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Bell St Albans

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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School 5.0
Accommodation 5.0
Course 5.0
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The atmosphere at the school is great too – everyone is really friendly and supportive.

Enjoy discovering the English language in a beautiful and friendly school.

This year-round school is housed in an elegant Grade II listed Victorian building, within 60 acres of beautiful English countryside, providing a safe and peaceful environment. The main building - for living, teaching, learning and social events - is set around a traditional courtyard garden.

A residential learning experience

Students live and learn in our safe and secure schools. All our young learner courses have tuition, activities, trips, accommodation and meals included.

Facilities:

Bright, spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards

Separate London-themed accommodation blocks for boys and girls

Disabled access/facilities

Dining room

Computer study centre

Art room

Student common room

On-site sports facilities including sports fields and an archery range

Peaceful, countryside setting

Free wireless internet

Accommodation

Boys and girls have separate accommodation blocks on site, each with a dedicated houseparent.

Bedrooms

The majority of bedrooms are twin rooms and include beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a chair. Where possible, we mix nationalities in bedrooms, so students are encouraged to practise their English and learn more about another culture.

Bathrooms

There are separate facilities for boys and girls and junior and senior courses. There are shared showers and toilet facilities, which are situated at strategic points throughout the accommodation.

Meals

Students are offered a choice of nutritious food at each mealtime; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every menu includes a selection of hot and cold items including fresh fruit and vegetables. Packed lunches are provided on study tours.

Snacks are available during break times and at each evening house meeting. If your child has a dietary requirement associated to an allergy, please let us know so we can accommodate this.

Courses

Autumn Explorer TOP CHOICE
The course is only available for booking in the following dates:
From 11 to 17 years old 1 lesson — 45 minutes

Designed around 3 weekly project themes, students learn through project-based lessons, study tours and a choice of academic, active and creative electives. It is suitable for all levels.

Course outcomes

Your child will develop:

Core English language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

More vocabulary and better pronunciation

A portfolio of work

Essential life skills (teamwork, independence and communication)

Increased confidence

An international network of friends

Week 1: Fantastic Festivals

Students will explore the UK and international culture through looking at different festivals. By learning about traditional celebrations, such as Harvest Festival and Halloween and modern festivals like Glastonbury and the Notting Hill Carnival, students will develop their English skills and increase their cultural awareness.

Topics may include:

Unusual British Festivals, for example cheese rolling and pancake races!

Halloween

Festivals from around the world

Example projects:

An advertisement for a new festival

A presentation to persuade people to visit different festivals from around the world

A video about Britain’s top 5 strangest festivals

Study tours: London, including the London Eye, and Cambridge.

Week 2:

Students will develop their English through discovering the stories behind some of the UK’s most important historical figures.

Students will also explore how ordinary people lived in the past and find out how other countries and cultures have influenced the UK during its history.

This course includes a visit to one of England’s most prominent historical sites: the Tower of London.

Topics may include:

Henry VIII and his 7 wives

The history of the English language

Life in Victorian England

Example projects:

A play of key moments in British history

A diary: a day in the life of a Victorian teenager

A video explaining the top 5 worst jobs in history

A presentation to introduce people to a little known historical figure

A flow chart poster to work out which century you come from

Study tours: London, including the Tower of London, and Oxford.

Week 3:

Students will improve their English skills by learning about some of the incredible myths and legends and ghost stories based in the UK and across the world.

Students will take inspiration from famous UK authors such as JK Rowling, Lewis Carrol and Arthur Conan Doyle to create their own stories. This trip will include a visit to one of London’s spookiest attractions: the London Dungeons.

Topics may include:

Urban myths

Sherlock Holmes

Ghost stories

Example projects:

A booklet of students’ own short stories and urban myths

A ‘ghost trail’ for Bell St Albans

A murder mystery video

A 'choose your own' adventure story

A fantasy-based board game

Study tours: London, including the London Dungeon.

Electives

18 hours per two week course (3 electives, 6 hours each)

Elective sessions are taught by experienced activity leaders and develop students' skills in their chosen activities in English. Students practice their English, while focused on an activity, which leads to a natural and fluent use of the language.

A mix of active, academic and creative options are available.

Accommodation

You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Residence

0 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 11
Full board

Boys and girls have separate accommodation blocks on site, each with a dedicated houseparent.

Bedrooms

The majority of bedrooms are twin rooms and include beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a chair. Where possible, we mix nationalities in bedrooms, so students are encouraged to practise their English and learn more about another culture.

Bathrooms

There are separate facilities for boys and girls and junior and senior courses. There are shared showers and toilet facilities, which are situated at strategic points throughout the accommodation.

Housekeeping and laundry

Bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned regularly, with fresh bed linen provided weekly. Students are responsible for making sure their room is tidy and will have regular room inspections. There is a free laundry service for machine washable clothes once a week.

Dining room

Meals

Students are offered a choice of nutritious food at each mealtime; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every menu includes a selection of hot and cold items including fresh fruit and vegetables. Packed lunches are provided on study tours.

Snacks are available during break times and at each evening house meeting. If your child has a dietary requirement associated to an allergy, please let us know so we can accommodate this.

Included in the course price
full board

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About school

Address
Shenley Lane London Colney St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1AG
Closest international airport
Heathrow Airport
In 120 minutes
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Average age: 15
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