SKOLA City Summer School

Start Dates:2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July 2017, 6th August
Location: Exeter, Devon
Ages: 11-17
Accommodation: Homestay or residence
Duration: 1 Week

 

Summer School 11-17 years

Students learn through project based activities such as sport, music, fashion & history. Students work in groups and learn to investigate, describe, discuss, give opinions as well as learn verb tenses and expand their vocabulary and then present their project to their fellow students. A highly communicative course where students need to use their English at all times.

  • 15 hours - General English
  • Monday - Friday
  • 09.30 - 13.00
  • Course levels - Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
  • Class size - Maximum 15
  • Course duration - 2 weeks minimum
  • Lesson duration - 60 minutes

Accommodation

Host family option: 15 hours’study, full board accommodation, twin room with bus pass. 5 x afternoon
activities, 2 x evening activities plus 1 full day excursion & 1 full day with host family.

Residence option: 15 hours’ study, full board accommodation, single room with private bathroom. 5 x afternoon
activities, 5 x evening activities plus 1 full day excursion & 1 full day with SKOLA activity
leader.

Location

Exeter is the capital city of the region of Devon, south-west UK and was voted University of the Year, College of the Year, Museum of the Year (2012). It is a beautiful and safe “English” city. It is a also a lively city with a big student population. The School is situated in the city centre very close to its modern shopping centre and bus/train stations.

Address:

SKOLA Exeter
42 Longbrook Street,
Exeter, Devon
EX4 6AE

Contact:
Andrew Darke
Principal
+44 (0)1392 666 419
Email Exeter

Sample Timetables

Junior Residence Timetable

TIME

 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:30 -10:30

Placement Interviews

Project introduction: Sports Vocabulary

Language Skills: Talking about the Past

Language Skills: Obligation , Permission,

Review of the week’s language

Trip to Plymouth (Aquarium)

Picnic and games in the park

10:40-11:40

 Introducing yourself

Language Skills: Instruction giving

Vocabulary building: Describing things

Vocabulary building: Health

Project Work

12 - 1 pm

Basic Skills: Asking for help; safety

Listening/ Speaking Skills: Interview

Preparing for Tour: asking for detailed information

Project Work

Class Presentations of Projects

Lunch

2 – 5 pm

 Exeter City Tour

Riverside Sports Centre: swimming, gym, tennis

Tour of Exeter City Football Club

The Quay: cycling or kayaking

Exmouth Beach: Volleyball, Mini-golf, Rounders

Dinner

7 - 9 pm

Cinema

Games Evening

Bowling

Karaoke

Free evening

Free evening

Free evening

 

Junior Homestay Timetable

TIME

 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9:30 -10:30

Placement Interviews

Project introduction: Sports Vocabulary

Language Skills: Talking about the Past

Language Skills: Obligation , Permission,

Review of the week’s language

Trip to Plymouth (Aquarium)

Picnic and games in the park

10:40-11:40

 Introducing yourself

Language Skills: Instruction giving

Vocabulary building: Describing things

Vocabulary building: Health

Project Work

12 - 1 pm

Basic Skills: Asking for help; safety

Listening/ Speaking Skills: Interview

Preparing for Tour: asking for detailed information

Project Work

Class Presentations of Projects

Lunch

2 – 5 pm

 Exeter City Tour

Riverside Sports Centre: swimming, gym, tennis

Tour of Exeter City Football Club

The Quay: cycling or kayaking

Exmouth Beach: Volleyball, Mini-golf, Rounders

Dinner

7 - 9 pm

Evening with host family

Disco

Evening with host family

Quiz Night

Evening with host family

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when my child arrives in the UK?

There will be a representative of the Skola team waiting to meet them in the arrivals lounge of the airport. There will also be a taxi or bus waiting to take your child to Exmouth where they will be met by the host family

Can you tell me about the host family?

All families have been recruited and visited by the accommodation officer to ensure that they are a suitable family to look after our students. All family members aged 18 and above will have a DBS check (police criminal records check) Most students will stay in twin rooms unless they request otherwise. We will try not to place 2 students from the same country in a host family unless students request otherwise

What meals will my child receive in the host family?

A typical English breakfast is toast and cereal with juice. A packed lunch of sandwiches, crisps, fruit and a drink. A freshly cooked evening of meat, fish, pasta or rice + vegetables and/or salad

How will my child get to and from school?

The host family will take your child to school and collect them at the end of the first day. After that they will take a bus or walk if close by

Can you tell me about the residence?

The residence is situated very close to the city centre and a short walk from the classrooms. There is 24 hour security. Within the residence there are units of between 5 & 7 rooms. Each unit has an exterior door and all rooms have lockable doors. All rooms have a private bathroom,

What meals will my child receive in the residence?

Each unit of rooms in the residence has a kitchen. Your child will have breakfast and dinner in the kitchen together with other students. A typical English breakfast is toast and cereal with juice. This is self service. A packed lunch of sandwiches, crisps, fruit and a drink. Our caterers will prepare a freshly cooked evening meal of meat, fish, pasta or rice + vegetables and/or salad + dessert. Your child will eat in the kitchen with other students – a good opportunity to practise their English !

For photos please see - http://exeter.victoriahall.com/exeter-gallery/

Who will look after my child in the residence?

Skola staff will be in the residence at all times including overnight

What happens after school – host family?

Students will return to the host family where they will have dinner. There will be 4 after school activities (Monday – Thursday from 6.00 – 8.30 approximately) Students will spend Friday evening with the family

What happens after school – residence?

Students will return to the residence where they will have dinner. There will be 4 after school activities (Monday – Thursday from 7.00 – 9.0 approximately) Students will spend Friday evening is free evening supervised by Skola staff.

What happens at the weekend – host family?

There will be a full day excursion on Saturday. Sunday will be spent with the family

What happens at the weekend - residence?

There will be a full day excursion on Saturday. Sunday is a free day supervised by Skola staff

What happens if my child is ill?

All Skola students are covered by our insurance. Students who become ill can see a doctor

What happens if my child is homesick?

We will carefully monitor all children each day. If we think any child is becoming homesick that child will receive support from the Skola team and the host family

How can my child contact someone outside of school hours?

All children will have 2 emergency telephone numbers which will be covered 24 hours a day x 7 days a week

What happens if my child misses the flight home?

A Skola member of staff will stay with any child who misses flight until a new flight has been arranged

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Fees 2017

Registration fee for new students

£90

Summer School - Homestay per week

£550

Summer School - Residence per week

£650

One Way Transfer Exeter Airport

£25

One Way Transfer Bristol Airport

£100

Grouped One Way Transfer Rate*

£85

Fee for checking-in UM student on departure

£25

* For flights landing at Heathrow between 10.00-18.00 on a Sunday and departing from Heathrow between 10.00-18.00 on a Saturday.

Course Dates 2017

Start Dates

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July, 6th August 2017

Arrival days

Sunday

Departure days

Saturday

Minimum stay

1 week