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2019-08-22 00:32:06

Best summer language courses and schools in London for foreign students

Best summer language courses and schools in London for foreign students

The best summer language courses and schools in London for foreign students

To learn English efficiently and effectively, you should go to prestigious schools and camps, educational centers abroad. It is in the UK that a large number of summer language courses have been developed for the vacation period, that is, you can pick up both prestigious academic schools in London, providing for classes in English and academic subjects, as well as sports, creative and adventure schools.

Leading children's camps with learning English in London for foreign students

As a rule, elite schools in London open their doors to foreign and teenagers from July to August. Classes are held for 5 days, and on weekends students' arrivals and departures are provided, as well as language groups are formed.

At the time of arrival at the London Summer School, a foreign student is met by a representative of an advanced language school at the airport, after which a trip to the campus is organized. Depending on the choice of accommodation, the foreign student lives in a comfortable residence of a language school or in a host family. As a rule, a foreign teenager lives in comfortable rooms for 1-2 people, while the bathroom is on the floor. As for nutrition, it is organized on a full board basis three times a day.

The choice of foreign students by the best summer schools in London offers two formats of instruction, namely standard and intensive, providing for a load of 20 to 30 hours during the week. For teaching, only experienced and professional teachers are involved, who apply an individual approach to teaching in relation to each student. In addition, classes are held in small language groups, the number of students in which does not exceed 10 children.

It is worth noting that the elite summer schools in London have developed various language programs aimed at foreign students with different levels of English proficiency.

In addition to education by leading English schools, an active leisure program is organized that provides for conducting various sports, in particular, football, volleyball, tennis, the organization of creative clubs in music, design, painting, and theater. In addition, on weekends, educational excursions are organized to the main attractions of the British capital.

Upon completion of education, the duration of which can vary from 1 week to 1.5 months, each graduate is given a certificate of successful completion of the language summer program. Also, upon returning to their homeland, significant progress in the level of English proficiency will be noticeable. At the same time, the foreign student will make many friends and acquaintances from around the world.

TOP-10 best summer schools in London

Several dozen leading summer schools, which are extremely popular among foreign students, successfully operate on the territory of London, namely:

  • Piligrims Harrow School

These prestigious language courses are organized on the basis of a top private school. The year 1974 was marked by the opening of a prestigious language school. Currently, several branches have been created in the UK, which have developed effective language programs in the English language. The elite summer school opens its doors to foreign students of any age to study in the framework of combined programs in the English language. The cost of education for two weeks starts at an average of 2,900 £.

This popular language school operates on the basis of a ranked British university. Summer courses are held on the modern UxbridgeCampus campus, located in a cozy and quiet suburb of London. The target audience for studying is foreign students aged 9 to 17 years. Especially for foreign students, an exciting leisure program is organized that provides for entertainment and excursions. In particular, it can be a trip to the British capital, a walk around Oxford, acquaintance with Windsor Castle, etc. The cost of education for 2 weeks in the framework of the summer language program starts at 1,700 £.

Within the framework of the developed summer language course, a combination of English classes with an active and rich leisure program is provided. This language course has been recognized in terms of learning effectiveness. The target audience is foreign students aged 14 to 17 years. During the two weeks of education, there is a significant improvement in the level of English proficiency, as well as acquaintance with the main attractions of England, Wales, Scotland, etc. The cost of education for two weeks on average is 2,300 £.

The prestigious summer school operates on the basis of the top university of Westminster, located at a distance of 20 minutes from the British capital. So, especially for foreign students, all the necessary conditions for comfortable learning and living are created. So, foreign students are accommodated in comfortable rooms for 2-3 students. Classrooms are equipped with modern interactive equipment. Sports fields have been created for sports, etc. For students organized three meals a day balanced nutrition. The target audience for the standard English language course is foreign students aged 12 to 17 years. At the same time, the YoungLeader leadership course is aimed at adolescents from 14 to 17 years old. The choice of a specific language program determines the cost of eduaction for 2 weeks. Typically, it ranges around 1,800 £.

The main advantages of taking summer language courses for foreign students

  • Deep-rooted British educational traditions

The prestige of the British educational system, which combines modern European techniques and English pedantry in teaching, is universally recognized.

  • Language environment

It is a complete immersion in a real language environment that contributes to a significant improvement in the level of English proficiency due to constant communication with native speakers. Thus, upon completion of education, the foreign student significantly improves pronunciation and overcomes the emphasis.

  • High level of student stay safety
  • Active and creative relaxation

Football, equestrian, and yachting classes are held on a regular basis. Creative individuals can attend various master classes in singing, drawing, as well as dancing. Such events contribute to the exciting pastime of students.

  • Various educational excursions

As part of the excursions, it is envisaged to study local traditions and culture, and to examine the main attractions of Great Britain. Passing summer language courses in London contributes to the comprehensive development of students, as well as broadening their horizons.

The educational process in the best summer schools in London

During the summer holidays, English classes are no more than 3 hours a day. Teaching is conducted for 5 days, while in the hours off from classes it is envisaged to improve language skills in practice as part of excursions, entertainment events, as well as communication with peers.

It is worth noting once again that classes are held in a game format, in particular, it can be quizzes and discussions. The free environment created in the classroom facilitates easier learning of the teaching material. At the same time, there is an opportunity to attend elective classes. Moreover, their number should not exceed 4-6 hours during the day.

Accommodation for a summer language course in London

The most popular among foreigne students is living on the territory of a residence or campus. So, teachers and educators are entrusted with monitoring compliance with the daily routine and ensuring safety for all students.

In addition, the opportunity to stay in the host family. It is for this format of living that individual educational programs have been developed, the advantage of which is due to the individual format of classes.

Tuition fees for summer language courses in London

As a rule, the proposed language programs of elite schools in London include accommodation, meals, transfers, as well as the provision of teaching materials. Typically, tuition for a week varies from 400 to 1,100 £. The most expensive language course option is inherent in ranking British private boarding schools. The cost of education in advanced children's camps in London is lower.

Type of language course

Sudying duration

Cost per week

Children's camp

From 2 weeks

From 715 £

Basic or intensive course

From 1 week

From 660 £

Family Language Programs

From 1 week

From 360 £ (excluding accommodation)

Academic English Course

From 1 week

From 715 £

Pre-university preparatory programs


From 675 £

Courses for Future Leaders

From 2 weeks

From 1,105 £

English language + leisure activities

From 2 weeks

From 805 £


Type of accommodation for the period of study



Campus or school residence

With and without food

From 150 £ per week

Host family

Three meals a day or half board conditions

From 220 £ per week

Apartment or Studio

Excluding nutrition

From 462 £ per week

Hotel room

Including breakfast and without it

From 30 per day



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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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