2 – 16 July, 2010 – Leichester, Anglia
English lessons are given by enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who want you to get the best out of yourself and the course. Classes consist of no more than 16 students. Students receive 30 hours of tuition during a two week stay. Some lessons may be held on Saturdays. All students take an entry test to assess their level of English, both spoken and written. According to their level, they are placed in groups with other students from all over Europe – so they have to speak English!
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities such as: volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, rugby, table tennis and badminton. Students who prefer artistic activities can take part in courses such as singing, dance and drama. There will also be the chance to relax with an English language film and improve your language skills. Groups may also arrange short excursions to nearby towns and local places of interest. The programme is subject to variation depending on student numbers, staffing and facilities available.
Leicester lies in the very heart of England. The site is on the University of Leicester and the accommodation is set in 6 hectares of landscaped gardens. The University has good transport links to East Midlands, Birmingham, Luton and Stansted airports; groups arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick will also find good connections to the summer school. London is less than two hours away by train; while the area provides students with the opportunity to visit many areas of interest.
Within Leicester itself, students have access to free museums and art galleries and the largest covered market in Europe. For would be astronauts and space enthusiasts, Leicester is home to the award winning National Space Centre.
Accommodation Imagine an Agatha Christie set and you have some idea of the period beauty of Beaumont Hall. The original house dates back to 1904 and when the Queen visited Leicester University in 2008, this was where she took afternoon tea. All the accommodation at Beaumont Hall is single en suite with each room having a shower, washbasin and toilet. Alternatively, students will be accommodated in John Foster Hall. These halls of residence were built in 2006 and are state of the art, energy efficient rooms with the same en suite facilities as detailed in Beaumont Hall.
The University of Leicester has a wide range of sports and leisure facilities all within walking distance of the main accommodation area. These include a large Sports Hall, Indoor dance and activity room, 9 tennis courts, an athletics track, an all weather 5 a side pitch and all weather pitches for hockey and football.
Excursions are: such as London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry, Rockingham Castle, Cambridge, Birmingham and Althorp House. For one of these weekly excursions, Magnifico will pay your entrance to a tourist attraction. On the other excursion, you will have to pay to enter any tourist attraction
that you may want to visit.