Quality lessons.
At Broadstairs English Centre we aim to achieve maximum language progress in the time our students are with us. Our English courses for teenagers have been designed to maximise practice and progression in key language areas depending on the level of the student and length of course. Lessons deal primarily with communication to develop speaking and listening, and to build confidence.

Experience and expectations
Our English courses for teenagers have been developed by our Director of Studies, Dave Parsons. Dave has many years’ experience in teaching and course design for young people. Our teachers’ enthusiasm for the job means that our students are motivated and enjoy their classes. We do our best to make sure that our English courses for teenagers are entertaining and engaging. Although we want our students to relax and socialise outside of the classroom, we expect full effort during lessons . We have received very positive feedback from students regarding our expectations in the classroom, and many who have learnt English abroad previously have commented that this is one aspect that sets us apart from other schools in the UK.

Lesson material
In the classroom we use a range of resources. We have designed lessons that have clear objectives and include lots of discussion. Although there is a strong emphasis on speaking, most lessons integrate all four language skills and grammar practice within the framework of a topic of interest to teenagers. Where possible, we try to use up-to-date internet resources, making class activities more diverse and interesting. We make English courses for teenagers fun and interactive, and insist on ‘English only’ in the classroom! Our Director of Studies provides excellent support for our teaching team, ensuring that we maintain the highest standards on our English courses for teenagers. Students are also provided with a course folder so they can keep lesson material organised.

Social programme for teenagers
Trips, sport and activities are included in our teenage course prices.
The activity program offers a range of activities so that there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.

As well as our inclusive activities and sports below, we also offer optional activities which have an extra fee. (See optional activities below).

Trips

London

Canterbury

Dover

These trips include a guided tour (if requested), travel and of course, free time for shopping!

All of our trips offer students the chance to see more of British culture. Whether it is history, architecture, museums, cathedrals and famous monuments, our trips have something for everyone. Importantly, the cost of travel is included in your course price. We use very modern, comfortable coaches with DVD facilities to keep you entertained on your journey!

Sport and activities
We offer a variety of sports to students and try to encourage mixed nationality games to help you meet new friends and practise your English. If you are not a particularly sporty person, we can offer a range of alternative activities to keep you busy, such as:

  • Dance classes
  • Drama workshops
  • Discos
  • Cinema
  • Street dance
  • Beach games

All activities will be well supervised and will encourage students to interact and mix with different nationalities.

Optional extra activities
There are a number of optional extra activities including:

  • Museums, galleries, cathedrals
  • The London Eye
  • Climbing
  • Skatepark
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Minigolf

Please contact us for up-to-date fees for these activities.

This is the sample programme for a 5-night programme:
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This is the sample programme for a 6-night programme:
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This is the sample programme for a 1-week programme:
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Course Facts

Class hours: 15/20 hours per week

Accommodation: homestay/student residence

Number of weeks: 1-4 weeks

Class size: 16*

Class nationality:  Closed or mixed** groups

Course entry test: Yes

Age range: 13 – 19 years old

Levels offered: A1/A2/B1/B2/C1

End-of-course certificate: yes

Transfers: Available on request

*Class sizes may increase to 18 depending on total number of students in a group. For example, a group of 51 students would be placed into 3 classes of 17
** Differences in age, level of English and programme structure mean this is not always possible
Please note, as we operate a jigsaw timetable when at peak, classes can be scheduled for afternoons even on standard 15-hour programmes

The perfect opportunity for teenage students to improve their speaking and listening skills, to practise their pronunciation with native speakers and to learn more about British culture and how it influences the English Language - with a combination of classes, activities and lots of fun!