English language summer school courses for teenagers
We offer courses that combine the benefits of mixed nationality learning with those of group travel. This course is full of activities and has the high quality teaching associated with the University of St Andrews.
Dates: 16 July to 27 July 2018
(Students should plan to arrive on 15 July and leave on 28 July.)
Type of programme: academic and cultural enrichment
Participants: coeducational – students between the age of 12 and 16
This international English language programme for teenagers is aimed at juniors aged 12 to 16. The programme includes English language classes delivered by University teachers experienced in working with young people from all over the world, along with afternoon and evening activities like quiz nights, communication activities, Scottish dances and sports in a multinational environment.
The English classes are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 12 noon, and from 2.15pm to 4.15pm, with a short break between the classes.
The aim of these classes is to improve students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Classes are taught in University buildings so that students have a chance to meet with the history, prestige and tradition of our 600-year-old institution.
After the classes, students participate in a number of activities demanding use of English in a multinational environment. With support from their teachers, students prepare for the talent show, play sports in multinational groups, participate in Scottish dances, and practice or solve puzzles based on the history of the old town of St Andrews.
Excursions and additional activities
The course includes one-day trips organised to places of national heritage in Scotland. The aim of these trips is to show students the beauty, history and culture of Scotland, famous for such great historical characters as: Mary Queen of Scots; Alexander Bell, the inventor of the telephone; Adam Smith, the word’s first economist; John Logie Baird, the inventor of television; and many others. Before every trip students are introduced to the history and heritage of the places they are going to visit in their classrooms.
Accommodation and meals
Full board accommodation is provided at one of the University residences. The meals are provided at the following times:
Breakfast: 8am to 9am
Lunch: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Dinner: 6.15pm to 7pm
On excursion days, students are provided with packed lunches.
How to apply
All courses described on these English language summer school pages are taught and certified entirely by the University. Depending on where you normally live, you should contact one of the representatives below to apply for this course. These representatives are contracted advisors to the University and work in close communication with the Admissions team.
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Applicants from all other countries: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are offered courses at the University from some other source and you are unsure of their authenticity, please check by contacting the course director, Alex Allen, by email on email@example.com.