Discovery Summer
Specialists in short, intensive summer courses which combine learning with a great 'British' experience.
Update April 2020: We now offer online 1:1 and 2:1 English classes. Check our website for full details.

Our short, intensive summer courses combine learning with a great "British" experience.

We offer residential courses for students aged 8-17 in boarding schools around the UK, and non-residential courses in London for juniors (5-17 years) and adults (18+). Late June to mid-August.

In our 2018 British Council inspection we were awarded 14 strengths out of a possible 15. Discovery Summer is an EL Gazette centre of excellence.

Watch our video to see our fantastic facilities, stimulating teaching and caring staff.

Why choose us? (residential courses)
• Our nationality mix - last summer we welcomed students of over 50 different nationalities; we limit the number of students speaking the same language
• Make English friends and speak English naturally all day long. Up to 10% of our students are English Student Hosts, of your age, who will be living on campus with you
• Our centre locations - in top independent boarding schools with outstanding facilities
• Intensive English, maximum progress
• Focus your studies by taking the Trinity Exam in Spoken English or join our PET or FCE preparation courses (Radley only) or IELTS classes (Winchester only)
• Action-packed activity/excursion programme including Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London, Theme Parks, West End musicals
• Excellent student care - Staff/student ratio at least 1:4
• Experience British culture
• All-inclusive programmes with no hidden costs
• Over 60% of our staff came back last summer
• Nearly 30% of our students return each summer

English + Multi-Activity Courses - (8 - 17 years)

Our English + Multi-Activity centres: Radley (11-14, 14-17 year olds), Shrewsbury (11-16 year olds), ACS Cobham (10-13 year olds) and Marymount (8-13 year olds) have been selected for their prime locations and extensive range of first-rate facilities. We offer 20-22.5 hours' English per week + a full afternoon and evening activity programme 7 days a week.

Global Young Leaders - ACS Cobham (12-16 years)

Close to London, Cobham offers a challenging, innovative programme to engage aspiring young leaders. This 2 or 4 week programme combines English, Young Entrepreneur, STEM, Presentation Skills.

Pre-University - Winchester College - (14 - 17 years)

A high level programme for students with upper intermediate to proficiency level English. A challenging programme to prepare students for future university and career choices. Students choose a different Major and Minor subject each week Business and Economics, Drama, Film Making, IELTS/Academic English, International Relations, Advanced STEM, Creative Writing, Cultural English, Debate, Digital Photography, IELTS Speaking & Listening, Applied Maths, Philosophy, Politics.

Sports & Tech Academy + English - Shrewsbury School - (11 - 16 years)

An intensive programme for those who are passionate about sports or fascinated by technology - all taught in English. 15 hours' English classes per week + 12-15 hours' intensive sports coaching, dance or tech classes. Choose Dance, Tennis, Golf, Horse-riding, Adventure Sports, Tech Academy: Coding with Raspberry Pi - enables you to explore coding in a fun and practical way.

London Collingham - juniors (5 -17 years) and adults (18+)

Our Family London courses offer English tuition in the mornings or afternoons. No accommodation is offered. The school is situated opposite a leafy square in Kensington, 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and Earls Court Underground stations. Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30h OR 13:30 - 17:00h (15 hours' tuition per week).

London Collingham - Teens (13-17 years)

English classes in the morning + afternoon activities and excursions. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h (15 hours tuition per week). No accommodation is offered. The school is situated opposite a leafy square in Kensington, 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and Earls Court Underground stations.

London Queen's Gate - Full Day - juniors (7-13 years)

20 hours per week English tuition + activities. No accommodation is offered. The school is just a few minutes walk from the Natural History Museum in Kensington and 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and South Kensington Underground stations. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h

London Marymount - Full Day - juniors (8-13 years)

Monday to Friday. 20 hours' tuition per week with afternoon sports, arts & crafts. 1 half-day excursion per week. Course held at Marymount International School, Kingston-upon-Thames. Ideal for families based in central London who are looking for a full and varied day course for their children. A private coach meets students at a drop-off/pick-up point near Gloucester Road Underground Station and takes them to Marymount International School which is just 12km away. The coach meets students at 08:30h and returns by 18:00h.
Telephone: 02079371199
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Organisation: Discovery Summer
Ages: Young children (up to 12), Teenagers (13-17), Adults (18+)
Location: All UK and RoI (Map)
Accommodation: yes and/or non-residential
Categories: English as a Foreign Language
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