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Brighton15-20 years

Nestled at the edge of the South Downs and encircled by woodland, Sussex is the only university campus in England that is surrounded by a National Park, so you can walk straight out of the campus into acres of rolling green parkland. Although set in idyllic countryside, the University lies just minutes from cosmopolitan Brighton & Hove, and can be easily reached by road and rail. The University campus, combining award-winning architecture with green open spaces, resembles a large, self-contained village, ideal for the 15-20 age group.

Course Aims

1) Develop students' English language competencies in an adult environment.
2) Arm students with effective strategies for communication in a variety of professional contexts.
3) Develop students' academic knowledge in a range of subjects crucial for their future career.
4) Provide an insight into being a student at an international British University.
5) Develop students' inter-relational skills in a multi-cultural environment.

6) Enable students to explore the vibrant cosmopolitan cities of Brighton and London.

Dates & Fees

The centre is open for 7 weeks in total, from 2 July to 19 August 2017. Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.

The recommended minimum stay is two weeks. To maximize the benefit of your experience, you should consider a 3 or 4 week course.

A 10% discount is available on the weekly package price on stays of 5 weeks or longer.

The fully-inclusive course fee is £1,375 per week.

The Course

Students

Age range 15 to 20 yrs. Maximum 80 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.

Programme

Lessons take place in the mornings and afternoons and there is a full programme of evening social events and weekend excursions designed in consultation with the students and tailored to their age and interests. There is a minimum number of Social Events and Excursions that students are required to attend depending on their age (See Student Handbook). All recreational activities organised by Bede's are included in the course fee and students are actively encouraged to participate.

Lessons

25 hours of lessons per week including English Skills, Communication Skills and Professional Skills. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor performance.

Levels

4 levels are available from Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.

Student Handbook

For more helpful information please see our Student Handbook.

Exams

IELTS and Cambridge CAE exams are available. 15 hours of dedicated exam preparation instead of English Skills and Communication Skills. 2-3 week programme available. IELTS Exam on 15 July, 29 July or 12 August 2017. CAE Exam Thurs 20 July 2017. Supplements are payable. IELTS students must stay 1 extra night (no extra charge) and depart on Sunday.

Course Outcomes

Students leave with a course certificate
An academic report
Portfolio of Bede's class work

The centre

Facilities
Facilities

Restaurants and cafes, IT centre, supermarket, pharmacy, bars, post office, cashpoint, tennis courts, fitness rooms, squash courts, football pitches. Use of the sports facilities on campus during students' free time is not included in the course fees and students need to pay for themselves. View our Price List.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Guaranteed single bedroom with ensuite bathroom in modern student residence on campus. See our Accommodation Flyer and Accommodation Policy.

Care
Care

Bede's staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Excellent staff:student ratios (typically 1:5). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required. View our Welfare Policy.

Under 18s
Under 18s

The Welfare Manager is responsible for the safety and well-being of all students who are under 18. Lessons are tailored to this age group and all recreational activities are designed in consultation with the students in order to cater for their interests. Different rules apply for the various age groups (15, 16-17, 18+) in respect of school rules, participation in recreational activities, free time priviledges and curfew times. View our Under 18s Policy.

 

 

Meals
Meals

Restaurants providing a range of healthy meals. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated. Daily meal allowance of £20 included. See our Meals at Bede's Flyer.

Services
Services

Wi-fi is available in most communal and accommodation areas. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Laundry facilities are available for students and included in the course fees (2 washes per week).

 

Transfer Service
Transfer Service

Transfers from/to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports and Ashford or Ebbsfleet Train Stations are included in the fees at any time of the day. Students are met by Bede's Staff. Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.

Location
Location

London: 54 miles/87 km

LGW: 30 miles/48 km

LHR: 69 miles/111 km

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English Skills
Description

English Skills focus on developing students' general knowledge in English and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in everyday situations. Students will be tested, challenged, supported and stimulated.

Aims

  1. Improve students' accuracy when speaking and writing at a more advanced level.
  2. Enhance students listening and reading skills for both gist and detail at advanced levels.
  3. Deepen students' understanding of advanced grammatical concepts in English.
  4. Build students' confidence to use the English they know in a range of formal and informal speaking situations.
  5. Perfect students' pronunciation and intonation.
Communication Skills
Description

Communication Skills enable students to develop more effective skills and strategies for high-level oral and written communication in a wide range of professional contexts.

Aims

  1. Give students the speaking skills and language tools they need to communicate, discuss and negotiate effectively in English.
  2. Develop students’ abilities to work confidently in an English-speaking professional environment.
  3. Empower students to be able to give presentations and lead meetings in English competently, confidently and professionally.
  4. Improve students’ style, technique and accuracy when producing written reports for work-related purposes.
Professional Skills
Description

Professional Skills are designed to give students an understanding of certain professions and careers, underpinned by theoretical knowledge.

Aims

  1. Expand students' theoretical knowledge of the subjects studied.
  2. Develop students' general English skills in an academic context.
  3. Inspire students to reflect on their own professional future and career.

 

IELTS
Description

The IELTS is an essential qualification for students seeking a place at a UK University or looking to work in certain professions such as law or medicine in the UK.

Aims

  1. Give students an understanding of the exam structure and different components that make up the exam.
  2. Enhance students’ techniques and strategies to achieve the highest score possible.
  3. Provide students with some exam practice to enable them to feel confident in the exam.
Social Events
Description

Social events, organised every evening apart from Saturdays, enable students to participate in the vibrant student life of the University campus and in Brighton, whilst forging new friendships and having fun.

In any one week, students might visit the Royal Pavilion in Brighton followed by shopping in the boutiques of the Lanes, have a staff versus students game of football or tennis, go mountain biking or paintballing and go dancing in a local nightclub.

Aims

  1. Participate in and form part of student life at the University and in Brighton.
  2. Promote students' relaxation and enjoyment.
  3. Partake in some typically British social events, leisure pursuits and hobbies.
  4. Strengthen the sense of belonging to a group and forge new friendships.
  5. Use English in natural real-life speaking situations.

Examples

15-17 years

Bowling, Fringe Theatre Production, Brighton’s Big Screen Film Night, Live Concerts, Adventure Golf

18+ years

Comedy Club, Live bands, Cinema Night, Fringe Theatre Production, Salsa

Free Time

If students choose to opt out of any social event organised by Bede's, they can spend their free time as they wish by engaging in additional study, relaxing on the campus or venturing into Brighton. Free time rules vary dependant on age.  

Excursions
Description

Excursions provide students with the opportunity to visit popular tourist attractions and places of cultural interested in Brighton, London and the South East.

Aims

  1. Enable students to visit and discover a number of popular cities and locations in the UK.
  2. Create opportunities for interaction with the real world in fun, relaxed and genuinely interesting ways.
  3. Promote students' relaxation and enjoyment in the natural British environment.

Examples

Boating on the River Wey, British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Cambridge Punting, Camden Market, Canterbury Tales, Covent Garden,  London Dungeon, London Eye, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Thames River Boat Cruise, The Shard, Thorpe Park, Tower of London, West End Musical, Westminster Abbey.

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