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Summer School for Younger Students (10-17 years old)

Our summer school is the perfect opportunity to learn English and make friends from all over the world.

This year we have two summer school courses available:
1. Standard Summer School (10-17 years old)
2. Semi-Intensive Summer School (14-17 years old)

Our Standard Summer School course provides 20 English lessons for 15 hours per week.

Our Semi-Intensive Summer School provides 24 English lessons for 18 hours per week.

Course Objectives

We aim to enable students to communicate effectively in English across borders and cultures by:

1. Giving you an experience of English as a living language that will motivate and inspire you to learn English
2. Giving you a language boost to increase your confidence and fluency, particularly in listening and speaking
3. Helping you improve the level of your English through a combination of language input and practice activities
4. Helping you develop the study skills that will enable you to continue to learn English after their course
5. Increasing your understanding of and sensitivity towards other cultures

Levels and Progress

Students will have a test on their first day to place them in a class at the right level.  Our weekly progress tests and monthly tutorials then makes sure students move up to a higher level as soon as they are ready.

The levels are:

•    Elementary (Strong A1-A2) Can communicate with enough language for basic needs and simple situations.
•    Pre-Intermediate (Strong A2) Can communicate with enough language for everyday practical needs.
•    Intermediate (B1) Can communicate effectively in most situations but sometimes has to work hard to communicate effectively.
•    Upper Intermediate (B2) Can communicate effectively in most situations and can usually easily re-phrase in order to be understood.
•    Advanced (C1) Can communicate effectively in all but the most difficult situations.

You will take a test on the first day to place you in the correct level. Your teacher will give you a report and certificate at the end of your course.

Your daily timetable will be as follows:

Standard Summer School Timetable

Semi-Intensive Summer School Timetable

Our Location

Twin Eastbourne is in an 18th century mansion, once home to the Duke of Devonshire, near the centre of Eastbourne, one of the most beautiful towns on the south coast of England. Did you know, Eastbourne is one of the sunniest places in the UK?

You will enjoy spending time inside the historic school building and our 10-hectare private garden.


We have dormitory-style residential accommodation above the school for students ages 10-16.

If you are age 13+ you can choose shared homestay accommodation with a local homestay provider. We usually recommend homestay for 17 year-olds.

All homestay providers hosting under 18’s undergo a police check.

Please note that for legal reasons, we cannot offer residential accommodation for more than 28 days. If you stay longer than 28 days, you must change your accommodation.

Social Programme

You will have a full programme of afternoon and evening activities, plus a half-day excursion every Wednesday and a full-day excursion every Saturday. Students studying the Semi-Intensive Summer School programme will miss social activities between 1.45pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday and Friday, but will otherwise use the same social programme as the Standard Summer School course.

Care of Young Students

We have staff who are trained to look after you if you come to Twin Eastbourne without an adult. They will get to know you individually and will be there to help you if you have a problem or a question.

We aim to provide the highest level of care

There are dedicated staff to help with any questions or problems that arise for those under 18. Click here for more information on the support we provide. We also ensure the following:

  • Appointed Safeguarding Lead
  • All members of staff undergo a police check
  • All homestay providers hosting under 18’s undergo a police check
  • Staff are trained in the safeguarding of under 18’s
  • Designated staff responsible for student well-being
  • Trained staff in first aid
  • Friendly and approachable staff
  • Quality student support in accordance with best practice and British Council guidelines


Fact File

  • Minimum Age 10 (Standard Summer School) or 14 (Semi-Intensive Summer School)

  • Maximum Age 17

  • Maximum Class size 16 students

  • Taught Lessons Per Week 20 lessons / 15 hours

  • Course Length 1-10 weeks

  • Course Start Date 14 June 2020

  • Course Finish Date 23 August 2020

  • Non-teaching days 2020 (Public holidays) No classes on 1st January, 10th & 13th April, 8th & 25th May, 26th August, 24th December - 4 January

  • Levels Elementary to Advanced

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