English and Football 14 -17

SUMMER COURSE

Residential & Homestay

14*-17

From £1,720.00

  • The Course
  • Accommodation & Welfare
  • Pre-Departure Information

Course Details

Students on the Cambridge Juniors or English English Plus courses can choose to add specialist football training to their English course. The training takes place in the afternoons and at weekends, after classes finish.  

Our football training is provided by English FA qualified coaches.  

  • Intensive football training
  • Live and study in the beautiful university City of Cambridge
  • Football most afternoons and Sunday.
  • Full evening programme of Sports, social and cultural activities. Excursion to London.

Teaching

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, or Science programmes.

Course Options

It is also possible to combine Musical Theatre, Art, or Science 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 to take these options.

  • 20 full hours teaching per week
  • Maximum class size of 12
  • Elementary – advanced levels
  • Reports and certificates

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 Lessons

Our English classes are based on our school’s topic based syllabus. Students will develop their 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.


  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Increase your grammatical accuracy
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Gain confidence in using English in every situations

Details of the other course options can be found here

Course Dates 2021

  • 4th – 17th July
  • 18th – 31st July

Reports and Certificates

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate with your English level and a report from your teachers.


Football Training

The English and Football course is open to boys and girls of all ability levels. It incorporates technical and tactical player development, nutritional advice to increase fitness levels. There will also be small sided matches in high intensity tournaments to improve passing, speed of movement, technique and game understanding.  

Coaching sessions will consist of warm-up and reaction games followed by technique training drills in passing, dribbling, shooting, attacking & defending and small-sided matches.  

Our English Football Association trained coaches have the experience and understanding to cater for the needs of the group and ensure that children are happy and developing their skills. Sessions focus on improving the following development skills: 

  • Coordination 
  • Balance 
  • Agility 
  • Teamwork 
  • Confidence 
  • Listening and communication skills 

Course Fees & Availability 2021

English Plus Football Homestay
Course LengthCourse Cost
2 Week Course£1720 +£50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course£3440 + £50 Registration Fee

Availability

DatesAvailability
4th – 17th JulySpaces
18th – 31st JulySpaces
English Plus Football Residential Single
Course LengthCourse Cost
2 Week Course£1980 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course£3690 + £50 Registration Fee

Availability

DatesAvailability
4th – 17th JulySpaces
18th – 31st JulySpaces
English Plus Football Residential Twin
Course LengthCourse Cost
2 Week Course£1920 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course£3840 + £50 Registration Fee

Availability

DatesAvailability
4th – 17th JulySpaces
18th – 31st JulySpaces
English Plus Football Residential Single in The Railyard
Course LengthCourse Cost
2 Week Course£2030 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course£4060 + £50 Registration Fee

Availability

DatesAvailability
4th – 17th JulySpaces
18th – 31st JulySpaces

English Plus Supplements

Science2 weeks = £90
Musical Theatre2 weeks = £90
Art2 weeks = £90

Course Timetable

Here’s the lesson Timetable for the English Plus Football Course

Week One

09.30-10.3010.30-10.4510.45-11.4511.45-12.0012.00-13.0013.00-13.4513.45-14.4514.45..18.0019.30-21.30
MondayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonActivitiesDinnerActivities
TuesdayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonFootball TrainingDinnerActivities
WednesdayLesson BreakLesson BreakLessonLunchLessonActivitiesDinnerActivities
ThursdayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonFootball TrainingDinnerActivities
FridayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonFootball TrainingDinnerActivities

Week Two

09.30-10.4510.45-11.0011.00-12.1512.15-12.3012.30-13.3013.30-14.1514.15-15.1515.15..18.0019.30-21.30
MondayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonActivitiesDinnerFootball Training
TuesdayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonFootball TrainingDinnerActivities
WednesdayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonFootball TrainingDinnerActivities
ThursdayLesson BreakLesson BreakHalf Day TripHalf Day TripHalf Day TripHalf Day TripDinnerFree Time
FridayLesson BreakLesson BreakLesson LunchLessonActivitiesDinnerActivities

Activity Programme

When they are not taking part in football training sessions, students on the English & Football course will join the same activity programme as the students attending the Cambridge Junior and English Plus courses.  

We offer exciting and varied activity programme with sports, games and excursions. An example schedule of the activities offered each day is detailed below.  

Where a (£) is displayed, there is a small charge for the activity. The cost of attending all paid activities will generally be very low for English & Football students due to the number of football training sessions on the schedule. 

  • Full- day excursion to London 
  • Half-day trip to Bury St Edmunds 
  • Sports and games 
  • Craft activities 
  • College and museum visits 
  • Punting on the River Cam 

Afternoon ActivityEvening Activity
MondayWalking Tour of CambridgeWelcome Party
TuesdayFootball TrainingEvening Punting
WednesdayKing’s College, CambridgeDisco (£) or Garden Games
ThursdayFootball TrainingFree Evening
FridayFootball TrainingFilm Night or Sports
Saturday Full Day Trip to LondonFree Evening
SundayFootball TrainingFree Evening
MondayPuntingFootball Training
Tuesday Football TrainingCupcake Decorating or Football
WednesdayFootball TrainingDisco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Half Day Trip to Bury St EdmundsFree Evening
Friday Select’s Got TalentFarewell Party

Science

Are you interested in science? then this is a great option for you. Science classes (10 Hours per week) can be combined with English Classes , Musical Theatre, or Art classes. All options offer 10 hours of lessons when combined offer 20 hours of tuition per week in total. Topics covered in the Science lessons are as follows

Lesson 1Safety 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 2Students learn how to light a Bunsen Burner and then do oxidation experiments on metals.
Lesson 3After an explanation of the scientific principles of rockets. The students then make their own rockets.
Lesson 4The 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 5Using 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 6Following 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 7There will be a demonstration of how to carry out identification of unknowns using their reaction with NaOH. Students will note the precipitate colour produced and students do the tests themselves. They then have to identify a series of unknowns.
Lesson 8This 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 9An investigation into the properties of electrical components and the design of a series of circuits.
Lesson 10After 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.

Art

Choosing 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

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 and it is an interactive and fun choice for those wishing to combine learning English with improving their artistic 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.

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 if you decide to choose this option.

Residential Accommodation

Stay in one of our supervised residence buildings near to the school. We have 6 halls of residence all within walking distance (20-25 minutes’ walk) of the school.  Residences are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

  • You can choose to 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 live in House Managers
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided
  • Weekly laundry
  • Bed linen is provided (students should bring their own towels)
  • Student common room in each residence
  • WiFi

Residential @ The Railyard

It is also possible for students on the Cambridge Junior and English Plus courses to choose residential accommodation at the Railyard. The Railyard is located on the same street as the school so is just a short walk away.

  • Single rooms with ensuite bathroom
  • Supervised by live in House Manager
  • Breakfast provided at the residence
  • Lunch provided at school
  • Students will eat dinner at local restaurants with the House Manager
  • Bed linen provided, students should bring their own towels
  • WiFi

Homestay Accommodation

Our homestays accommodation is carefully selected by our Accommodation Officer. In this way, we ensure that only the most suitable houses and families are used to host Select English students.  

 Most homestays are located 3-5km from the school, which means that in general it’s not possible to walk to school – students will generally need to take a bus or cycle to school. 

 
All our homestays are regularly inspected by our Accommodation Officer. We also carefully monitor student feedback on homestay hosts so that we only continue to work with the most popular homestay hosts. 

 
Once we have placed you in a homestay, you will receive a family profile from us, giving basic information about your homestay 

We encourage you and your child to contact the family to introduce yourselves prior to arrival.

In some cases, 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. Please let us know if you do not want to be accommodated in a private home

  • Twin rooms
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided
  • Weekly laundry
  • Bed linen is provided (students should bring their own towels)

LIFE IN A HOMESTAY

Students will be accommodated in single rooms. If you are travelling with a friend you can request to be accommodated in the same homestay at the time of booking. 

SHOWERS/BATHS

 All students will be able to shower or bath at least once a day; note that bathrooms are normally shared with the homestay. 

MEALS

  • Breakfast and dinner are provided. Breakfast will normally be a choice of cereal, toast, fruit juice and tea or coffee. 
  • Dinner is generally served between 17.30 and 18.00, but homestays will advise the definite time.  
  • Lunch is not provided and students will need to buy lunch from one of the many shops, cafes or restaurants near the school.  

GETTING TO SCHOOL

Homestays will advise students of the best way to get to school from their home. In most cases, students will take the bus, and the host family will show the student the bus stop near to the house and explain which bus to catch.  

Students can buy a weekly bus ticket called a “Megarider” from the bus driver. The cost is around £15 per week for unlimited travel around Cambridge. 

LAUNDRY

The homestay will do one level basket of washing for you per week, on an agreed day each week. 

TELEPHONE USE

Homestays will not normally allow students to use their telephone. It is a good idea to arrange to call your child in their homestay before 22.00 UK time. 

STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

In most cases we aim to keep students under 18 separate from over 18s in homestays. 

However, we realise that there will be cases where friends of different ages may travel together and wish to be accommodated together. In such cases, a request must be made in writing by the agent or parents of the students.  

Location

Located in Cambridge. The main school site where lessons are held is 15 minutes’ walk from the City Centre

Welfare

At Select English we want to make sure that all students enjoy their time with us, and feel safe and relaxed whilst they are here in England.  

Our approach to student welfare therefore includes dedicated and trained welfare support staff who are always available to help students who need extra support. 

All the Select English team share a determined commitment to caring for all of our students, whatever their needs, in the best possible way. 

Nadine Kaminska and Rebecca Schoeman are our two Welfare Managers, with Nadine being responsible during the academic year and Rebecca taking over in the summer.  

Nadine’s office is in building 15 at Station Road, on the first floor. Rebecca’s office is in building 13 at Station Road, on the ground floor. Their email addresses are: rebecca.schoeman@selectenglish.co.uk and nadine.kaminska@selectenglish.co.uk

  • Safe and secure location
  • Fully supervised by Select English staff
  • First Aid trained staff
  • Access to medical services (extra charges may apply)
  • 24 hour emergency contact number – 0044 (0) 7985 026835
4 students in a lessons

Transfers

  • To receive a free transfer on arrival, you need to book a flight that is scheduled to land on Sunday between 9.00 and 17.00 at London Stansted or London Heathrow. Students on flights scheduled to land before 9.00 are nor eligible for a free transfer. There is no option to wait in the airport. Where flights are delayed, we will always wait for students affected.
  • To qualify for a free transfer on departure, you need to book a flight that is scheduled to depart on a Saturday between 9.00 and 17.00 at London Stansted or London Heathrow. Flights scheduled to depart after 17.00 are not eligible for a free transfer.
  • 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.ukto arrange this. All students under the age of 18 must use our free transfer service or book a private taxi transfer.

Prices for one way taxi transfers are below:

Heathrow£155
Gatwick£175
Stansted£95
Luton£105

Pre-Departure Information

Before you come to Select English there are a few things that need to be arranged.

Consent & Medical Forms

At the time of booking, we will send you a consent and medical form to complete for your child/children. You must return these to us before the start of the course. These apply to students aged 16 and 17 studying on this course.

Insurance 

Select English recommended that all students purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy prior to departure for the UK.  

In this way you will be covered in the event of disruption to travel, loss or damage to belongings and so on.  

Most students will also be liable to pay for any medical treatment needed whilst in the UK; an insurance policy that covers medical expenses is therefore advisable.  

Climate

The summer months are June to September; in this period the weather is normally warm and pleasant, with occasional hot spells – but at night it can always be chilly here, even when the days are hot. 

UK Law 

When travelling abroad it is always important to be aware of relevant laws in the country that you’re visiting.  

In the UK it is illegal to buy cigarettes or alcohol if you are under the age of 18, and possession of most drugs (including cannabis) is illegal. 

Pocket Money 

Please provide your child with adequate spending money before departure.  

It is recommended that students bring at least £25 per day to cover the cost of any snacks, drinks, souvenirs and gifts and so on.  

We strongly recommend that students have a pre-payment card instead of bringing large amounts of cash.  

 

What to Bring

  • Passport/ID Card
  • All documentation sent to you by Select English (Acceptance Letter, Accommodation Letter, Short Term Study Visa Letter, if applicable)
  • Suitable Clothing (trainers, swimming kit, raincoat)
  • Umbrella
  • Towels
  • Adaptor/Transformer to charge your phone and to use electrical appliances such as hairdryers. The standard voltage in the UK is 230 volts. Your adaptor must meet UK standards or it will be confiscated for health and safety reasons
  • Prescription medication. This must be in its original packaging with the labels translated into English
  • The school contact information. You should store the following number in your phone in case of emergency. +44 7985 026835

Care of Under 18s

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

Please read the below as it outlines the level of care and supervision provided on this course. Once you have read this section please complete the consent form

If you have any questions please email rebecca.schoeman@selectenglish.co.uk 

  • 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 pre-arrival information and first day induction. This can be downloaded from this page of our website selectenglish.co.uk/welfare
  • 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

Consent Form

JUNIORS & ENGLISH PLUS

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

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