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SPECIALISED COURSES

EC Academy

ACTIVITY, EXCITEMENT, DISCOVERY

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.

SPORTS

  • Multi 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

    Available at Roedean, UCLA and Malta

  • Climbing & Bouldering

    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

    Available at Roedean and UCLA 

  • Dance

    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

    Available at Roedean

  • Golf

    Instruction takes place at a local professional golf club. The facilities are excellent with full length practice range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens. Advanced students may play the course itself.

    The PGA coaches can cater for all abilities including high level players.

    Programme focus may be chosen from:
    - Putting green
    - Chipping green
    - Fairway bunker
    - Driving range
    - Team games

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Golf 4 days per week*

    - Golf clubs, golf balls, tees and all facilities provided

    - Includes instruction in driving and stroke technique, putting and swing practice

    - Instructor to student ratio is 1:10 maximum

    - Students may play a full course if their ability allows**

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

    * This course may sometimes run over 3 afternoons instead of 4
    ** At the discretion of the PGA coach and time allowing

    Available at Roedean

  • Horse Riding

    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

    Available at Roedean

  • Tennis

    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

    Available at Roedean

  • Sailing

    This programme gives students the opportunity to take advantage of fully qualified and experienced instructors – accredited by the Royal Yachting Association in the UK and the Malta Young Sailors Club in Malta.

    Students will take to the water on the English Channel in our Roedean Academy, alternatively, in Malta the students set sail on the crystal clear Mediterranean sea from the sea-side town of St Paul’s Bay. Students learn basic nautical skills and may sail a variety of boats. Buoyancy aids are provided. Students will be awarded RYA level 1 dinghy certificate (in the UK), and a Malta Young Sailors Club certificate or higher depending on their level and boats used.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Sailing 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - The club provides buoyancy aids

    - Instructor to student ratio is from 1:3 to 1:5 depending on the boat

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

    Available at Roedean and Malta

  • Scuba Diving

    Learning to dive is incredible, the PADI Open Water Course introduces students to breathing underwater for the first time and learn what they need to know to become a certified diver. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

    During the course, students will make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of a local PADI Instructor. Malta is constantly rated one of the best diving locations in the Mediterranean, with crystal blue waters and lots of sites near the shoreline, including lots of shipwrecks.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Diving 5 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - We provide all the equipment necessary

    - Instructor to student ratio is up to 1:9

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

    Available at Malta

  • Surfing

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

    Students will 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 English language tuition per week

    - Surfing 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - We provide all the 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 at UCLA 

CREATIVE

  • Art & Design

    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

    Available at Roedean

  • Coding & Gaming

    With our curriculum at UCLA designed by graduates of some of the leading Ivy League universities in the US. In Malta, the programme is brought to students by PWC. At UCLA, Students will use games like Fortnite, Overwatch, Minecraft or League of Legends to further their understanding of the industry. At UCLA students have access to a full lab including 3D printers, computers and any other technology required to complete their projects. In Malta, this course is about one thing - building a cool robot! We will put together an open-source robotics platform, for students to keep. The robot is Arduino powered and can be used as a learning platform for future projects. Students will learn all about Arduino, soldering and writing code to control sensors and motors. 

    Day 1: Introduction to Arduino - C programming, Block programming - Simple Arduino sketches

    Day 2: Controlling motors and sensors with Arduino - intro to electronics and breadboarding

    Day 3: more electronics, LCD matrix etc

    Day 4: Building a robot hand with a sensor glove

    Students can expect to enjoy at least 4 days per week at their Coding and Gaming programme, for at least 2 hours each session. Our dedicated staff will be there to assist students during every stage of their project.

    Key Facts
    - 15 hours English language tuition per week

    - Coding and Gaming 4 days per week, 2 hours per day

    - Instructor to student ratio is up to 1:8

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

    Available at UCLA and Malta

ACADEMIC

  • Intensive English

    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

    Available at Roedean

  • Summer Academic Study

    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

    Available at Roedean

LEARN ENGLISH IN THESE DESTINATIONS

Our Academies are set in some of the most beautiful English-learning locations across the globe and offer students the chance to experience life as a local junior student.

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