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English Summer Programme

On our English Summer Programme, you can spend one or two months improving your English and making friends from all over the world. As well as 21 hours of classes per week, you can enjoy our varied social programme.

Morning Classes

In the mornings, you will study General English or Academic English for IELTS or preparation for the First Certificate examination. Morning classes start at 09.30 and finish at 13.00 from Monday to Friday.

Afternoon Options

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons you will attend one of a variety of skills classes. The afternoon classes start at 14.00 and finish at 16.00. These skills classes include Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, Drama, Film-making, Business English and Newspaper production.


Classes on the Summer Programme cover a wide range of English language skills and will help you to use English more confidently and effectively. Our experienced teachers and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in class guarantee that you learn and have fun at the same time.

Social Programme

You can also take part in the wide range of activities and excursions on our Social Programme. This includes weekly day trips to places of interest like London, Oxford and Bath. We also organise trips to museums and historical houses in Birmingham and evenings out at local pubs and theatres.

On the English Summer Programme, you will enjoy learning English, make friends and get a taste of living and studying in the UK. Outside the classes, you will use your English skills in everyday life, through film and television, newspapers and books, shopping and entertainment.

Monday to Friday 09.30-13.00

  • General English (Beginners, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate & Upper Intermediate, Advanced), First Certificate or IELTS*

* IELTS is only available to students at Upper Intermediate level or above.


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 14.00-16.00

  • A choice of afternoon skills options.

July 2013

Monday 01 July - Friday 26 July 2013

August 2013

Monday 29 July - Friday 23 August 2013

  • Students must be over 18 years old to attend the English Summer Programme.

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