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Summer Residential Language School - 2013

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XUK English is based at St Joseph’s College in Ipswich, an amazing venue only an hour from central London. As well as being conveniently situated, the school also boasts fantastic facilities - interactive technology, fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, high spec art room, computer suites and much, much more...

Improving English Everything we do is focused on improving your child’s English while they have a great time. Our lessons are taught by specialist, well-qualified teachers in small classes. We also ensure that all our trips and activities provide a great opportunity to improve vocabulary and knowledge of the language.

Safety We want you to know your child is safe with us. We have an excellent safety record. The systems we have in place at our summer schools have received praise from parents, staff and visitors.

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English Classes This means sessed on their first day. Every Each child’s English is as others of a similar level. th wi ing rn lea be ll wi that they ey have made s all students to see if th end of week teachers re-asses to the next level. At the on e ov m to ss re og pr sufficient d report to ll receive a certificate an the course your child wi ts. record their achievemen

Morning Lessons At XUK English, each child has 15 hours of lessons per week. Our class sizes average between 6 and 8 students (maximum 12).

“I’d like to outline how nice and helpful your staff are. You have to be proud of them.” Mrs Anselmi

Our lessons focus on ‘learning through doing’ and our experienced staff are passionate about delivering interesting and motivating lessons. We follow a competency-based syllabus reflecting the Common European Framework and encourage our teachers to use interactive activities in the classroom.

Optional Afternoon Classes (supplement) If you would like your child to benefit from additional teaching, you can choose to book afternoon Intensive English Classes (6 hours per week). These are small discussion groups designed to help students develop their spoken fluency and listening skills. We also offer one-to-one lessons (4 hours per week), where we will focus on your child’s individual requirements, including exam preparation for Cambridge exams.

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“We just wanted to thank you and your staff for everything you’ve done for Guia and her friends ” Mr and Mrs Catalanotto

Activities ning classes, we offer a To complement our mor n) es. Our Active (afternoo range of exciting activiti n glish programmes are ru and Social (evening) En y nit ur child has the opportu entirely in English, so yo e skills in context. to use their new languag

Active English

Social English

Art Basketball Cheerleading Cookery Drama and acting Drumming workshops Fencing / Martial arts Fun science experiments Football tournaments Quad biking* Street dance Various sports Zip wire & high ropes* and much more... *As part of Eccles Adventure Day

Bowling Casino night Disco Barbeque Fashion show Karaoke night Market trip Murder mystery Mini Olympics Quiz night Scavenger hunt Speed dating Talent show and much more...

All activities subject to change / cancellation and vary week-to-week

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Trips a sightseeing visit Each week we organise bridge, plus a to either London or Cam wn or the Eccles study trip to a nearby to ed in the price! Adventure Trip - all includ

“As with 2011, he greatly enjoyed his stay at XUK English in 2012 and can’t wait to come back next summer” Mrs Meyer

London Our sightseeing tour of the capital includes Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and more...

In the afternoon, there is time to shop for souvenirs in one of the UK’s premier shopping destinations, or soak up some culture at one of London’s many museums or art galleries.

Eccles Adventure Day Once a fortnight, we visit our activity camp ‘XUK Activity, Eccles’, where the children have an intensive day of adventure activities including quad-biking, high

rope climbing and zip wire.

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Cambridge Our day trip to Cambridge includes a tour of the famous colleges to learn about the past, present and future of this historic university town. There is time to relax in one of Cambridge’s beautiful parks, enjoy a punting trip on the River Cam, and go shopping in the open-air market!

Study Trips Each week we go on a study trip to a town of cultural significance: Ipswich one of England’s oldest towns, and home to an amazing weekend market is within walking distance. The traditional market town of Bury St Edmunds and Colchester, the ancient Roman capital, are also nearby.

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Venue and Transport de lk countryside, just outsi Set in the beautiful Suffo ese ts top class facilities. Th Ipswich, our school boas t es lat classrooms with the include state of the art nce equipped sports hall, da lly fu y, log no ch te e tiv interac ll , computer suites with fu studio, high spec art room e... grassland and much mor of s re ac 60 , ss ce ac t interne

Getting there Just over an hour by train from the heart of London, and about an hour from Stansted Airport, XUK English is easy to reach. We can arrange for your child to be picked up and dropped off from London airports or the Eurostar terminal. Flights must arrive between 12:00 and 14:00 and depart between 14:00 and 16:00. Trains to / from St Pancras must arrive at 12:30 and depart at 15:01. Transport outside these times may incur extra charges. Alternatively, we can pick your child up from our meeting point in Finchley, North London.

“He made very good progress in speaking English. Many thanks for the very good organisation, certainly I will recommend you” Mr Rizzi

Or, if you would like to go straight to the school, you are welcome to bring your child directly to XUK English. We would love to show you around!

Sleeping We have two boarding houses, the Mews and Goldrood. Rooms are allocated according to gender and age. Furthermore we mix nationalities whilst trying to keep friends together. In addition, the Mews has some private rooms. On arrival at summer school each child will be introduced to their pastoral

leader, to whom they can go at any time for support and advice.

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“It is a really good experience. I really enjoyed it, and my English improved” Camille, aged 14

Language Staff

Activity and Pastoral Staff

We are extremely diligent in the recruitment of our language staff. We look for a combination of qualifications, experience teaching children of particular nationalities, ages and abilities, as well as bundles of enthusiam.

Our thorough recruitment process ensures a high quality activity team. Their main objective is to guarantee your child gets as much as possible from their afternoons and evenings with us. We have a mixture of sports and arts specialists, pastoral carers, nurses and others.

Our Director of Studies (DoS) is DELTA qualified and has signifcant experience. She takes an active role overseeing all the teachers and children at XUK English as well as ensuring our teaching methods and syllabus remain challenging, engaging and relevant.

exactly what is required to maximise your child’s camp experience.

XUK English Star Student

Eating

Every week our staff vote for the camper who embodies everything we love about XUK English. This ‘XUK English Star Student’ will be conscientious, enthusiastic, fun and helpful all week long.

We promote healthy eating and choice.

If your child does win Star Student, we invite them back next year for a week free of charge.

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We are delighted to be welcoming back our experienced and popular manager - Niall O’Heneghan who, as a Headmaster knows

Breakfast options include continental and traditional cooked. Lunch and dinner always include a wholesome main meal and vegetarian option, a salad/pasta bar and a tasty dessert. Plenty of fresh fruit is

available all day.

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Case Studies

Dates and Prices How to book By booking early you can take advantage of our great discounts! You can book on-line, over the phone or download a form from the website.

Alberto age 16

Advanced

Children can join XUK English for anywhere between 1 and 4 weeks. To guarantee your booking, all we need is a £50 deposit per week. The balance is due on or before 1 May.

Alberto came back to XUK English this year for a second summer. He loved XUK English because of the friendly, family feel of the camp. His English is very advanced and in 2012 he wanted to concentrate on consolidating his grammatical knowledge in order to improve his fluency. Alberto left XUK English with a big smile on his face having achieved his objectives.

Marie age 11

Beginner

Marie arrived at XUK English from Latvia with almost no understanding of the English language. She was quite a shy girl but made friends very quickly with some girls from France and Germany. By the end of her 4 weeks at XUK English, Marie’s understanding, speaking and writing had made significant progress. She could confidently hold a conversation in English with a natural accent.

“100% of parents said XUK English was better than any other language school they had been to”

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All bookings subject to our terms and conditions (available on our website or on request).

Camp Fee Optional Extras Intensive English 1:1 classes Transport Finchley, London, N2 London Airport / Train

Wk 1 14 Jul 21 Jul £589

Wk 2 21 Jul 28 Jul £589

Wk 3 28 Jul 04 Aug £589

Wk 4 04 Aug 11 Aug £589

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Please check times on website (and page 11) before booking transport

£50 for return journey £110 for return journey £65 per week booked before Fri 11 Jan 2013 Early booking discounts £45 per week booked before Fri 1 March 2013 £25 per week booked before Fri 26 Apr 2013 Additional week discount £30 per additional week you book Sibling discount Referral discount

£30 per additional brother or sister who attends £25 per friend you bring to XUK Please note insurance is not included. We advise you to take out travel insurance to cover cancellation, personal belongings and illness

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