Learning a language in the place where it is spoken is the key element of a language-learning experience. And as you know, it is always easier to learn a language when you're young and even more so if it's fun.
We are convinced that an individual language study stay abroad allows you to learn English, German, Spanish or Italian in a serious, yet fun way. The programs proposed by our partner schools are especially designed in order to stimulate and inspire our young students. Once you have gotten past the inevitable acclimatization period, a language study stay abroad will help you to develop ease and confidence in the daily practice of a foreign language, and all this is a welcoming international atmosphere. Your progress is assured. You will thus have important assets for your future training and memories for life.
Our partner school welcomes students between 10 and 15 years, of all levels of English. The spacious and comfortable classrooms offer all of the necessary material for learning the language. In addition to the course center, Ardingly also offers a large number of sports facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, 18 tennis courts, a sports hall for football, badminton and basketball, as well as pitches or courts where you will be able to play volleyball or other team sports. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere on the Ardingly campus have an unforgettable language study stay in store for you!
Once they have arrived in Ardingly, the students sit a placement test on the first day of classes in order to evaluate their knowledge of English, They will then join a class of a maximum of 15 students of the same language level. Mornings are dedicated to English classes. The 15 weekly lessons include the main areas of language learning, like grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing. (If you opt for an intensive course, you will take extra lessons in the afternoons from Monday to Thursday). The courses are fun, motivating and based in modern teaching methods which are adapted to young participants. At the end of their stay, the students receive a certificate attesting the level of English they have reached.
Our partner school in Ardingly proposes residence accommodation, on the same grounds as the school, Two large houses, which are new and comfortable, accommodate students in single rooms or in bedrooms to be shared with other participants. You will find a sink in each of them and several bathrooms are available to be shared, In order to relax after classes and to chat with friends, you will be able to make use out of the large common rooms with TV/DVD. Our partner school's supervision team is present on a 24-hour basis and at night, a group leader is available to students on every floor of the residence.
Our partner school has excellent sports facilities which help fill the activities programme in summer. Students will have the choice between football, basketball, volleyball or swimming, In addition to sports, numerous group activities are proposed on the school grounds, including creative workshops, disco, cinema or even BBQ evenings. Perfect for spending time with your new friends and speaking English in a relaxed way outside of class. As regards excursions, the school's activities coordinators organise visits to surrounding towns each week in order that students may discover the region of West Sussex. Head off to visit Brighton, the beach, London or go on a crossing on the Thames! Have fun!
Improve your English as much as your serve and volley! The training, matches and good advice of your coach will allow you to give of your best with your racket! The tennis lessons take place in the afternoon, 3 times a week, and are supervised by qualified LTA professionals.
Sailing-water sports option:
By choosing this option, thanks to experienced instructors, you will be able to learn the bases of the sailing dinghy, the maneuvers and handling techniques for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. The sessions take place in the afternoon, 3 times a week, on the artificial lake of the Ardingly reservoir, very near the school.