Specialist English Plus Programmes for Groups

(suitable for teenagers)

English Plus Football

Residential Football Summer Camp (in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation)

For groups of 10 or more football crazy youngsters or adults, we offer an exciting two-week course and the chance to improve footballing skills with trained coaches from Newcastle United Foundation.  Going to a Premiership match at St. James' Park is an intrinsic part of the course if you come during the Season!  Not only will you enjoy both playing and watching football, we will also teach you about correct nutrition and exercise to help you become a fit and active sportsperson.

For groups of minimum 10 – boys and girls, age range 11 - 17
Includes 15 hours of English, football training 3 afternoons per week,
2 afternoons cultural visits and sporting activities, one full-day excursion at weekend, half-day excursion Sunday, visits to premiership stadiums, evening activities, 24-hour supervision, full-board accommodation in shared 2- and 4-bedded rooms or homestay accommodation depending on numbers.

ENGLISH LESSONS will be football-themed when possible, and based on the OUP Textbook English for Football . Students will also cover sport nutrition and exercise.

FOOTBALL TRAINING sessions will be delivered by Newcastle United Foundation coaches and will cover a variety of technical, tactical and game related skills. Each session will include a warm-up, ball mastery practice, technical/tactical practice and structured games and will finish off with free play matches.

EVENING ACTIVITIES will include 5-a-side football matches against local teams (where age of participants makes this possible), theatre, cinema, karaoke, youth club (when age appropriate), walks, bowling, swimming, quizzes, games, competitions, tennis.

PREMIERSHIP MATCH If the visit takes place during the football season (September – June), we will go to a Newcastle United premiership home match on Saturday and the full-day excursion will be on Sunday.

GROUP SIZE   Minimum group size is 10 and there is a free group leader place with every 10 students (subject to accepting supervisory duties). Accommodation is residential for groups of up to 30

For larger groups, of mixed ages, homestay can be offered to older students (16 – 17 years of age) whilst younger students stay in the residence.

PROGRAMME DURATION The programme can be extended to 3, 4 or 5 weeks with excursions to Durham, York and/or Edinburgh.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS to and from Newcastle International Airport are included in the price

Please request a quote for transfers from other UK airports.

PRICE:   £750 per week per participant

English Plus Surfing and Kayaking

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Our surfing programme has been running now for 8 years at Tynemouth Longsands, one of the most popular surfing beaches in the UK.

PRICE:   £700 per week per participant

English Plus Film-making

Lights!  Camera!  Action!  Once we teach you the skills, you and your group will create your story, make your storyboard, create props and scenery, do your shots and edit your film.  Perhaps a documentary, perhaps a fictional story?  It's up to you!  We'll teach you the English and professional film-makers will show you how.

PRICE:   £650 per week per participant

English Plus Drama and Theatre Skills

Your challenge is to put on a play in 2 weeks!  With the support of professionals and a script provided by a professional playwright, your group will learn how to act, deliver your lines, make props and costumes, interpret the script, direct and produce a play.  You will also advertise your play and sell tickets before the grand performance!  Lots of interaction with local people and the whole project is fantastic for your spoken English and pronunciation.  We'll also film your play so you can show it to the folks back home.

PRICE:   £650 per week per participant