EC Academy

Junior English Course WELLINGTON ACADEMY

EC ACADEMY WELLINGTON

This stunning, prestigious boarding school provides a high-quality learning environment and a wealth of excellent on-site facilities to inspire and delight our students throughout their Junior English course.

Take a junior English course in Wellington for an experience you will never forget. School was founded in 1837. The school occupies a 35-acre site in the centre of the market town of Wellington. Wellington has been a highly esteemed school since its beginning and continues this legacy today, offering excellent facilities for our junior students. Learn English in Wellington with EC Academy and benefit from an indoor heated swimming pool, astro turf, tennis courts, state of the art sports hall, dance studio, playing fields for football, rugby and other field sports, an art studio, modern dining facilities and great study areas.

The local high street and shops are a short walk away from our English school. Trains run to London from two nearby train stations. Bristol and Bath are also nearby as is the famous town of Glastonbury, home to Glastonbury Abbey which is thought to be the burial place of legendary King Arthur.

LOCATION: Wellington, Somerset, West England

DATES: 11 July - 15 August 2021

AGES: 8 - 17


WHY CHOOSE WELLINGTON ACADEMY?

Accommodation

Accommodation is in various boarding houses with mostly shared twin rooms and some single rooms and multi-bedded dormitories for our youngest students.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Academic Programme

    Our qualified and competent teachers are the key to ensuring a successful summer at EC Academy. They create a productive learning environment through engaging, inspiring lessons and the small class sizes mean that students will benefit from individual attention, providing a great opportunity to develop and progress.

    Excellence in English Learning:

    Qualified and competent English teachers. 

    15 hours of English language tuition per week for all students (23 hours for Academic Study course).

    Maximum class size of 12 (General English), 6 (Intensive course), 8 (Academic Study course)

    End of course certificates and reports to take home.

  • Specialised Courses

    Each week, students receive 8 hours of professionally taught specialist activities. Students can choose from:

    - Climbing & Bouldering
    - Golf
    - Horse Riding
    - Multi Activities
    - Sailing
    - Art & Design
    - Academic Study
    - Intensive English
    - Dance
    - Tennis

    Specialist activities are run with small group sizes to maximise the students' personal development.

    At weekends, students are taken on local trips and excursions to iconic destinations. Roedean students are within easy reach of cosmopolitan London as well as trendy Brighton.

  • Student Care & Welfare

    The accommodation is made up of various boarding houses and mostly single standard rooms that are homely and comfortable and give students a space to make new friends whilst having some privacy.

    Each boarding house has a House Parent who builds a relationship with all students in that house, waking them up each day, making sure they eat well and are happy and participating. Our students can talk to their House Parent about any problems they may have.

    A UK registered nurse do regular visits to address small medical needs students might have. For other medical issues, we will transport the student to the nearest doctor or hospital.

    24 Hour Support
    Anyone who has questions or needs any kind of support can speak to our staff at the centre, or contact our dedicated EC Academy 24-hour emergency telephone number.

  • Meals

    A range of healthy local food and international cuisine is available, with three meals served per day. Additional snacks and drinks are also available twice per day during break time. On full-day excursions, packed lunches will be provided.

  • Arrival & Departure

    Arrival
    EC Academy provides a dedicated meet-and-greet and transfer service for all students to ensure their comfort and safety.

    Departure
    We provide a departure transfer for all students and our team will also assist students' checking in at the airport.

  • Insurance

    All students travelling abroad must have adequate insurance in case of medical or other emergencies. EC Academy offers a comprehensive insurance policy wit trusted insurance provider called guard.me, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students. Read more about guard.me here.

WELLINGTON SPECIALISED COURSES

Each week, students receive 8 hours of professionally taught specialist activities from experienced coaches. Specialist activities are run with small group sizes to maximise personal attention and development. Students can choose from the options below.

  • Multi Activities

    Keep the mind and body active by participating in a variety of fun sports and challenging activities.

    With swimming pools available as well as fantastic sports facilities and spacious grounds, our activities team organise a different combination of sports and activities every day to ensure a varied week.

    Students will spend 2 hours per day over 4 days participating in a selection of activities that may include football and swimming, as well as treasure hunts and team games.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

    Multi activities 4 days per week, 2 hours per day.

    Coach to student ratio is 1:12.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Watersports

    Make a splash this summer and take to the water for mixed watersports course.

    This exciting activity course could include, canoeing,kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding or dinghy sailing. It gives the students the opportunity to try different watersport activities during the week and is run by qualified and experienced instructors on a beautiful Somerset Lake, specific for watersports. Students will learn basic safety and techniques. Bouyancy aids are provided.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

    Various watersports over 4 afternoons.

    The club provides buoyancy aids.

    Ratio is 1:8 or 1:10 depending on activity on that day.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other.

  • Art & Design

    Develop your artistic abilities and creativity in a supportive environment with qualified
    and experienced art teachers.

    Students will be trained in a variety of techniques and skills, and will be able to showcase the results to the rest of the school at the end of each week at the Academy Art Exhibition.

    The course will take place in an art studio at the school, with occasional field trips or visits to a local art museum or exhibition.

    All instructors are specialist art teachers whose qualifications and experience are recognised by British schools.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

    Art and Design 4 days per week, 2 hours per day.

    All art materials included.

    Variety of skills covered. May include: drawing, illustration, sketching, painting, sculpture, pottery, fine art and more.

    Average teacher to student ratio is 1:12.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Climbing & Bouldering

    Be part of the growing Olympic sport for 2021 and learn or develop your Climbing Skills.

    Let your mind, body and soul climb on some of the best indoor walls created for specialist climbing. Over 4 days students will take part in a varied programme of climbing and bouldering for 2 hours each day. Located in state-of-the-art facilities available with the support of experienced and qualified instructors, students will enjoy:

    PRINCIPLES OF CLIMBING
    Safety, harnessing, belaying, catching and lowering, and more.

    BOULDERING TECHNIQUES
    Crimping, matching, planning your routes and more.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

    ✓ 4 days per week, 2 hours per day.

    Instructor to student ratio of 1:10 maximum.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Horse Riding

    Ride at an equestrian centre that offers a wealth of experience in fantastic locations.

    Each student will receive an ability test on their first day at the equestrian centre. The professional instructors will create a programme adapted to the students’ abilities and select a horse or pony accordingly for the week.

    Stable management will also be a part of the programme.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

    Horse Riding 4 days per week, 2 hours per day.

    Instruction options include dressage and stable management, and horse riding in the local countryside, dependent on level.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Tennis

    A variety of skills and techniques taught by our professional coaches to help improve your game.

    Each student will be evaluated on the first tennis session as to their level of play. Our professional coaches are all Lawn Tennis Association qualified with Level 2 or higher.

    Our coaches will ensure that students learn and practise a variety of skills and techniques, including serving, volleys, shots and etiquette on the court.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

     Tennis 4 days per week, 2 hours per day.

    Coach to student ratio is 1:4.

    Play takes place on dedicated on-site multi-surface tennis courts.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Dance

    Learn a variety of dance skills taught by professional dance teachers.

    Dance offers a varied programme according to each student’s abilities, skills and interests. Classes cover free movement, contemporary, jazz, street dance and even choreography! The dancers will showcase all they’ve learned to other students at the weekly Academy Showcase.

    Our teachers are all professionally qualified to teach at a variety of levels and disciplines, whether beginners or more advanced students of contemporary and commercial dance.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

     Dance 4 days per week, 2 hours per day.

     Each student will receive a certificate and report to demonstrate their achievement

     The average teacher to student ratio is 1:12.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Intensive Study

    Focus on improving your English language skills on this intensive course.

    This course will allow students to focus on developing their English skills, with time spent concentrating on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and communication through classroom activities and project work.

    We use a mix of traditional teaching methods and technology (including interactive whiteboards) in the classrooms to ensure an engaging and dynamic class.

    Our classrooms are multi-lingual, so students must use English to be understood. The course is overseen by a qualified Director of Studies.

    Key Facts

    15 hours English language tuition per week.

    8 additional hours of English language classes per week with a teacher to student ratio of 1:6.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

  • Summer Academic Study

    A true taste of a British education with subjects taught by qualified British school teachers.

    This programme teaches a variety of subjects, including maths, science, art and humanities. It’s ideal for students who are currently at intermediate level English or above and who want to experience what it would be like to study in an English school or to prepare for further study at an English speaking school, college or university.

    Students who book onto this programme will be asked to take a short level test in advance to verify they are intermediate level. If their level is seen to be less than intermediate, we will recommend an alternative, such as Intensive English.

    Key Facts

    23 hours academic lessons per week.

    Subjects could include: maths, history, geography, science, and philosophy.

    The maximum teacher to student ratio is 1:8.

    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes.

    Minimum pre-intermediate level (A2) of English language required to take part in this course.

  • Academy MBA

    This specialised course allows students to study a variety of core and elective MBA style modules, providing a mini-MBA taster experience and insight in to one of the world’s most prestigious and sought after qualifications.

    Using traditional teaching methods, interactive technology and project based learning, students can enjoy a well-rounded and inspiring education. Designed with the ambitious student in mind, this MBA taster course is guaranteed to delight, excite and ignite passion.

    Alongside the carefully selected MBA modules, the Academy MBA will offer daily workshops designed to prepare students for the demands of the modern business environment and place them ahead of the pack.

    Key Facts

    12 hours teaching of core MBA modules per week.

    8 hours of teaching elective MBA modules per week.

    4 hours of business and entrepreneur workshops per week.

    1 half day & 2 full day excursions per week.

    Full evening activity programme.

    Two week Academy MBA programme, start dates 11 July, 18 July and 25 July (for full course).

    Minimum intermediate level (B1) of English language required to take part in this course.

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Our Academies are set in safe, beautiful English-learning locations offering junior students unforgettable confidence-building experiences. 

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