Easter at Earlscliffe for 8-17 year olds

We have been running English language and activity programmes for all ages (8–17 years) in the Easter holiday period for many years.

Our learning

We offer twenty lessons (16 hours) per week, delivered by our qualified teachers to maximum class sizes of twelve. Students will be placed in classes according to their age (Juniors aged 8-12 year olds and Seniors aged 13-17 year olds) and level of English. 

The programme will focus on the four skills including grammar, comprehension exercises, and interactive language tasks in the morning lessons. Afternoon sessions will be project-based involving drama, music, film, arts and crafts and even debating for the more advanced learners.

Day trips are linked to classroom language work through historical and cultural preparation and writing reviews of a town or location visited.

All students receive a certificate of course completion and an English Language report at the end of their stay. They may also take home their Earlscliffe Summer Workbook.

Extra Intensive English

Students may take advantage of our extra learning options – 4 hours per week or one to one - see Booking Form

Our Activities

Students play volleyball, basketball, badminton, billiards and table tennis on-site.Our supervised afternoon and evening activities include karaoke nights; football, softball, a ‘Summer of Talent’ show, swimming, themed disco nights, tennis, mini-golf, dry slope tobogganing, ‘jeux sans frontières’  and quiz nights to name but a few.

Regular beach walks are a popular part of the week’s activities.These sports and activities are offered from mid-afternoon, after the day’s lessons have finished.We are fortunate to be close to both Folkestone’s town centre and its shops, the artistic Creative Quarter, the beach and seafront, all of which offer our students moments of discovery and relaxation.

Given the unpredictable weather at this time of year, we do offer more trips and indoor sports on our Easter programme than you would find in summer.

The day trips

An Earlscliffe highlight is our weekly trip to London (Capital London) where we use the high-speed train link from nearby Folkestone Central station which has a journey time of only 55 minutes.

On Sundays we may visit the world-famous cathedral city of Canterbury and take a river boat tour or go to Leeds Castle and Bluewater. Students will be given some free time in small groups (Juniors are always supervised).

Given the unpredictable weather at this time of year, we do offer more trips on our Easter programme than you would find in summer.

The rooms and meals

Most rooms are spacious twin or triple rooms with en-suite WC and shower. All rooms are WI-Fi connected. The high standard of accommodation is attractive to today's students, and all the more so given the beautiful Victorian Facade of the building in which it sits.

Meals are taken in the college dining room and prepared by our own chef and team. Meals are varied and often international, such as Chinese, Mexican or Indian, but not forgetting the occasional British fish and chips! Formal dinners every two weeks (including one traditional English Christmas meal) give our students a chance to dress up and enjoy a three course meal by candlelight. Any special dietary needs can be catered for, i.e. vegetarian, non-dairy etc. Students are given packed meals on day trips.

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