Queen Ethelburga’s College is a luxurious boarding school set in 100 acres of beautifully kept grounds. The school is built around a traditional manor house but everything about the school is completely modern and it boasts accommodation and facilities that most hotels cannot match e.g. all en-suite rooms with satellite TV, telephones and games consoles.
QE is a short drive to the historic city of York, with its beautiful cathedral, castle walls and narrow medieval shopping streets. York is also home to some of the most interesting museums in England. It’s the perfect centre to host our Explorer Programme.
Queen Ethelburga’s is the perfect base to visit Yorkshire and its lovely towns and cities. The Explorer programme includes two half-day excursions each week – one into York so that students can visit its many attractions and one of the local towns. At the weekend we have full day excursions which may include trips to Manchester and Liverpool - northern England’s cultural capitals – visiting the hometowns of Manchester United or The Beatles!
INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
Join our Intensive English programme and receive four hours of English tuition in the afternoons to accelerate your language learning. You can also Sign up to the Trinity GESE Exam and have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in spoken English, including four hours preparation for your exam topic discussion*.
TENNIS COACHING COURSE
Enjoy three hours of Tennis coaching with a professional tennis coach improving your skills and technique on the court.
MULTISPORT ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
Get involved with our multisport activity programme playing Kwik Cricket, tag rugby, volleyball, basketball, football or trying modern dance.
Have fun and learn a variety of dance moves with your new friends with members of our staff.
EXPLORER COURSE OVERVIEW
Our summer English courses are designed to give students the opportunity to practice their English in a friendly, multicultural environment. Students are actively encouraged to practice their English with students from other nationalities, both in class and outside. We concentrate on raising their confidence and fluency, and bringing out the English they already know, but can’t yet use.
About our courses:
Five levels from Elementary to Advanced
All students are tested on arrival to grade their spoken and written English to place them in the class of the correct level
15 hours of teaching per week from qualified teachers including project work to allow them to use their English creatively and learn more about British culture and history
A certificate on completion of their course
Full activity programme including 5 afternoon activities and 7 evening activities
Two half day excursions to local towns and cities
One full day excursion to more prominent towns and cities further away
All courses include the above
Half day excursions may include: York City centre, Harrogate, Leeds, Knaresborough
Full day excursions may include: Manchester, Liverpool, Lake District and Whitby with Scarborough
Possible Optional excursions: Castle Howard, York Chocolate Factory, Chatsworth