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Junior Explorer

For students aged 7-10, lessons and activities are split into shorter sessions and all topics and content are tailored for younger students.

Course type
Young Learners
Age of student
Language level
Beginner (A1) - Proficient (C2)
Staff/student ratio
Maximum class size
Course dates
Start dates: any Wednesday from 1 July - 5 August 2020
Course Length
1 - 6 weeks
£1,366 per week
The Leys School, Cambridge

Who is this course for?

Younger learners aged 7-10 who want to learn English in a fun and supportive environment.

Course outcomes

Your child will develop:

  • Core English language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • More vocabulary and better pronunciation
  • A portfolio of work
  • Essential life skills (teamwork, independence and communication)
  • Increased confidence
  • An international network of friends

Course description

Project-based English lessons

30 hours per two week course

Learning through projects is particularly motivating for young learners and helps them remember the language that they learn.

Working in groups, students use English to produce something tangible like a short film, a presentation, a magazine or a short story.

Project work guarantees students study something new every time. Summer themes for juniors include:

  • Wild Planet
  • Kings and Queens
  • The World Around Us
  • Amazing animals
  • Life On Earth
  • People and Places

Junior Activity Programme 

18 hours per two week course

Activity sessions are taught by experienced activity leaders and develop students' skills in their chosen activities in English.

Students practice their English, while focused on an activity, which leads to a natural, fluent use of the language.

Junior Activity Programme

Below is a sample of activities that could be included in the programme

  • Arts and crafts
  • Baking
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Dodgeball
  • Drama
  • Film and photography 
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Journalism
  • Lacrosse 
  • Music
  • Rounders
  • Table Tennis 
  • Volleyball

Study tours

3 full day study tours per two week course

Students learn about British life and culture through study tours to historic UK destinations such as London, Oxford, Cambridge and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Study tours are learning opportunities outside the classroom and are part of the academic programme. Students are prepared for the study tour in class, given a task to do on the trip and have a feedback lesson afterwards.

All students aged 11 and under are supervised at all times by staff.

Evening activities

18 hours per two week course 

After lessons, the activity programme and dinner, students have an evening activity – more chance for your child to learn and practise English.

Examples of evening events include wacky races, treasure hunts and film nights.

Course includes

  • Accommodation at your chosen school
  • All meals, snacks and drinks
  • All social activities and study tours
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure with Bell staff
  • Free internet access
  • Free laundry service
  • Comprehensive insurance

Junior Explorer sample timetable

Junior Explorer sample timetable 2020
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Bell juniors playing in their break time at Bell St Albans
Juniors at Bell St Albans
Young learners, Bell St Albans
Bell juniors on a photoshoot
Bell juniors studying in a classroom
Bell juniors playing tennis
Juniors at Bell St Albans
Junior playing sport at Bell St Albans