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Spring Explorer

This Explorer programme, designed for students between 11-17 years old, will definitely put a 'spring' in their step!
English language student with beanie on smiling

 

Embrace that springtime feeling and freshen up your English.  

This March 2021, our Spring Explorer will develop student’s English language skills through project-based learning activities, interactive learning and lots of fun and adventure.

We encourage students to become more confident, independent learners while they develop 21st century life skills that will benefit their future learning, life and work.

 

Age
11 - 17
Minimum language level
All levels
Staff to student ratio
1:6
Maximum class size
14
Course dates
28 March - 1 May 2021
Course length
1 - 5 weeks
Location
Bell St Albans
Fees
£900 per week
Elizabeth Belarus
Elizabeth
Belarus
The lessons are really interesting, interactive and we learn by having fun. They are not boring and seems to go by so quickly! The atmosphere here is great, everyone is really friendly and supportive.
Maria Sofia Italy
Maria Sofia
Italy
The course made my English better because I only speak English here and practise with my friends. I am really confident now and I can't wait to help my sister when I get home!
Lidia Poland
Lidia
Poland
I came to Bell to improve my language skills, expand my knowledge and explore England. Now I think I speak more fluently and sound like a native speaker. It's the best course I've ever been on.

Course overview

On this course, students will:

  • Gain confidence and become more independent learners and users of the English language
  • Develop their English language skills (reading writing, listening, and speaking)
  • Improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of grammar
  • Essential 21st century life skills (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and cultural awareness)
  • Produce a portfolio of work to demonstrate progress and achievements
  • Meet new friends from across the world

LESSONS

Project-based learning

Project themes have been intentionally designed for students and teachers to take their project in a direction that best meets the group’s needs and motivations.

This means that every group of students will learn something different and each student receives a personalised learning experience. Each theme will have a central guiding question that focuses the project and students work collaboratively towards the production of a tangible project outcome.

This approach helps students learning faster and more successfully. It also guarantees that students will learn something new every time.

Student listening in the classroom
Two students using their phone to learn

ACTIVITIES

Learn by doing

The activity programme is an integral part of the course and allows students to practise what they have learnt and develop a natural, fluent use of the language. Our afternoon electives are designed to improve communication and confidence while developing academic, creative and active skills.

All Autumn Explorer students will also enjoy a wide variety of whole-school activities, such as games, competitions, discos and shows.

STUDY TOURS

Gain new life experiences

There is no better way to learn about British life and culture than to experience it for yourself.  Study tours also play an important role in our learning approach. Students prepare for their study tour in class and have educational tasks to complete during their trip, this is then discussed in lessons afterwards.

They will have three-full day study tours to UK destinations, every two weeks.

Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:

LONDON

London Eye

The London Eye is an iconic part of London’s skyline and has been offering guests a new panoramic view of London.

It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular visitor attraction.

LONDON

Science Museum London

The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.

Students can experience what it is like to fly or blast off into space in their stunning 3D and 4D simulators. They can also watch a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.

London Science Museum

LONDON

Madame Tussauds London

This famous wax museum offers students the chance to get up close and personal to some their favourite icons and famous faces. It combines glitz and glamour with incredible heritage, having over 300 wax figures.

Look out for having tea with Her Majesty the Queen, rocking it out with Ed Sheeran, posing with Harry and Meghan, or singing a duet with Dua Lipa! Not only do you learn about some of the most famous individuals of British culture, you’ll not want to put your Instagram away!

 

Madame Tussauds in London

LONDON

Natural History Museum

This impressive museum will inspire the inner historian in students. Their galleries explore the amazing diversity of life in Earth, the planet’s evolution, natural phenomenons and the famous scientists that have contributed to these discoveries.

Don’t forget to walk beneath the 25.2 metre blue whale skeleton that is suspended above the galleries.

Standard dates & locations

Bell St Albans

Bell St Albans

28 March 2021 - 03 April 2021

Shenley Lane, London Colney,
St Albans, AL2 1AF

Bell St Albans

Bell St Albans

04 April 2021 - 10 April 2021

Shenley Lane, London Colney,
St Albans, AL2 1AF

Bell St Albans

Bell St Albans

11 April 2021 - 17 April 2021

Shenley Lane, London Colney,
St Albans, AL2 1AF

Bell St Albans

Bell St Albans

18 April 2021 - 24 April 2021

Shenley Lane, London Colney,
St Albans, AL2 1AF

Bell St Albans

Bell St Albans

25 April 2021 - 01 May 2021

Shenley Lane, London Colney,
St Albans, AL2 1AF

Our course includes

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