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Our intensive programmes maximise every opportunity for improving your English.
Through active classes, team-work and a range of engaging topics, you'll develop accuracy, fluency and confidence, helping you to communicate naturally.
Our multinational classes encourage you to speak English all the time and you will be able to improve your colloquial English with our English Student Hosts!
Coming to England is an exciting adventure. To get the most from your stay you need to feel safe, secure and happy.
Each centre has dedicated, trained house parents/welfare staff. They will be there to welcome you, answer any questions and make you feel at home. They are available for you 24 hours a day to administer any medication, look after you if you are sick and generally care for your wellbeing.
We also have designated First Aiders and/or visiting nurses. There is easy access to nearby health centres/hospitals.
There is a 24-hour emergency phone for parents and students to call if necessary.
Staff/student ratio at least 1:4.
Boys and girls are accommodated separately. We normally place you in a bedroom with students from other countries. Where we offer single rooms, we mix nationalities in corridors. There is a personal laundry service once or twice a week. Our staff also live in the boarding houses.
We provide a healthy range of food that includes typical English meals and international food.
Our teachers are all appropriately qualified and ensure classes are lively and interactive. They incorporate their many skills and interests into your lessons (e.g. drama, music, tech)
Over 60% of our staff return each year
New staff are carefully selected and given additional training to ensure the highest level of professionalism and support.
The Discovery Summer experience is about maximising opportunities for making friends and improving your English. This is why we limit the time you can spend on your mobile phone/WiFi.
We mix nationalities throughout the day to give you more opportunities to develop new friendships.
Our English Student Hosts are the same age as you and come from all over the UK. They are carefully selected for their friendliness, confidence and interest in making new friends from all around the world. Learn colloquial English and improve your fluency by socialising with our English Student Hosts and working with them in class. You'll find out about British popular culture, slang and how we do things. Many Student Hosts come back year after year, so they can also help you settle into your daily routine at Discovery Summer.
Understanding British culture can help you improve your English skills in many ways. At Discovery Summer there are plenty of opportunities to explore our traditions, history and language in and outside the classroom. You will visit famous landmarks all over the UK, hear English being spoken on a daily basis and test your skills each time you have a meal, chat with your new friends or buy souvenirs!
We offer a professional and friendly 'Meet and Greet' service.
Once you have collected your luggage you will come out of the Customs Hall and see one of our airport representatives holding a Discovery Summer sign with your name. Coaches/taxis leave at regular intervals to take you to your centre.
On departure, we check you in for your flight and see you through to departures.
Airport transfers by coach or taxi are included in the fees on published arrival and departure dates for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00 and 15.00 hours from/ to specific airports (see here for details).
Special private transfers (at extra cost) can be arranged at any other time and from any other airport.
We recommend you book your flights as early as possible.