English Plus

Residential or Homestay

Ages 14*-17 • From £1,520.00

| *Students aged 13 travelling with a group leader may be accepted in residential accommodation.
The teachers and staff were friendly, helpful and put a lot of effort into making my stay enjoyable

Mathilda E from Germany


SUMMER COURSE

Key Information

Age: Ages 14*-17
Location:
Class size: Maximum 12 students per class
Classes: 20 hours per week. Intermediate – Advanced levels
Transfers: Free from Heathrow and Stansted (see conditions)
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English Plus

Residential or Homestay Course, Ages 14-17

English Plus courses are part of the Cambridge Junior Course. Students live in the same accommodation and share the same activity programme. Courses are held in the in our main school site in Cambridge. The school is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge. There you will find many of the beautiful universities that Cambridge is famous for, along with shops, restaurants and cultural activities for you to enjoy. It’s a lively course and there’s always something going on.

There are four full hours of lessons per day.  You can choose to combine 10 hours of English lessons with 10 hours of our Musical Theatre, Art, Science or Young Leader programmes or you can choose to combine Musical Theatre, Art, Science or Young Leaders and not take any English classes. Please see the table below for possible combinations. All lessons will be in English and all students must have intermediate level English or higher. You can also combine the English plus Football course with these options but English and Football students cannot join English academies, as these run at the same time as Football training.

There are afternoon or evening activities offered each day. On Saturday, there is a full day trip to London with the opportunity to see the sights as well as some free time to do some shopping.

There is the option to add extra English lessons  by choosing to add an English Academy to your course. View the full details of this option in the academies tab.

If you prefer to study English only, you can try our Cambridge Juniors Course.

Course Dates for 2020

28th June – 11th July

12th – 25th July

26th July – 8th August

9th – 22nd August

Course Fees for 2020

English Plus Course Supplements (to be added to prices below)

Prices per 2 week course

Science = £90

Musical Theatre = £90

Art = £90

English for Young Leaders = £250

Homestay
2 Week Course £1520 +£50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3040 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £4560 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £6080 + £50 Registration Fee
Residential Twin
2 Week Course £1720 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3440 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £5160 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £6880 + £50 Registration Fee
Residential Single
2 Week Course £1780 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3560 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £5340 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £7120 + £50 Registration Fee
Residential Single in The Railyard
2 Week Course £1830 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3660 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £5490 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £7320 + £50 Registration Fee
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English Plus Teaching & Lessons

  • 20 full hours teaching per week. Each week you’ll study 10 hours of English and 10 hours of your chosen subject: Science or Musical Theatre.
  • Maximum class size of 12
  • Minimum intermediate level of English required
  • Reports and certificates

Course Timetable

 

English Plus Science

The science summer course is a practical based course covering Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The aims are to improve the student’s practical skills thereby reinforcing their underlying understanding of the fundamental concepts of Science. Classes include the use of light microscopes and bunsen burners. Sample Science Syllabus

English Plus Musical Theatre

This course combines singing, dancing and acting. These classes are taught by specialist teachers at the Bodyworks Dance Studio. Students learn one to two routines from famous musicals such as We Will Rock You and Grease.

Placement test

On your first day, you will take a short written test and have an interview with a teacher so that we assess your level of English and choose the best class for you.

English classes

Our English classes are based on our school’s topic based syllabus. You will develop your language skills while discussing topics that are relevant and interesting to you. You should expect to work in pairs and groups regularly, and take part in class discussions and other activities that make learning enjoyable and fun. Classes will help you to:
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Increase your grammatical accuracy
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Gain confidence in using English in every situations

Project classes

In our project classes, you will use English to work on a project together with your class mates. You will be able to choose the focus of your project with help from your teacher. Popular projects include:
  • Creating a school magazine
  • Surveys of Select staff or members of the public
  • Making a guide to Cambridge for future students
  • Preparing a presentation on your hometown

Drama classes

On your final day at Select, all classes put on a short performance for the rest of the school. In your drama classes, your teacher will help you to prepare and rehearse your performance. This is an excellent way to build your confidence and is also lots of fun!

Reports and certificates

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate with your English level and a report from your teachers.
English Plus Course Location
  • 10 – 15 minutes ‘walk from central Cambridge

English Plus Accommodation Options

Residential:

Stay in one of our supervised residence buildings near to the school. We have 6 halls of residence all within walking distance of the school. Walking distance means from around 5-20 minutes depending on the residence. Residences are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • Students will stay in twin or single rooms depending on the course booked. Please check the booking confirmation carefully to ensure you have the accommodation you were expecting. In some residences triple rooms are available during the summer and these must be requested in writing. We will advise you if your request is possible or not
  • Boys and girls are accommodated on separate floors supervised by school staff
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided
  • Weekly laundry
  • Bed linen is provided (students should bring their own towels)

Homestay:

  • Twin rooms
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided
  • Weekly laundry
Students aged 16 or over may be placed in Private Homes. These are homestays who host more than 4 students. Private homes offer meals and laundry but may offer a reduced opportunity to interact with hosts due to the number of guests.
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English Plus Activities and Excursions

The Cambridge Junior course has an exciting and varied activity programme with sports, games and excursions.
  • Full- day excursion to London
  • Half-day trip to Bury St Edmunds

Cambridge Junior Activities

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An example two-week activity schedule for English "Plus"

* Activities with a £ will incur a small charge. The cost per week to attend all activities is £15.
Day Afternoon activity Evening Activity
Monday Walking Tour of Cambridge Welcome Party
Tuesday Select Olympics or Bowling (£) Evening Punting
Wednesday King’s College Visit Disco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Half-day Excursion to Bury St. Edmunds Free Evening
Friday Photo Treasure Hunt or Swimming (£) Film Night or Sports
Saturday Full-day Excursion to London Free Time
Sunday Sports Afternoon or Shopping Free Time
Monday Punting Swimming or Kwik Cricket
Tuesday T-shirt Making or Tennis Cupcake Decorating or Football
Wednesday Tea Party or Sports on the Park Disco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Museum or Market Trip Football, Karaoke (£) or Film Night
Friday Select’s Got Talent Farewell Party

Welfare

  • On site Welfare Manager
  • Medical Centre 5 minutes’ walk from school
  • Qualified first aiders on site
  • Supervised sports and social programme
  • Live in House Managers in residential accommodation
  • 24 hour emergency contact number – 0044 (0) 7985 026835

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English "Plus" Airport Transfers

Free transfers are available on the English Plus courses.
  • To qualify for a free transfer on arrival, you need to book a flight that lands on Sunday between 9am and 5pm at London Stansted or London Heathrow. Note: this is based on the time of the flight, NOT the projected time of the transfer itself.
  • To qualify for a free transfer on departure, you need to book a flight that takes off on a Saturday between 9am and 5pm from London Stansted or London Heathrow. Note: this is based on the time of the flight, NOT the projected time of the transfer itself.
  • If your flight is outside these hours, to/from a different airport or on a different day, you will need to either make your own way, or arrange a private taxi transfer. Please contact us on info@selectenglish.co.uk to arrange this. It is highly recommended that students under the age of 18 arrange a private transfer.
Prices for one way taxi transfers are below:
Heathrow £150
Gatwick £165
Stansted £95
Luton £105

English "Plus" Accommodation Availability

Homestay
28th June - 11th July SPACES
12th - 25th July SPACES
26th July - 8th August SPACES
9th - 22nd August SPACES
Residential Shared
28th June - 11th July SPACES
12th - 25th July SPACES
26th July - 8th August SPACES
9th - 22nd August SPACES
Residential Single
28th June - 11th July SPACES
12th - 25th July SPACES
26th July - 8th August SPACES
9th - 22nd August SPACES
Residential Single (The Railyard)
28th June - 11th July SPACES
12th - 25th July SPACES
26th July - 8th August SPACES
9th - 22nd August SPACES
         

Select English Academies

 

Select English Academy

The Select English Academy is run by our Director of Studies and classes are taught by our Summer School teachers. These are intensive classes in small groups tailored to the needs of the students. After an initial assessment of the student’s objectives, teachers will put together a plan for the module. Students may attend in preparation for exams or simply to improve their reading, writing, speaking or listening skills. Academy classes can be tailored to meet the needs of students. You can add the English Academy to the Cambridge Juniors or English plus courses. The cost per week is £115.
  • Small groups
  • Subject specific courses
  • Exam preparation
  • End of course report and certificate stating skills learnt
  • Maximum 4 students per group
  • 2 x 1.5-hour sessions per module

Care of Under 18s

ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING THIS COURSE MUST RETURN A CONSENT FORM COMPLETED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN

  • Every student will be given a wristband containing the school emergency number (07985 026835)
  • Every student will be given a Select English ID card with their name, address and contact information for their accommodation in Cambridge
  • Students are given safety advice as part of their first day induction. This can be downloaded from our website selectenglish.co.uk .
  • The activity programme is compulsory. You can give your child permission to not take part in afternoon activities by completing the relevant section of the Consent Form.

If you give your child permission NOT to attend afternoon activities, it means that

  • They will not be supervised by Select English staff
  • Between 15.00 and 18.00 they will be free to walk around the city, go into shops or engage in other activities that are unknown to Select English staff
  • Students must return home by 6pm for dinner. Residential House Managers and homestay hosts will contact the school when students fail to do so. Returning home late is considered serious misconduct and may result in disciplinary action

Travelling to and from homestay accommodation

Students living in homestay accommodation must travel to and from school independently either on foot, by public bus or by taxi. Select English aims to keep all of our students safe and have therefore,

  • Carried out a risk assessment for this period of time
  • Requested details from each homestay on the safest route to and from their home to the school and detailed this on the homestay profile that is issued to students
  • Provided students with safety advice in their pre-arrival information

After all evening activities the following will happen in order to get students home:

  • Students in residences will be walked home by teachers or social staff
  • Students living in homestays will be accompanied by staff to the bus stop
  • If students require a taxi, a member of Select staff will call a taxi for them.

Supervision

  • On social activities and trips staff/student ratios will be at least 1:20. However, ratios will be determined by the risk assessment carried out for each activity.
  • Students must return home immediately after evening activities. If an afternoon activity finishes early, students may have some free time in town but must return home by 6pm for dinner
  • During trips students will be allowed to leave staff to visit shops and other amenities for a maximum of 90 minutes and will be told to stay in groups of at least three. After 90 minutes they must check in with the designated supervisor.
  • Select English has a clear set of rules for free time which will be known to all students.

 

Free time

There are times during the course where students will have short periods of unsupervised free time. There are clear rules for free time. These are detailed below

 

  • After afternoon activities: Students normally have an 1-2 hours free time before they must return to their accommodation for dinner. They must not leave the city centre and should stay in groups of a minimum of three.
  • Dinner: Students can choose to have dinner once a week with friends in the city centre. They need permission from the Course Director and need to inform their homestay host or Hall of Residence Manager at least 24 hours before.
  • After Evening Activities: Students must go straight home at the end of the evening activity.
  • Saturday Evening following the full-day excursion to London: Students are allowed free time in the city centre and must stay in groups of a minimum of three. Students must return home in time for curfew.
  • Sunday: Students are allowed free time in the city centre. Students must stay in groups of a minimum of three and return home for curfew. Students must attend the afternoon activity offered by Select English on Sundays
  • Thursday Evening following the half-day excursion: Students are allowed free time in the city centre and must stay in groups of a minimum of three. Students must return home for curfew.

Curfews

  • Evenings & Weekdays: 21.30
  • Disco Night (Wednesdays): 23.00

Art

This option will allow those students with an interest in art to experiment and produce a portfolio of work to be proud of. They will achieve this by working with qualified and experienced Art teachers from our sister college, St. Andrew’s College, Cambridge. The classes and workshops will take place in our purpose-built art studios at our school in central Cambridge. This option combines tuition in many different aspects of Art, including Painting and Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography and Textiles. It will be a hands-on and practical course, making it an interactive and fun choice for those wishing to combine learning English with improving their art skills. Every two weeks there will be an exhibition to show off the great work produced by students. If you're a keen artist and you want to do something creative, this is a good option for you. You can take 10 hours of art lessons per week and combine it with 10 hours of English, Science, Musical Theatre or Young Leaders classes. (Young Leaders is available 12th - 25th July and 26th July - 8th August only).

Science

If you have an interest in science, you can choose this option. Science classes (10 Hours per week) can be combined with English Classes , Musical Theatre classes or Young Leaders Classes (Young Leaders is available 12th - 25th July and 26th July - 8th August only). All options offer 10 hours of lessons when combined offer 20 hours of tuition per week in total. The topics covers in the Science lessons are as follows
Lesson 1 Safety and rules of laboratory rules are explained and where necessary demonstrated. The students are then shown the scientific equipment they will use and how it should be used
Lesson 2 Students learn how to light a Bunsen Burner and then do oxidation experiments on metals.
Lesson 3 After an explanation of the scientific principles of rockets. The students then make their own rockets.
Lesson 4 The students take their rockets outside and set them off recording flight time and from this calculate their maximum height. An evaluation of their design is then carried out.
Lesson 5 Using prepared slides the students learn the correct use of a light microscope at different magnifications. They are also expected to learn how to make accurate microscopic drawings.
Lesson 6 Following a demonstration of how to do a flame test. Students carry out flame tests on known metals noting the flame colour. They then have to identify unknown metals using flame tests.
Lesson 7 Following a demonstration of how to carry out identification of unknowns using their reaction with NaOH and noting the precipitate colour produced students do the tests themselves. They then have to identify a series of unknowns.
Lesson 8 This an investigation into the effect of exercise on pulse rate and blood oxygen levels before and after exercise. An experiment to work out lung gas capacity is then conducted and suitable conclusions reached.
Lesson 9 An investigation into the properties of electrical components and the design of a series of circuits.
Lesson 10 After a demonstration of the Chemical tests for chlorine, bromine, iodine, nitrates, sulphates, carbonates and hydrogen carbonate. Students then carry out these tests and have then to identify several unknowns.

Musical Theatre

If you you like to dance, sing and perform then this could be be the option for you. Each week a song will be selected from a well known musical and students will learn the song and dance routine to perform at the end of the course. Students will go to a dance studio close to the school to learn these routines with a dance instructor. The Musical Theatre classes make up 10 hours of the course and for the remaining 10 hours, you can add English, Art or Science depending on your preference. An intermediate level of English is required for Musical Theatre, Art or Science options.

Young Leaders

New for summer 2020, our Young Leaders option is great for any student with a keen interest in business topics and who wishes to practise their debating, academic writing and presentation skills. You will need to have an intermediate level of English to do this course. The Young Leaders classes will cover
  • Business Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Debating
  • Presentation Skills
  • Academic Writing
This option is available 12th - 25th July and 26th July to 8th August. You can combine the course with English lessons or you can choose to study Science or Art.

Young Leaders Programme

Lesson 1&2 Lesson 3&4 Afternoon Activity Evening Activity
Monday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Walking Tour Welcome Party
Tuesday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Talk from a Cambridge University Lecturer Evening Punting
Wednesday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes King's College Visit Disco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Tour of Jaguar Land Rover Plant Free Time
Friday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Talk from a Cambridge University Lecturer Film Night or Sports
Saturday Full Day Trip to London
Sunday Free Time Visit Ely or Grantchester Free Time
Monday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Talk from a Cambridge University Lecturer Swimming or Kwik Cricket
Tuesday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Punting Cupcake Decorating or Football
Wednesday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Talk from a Cambridge University Lecturer Disco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Young Leaders Classes Trip to Bury St Edmunds Free Time
Friday Young Leaders Classes English/Art/Science Classes Select's Got Talent Farewell Party