Marlborough Summer School
The Summer School takes place at the prestigious Marlborough College in Wiltshire, not far from the world famous Stonehenge. The International Summer School is unique because it offers courses to British children and overseas students join their English counterparts for the afternoon activities. Therefore, they receive a truly British experience which acts as an ideal learning environment to practice their language skills.
The wide-ranging outdoor sports, games and activities are designed to be exciting, educational and to build individual skills, teamwork and creativity. All the college facilities are available throughout the summer period and include an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and an athletics track.
For 2017 Marlborough will be offering a new and exciting course called ‘Open Minds: Learning in English’. It is aimed at high or native level English speakers. It involves no formal language acquisition but rather a modular programme of study material covering a diverse range of subjects including cosmology, anthropology, sociology, ethics and morality, film-making for social change and leadership. All modules are project based and assessed by coursework completed during the module. The course is focused on the process of learning and encourages the student to take an active, collaborative and self-motivated approach to their learning. The course will develop academic skills such as critical thinking, analysis of sources, research and public speaking. The course is aimed at students who want to discover or develop a love of learning but would be of particular interest to those wanting to enter the British private school system, go to a British university and those who are currently studying in an international school abroad.
The afternoon activities provide an excellent opportunity to integrate with teenage Marlborough College Summer School students, 80% of whom are native English speakers. The academic and extra-curricular aspects of the course are fully integrated to encourage the student to develop and grow as a whole person and to provide a rich and authentic language learning environment.
Lesson Duration: 1 h
Max. Number of Students/ Classroom: 12
Average Number of Students/ Classroom: 9
Learn English Courses
Open Minds Courses
Tuition is in the mornings and there are a wide range of courses available in the afternoons: Teenage outdoor adventures, music technology, pro-ballers basketball camp, on target, fencing for beginners, multi-sport, hockey, fashion marketing: trends and forecasting, fine art drawing and painting, tennis, photograph like the professionals, making a film, rock school, drama and performance skills for young people, squash and racketball camp, martial arts for all, golf: beginner and improvers, stay alive survival, creative product design, experimental photography
Heathrow: 1 h 30 min
Airport transfer costs are: Included