Our mini stay courses are designed for groups of school children, aged from 12-17 years old, who are looking to learn English.
At our school, students attending our mini-stay course will experience 20 hours of English lessons a week, the opportunity to connect with new people and an exciting social programme packed with unique excursions and day trips.
- 2020 Dates: Available September- MayLessons per week: 20 hours of lessons per weekParticipants Age: Children aged between 12 and 17Maximum Class Size: 12Course Length: 6 Night StayLocation: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area2020 Included in package price:
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This course is suited for groups of school children, aged between 12-17-years old, looking to learn English. It is divided between 20 hours of English tuition over the course of 6 days, in the mornings, with a social programme in the afternoons and weekend excursions.
We are open from 8:45am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday and from 7:45pm to 9:45pm two or three evenings per week, except on National Holidays. During opening hours, students are welcome to use all the school facilities, which include the self-study area, the social club, the internet café and bar, and the table tennis room.
EiM is open from Monday 6 January to Friday 18 December, but will be closed on the following National Holidays: 10 and 13 April, 8 and 25 May, 31 August, and from 14 December to 3 January 2021. The first day back for students in 2021 is Monday 11 January.
On national holidays there are no classes. Students have the option of joining a teacher-led excursion (transport not included) instead of classes. Any missed individual classes will be taught on another day. When the national holiday is on a Monday, students arriving will have their induction on the Tuesday. However, the above does not apply to our Christmas Break (from 19 December to 3 January), where no trips may be offered as the Centre will be fully closed.
On arrival, students receive a Welcome Pack as part of English in Margate’s Induction programme. This contains comprehensive information about the school as well as relevant details about the local area, including transport and recreational facilities. During the Induction, students are given both a written and oral test to determine their levels, followed by a tour of the school. After a mid-morning break, during which they have the chance to meet other students, they join classes at 11:30 (in summer this will be an introductory class).
After the first afternoon lesson, there is an orientation tour of Margate and an academic induction to our self-study facilities.
One of the key features of our Academic team is the degree of hands-on support offered to students from the moment they arrive until their departure. This is an ongoing process of communication with all students, including feedback questionnaires at various points during their stay. Students are also welcome to express their opinions to their classroom teacher, particularly if they have concerns over their placement and class level. In addition, fortnightly tests and a system of 1-to-1 tutorials enable us to assess and monitor the progress of all students, ensuring appropriate classroom provision.
For students who wish to add additional elements to their learning programme, our self-study centre, open weekdays from 8:45am to 9:30am, 11am to 11:30am, most of the day from 8:45am to 5:30pm and on two or three evenings from 7:45pm to 9:45pm, offers the ideal practice opportunity, with assistance from staff available whenever necessary.
With academic progress being so closely linked to a student’s personal circumstances, we have a strong system of pastoral care in place, based on care and confidentiality. During their stay, students can be sure of finding a sympathetic and helpful member of our Welfare team who will offer the appropriate advice and guidance, with the individual’s best interests in mind.
‘Everything is perfect. Vincent is a brilliant teacher and his lessons are full of fun. The host family is nice and they have a beautiful house, and delicious food.’Jan 15, Czech Republic
‘I think that conversations are the best way to learn a language so I loved our lessons with Vincent. The lessons were so funny, we played games and learned a lot of new facts. I loved learning English in England and it’s a beautiful country with lovely beaches.’Katerina 13, Czech Republic
‘Everything was perfect. ‘Vincent is a very good teacher and the course was great. We were doing alphabet challenges and talking about Great Britain – it was fun.’Martin 15, Czech Republic
‘The best thing about my trip was walking by the sea on the beach and visiting the shopping centre. My teacher Vincent gave enjoyable lessons and I had a lovely host family in the evenings.’Marina 13, Czech Republic
‘Margate is very beautiful; I like it when it’s sunny and you are looking over the sea, it’s a great place to be!’Daniel 12, Czech Republic
‘We loved our host family, the overall trip, the London excursion and our teacher Vincent, who is the best’Adam 13, Czech Republic
‘My host mother was very generous with myself and the two girls staying there; we play a lot of games together and my host mother always asks us about our day. We were all very happy and have enjoyed the company of our host family’Natalia 15, Russia
‘I loved how I now have an understanding of the English language and have a full conversation. It’s now something I don’t just need for good marks but can use in everyday life’Matyas 13, Czech Republic
“I like visiting the beaches in Thanet and my teacher was great too! I had a good experience at the language school”Anezka 13, Czech Republic
‘My host family were lovely and very welcoming, and I loved going to the local beaches for a walk’Vosta 13, Czech Republic
‘Lessons about sneakers with Mr. Vincent were the best, he was a great teacher!’Stepolk 13, Czech Republic: