English Language Programme

for international students

aged 7-17

  • English Language Programme for international children

Language, culture and adventure for juniors

Our unique programme for juniors, offering a mix of English Language classes, excursions and adventure activities, brings learning to life.

We are accredited by the British Council for the Teaching of English in the UK, and all our residential centres are managed by trained and experienced PGL staff.

How does it work?

English Classes
Courses are taught at four levels (elementary, to upper-intermediate) with students assessed on arrival and streamed into classes according to ability. CELTA (or equivalent) qualified teachers deliver 15 hours of classroom-based English language study each week, using specially written workbooks to support learning. Classes have a maximum size of 12 students.

Adventure Activities
Activities such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing and raft building are all supervised by trained PGL instructors and all take place in the centre grounds.

Excursions
To complete the programme, students enjoy two excursions per week (one half-day and one full-day, both accompanied by a PGL guide) to places of cultural and historical interest, where they can put their language skills into practice in real-life situations.

Evening Entertainment
The fun continues in the evenings with supervised evening activities which provide students with more opportunities to use their English skills and make friends with other students from around the world.

Availability
Mixed nationality EFL programme - students are fully integrated with other nationalities at every opportunity. This programme is fixed and available during winter, Easter and summer. Multiples of 7-night stays. No minimum numbers. Please contact us for dates.

Closed group EFL programme - groups remain closed and do not integrate with other students. However there may be English-speaking children on-site, so some soft integration may be possible. This programme is fixed and available all year round. Minimum group size of 12 students.

Activities

We can arrange an exciting programme of outdoor activity sessions to develop your students personally and socially, all supervised by trained PGL staff. Activities available can vary between PGL centres.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 7-day English Language Course
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1   Arrival, orientation & time to settle in Welcome Session - Ice Breakers/Team Challenges
Day 2 English Lessons Adventure Activities- Raft Building Ambush
Day 3 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Orienteering & Archery Robot Wars
Day 4 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Zip Wire and Trapeze Campfire
Day 5 English Lessons Half day excursion Passport to the World
Day 6 English Lessons Adventure Activities - Rifle Shooting & Climbing Wacky Races
Day 7 All Day Excursion All Day Excursion Disco
Day 8 Departure Day    

Learning outcomes

Our English Language courses run throughout the year. Learning outcomes include:

  • Improved spoken and written English from formal classroom learning
  • Improved confidence and enjoyment from using English in real-life situations, such as shopping and sightseeing
  • Integration with children from other countries also learning English
  • Direct experience and understanding of Britain’s historical and cultural heritage from excursions
  • Personal organisation and responsibility
  • Supporting and encouraging others
Barton Hall

Barton Hall

London Heathrow airport - 3½ hours
Bristol airport - 1¼ hours

Bawdsey Manor

Bawdsey Manor

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Ashford International - 2¼ hours

Beam House

Beam House

Bristol airport - 2 hours
Heathrow airport - 3½ hours

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Birmingham airport - 1½ hours
Manchester airport - 1½ hours

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Birmingham airport - 2 hours

Dalguise

Dalguise

Glasgow airport - 1½ hours
Edinburgh airport - 1 hour

Liddington

Liddington

Gatwick Airport - 1¾ hours
Heathrow Airport - 1¼ hours
Bristol Airport - 1¼ hours
St Pancras (Eurostar) - 1½ hours

Little Canada

Little Canada

Gatwick airport - 2½ hours
London Heathrow airport - 4 hours

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

London Heathrow airport - 1 hour
Gatwick airport - 1½ hours
Ashford International - 1½ hours

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Gatwick airport - 2½ hours

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Gatwick airport - 1 hour
Ashford International - 1 hour

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

Manchester airport - 1 hour
Birmingham airport - 2 hours