Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

English + Multi-Activity
Global Young Leaders
The Discovery Experience
Sports/Tech Academy + English

Teaching at Discovery

Student Welcome

Caring, experienced staff

Meeting students at the airport

Shrewsbury Servery

"I really like the food! As I'm not from this country it's nice to try different food."

Leanna, Hong Kong

CobhamAerial Aiprort Classwork Students with student hosts
Airport Arrivals
Students with Student Hosts


There are many reasons to choose a residential course with Discovery Summer:

  • Our nationality mix - we limit the number of students speaking the same language

  • Make English friends and speak English naturally all day long. Up to 10% of our students are English Student Hosts, of your age, who will be living on campus with you

  • Our centre locations - in top independent boarding schools with many outstanding facilities

  • Innovative teaching, small classes

  • Focus your studies by taking the Trinity Exam in Spoken English or join our IELTS preparation classes

  • Action-packed activity/excursion programme 7 days a week including e.g. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, West End musicals and theme parks

  • Excellent student care - Staff/student ratio at least 1:5

  • All-inclusive programmes with no hidden costs

  • Over 60% of our staff came back last summer

  • Almost all students come by recommendation or referral.


Over 60 different nationalities studied with us last summer

We hope you'll be joining us in 2018!

2017 nationality mix Residential Courses 2017


Coming to England is an exciting adventure. To get the most from your stay you need to feel safe, secure and happy.

Your boarding house is supervised by a friendly, caring House Parent/Welfare Officer. He or she will be there to welcome you, to answer any questions, to make sure you know what's happening and to care for you. Our team of staff also live in the boarding houses and are available 24 hours a day. Boys and girls are accommodated in separate areas.

The Discovery Summer experience is about making new friends and communicating in English. This is why we limit the time you have on your mobile phone/WiFi and normally place you in a bedroom with students from other countries. Where we offer single rooms, we mix nationalities in corridors.

We also provide:

  • A healthy range of food that includes typical English meals and international food
  • 24 hour emergency phone (for parents or students to call if necessary).
  • Designated First Aiders and/or visiting nurses. There is easy access to nearby health centres/hospitals
  • Personal laundry service once or twice a week.


  • Our staff are selected for their range of experience, professionalism, friendliness and enthusiasm
  • Our teachers are all appropriately qualified and ensure classes are lively and interactive. They are also talented in other areas (e.g. sports, dance, drama, music, arts and crafts, IT)
  • Activity Leaders organise our after-class programme of sports, arts & crafts, team challenges and evening entertainments so you try new activities and have a great time!
  • Over 60% of our staff returned last year. Discovery Summer's policy is to invest in staff training


Flight Transfers

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 onto your flight and see you through the departure gate.

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. Click 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.




Make English Friends