King's College, London Bridge
• Central London (Zone 1)
• 7-day programme
• Young Learners Culture Programme
• Residential accommodation
• Leading university campus next to the Shard
• End-of-course certificate
Our Exploring London junior programme at King's College, London Bridge, offers you the perfect location from which to discover one of the most exciting cities in the world, with daily excursions to famous sites in and around London. You will study and live in the heart of London’s Zone 1 right next to the Shard, at a leading college campus with excellent teaching facilities.
Centre type: University campus (split-site)
Course type: General English + Exploring London
Course structure: 15 hours of English per week + 5 half-day excursions
2017 course dates: 2 July - 13 August
Course length: 2-6 weeks
Age range*: 12-17 (groups); 14-17 (individuals)
Arrival day: Sunday
School address: Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, London, SE1 1UL
Residence address: 165 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4XA
Excursion examples: Natural History Museum, Changing of the Guard and Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Punting in Oxford, Brighton and Sea Life Centre, Canterbury and The Canterbury Tales
- 15 hours tuition per week
- Learning materials
- First-day placement test
- End-of-course certificate
- Maximum 15 students per class
- Led by at least 2 different teachers
- Morning and afternoon classes
- 1 full day excursion per week
- 5 city-based or local visits per week
- 7 evening activities
- to build effective communicative competence
- to improve speaking and listening skills
- to provide a natural platform for practising the English language through immersive activities and projects, encouraging students to use language in real-time
- to provide opportunities for collaborative and team-based learning
- to improve learner independence and confidence in the English language
Well-being and safety:
We take the well-being and safety of our students very seriously. You can be assured that your child will be well looked after by our professional staff.
We are also a member of special interest group Young Learners English UK, working to raise the standards of all junior vacation courses in the UK.
*Please note that students up to the age of 20 years old may be present on site in closed groups on selected dates. Individuals must be 14 years or older.
A typical day learning English in central London
On the juniors programme at King’s College, London you will get to experience English in a variety of contexts, from classroom learning to interactive social activities and excursions. The programme includes a full-day excursion, 5 city-based or local visits per week, as well as 7 evening activities, in exciting areas in and around London.
In the morning you will join fellow English language students** in a class that is adapted to your level of English. You will improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through a variety of interactive classroom activities, covering exciting topics like British culture, entertainment, clothes and fashion, or music.
You will get a break half way through your lessons.
After lunch, you will be taken on afternoon excursions in and around London**, giving you the opportunity to practise your English language skills in real-life contexts. Excursions vary per week and you will get to see a range of iconic areas of London including Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and more!
Every evening after dinner you will get to socialise with your friends as well as meet other students at the evening social activity.
Led by our fun and enthusiastic Activity Leaders, the evening activity is different each night and varies from discos, film nights and karaoke to evening tours around London to places such as the Tate Modern, a walk along the Thames, or the Tate Modern!
- Restaurant and canteen
- Social space for activities
- Outdoor space
- Modern classrooms with interactive white boards
- Wi-Fi available in specific areas
- Prayer room available on request
*Please note start and end times may vary to what is published.
**Our King’s College, London young learner centre operates on a zig-zag format, so depending on the week you join, you will start with either morning or afternoon classes. For example, if you have morning classes in your first week, you will have afternoon classes in your second week, and so on.
At King's College, London Bridge, we offer conveniently-located and secure residential accommodation situated only 15 minutes away from the college, right in the centre of London.
Stay in high quality single en-suite bedrooms in the heart of London. Overnight supervision is provided by dedicated Young Learner staff.
Location: 15-minute walk from the school
Set up: University halls of residence with multiple rooms on each floor
Kitchen: No cooking facilities provided
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the college canteen; packed lunches provided on Saturdays and Sundays
Laundry: facilities provided, prices vary
Please note, the residence is monitored at all times with CCTV cameras, and students are not permitted to leave the campus without supervision.
Why London Bridge?
- Zone 1 location
- Superior accommodation
- Advantage Programme available
*Please note, this is an example of what you can expect, activities and times are subject to change. If you would like to learn more about our activity programmes, please contact us. Lessons operate on a zig-zag programme and may take place in the morning or afternoon.