Family English Courses in the UK

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English for Families

Take part in one of our family English courses in Canterbury and learn English with your family. It will be like a ‘home away from home’ for everyone. At LanguageUK we can offer courses for each member of your family. Join an adult class while your children have lessons in small groups with one of our experienced teachers. We also offer a full activity programme for children during the afternoons. We have availability any time of the year.  Please contact us.

Many families choose homestay accommodation (all the family together with one of our hosts), with breakfast and dinner included. There is also a self-catering option if you prefer.

You can also decide to rent your own private apartment or holiday house, or stay in a hotel or B & B (bed and breakfast).

We are very happy to help and guide you in your choice.

Designed For

  • Families and carers with children who want a study holiday together.
  • Anyone from the age of 6 months and above.

*Please note that all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Course Facts 
Course start datesAny Monday
Course duration1 to 4 weeks
English levelElementary to Advanced
Minimum age5 Years
CoursebookFree if applicable

Prices

Children

Family Programme - Course Only

MonthAge GroupPrice per week
January / February / MarchUpon Request One to One
April5 - 17£425
May5 - 17£425
June5 - 17£425
July5 - 17£450
August5 - 17£450
September5 - 17£425
October5 - 17£425
November / DecemberUpon Request One to One

 

Family Programme - Course & Activities

MonthAge GroupPrice per week
January / February / MarchUpon Request One to One
April5 - 17£550
May5 - 17£550
June5 - 17£550
July5 - 17£575
August5 - 17£575
September5 - 17£550
October5 - 17£550
November / DecemberUpon Request One to One

 

Junior Individual Programme - English with Activities

MonthAccommodationArrival DateAge GroupPrice per week
January / February / MarchUpon Request One to One
AprilHomestaySunday12 - 17£700
MayHomestaySunday12 - 17£700
JuneHomestaySunday12 - 17£700
JulyHomestaySunday12 - 17£750
AugustHomestaySunday12 - 17£750
SeptemberHomestaySunday12 - 17£700
OctoberHomestaySunday12 - 17£700
November / DecemberUpon Request One to One

 

Adults

General English

No. of weeksStandard - 20 lessons per weekIntensive - 28 lessons per week
1 - 3 weeks£290£345
4 - 11 weeks£280£335
12 - 23 weeks £265£295
24 - 35 weeks £250£270
36+ weeks
£235£250
This course is available year round and starts on any Monday of the year

20 x 45 minute lessons = 15 hours per week
28 x 45 minute lessons = 21 hours per week

 

Please contact us to discuss your family course in detail.

Course Structure - Adults

Adults study at LanguageUK on either a standard course (15 hours a week) or intensive (23 hours a week).

The minimum course duration is 1 week.

Course Structure - Juniors

Course option for younger learners 5 to 15 years

When we receive families, the adults take a course with us and the children and young learners take their courses separately in groups. The tutors are all qualified English teachers and have DBS checks (criminal record check which is obligatory to work with children).

The course for children and juniors will include:

  • 15 hours’ English tuition in a group per week (maximum of 10 per class).
  • All course materials.
  • Lunch every day.
  • Afternoon activity programme every day joining some of the other groups until 4.00 pm including all travel and entrance costs.
  • End of course certificate.

Children's English Programme Sample Timetable

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9 - 10:30amWelcome and IntroductionBritish Music WorkshopCanterburyBritish FestivalsPreparing a Presentation
Break
11 - 13.30pmBritish FoodBritish Music WorkshopThomas Becket a history and role playBritish FestivalsDelivering presentations
LunchLunch in the school Canteen
13:30 - 4.00pmCanterbury Quiz and Beach volleyballCeilidh workshopTrip to Canterbury CathedralArt and craft workshopStrawberry picking
Please note that this is a sample. LanguageUK have a number of different themes especially written and designed for this programme.

Levels and ages

We would not mix children who have advanced and beginner levels and we try to put the children into small groups according to their age. Most of the children and young learners who have studied with us before are elementary to intermediate level. The maximum class size is 10. Our courses are not academic in that the children would not be covering mountains of grammar and vocabulary in the normal classroom environment. However, for the older children we do include some formal instruction. We do not test the children and our aims are not to re-create the same classroom environment the children might be used to back home. Having said this, our class aims and objectives are as follows:

  • To give the children the opportunity to take part in a total English immersion programme where the language used by the tutor during the breaks, between the classroom activities and outside the actual class instruction is equally as important.
  • To present and provide interesting projects, with topics for the children to participate in and where they will learn vocabulary and grammar usage through the practice of authentic activities. These activities could include: cooking, shopping for food, projects on historical places visited during the afternoons, keeping a diary, playing games and so on.
  • To have fun but learn at the same time. We want the children to return back to their country having had a positive and memorable experience.
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