Contact Us
Apply now
Apply now

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.  

Every year, our successful Spring Explorer programmes develops students’ 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
Any Sunday, from 27 March - 30 April 2022
*Subject to confirmation
Course length
1 - 5 weeks
Location
Bell St Albans
*Subject to confirmation
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

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.

Themes at Spring Explorer

Project-based learning is a signature part of our fully-integrated approach to language learning. It provides students with lots of cross-curricular opportunities for learning everywhere, both inside and outside the classroom.

Here are some sample project themes:

    • WEEK 1

    London Life

    Celebrate British culture in the world's most iconic city and learn how life has changed across its history. Students will gain key vocabulary for describing characteristics and will put this into practice by taking part in a group photo challenge in London and writing a survey related to life in London.

    • WEEK 2

    Protecting the planet

    What can we do today to reduce our impact on the environment tomorrow? Students will gain more insight into the importance of developing global solutions and addressing environmental issues while improving presentation and critical thinking skills.

    • WEEK 3

    Fantastic festivals

    Explore and share different traditions from around the world and work together to plan your own unique festival. This project will develop students’ collaboration and cross-cultural understanding by learning about different festivals and traditions from the UK as well as their home countries and around the world.

    • WEEK 4

    Supernatural students

    How does learning language change our brain and our lives? What kind of superpowers would students choose to have? This project will focus students on their own abilities - thinking creatively about magic, science-fiction and fantasy-based ideas.

    • WEEK 5

    21st century citizens

    In this everchanging world, students will explore key issues that will affect lives in the future and develop the skills they need to succeed in a modern world. What kind of inventions and discoveries will there be? What skills do students need in the future?

Dates and locations

Bell St Albans

Bell St Albans

Start any Sunday, from 27 March – 30 April 2022

*Location and dates subject to confirmation

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

Our course includes

Other recommended courses

Summer Explorer

2022 - dates TBC
1 - 4 weeks
  • Improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar
  • Develop essential 21st century life skills
  • Safe and supportive learning environment
  • Activate your learning inside and outside the classroom
Two young English students enjoying a course at Bell

Intensive Academic English

6 July - 16 August 2022
2 OR 4 WEEKS
  • Develop strong academic English language skills
  • Learn useful methods to tackle language exams
  • Opportunity to gain accredited GESE certificate
  • Residential on-campus experience
Student delivering business plan presentation

Young Business Leaders

6 July - 16 August 2022
3 WEEKS
  • Gain business-specific knowledge and language
  • Develop an entrepreneurial business plan
  • Gain an accredited BULATS certificate
  • Residential on-campus experience