Residential accommodation | Course dates: 1st July – 29th July 2020
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- Famous historical city with plenty to see
- University campus close to city centre
- Spacious modern landscaped campus
- Single study bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms
- Extensive sports facilities on campus
Nottingham and Nottingham University
Nottingham, situated on the River Trent, is known as the “Queen of the Midlands” because of its broad streets and picturesque parks. Steeped in history, it is particularly famous as the home of Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw. The city has a great shopping centre, cinemas, contemporary art galleries, two theatres, restaurants and even an ice rink!
Our courses take place on the 65 acre Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham, 20 minutes’ bus ride for the city centre. Opened in 1999, this modern facility has. architect-designed buildings, a series of lakes, and environmentally friendly buildings.. All classrooms are equipped with modern teaching facilities and audio visual aids. The restaurant, at the heart of the campus, occupies a huge atrium which is bathed in natural light through its glass roof.
The peaceful setting and excellent facilities combine to create a relaxing and popular place to study English.
Accommodation & Catering
Student accommodation is in Southwell Hall. All rooms are single with their own en-suite bathroom. Each room has excellent study facilities with desks and reading lamps. There are also communal kitchens and common rooms with television and games. .Elac house staff are always on duty to ensure thorough supervision and the front door is operated with a personal swipe card so security is high at all times.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in the university restaurant, a magnificent atrium building located at the heart of the campus, next to the lake and gardens. There is always a selection of hot and cold dishes, as well as vegetarian dishes and a salad bar.
- Course fees (per week): £830.00
- Accommodation: Residential
- Course dates: 1st July – 29th July 2020
- Student ages: 10-17 years
- Student nationalities: Italian, Spanish, Israeli, French, Russian, Chinese and Montenegrins
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- English lessons: 15 hours per week
- Laundry facilities: Yes
- Wifi on campus: Yes
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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 Nottingham University our students receive 3 hours 20 minutes of English tuition divided over 3 lessons in the morning or afternoon, four or 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.
There is an option for students to be prepared and entered for the Trinity Examination while on an Elac course at Nottingham University. Preparation for the exam takes place in three additional sessions organised in the afternoons or evenings immediately prior to the exam.
There is an additional charge for entering the exam. Please refer to the “Dates and Prices” page for more details.
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
The sports facilities are located on the adjacent campus and are quite excellent. There is an indoor swimming pool, large sports hall and tennis courts. There are facilities and playing fields for a range of sports and other activities.
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 projects
- Music and drama workshops
These take place every evening. Activities include:
- Treasure and photo hunts
- Quiz nights and murder mystery events
- Talent shows and casino nights
- Discos and Karaoke
- Movie nights
Key Excursion Features
- Walking tour and free time around Nottingham city
- Coach excursions to Manchester, York and Cambridge
- Included entry into the Jorvik Centre (York), Old Trafford football stadium (Manchester) and a Cambridge university college
On a two week programme students go to Manchester, York and Cambridge.
On a three week programme students also go to Buxton and Chatsworth House.
Nottingham is a great place to explore on foot, with a castle, caves, science centre and Lace Market just some of the sights. Students will visit Nottingham at least twice for a walking tour, as well as having time to shop and relax.
As the home of Manchester United, Manchester is a world famous destination. Students have the opportunity to visit the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, as Old Trafford Football Stadium is known. Other places to visit include the stunning Trafford Centre, the second largest shopping and leisure centre in the UK with 230 stores, or Salford Quays with the famous Lowry Museum and Imperial War Museum.
York, famous for its ancient Gothic Minster, is a two hour coach trip from Nottingham. Students have a walking tour of this historic walled city. They visit “The Shambles”, unique streets largely unchanged from the Middle Ages with overhanging timber-framed houses, as well as the Minster. They also visit the fascinating Jorvik Centre, a fully reconstructed Viking village complete with the sights and smells, and an adjoining museum.
In Cambridge our students enjoy a walking tour of the city to learn about its history, including an entrance into one of the famous colleges. In the afternoon students can choose to spend time in further sightseeing, wandering main shopping streets or in trying their hands at punting on the river.
Chatsworth House and Buxton (3 week programme)
Chatsworth House is an elegant stately home, set in the magnificent scenery of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. Renowned for its architecture, art treasures and landscaped grounds, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Buxton is a spa town located 1000 feet above sea level in the beautiful Peak District. It is a popular destination, with its blend of history, shopping, a thriving arts scene and its world-famous spa water. Students spend half a day at each location.