EC Academy


EC Academy


A unique blend of English language and specialist courses alongside a full programme of activities and excursions with students from all over the world – that is what makes the EC Academy experience something special. Choose from these specialised courses.

As well as developing skills in the English language and their chosen specialist course, students will develop vital life skills through their participation in our programmes. They will also get the opportunity to discover different cultures and explore new places which will boost their confidence and broaden their horizons in a supportive environment.

For ages 11 to 17, students can spend the summer creating memories of a lifetime.




With maximum class sizes of 12, and an on-site staff to student ratio of 1:5, students will get the personal attention they need to maximise their progress with EC Academy. The global community in our academies is perfect for learning English and will encourage students to step outside their comfort zone.

  • 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 programme. 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
    ✓ Guest speakers from around the world of business
    ✓ 1 half day & 2 full day excursions per week
    ✓ Full evening activity programme
    Two week Academy MBA programme
    ✓ Minimum intermediate level (B1) of English language
    ✓ required to take part in this course

    Available at Wellington College 10 July - 14 August

    Students will be challenged to voice their opinions on world events and understand their own ability to influence positive change. With a focus on sustainable development, globalisation and human rights, students will develop their skills in communication, self awareness, critical & creative thinking and conflict resolution.

    Debate and focus groups allow studets to discuss the environmental, economic and social issues. Students will be given the opportunity to create project plans that meet the needs of the present, whilst reducing the impact on future generations.

    Provides students with an understanding of the challenges of managing creativity and innovation within contemporary organisations and the ever-changing global competition.

    Critical to every business, students focus on talent management and decision-making, and leading and developing individuals and high performance teams within an organisational culture.

    An introduction to financial statements, establishing a firm understanding of the basic techniques of management accounting, including attention-directing, score-keeping, and problem-solving.

    Students learn to plan, schedule, and control activities that transform inputs into finished goods and services, becoming familiar with the key concepts and introducing principles of lean and agile theory.

    This session is unique in the range of strategic alternatives that exposes students to, and gives them the tools required for, performance moves, business models, and strategic innovation perspectives.

    Allows students to explore the variety of factors which influence decision making in business, with focus on: business start-up, creativity and innovation, risk management, and conflict resolution.

    Students learn to plan a project, identifying and measuring the requirements and the relationship between time and cost, risk management of same, and putting a project plan into action.

    A guide to the cultural knowledge and global vision needed to operate in an international context, teaching the international flow of business, options for international entrepreneurs, and much more.

    Explores the basic principles and practices of marketing via market research, customer analysis, innovation and design, brand management, digital and social media marketing, and more.

  • Art & Design

    Develop your artistic abilities and creativity in a supportive environment with our experienced art instructors.

    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 of 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

    Available at: Wellington 10 July - 14 August


  • 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 of 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.

    Available at:

    Wellington 10 July - 14 August

    Los Angeles 26 June - 31 July

  • 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 of 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.

    Available in: Wellington (17 July - 24 July / 31 July - 07 August)

  • Surfing

    With miles of beaches and reliable waves, it’s no wonder surfing has become an integral part of California's identity. What better place to enjoy them than Surf City, USA!

    On our surfing programme, students will start with basics of surfing including safety, basics and etiquette, as well as some practise. They will also learn about ocean ecology and conservation to complement their surfing practise.

    Students can expect to enjoy at least 4 days per week out surfing, at least 2 hours each session. All of our instructors are certified members of The International Surfing Association (ISA) and will be there to help students every step of the way.

    Key Facts

    15 hours of English language tuition per week
    Surfing 4 days per week, 2 hours per day
    We provide all equipment necessary
    Instructor to student ratio is up to 1:5
    Students join in the whole school activity hour where they will get a chance to mix with students on other programmes

    Available in:

    Los Angeles (26 June - 31 July)


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


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