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Winter Explorer

Students will develop their English skills while making unforgettable memories. Experience British life and culture at wintertime.
Winter Explorer


Winter is coming, and its magic and adventure awaits you. 

Winter Explorer focuses on developing core English language skills through project-based learning activities and interactive learning – an effective way to learn language quickly and successfully.

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.


11 - 17
Minimum language level
All levels
Staff to student ratio
Course start dates
2 January 2021
9 January 2021
16 January 2021
Course length
1-4 weeks
Bell St Albans
Course fees
From £1,075 per week
Maria Sofia Italy
Maria Sofia
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
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


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 showing her English language work to classmates
Girl dressed up in theatre costume


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 activities – electives and Academy options – are designed to improve communication and confidence while developing academic, creative and active skills.

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


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.

Our study tour locations include entry into some of London’s most famous landmarks, as well as to Windsor Castle, Cambridge, and even Edinburgh. Students will also have the opportunity to add optional activities to enhance their experience.

Student with kilt from Edinburgh delivers presentation

Specialise with an Academy

Delivered by professionals with many years of industry experience, students have the chance to specialise their language in one particular area of interest.
Academies are 9 hours per week - book your Academy in advance.

Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Take a 3-day trip to visit Scotland’s breathtaking capital. You will see the stunning architecture, inspiring castle perched on a dormant volcano, and wander round the historic Old Town and Royal Mile.

On this trip your will discover the many secrets of the city, experience an underground ghost tour and try your luck at traditional Scottish dancing! You are spoilt for choice in Edinburgh. It will be a memory that is guaranteed to last a lifetime!

Student visit Edinburgh in Scotland


King’s College, University of Cambridge

Experience this beautifully historic city from another point of view. Wind along the river through the heart of one of the most famous universities in the world.

Relax and take in the stunning views of King’s College, Queens’ College and the Bridge of Sighs – don’t forget to wave at people watching from the bridges!

King's College Cambridge


Harry Potter Studio Tour

Step inside the infamous Great Hall, walk along Platform 9 3/4 and wander in Harry’s footsteps down Diagon Alley.

See some of the films’ most loved props and costumes and discover how special effects were used to bring magic to life!

Harry Potter Studio Tour


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

Sample timetable


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