Residential accommodation | 1st July – 12th August 2018
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- 180 acre campus with excellent facilities
- Close to London (45 minutes by train/coach)
- Ideally located for a wide range of excursions
- Twin and triple en-suite rooms
- Multi-national programme
Chalfont St Giles and Newland Park
Chalfont St Giles is a beautiful English village, dating back to medieval times. With its duck pond, 18th century cottages and attractive high street, it frequently wins the “Britain’s best kept village” award. It is surrounded by the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding beauty. John Milton, the famous poet who wrote “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Found”, lived here during the 1660s and his cottage is now a national monument.
Nearby is the charming town of Beaconsfield, with its famous “Bekonscot” model village and railway. The Harry Potter Studio Tour is just 30 minutes drive away.
Our course takes place at Newland Park, an impressive 106 acre woodland site with modern residential accommodation, sports facilities and modern classroom facilities. With its close proximity to London, it makes an ideal centre to explore this great city and its many sights, whilst providing a peaceful, safe environment to study.
On site there are large and airy classrooms, a 100 seat lecture theatre, spacious common rooms, sports hall and a dance studio. Outside there are three tennis courts, 4 full size football pitches, and extensive activity space.
Accommodation & Catering
Accommodation is provided in twin or triple ensuite rooms, with a shared kitchen and communal area, set a short distance away from the main reception area.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the spacious dining hall, with different dietary requirements catered for. The excellent menus include vegetarian options as well as a selection of hot and cold dishes and a salad bar.
- Course fees (per week): £775.00
- Accomodation: Residential
- Course dates: 1st July – 12th August 2018
- Student ages: 11-17 years
- Student nationalities: Chinese, Israeli, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese
Airport transfer time:
Heathrow: 25 minutes
Luton: 45 minutes
Gatwick: 1.5 hours
London x 2
- English lessons: 15 hours per week
- Laundry facilities: Yes
- Wifi on campus: Yes
Elac Study Vacations
Chalfont St Giles
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Key Academic Features
- 15 hours of English lessons each week
- Balance of appropriate language and skills development
- Links to activities and visits in the UK
- An opportunity to work individually and in multi-national groups
- Integrated skills syllabus linked to the ALTE framework
- An opportunity to take the Trinity Spoken English examination
- An opportunity to study with at least two Elac teachers
At Newland Park our students receive 3 hours of English tuition divided over 3 lessons in the morning or afternoon, five days a week; a total of 15 hours per week. There is a balance between language and skills development in mixed nationality classes, with a maximum of 15 students to a class. Students use an Elac workbook which also acts as a record of the student’s stay.
Key Activity Features
- A wide variety of sports and activities
- Multi-national activities and the “activity carousel”
Our sports and activity programme during the day and in the evening gives students’ opportunities to enjoy a variety of sports and activities and practise their English in mixed nationality groups. Our activity leaders are experienced in encouraging students to get involved and have fun.
The “activity carousel” organises students into small multi-national groups who do some activities together during the course. The carousel helps students gain confidence and fluency with their English as well as encouraging them to interact with more students of different nationalities.
Sports and Physical Activities
Newland Park has excellent sports facilities including a sports hall, football pitches, outdoor tennis courts and lots of playing fields on the campus.
We run inter-group competitions as well as individual competitions. Trophies and prizes are awarded at the end of the course for the winners.
We also offer aerobics and dance activities where possible.
Students can also participate in the following:
- Designing T-shirts and bags
- Making key rings, book marks, painting and colouring
- Music and drama workshops
The activities include:
- Treasure and photo hunts
- Quiz nights and murder mystery events
- Talent shows and discos
- Discos and Karaoke
- Movie nights
Key Excursion Features
- Direct trains to London
On a two week programme students go to three of the following destinations; London, x 2, and Oxford.
On a three week programme students also go to TBC.
Our first excursion to London will begin with a walking tour of the city – the best way to see all the world-famous landmarks. During the tour, students will see Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and much more. At the end of the sightseeing tour, students have some free time to visit some shops and buy souvenirs.
In a city like London, there is always something interesting to see. On the second excursion, students will have the opportunity to visit some of London’s wonderful museums, markets, art galleries or parks. There will also be chances to explore a new part of London, such as Covent Garden, the City, fit in some shopping in Oxford Street, or just soak up the atmosphere of the capital.
Oxford is a city with a long history, much of it surrounding the university, which together with Cambridge are among the oldest and best known universities in Europe. Oxford University is made up of a number of independent colleges, and these are scattered throughout the city centre. During the visit you will have the opportunity to visit one of these colleges. You will also have the chance to spend time in Oxford’s modern shopping centre or visit the covered market.
There are a range of excursions that can be booked once a group is in the UK. Please contact the head office for more information.