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Language in Action

Learn to communicate like a local with free workshops, cultural and social activities to improve your English in real-life situations.

What is Language in Action?

Language in Action is our free programme of workshops, social activities and trips designed to encourage all students to practise the skills they have learnt in class. We believe that the best way to improve is by communicating in English as much as possible during your stay. The more you practise the better your English will be. All of our structured activities have clear learning objectives to help you maximise your learning outside the classroom.

Join our Language in Action programme to:

  • Build your confidence communicating in English
  • Learn new skills
  • Explore different cities in the UK and discover more about British culture
  • Make new friends

Afternoon sessions

Afternoon sessions can be combined with any of our 15 or 20 hour language courses. These sessions are held within the school and cover a variety of skills and interests, including:

  • Workshops which develop practical skills for life, work and study – such as web building, public speaking, interview techniques, essay writing, study skills, first aid and meditation.
  • Clubs which offer a chance to try something new or share your passion with others – such as drama, table tennis, film, books, debating or creative arts.

After-class activities

After class activities are available to students on all courses and are an ideal way to get to know other Bell students and explore British life and culture. They include:

  • Social activities to improve your confidence communicating in English – such as bowling and table tennis competitions, curry and bingo nights or an evening in a British café or pub.
  • Trips which help you explore the UK and give you an introduction to British culture – to destinations such as Oxford, Cambridge, London, Bath, Brighton, Windsor and York.

What's on in Cambridge and London?

View our monthly calendar of workshops, activities and trips.

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News and learning resources

Don't look down!

We spent a very fun Friday afternoon visiting the new climbing centre in Cambridge.

A royal day out

A visit to the historic town of Windsor with our London students.

Pizza, Pizza!

Pizza making is a very popular activity here at Bell, each time the group gets bigger – and so do the pizzas!

Jumping for joy in Greenwich
Jumping for joy in Greenwich
Pizza making is one of our most popular workshops!
Pizza making is one of our most popular workshops!
Visiting Hampton Court Palace, once home to Henry VIII
Visiting Hampton Court Palace, once home to Henry VIII
Chocolate truffle making workshop
Chocolate truffle making workshop
A evening at a traditional British pub, the Cambridge Brew House
A evening at a traditional British pub, the Cambridge Brew House
Cambridge orientation tour
Cambridge orientation tour
A sunny day in Oxford
A sunny day in Oxford
Zumba
Zumba
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Pizza making workshop
Pizza making workshop
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
BBC studios tour
BBC studios tour
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
A picnic in Grantchester Meadows
A picnic in Grantchester Meadows
Tower of London
Tower of London
A night at the theatre
A night at the theatre
Visiting the Globe Theatre
Visiting the Globe Theatre
A trip to Ely
A trip to Ely
Emirates Stadium tour
Emirates Stadium tour
Pumpkin carving
Pumpkin carving
Exploring Wimpole Hall
Exploring Wimpole Hall
A cruise down the River Thames
A cruise down the River Thames
Exploring Brighton
Exploring Brighton
Having fun on Brighton Pier
Having fun on Brighton Pier
London students visiting Cambridge
London students visiting Cambridge
King's College, Cambridge
King's College, Cambridge
Eastbourne
Eastbourne
stonehenge
Stonehenge
Photography club
Photography club
Playing tennis
Playing tennis
Our London students learning about the royal family at Windsor Castle
Our London students learning about the royal family at Windsor Castle
Our Cambridge students getting creative in our afternoon arts and crafts workshop
Our Cambridge students getting creative in our afternoon arts and crafts workshop
Students on an orientation tour of Cambridge
Students on an orientation tour of Cambridge
Our students socialising with friends and experiencing some British culture at a local pub
Our students socialising with friends and experiencing some British culture at a local pub
Relaxing in the summer sun
Relaxing in the summer sun
Students sampling some delicious scones at the Orchard Tea Gardens in Grantchester
Sampling some delicious scones at the Orchard Tea Gardens in Grantchester
Students on a tour of mill road in cambridge
Taking a trip down Mill Road, a street in Cambridge full of independent cafes, restaurants and shops!
Students on a Bell Language in Action trip to Brighton, UK
A glorious day out in Brighton
Brighton beach, UK
Beautiful Brighton beach
Bell Cambridge students on a visit to Ely cathedral
A sunny afternoon visiting Ely cathedral, which is over 900 years old
Bell London students visit Clink Prison, London. Social programme.
Discovering the history at Clink Prison Museum, one of England's oldest and most notorious prisons
Bell Cambridge students visit King's College, Cambridge. Social Programme.
Exploring King's College, one of the University of Cambridge's most famous colleges
Enjoying a beauty workshop at John Lewis, a British department store
Enjoying a beauty workshop at John Lewis, a British department store
An afternoon out at Burwash Manor, Cambridge
An afternoon out at Burwash Manor, Cambridge
Relaxing after a hard week of studying at the Cambridge Brew House, a local pub
Relaxing after a hard week of studying at the Cambridge Brew House, a local pub
Being creative in our Portraiture Workshop
Being creative in our Portraiture Workshop
Experiencing life as jockey at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket
Experiencing life as a jockey at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket
Our first Street Dance workshop
Our first Street Dance workshop
A trip to the local bowling alley
Having fun on a trip to the local bowling alley
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