classes and activities
  • Full board residential accommodation
  • Transport and entry fees on all excursions and study visits
  • Varied daily programme to cater for all interests and abilities
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Personal laundry for machine washable clothes
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers on published arrival/departure days for flights arriving/departing between 09.00h-15.00h from/to Heathrow aiport, please click here for more information.

NOT included in the fees:

  • Transfers for those arriving outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates
  • Courier fee (eg for visa invitation letter), if required, £50

Airport Transfers

Have a look at our Dates and Fees page for more information and click Book Now to make a booking.

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