English Explorers at Twyford School
Ages 8 - 12
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Our general English course provides fun and engaging lessons that not only progress your child’s English skills but also inspire them to be lifelong learners of the language.
Our English Explorers course is designed to be interactive and give students the everyday language skills they need to make new friends from the UK and around the world. By focusing on improving your child’s vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and speaking through project work and games, our primary aim is to provide your child with every opportunity to use their English in fun real-world situations.
Everything we do on our English Explorers course at Twyford is to help our young learners to truly love and feel proud of their progress in English. Everything we achieve begins with the nurturing, supportive and enthusiastic presence of our compassionate staff who are dedicated to providing your children with an amazing learning experience that will live with them for years to come.
All of our teachers follow a communicative method to teaching English. This means that all activities, no matter if they are focused on grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing or speaking, involve the students communicating with each other in English at all appropriate times. By adopting this method students:
Our teachers use a variety of modern teaching approaches to make sure students have the right balance of individual work, pair work and group work, in order to maximise their learning experience and build their confidence when communicating in English.
All of our classes are taught using a communicative method which places speaking and communicating as the number one goal. A huge benefit of this is that our young learners:
At SBC Twyford, by taking part in a series of dynamic tasks and projects, such as making short films, photography exhibitions, drama performances, team challenges and class competitions, students can use their English in an imaginative and productive way.
In class, by using English at every opportunity to mirror real-world situations through games and interactive group work, our students are always immersed in fun activities that they want to feel part of. In addition to this, the unique opportunity to meet and get to know British children will give your child a truly immersive experience and a great opportunity to make new friends. By the end of the course, our goal is to give your child great confidence in their English language abilities and to boost their motivation once regular English classes resume back home.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Price|
|Sunday 16th July 2023||Saturday 29th July 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200|
|Sunday 30th July 2023||Saturday 12th August 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200|
*Earlscliffe fee includes return transfers to/from London Heathrow and London Gatwick for flights/trains scheduled to arrive/depart between 9am-3pm on published arrival and departure day.
For other locations, we provide all our students with the option of using our Shared Transfer Service from/to London Heathrow Airport and St. Pancras International. The fees are:
|SBC at Twyford School||£120.00||£240.00|
|Earlscliffe||Included in fees*||Included in fees*|
When a student arrives, an SBC staff member wearing a bright yellow t-shirt will be waiting to greet her/him and accompany them to our Welcome Club. At our Airport Welcome Club, she/he will have the chance to meet other students arriving, have some light refreshments and relax. After a little rest, students will be accompanied by students and SBC staff to board the coach and be taken directly to the school in a private coach.
The Shared Transfer Service can be used by students using the following flight and train times:
Flight lands on arrival day: 06:00-17:00
Flight take-off time on departure day: 08:00-18:00
The times outlined above also apply to students arriving and departing from Kings Cross St. Pancras train station.
If you book a flight outside of these times or to/from another UK airport, we can look at sending a staff member in a taxi to collect or drop off your child, but it will cost more than the Shared Transfer Service. Quotes are available upon request.
If you book a train or flight outside of these times or from another London airport, please contact your Admissions Manager for a private taxi quote. Please note this will cost more than our Shared Transfer Service from Heathrow, Kings Cross St. Pancras (& Gatwick for Earlscliffe students)
Flights must be booked on the arrival and departure dates so that all students can arrive and depart the course at the correct times.
I’ve learnt a lot in my English class that I wouldn’t have learnt in school and I am definitely more social now
The course can be challenging for our younger learners, however within English language teaching it is commonplace for teachers to teach mixed ability classes. Depending on the group’s confidence with English and ability to absorb new material, our tutors will adapt to make the lessons inclusive for all.
English Explorers is open to all levels of English.
Yes. Each student who completes English Explorers receives a certificate of completion during our celebration ceremony at the end of the course.
A variety of SBC handouts are given to students, all of which were created by our own academic team.
Students should have their own pens but are provided with SBC notebooks .
Join a learning environment with a summer camp atmosphere. Have your child bring back a love of English which will help them through their studies and beyond. Fill out the form and our supportive admissions team will take care of the rest.