Our Courses – OLD

As a British Council Accredited Centre for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Chaucer College Kingsgate and Canterbury can offer 1, 2, 3 or 4 week courses on both our sites for independent students or groups.

Our friendly teaching staff are committed and passionate with internationally recognised qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language, ensuring the highest standards of tuition are delivered in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

Canterbury Courses for Groups

At our unique and attractive site in Canterbury we cater all year round for school or club groups looking for a safe, but exciting environment within walking distance of the City Centre. We offer a variety of courses tailored to your interests, be it Intensive English, Drama, British Icons, Castles or Dickens.

Broadstairs Courses for individuals and groups

At our Broadstairs campus we offer the opportunity for individuals and groups to enjoy life in England while learning with new and different friends, on either our Intensive Courses or on our Special Themed weeks from April to August.

Course Offer

We offer Intensive Junior English Language Courses at both Chaucer College Canterbury and Kingsgate, which provideĀ a strong core of English lessons and a wide mix of activities and visits.

We also offer Themed Courses focusing on a specialist subject, including Theatre and Drama, Castles, British Cultural Icons, Charles Dickens and Folk Weeks.

Alternatively, if you would prefer a course designed specifically for your group, pleaseĀ contact us for further information.

Intensive Junior English Language Courses Overview

English Language Courses at Chaucer College:

  • Sunday is arrival and departure day
  • Students can come for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • Class Size: Maximum 14 students
  • Age Range: 12 – 17 years old
  • Course levels: Elementary to Advanced
  • Academic programme including 21 hours of classroom tuition
  • Excursions: 1 full day and 1 half day per week
  • Full afternoon activity programme (3 per week)
  • Full evening activity programme (5 per week)
  • Students provided with all teaching materials required for classes
  • Breakfast, lunch (packed lunch on trips) and dinner – provided by on-site caterers (or host family, where students are accommodated in homestay)
  • Residential accommodation in single, twin or triple bedrooms at Chaucer College Kingsgate or single bedrooms at Canterbury
  • Homestay family accommodation available as an option
  • Use of college sports facilities and leisure equipment

A typical day for a resident at Chaucer College

  • Morning

o The day starts at 7.45am in the dining room with a healthy, substantial and filling breakfast. Choose from the typical full English or continental choices, depending on your wishes.

o You then have a morning of stimulating and interesting classes which start at 9am. You will study through fun and activity-based lessons which focus on communication. Writing, reading and listening exercises will complement and strengthen all aspects of the syllabus.

o There is a half-hour break at 10.30am to give you a chance to refresh yourselves. Why not play some table-tennis or outdoor sports or just chat with your classmates? For those with a sweet tooth, the handy College Tuck Shop is open during the break.

  • Afternoon

o 12.30pm… Lunchtime! Our chefs have been busy preparing your meal, fresh each day. Catering for every need, choose from something hot or cold and a delicious light dessert.

o Be sure to fill yourself up as after lunch at 1.30pm you will take part in one of our activities or project class. This can include a trip to Margate or Ramsgate, a visit to a local museum or for those with lots of energy, enjoy a game of volleyball or any other of your favourite sports.

  • Evening

o After your active afternoon, replenish your energy with a hot evening meal at the College, in preparation for the evening programme. To keep you entertained, enjoy a bowling match, a laser shooting game or one of the other activities on offer.

o If the weather is good, our experienced chefs are on hand to prepare a mouth-watering barbecue while you sit back and relax in our garden area or use up the rest of your energy in a friendly football match. On a wet day, our quiz and karaoke evenings will ensure you are just about ready for a good night’s sleep.