Magdalene College, Cambridge University
English Language Summer Course for Students Aged 16-25
Students will live in Magdalene College, which is one of Cambridge University’s oldest, most famous and most beautiful colleges. Magdalene College was founded in 1428 and is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge University. The main courtyard and its small church were both built around 1470, while the famous Pepys library dates from about 1700.
The college is set on the banks of the River Cam, which flows through the centre of Cambridge; many of the student bedrooms have views over the river. The college is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Cambridge, close to the river, the beautiful colleges and stunning architecture of the university – so our students will experience Cambridge’s unique atmosphere to the full.
Magdalene College Course Dates for 2019
7th – 20th July
21st July – 3rd August
Magdalene College Course Fees for 2019
|2 Week Course||£2080 + £50 Registration Fee|
|4 Week Course||£4160 + £50 Registration Fee|
Teaching & Learning
- 20 full hours teaching per week
- Maximum class size of 12
- Elementary – advanced levels
- Reports and certificates
Placement testOn 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 classesOur 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 classesIn 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
Magdalene College Course Location
- Great location near to the centre of Cambridge
- Safe and secure location
Magdalene College AccommodationStudents live in comfortable single rooms at the heart of Magdalene College; the rooms are in a remarkable building that was designed by the famous British architect Edwin Lutyens
- Students share bathrooms with up to six other students
- Students have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Magdalene College dining halls
- Surrounded by stunning gardens outside which lead down to the banks of the River Cam
- Free wi-fi for students
Magdalene College Course ActivitiesOur programme at Magdalene College allows students to immerse themselves in traditional Cambridge University student life
- An arrival reception with strawberries & cream on the college lawns
- Course graduation ceremony beneath the Pepys library with detailed personal reports and certificates for each student
- A formal farewell dinner in the historic and atmospheric college dining hall
- Full day excursion to London
- inspirational cultural, social and sporting programme
An example two-week activity schedule at Magdalene College* Activities with a £ will incur a small charge. The cost per week to attend all activities is £20.
|Day||Afternoon Activity||Evening Activity|
|Monday||Walking Tour||Welcome Reception|
|Tuesday||King's College Visit||Traditional Pub Visit|
|Thursday||Sports||Shakespeare Play in Cambridge University Gardens (£)|
|Friday||Visit Fitzwilliam Museum||Course Social Evening|
|Saturday||Full Day Excursion to London||Free Time|
|Sunday||Half-Day Excursion to Ely||Free Time|
|Wednesday||Cambridge University Admissions Lecture||Free Time|
|Thursday||Visit Grantchester||Course Social Evening|
|Friday||Free Time||Formal Farewell Dinner|
- Small course of 50 students
- Safe and secure environment
- Qualified first aiders on site
- Supervised sports and social programme
- 24 hour emergency contact number – 0044 (0) 7985 026835
Magdalene College TransfersFree transfers are available on the Magdalene College course.
- 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 at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this. It is highly recommended that students under the age of 18 arrange a private transfer.
Magdalene College Course Availability
|7th - 20th July||SPACES|
|21st July - 3rd August||SPACES. Closed to Chinese/Mandarin speakers*|
Care of Under 18sThis applies to students aged 16 and 17 attending the course at Magdalene College IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, A CONSENT FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM HERE
- This course is for students aged 16-25 and you will be in classes, have meals and take part in activities with students who are over 18. You will also share a common room with students over 18.
- 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 .
- An activity programme is offered but is not a compulsory.
- Students who choose not to take part in activities will have unsupervised free time. If they choose to leave the campus they must sign out in the presence of the Course Director.
- If not attending an activity during the afternoon, students will be required to check in with staff at dinner time
- There is an activity on offer every evening. Attendance is not compulsory. During this time, students may stay in the college or they may go out into Cambridge. This means that from 19.00-23.00 students will be unsupervised
- When students are not attending the activity provided by Select English or during free time, they must inform the Course Director where they are and when they expect to be back. They must make sure that the Course Director has their mobile phone number and that their phone is charged and switched on.
- On activities and trips, supervision ratios for under 18s will be at least 1:20. Students will be allowed to leave staff to visit shops and other amenities. Students will be informed of meeting points where they can find staff and will also be reminded of the school emergency numbers (on their wristbands) and summer staff mobile numbers.
- Select English has set clear rules for free time. All students will be made aware of these rules.
- Students are accommodated in single rooms
- We will make every attempt to accommodate male and female students on separate floors but it may not always be possible
- We will make every attempt to accommodate students aged 16 and 17 separate from the students aged over 18 but it may not always be possible.
- There will be 5 members of Select English staff living at the college
- The curfew for under 18s at Magdalene College is 23.00