Hampstead School of English
- Near West Hampstead, London
- 15 hours English per week
- 5 city-based visits & 1 weekend excursion
- Minimum 1-week programme
- Full-board homestay accommodation
Our Hampstead school is located between the beautifully preserved village of Hampstead and the leafy residential area of West Hampstead. With immediate access to central London and within walking distance of the ancient park of Hampstead Heath, it is an ideal place to learn English in London while exploring one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Centre type: Year-round school with classes held on-site or at a nearby dedicated young learner centre
Course structure: 15 hours of English, 5 city-based excursions, 2 evening activities and 1 weekend excursion per week
2017 course start dates: 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July, 6 August. Also available for groups year-round.
Course length: Minimum 1 week
Accommodation: Full-board homestay
Class size: Maximum 15
Age range: 14-17*
Arrival day: Sunday
Address: 553 Finchley Road, London, NW3 7BJ
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
*Lessons will be held on-site or at a local annexe nearby. Adult students may also be present at the school.
- 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
- 2 evening activities
- Taxis provided home after evening activities if on the full programme
- 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:
At Experience English you can be assured that you will be well looked after by our professional staff.
We are a member of the special interest group Young Learners English UK, working to raise the standards of all junior vacation courses in the UK.
A typical day learning English at Hampstead School of English, London
On the junior programme at our London Hampstead school 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 2 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!
For 2 nights every week you will get to socialise with your friends in an evening activity.
Led by our fun and enthusiastic Activity Leaders, the evening activities vary from film nights to a walk along the Thames to see London by night, or a visit to the Tate Modern!
When you are not on an evening activity you will be looked after by your homestay host, offering a fantastic opportunity to practise your English and learn about British culture.
- Café serving hot food daily
- Social space for activities
- Library/quiet study room
- Multi-faith prayer room
*Please note start and end times may vary to what is published.
**Our Hampstead 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.
You will stay at the home of one of our friendly homestay hosts, located on convenient transport links to the school.
Immerse yourself in London life with a local homestay host, providing more contact with English speakers and a real insight into life in London. Our hosts treat each student as a member of the family, eating together and sharing common living areas.*
Location: Up to 45 minutes from the school by bus
Room type: Single or twin
Bathroom: Shared bathroom
Meals: Full-board included (daily breakfast and dinner, and all Sunday meals with your host; hot lunch on campus Monday-Friday; packed lunches provided on Saturdays)
Laundry: facilities provided by your host
Transport: travel cards provided and taxis home after evening activities
Homestay accommodation is included in the course price.
*The majority of homestays are arranged internally; external agents are used very occasionally at our discretion. Please note, images are representative of the types of homestay accommodation you will stay in; we cannot guarantee that you will be staying in the same house as shown in the photo.
FacilitiesImmerse yourself in local London life by staying with one of our carefully selected hosts.
• Discover the vibrant and exciting capital city of London
• Available for 14-17 year olds*
• Homestay accommodation gives you an authentic experience and opportunity to practise English
*Please note that age restrictions and conditions may apply. Adult students may also be present at the school.
*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.