Group Courses During Academic Year
English Today enjoys having its own boarding and classroom facilities within the campus of Culford School. Consequently, we are able to offer year-round courses to foreign schools, for them to send us groups of their students, accompanied by some of their teachers, during their school academic year. Many national governments encourage such course visits and help to fund them. Our own teachers care for the students from breakfast time until sometime after supper, allowing the accompanying national teachers to relax or go sight-seeing, shopping etc. In the later evening, the national teachers take control and sleep under the same roof.
In addition to year groups, we are able to offer Summer School facilities, to a much larger number of students, when we occupy much of the boarding facilities of the main Culford School. Of necessity, Summer School courses are run a little differently from Academic Year Groups, as explained below.
Whilst each day is different, a typical day for both types of course is shown here.
Academic year courses can be tailored to suit the requirements of the visiting school group. Whilst we have a typical programme for a 2 week course, around which we plan our activities, we always liaise with each group’s lead teacher, before arrival, to confirm the standards and special requirements of the group. If required, some courses can be reduced to one week.
Summer School is offered to all nationalities; the more variety, the better. Some students arrive in groups organised by their schools, or by national agents, or by groups of parents clubbing together. But many students are individually booked by their parents acting on their own. We are able to accommodate a few group leaders, but our own staff maintain close care and responsibility for the students 24 hours per day. Consequently, summer students are assessed in their abilities on arrival and organised into appropriate classes, of mixed nationalities, tailored to their abilities.
Booking should be made directly with the Director, John Endean or on +44 (0)1284 38 5516.
We currently have availability as follows:
|Arrival Date||Departure Date||Booking|
|Saturday 1 September 2018||Thursday 13 September 2018||Booked|
|Sunday 16 September 2018||Saturday 22 September 2018||Booked|
|Saturday 22 September 2018||Saturday 13 October 2018||Booked|
|Tuesday 16 October 2018||Saturday 27 October 2018||Booked|
|Sunday 28 October 2018||Saturday 3 November 2018||Available|
|Sunday 4 November 2018||Friday 9 November 2018||Booked|
|Sunday 11 November 2018||Friday 16 November 2018||Booked|
|Sunday 18 November 2018||Saturday 24 November 2018||Available 1 week|
|Sunday 25 November 2018||Saturday 8 December 2018||Available 2 weeks|
|Saturday 8 December 2018||Saturday 7 January 2019||Christmas/NY Break|
|Sunday 6 January 2019||Saturday 12 January 2019||Staff Training|
|Sunday 13 January 2019||Friday 1 February 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 3rd February 2019||Saturday 9 February 2019||Available 1 week|
|Sunday 10 February 2019||Friday 22 February 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 24 February 2019||Thursday 7 March 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 10 March 2019||Saturday 23 March 2019||Available 2 weeks|
|Sunday 24 March 2019||Friday 5 April 2019||Booked|
|Saturday 7 April 2019||Thursday 18 April 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 19 April 2019||Friday 27 April 2019||Easter Break|
|Sunday 29 April 2019||Saturday 4 May 2019||Available 1 week|
|Saturday 4 May 2019||Saturday 11 May 2019||Booked|
|Saturday 11 May 2019||Saturday 18 May 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 19 May 2019||Sunday 26 May 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 26 May 2019||Friday 7 June 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 9 June 2019||Saturday 15 June 2019||Booked|
|Monday 17 June 2019||Friday 28 June 2019||Booked|
|Sunday 30 June 2019||Saturday 6 July 2019||Available 1 week|
|Saturday 6 July 2019||Saturday 13 July 2019||
SUMMER SCHOOL Please enquire for place availability
|Saturday 13 July 2019||Saturday 20 July 2019|
|Saturday 20 July 2019||Saturday 27 July 2019|
|Saturday 27 July 2019||Saturday 3 August 2019|
|Sunday 4 August 2019||Sunday 11 August 2019||Summer Break|
|Sunday 11 August 2019||Sunday 18 August 2019||Summer Break|
|Sunday 18 August 2019||Sunday 25th August 2019||Summer Break|
|Sunday 25th August 2019||Sunday 1 September||Summer Break|
If you would like to discuss visiting us for any part of any these periods, please contact us as soon as possible. Even if your preferred weeks are shown as booked, please contact to discuss possibilities.
SUMMER SCHOOL places are often available until very shortly before the start of courses; please contact for more information.