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Old 05.07.2009, 13:38
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Summer school in England to learn English

Does anyone know of a good address of a reasonably-priced language school in England for a 20-year-old Swiss boy to improve his English ? He's a friend of my son's and will be starting Engineering school in September.
He knows he's left it a bit late, but would like to do 1 or 2 months "total immersion", preferably in a small or medium sized town.
Also an English family to stay with whilst there ... possibly an exchange with an English youngster of a similar age ? I know the family well so can recommend him OK.

Does anyone have any suggestions ?
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Re: Summer school in England to learn English

been to Cambridge for 2 mnths with ESL...EF is quite good too, there are many but its difficult to find any "cheap" ones, language schools are quite expensive
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Old 08.07.2009, 18:35
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Re: Summer school in England to learn English

Take a look at the Edinburgh School of English, Edinburgh.
It's in Scotland but Edinburgh has one of the nicest regional accents in the UK.
I used to work there. They are a great school, and I am saying this as an ex-underpaid employee. They don't pay their teachers much, but they have really good, excellently qualified staff. Maximum of 8 students per class. Well equipped, sociable and small school.
When I was there the students had 3 hours and 45 mins of group classes per day, two hours with one teacher, a 30 min break, then 1hour 45 min with a second teacher, then optional one to one teaching/social events/free time in the afternoon. The school organised social (in English) events to give the students the opportunity to speak outside of class. Also the students were a real mix- I had asians, europeans and arabic students, and the social side was active- so a lot of chances to talk english. The students were mostly young adults doing pre-uni courses but most classes had the odd business person or bored housewife type.
This was two years ago- when I left they were being taken over by a bigger company, so they may have gone down hill.
I don't know about the pricing, but it was an extremely high quality school, small classes, teachers taking and an interest in and responsibility for each student. They also arrange homestay- so the students live with a host family. All the host families are vetted, so they have safe english speaking home environments.

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You could try this for some free advice.
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