Closed Groups: General English Junior Courses

Our Closed Group Junior Courses are available all year round at Canterbury and Broadstairs, except from mid June – mid August, when we run our Open Junior Summer Programme.

Aimed at students/schools wanting to study in the UK as a closed group, where the course length and course content are designed specifically to meet the requirements of the group. The courses typically involve an exciting mix of communicative English language lessons, project work, fun afternoon activities, evening activities and excursions. Classes are designed to improve and consolidate students’ English.

Many closed groups who choose to study at Chaucer College have further tailored their courses to include exam preparation sessions for IELTS and FCE, ELIL lessons, local school integration days, movie making and drama, to name but a few.

Closed Group Short-Stay Programmes

Closed groups can choose to arrive and depart any day of the week and stay for any length of time.

Students can choose to stay in full board residential or host family accommodation at both Canterbury and Broadstairs.

All closed group course packages include the following:

Academic Programme:

  • Classes divided according to placement tests
  • Maximum 14 students per class
  • All course materials provided
  • Elementary to advanced level
  • Certificate provided on completion

Activities and Excursions:

  • 1 full-day trip (minimum)
  • 1 half-day excursion (minimum)
  • Full evening activity programme for residential students
  • Subject to arrival and departure times, additional activities may be added to the programme at additional cost

Popular Course Packages

5 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 12 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 1 full day trip & 1 half day trip
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (1 evening activity for host family residents)

Sample timetable

6 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 15 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 1 full day trip & 1 half day trip
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (2 evening activities for host family residents)

Sample timetable

7 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 21 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 1 full day trip & 1 half day trip
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (2 evening activities for host family residents)

Sample timetable

10 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 27 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 2 full day trips & 1 half day trip
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (3 evening activities for host family residents)

Sample timetable

14 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 42 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 2 full day trips & 2 half day trips
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (4 evening activities for host family residents)

Sample timetable

21 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 63 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 3 full day trips & 3 half day trips
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (6 evening activities for host family residents)

Sample timetable

28 Nights

Academic Programme:

  • Up to 84 hours of English language lessons

 

Activities & Excursions:

  • 4 full day trips & 4 half day trips
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme (8 evening activities for host family residents)

Sample timetable

Trips & Excursions

Sample Full-Day Trips:

  • Brighton, including entrance to the Pavilion
  • Cambridge, including entrance to the Colleges or punting on the River Cam
  • London, including River Thames boat tour or entrance to Museums

Sample Half-Day Trips:

  • Dover Castle, Leeds Castle or Hever Castle
  • Rochester, including entrance to the Cathedral
  • Canterbury, including entrance to the Cathedral
  • White cliffs walk and Walmer Castle
  • Broadstairs and Ramsgate, including Charles Dickens Tour
  • Bluewater or Westgate shopping centre