ST ANDREW´S SCHOOL
Homestay accommodation | Course dates: 10th July – 7th August 2022
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- Town centre campus
- Seaside location
- Good connections to London
- Multi-National Programme
- Private coach transport to and from the site
Eastbourne and St Andrew’s School
Eastbourne is renowned for being one of the most attractive seaside towns in England. Located next to the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, it enjoys more sunshine hours than most other places in Britain.
An extremely popular destination for language students, Eastbourne has much to offer, including a choice of modern multiplex cinemas and theatres, a beautiful seafront promenade, a leisure marina, and excellent shopping, both indoor and outdoor.
St Andrew’s School is a spacious, secure and attractive site close to the seafront in a peaceful residential area. The buildings are a mixture of traditional and modern styles, with light, airy classrooms and good IT provision. Students can gather in the large modern gym and assembly hall for different activities.
There is a state-of-the-art sports hall and dance studio, an indoor 20 m swimming pool, and extensive sports fields with tennis courts and astro.
The school is a short bus ride from the town centre, or a 20 minute walk along the seafront to the main shopping area.
Accommodation & Catering
Elac hosts are chosen with great care by our Homestay co-ordinators, who visit every host initially, take references and inspect the accommodation provided. They then visit them again every two years. Hosts must also comply with British Council standards, including having a current DBS Certificate (a police check confirming their suitability to host under 18s).
Our hosts provide a warm welcoming atmosphere for our students where they can really feel at home. Students can expect a comfortable bedroom with somewhere to study and shared bathroom facilities.
Students staying with local hosts are transported into the school by a private Elac bus, supervised by Elac Activity staff. Transport to and from the student's host and the nearest bus stop is unsupervised.
Students eat breakfast and an evening meal daily with their hosts. Lunch takes place at the school, which provides excellent hot and cold lunches including vegetarian meals and salads. Our hosts are happy to cook according to our student’s dietary needs and/or allergies. A packed lunch is provided for excursions by the host.
- Course fees (per week): £595.00
- Accommodation: Homestay
- Course dates: 10th July – 7th August 2022
- Student ages: 13-17 years
- Student nationalities: Italian, Spanish, French, Austrian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Israeli
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- English lessons: 15 hours per week
- Laundry facilities: Yes
- Wifi on campus: Yes
Elac Study Vacations
St Andrew’s School
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- 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 St Andrew’s School 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.
There is an option for students to be prepared and entered for the Trinity Examination while on an Elac course at Bath Spa 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
- A blend of "Core Activities" and "Free Choice"
- Upgraded sports facilities & swimming pool
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
St Andrew’s has plenty of outside grounds to enjoy a variety of sports, such as football, volleyball, tennis and cricket. There is also a modern indoor hall and gym for other sports and activities like basketball, volleyball and table tennis. The school has its own heated swimming pool.
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 on three evenings a week, and include:
- Treasure and photo hunts
- Quiz nights and murder mystery events
- Talent shows and discos
- Discos and Casino nights
- Movie nights
Students spend the other evenings with their hosts.
Key Excursion Features
- Direct trains from Eastbourne to London (90 minutes) and Brighton (45 minutes)
- Great sightseeing walk to take in main tourist attractions in London and Brighton
- Included entry to Brighton Pavilion
On a two week programme students go to London twice and Brighton once.
On a three week programme students also go to London again and on a half-day excursion to Hastings.
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.
London #2 (and #3 - 3 week programme)
In a city like London, there is always something interesting to see. On further excursions, 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.
Brighton is a vibrant seaside city and resort, easy to explore on foot. Our walking tour takes in the white Regency architecture along the sea front, Brighton Beach and the Victorian Brighton Pier, plus there is plenty of time for shopping around the Lanes. The excursion also includes a visit to the famous Brighton Pavilion, or the Sealife Centre.
Hastings Half-day (3 week programme)
Hastings is a seaside town just 20 minutes train journey from Eastbourne. In medieval time it was one of the famous Cinque Ports and became known for smuggling and fishing, and later as a tourist seaside destination. It is probably most well known for the Battle of Hastings of 1066 which happened close by, to which is gives it's name. Our students have the opportunity to walk around the town, explore and spend some free time by the seaside on this half day excursion.