Football School

for international students

  • Football School

Learn English and play football

PGL’s Football School programme combines expert football coaching sessions with English language learning and excursions to places of interest. It’s an ideal opportunity for students to learn English in different environments and improve their football skills.

FA qualified coaches lead 12 hours of coaching per week, while the 15 hours per week of English lessons are taught by CELTA qualified teachers.

 

How does it work?

Designed  to be engaging, enjoyable and fun, this programme is an ideal opportunity for students to learn English in a friendly, English-speaking environment and improve their football skills as well.

  • Players are taught a range of movements and techniques by Football Association (FA) qualified coaches, using training sessions similar to those attended by top players.
  • Coaching sessions include game play and are designed to be fun and exciting as well as challenging and motivating.
  • Players demonstrate their ability in games, develop courage and confidence and an understanding of how to learn from their mistakes.

There are plenty of facilities to keep your group occupied during free time, plus fun-packed evening entertainment programmes, run by the PGL centre team, to keep your group happy and busy until bedtime.

 

Activities

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 7 day Football School Programme for International Students
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travelling Arrival on centre
Free time to settle in
Dinner
Ambush
Day 2 Breakfast
Testing & Induction/English Lessons
Lunch
Football Coaching
Dinner
Campfire
Day 3 Breakfast
English Lessons
Lunch
Football Coaching
Dinner
Quiz Show
Day 4 Breakfast
English Lessons
Lunch
Football Coaching
Dinner
Cluedo
Day 5 Breakfast
English Lessons
Lunch
Football Coaching
Dinner
Capture the Flag
Day 6 Breakfast
English Lessons
Lunch
Excursion to the National Football Museum, Manchester
Dinner
Passport to the world
Day 7 Breakfast
Full day excursion to Manchester and Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club
- Dinner
Disco
Day 8 Depart after breakfast
 

 

 

Learning outcomes

Your Football School  learning outcomes include:

  • Improve football skills and fitness
  • Improvements in spoken and written English from formal lessons
  • Improvements in confidence and enjoyment of English from using it daily in a fun and exciting environment – as well as in real-life situations such as shopping and sightseeing
  • Integration with English-speaking children – making new friends
  • Direct experience and understanding of Britain’s historical and cultural heritage
  • Personal organisation and taking responsibility
  • Supporting and encouraging each other
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Barton Hall

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Bawdsey Manor

Bawdsey Manor

NEW! Opening this summer, a new PGL adventure camp in the South East of England.

Beam House

Beam House

Located on the North Devon coast, close to the surf school at Westward Ho!, Beam House offers a warm welcome and an exciting programme for international students.

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Close to both Manchester and Birmingham airports, one of our most beautiful centres is set in vast woodland and scenic grounds in the Shropshire countryside.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Situated in the Lincolnshire countryside, Caythorpe Court is just 2 hours away from London airports, Stansted and Heathrow, or 2¼ hours from Birmingham.

Dalguise

Dalguise

With good access to Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, our stunning Scottish centre has a mansion house and a mock gothic tower set in large, beautiful grounds.

Liddington

Liddington

A large, modern centre close to Swindon in Wiltshire, Liddington is well placed to offer both popular excursions and a wide range of thrilling adventure activities.

Little Canada

Little Canada

On the beautiful Isle of Wight off the south coast of Britain, Little Canada enjoys a beautiful waterside location. Transfer time is around 3 hours from London.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

A beautiful rural retreat, located to the south of London in Surrey. Travel to London by Eurostar or by air to London Gatwick or Heathrow for the shortest transfers.

Newby Wiske Hall

Newby Wiske Hall

NEW! Opening in spring 2018, a new PGL adventure camp in the North of England.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

Situated on the coast with its own stunning beach, Osmington Bay is just over 2 hours from London airports and 2 hours from the regional airport, Bristol.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

With easy access to the south coast and to London, Windmill Hill’s closest major airports are London Gatwick and Heathrow – or use the Eurostar to St Pancras.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

With good access to regional airports - Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, Winmarleigh Hall has large gardens, parkland and woodland for students to enjoy.