Summer Language School 2017
Wed 26th July – Sat 5th August
For students from Classes VIII – XIII
Based at the Steiner Academy Hereford, our 10 day course is designed for small groups of students from Waldorf School classes VIII to XIII. Come and enjoy a wonderful holiday in England’s Golden Valley, learning English and making new friends at the same time.
# Balanced programme of spoken and written English
# Students are placed with carefully selected families
# Situated in a beautiful rural location
# Led by experienced teachers
# Class sizes of 12 on average
# Full programme of activities
Our main aim is to help students develop their conversational and written English. The experience of daily life in Britain will enable students to gain an understanding of British society, its institutions and traditions, with topics including the environment and sustainability included in the course.
A major part of the educational programme is arranged around local visits, offering the opportunity to practise the patterns learned in the classroom.
Particular importance is placed on developing vocabulary, phraseology, pronunciation and language confidence through the use of situational dialogues and role play.
Grammar exercises and written work support oral skills.
A typical day:
9.30 – 10.15 Culture, customs and language
10.15 – 10.35 Break
10.35 – 11.20 Grammar exercises and written work
11.25 – 12.15 Visit preparation or follow-up
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 17.00 Activities
Whilst giving students the opportunity to use their English in real-life situations, the social programme includes a wide range of activities for which the region is famous. In previous years the afternoon activities have included; cycling, canoeing, walking, theatre, city visits, climbing, swimming, craft workshops
The host families play a major role in the success of the language course – ensuring the students’ personal well-being and helping to improve language skills. The families are carefully selected, and will warmly welcome students into an informal family setting. There is plenty of opportunity for practising conversation and getting to know English family life. The course fees include full board and lodging (breakfast, a packed lunch during the week, and evening meal). For students to make best use of the course arrangements and have maximum opportunity to use their English during their stay, we prefer to place only one student with each family. However, we do also arrange shared accommodation for a limited number of students.
Hereford is an historic cathedral city and market centre, offering excellent facilities for shopping, entertainment and sport. It lies in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is ideally located for a wide range of outdoor activities. Hereford is approximately 3 hours’ drive from Heathrow Airport (1.5 hours from Birmingham) and is situated close to the Welsh border with its mountains and historic castles.
The school is just 10 km from Hereford in a small village surrounded by green hills and beautiful countryside.
Wed 26th July – Sat 5th August 2017
COURSE FEES AND PAYMENTS
Course Fee: £950 – which covers course fees, materials, accommodation and meals, course activities (including all travel expenses and entrance fees), and travel between Birmingham Airport or Heathrow Airport and Hereford. All applications must be accompanied by a deposit of £100 to secure a place on the course. The balance of £850 should be paid by bank transfer, by 01 May 2017. In the case of cancellation, we reserve the right to retain £50 for administrative expenses.
Registration closing date is 01 May 2017
Our bank details: Lloyds TSB, High Town, Hereford. Sort code: 30-94-14,
SWIFT code LOYDGB2L, IBAN GB74 LOYD 30941407 183268
Students should aim to arrive at Birmingham or Heathrow Airport on the afternoon of Wed 26th July, where they will be met by one of our representatives who will accompany them to the school in Much Dewchurch. Please advise us of your flight number and estimated time of arrival by 01 July 2017 at the latest. The course will end officially on Friday 4th August, and return flights should be arranged for the afternoon of Saturday 5th August, when students will be accompanied back to Birmingham Airport or Heathrow Airport. Please inform the airline if the student is under 16 years of age.
Requests for Course Application forms or for further information should be addressed to:
Summer Language School,
Steiner Academy Hereford,
HR2 8DL, U.K.
Telephone: 00 44 +1981 540 221 Fax: 00 44 +1981 541 237
Please email the school with your contact details if you wish to speak with a native language speaker.