Summer English courses are an excellent opportunity for your children to practise and develop their language skills

An interactive learning adventure to build your child’s confidence

Our summer courses will spark students’ imaginations, so they can express themselves with confidence that goes beyond their English language skills. Your child will work on an exciting range of practical and challenging tasks that encourage creative thinking in a digital world.

English Summer School. Anytime. Anywhere.

Not sure how your summer plans may change? Our modular English courses for kids and teens can fit around whatever you decide to do during your holiday. Wherever you may be.

Different modules to mix and match

This summer we offer a number of one-week modules. Each of them is an independent unit of study, so you can register your child for just one or for any combination of modules that suits your plans and budget.

You can choose either Online or face-to-face courses

This summer we are offering a bigger choice. You can choose to take a course at one of our centres (Lisbon, Parede, or Porto Foz),or, as an alternative, you can choose one of our completely online courses. Choose which is better for you, or, if you are spending a week or two out of town, choose a combination! Whichever you choose we can ensure a safe and genuine learning experience.

Summer courses for Early years and Lower Primary students (4-7 years)

Join us in the summer for a fun and interactive English language experience! Each one-week course is based around a different storybook which will appeal to your child’s imagination and provide rich learning opportunities. We explore the story topics and characters through songs, games, drama and arts and crafts. Our specially trained teachers will help your child feel safe and secure and help build their creativity, communication and thinking skills. Through the daily routines and engaging activities, we will help your child build confidence in understanding and responding in English.

For children who are 4, 5, 6 and 7 by December 

1: Face-to-Face courses

Offered in: Lisbon and Foz do Douro
Course info: Story-based course in the morning; afternoon activities may include movement, arts and crafts, gardening, cookery and more – all through English. Some of the story-based content will be based on Twinkl story originals.

Time: 25h per week, 5h per day
Class: 10.00-13.00
Afternoon activities: 14.00-16.00
Drop off between 09.00-10.00, pick up between 16.00-17.00
Max. Number of students per group: 10

2. Online courses

Delivery method: Zoom
Course info: Two 45 minute sessions based around a storybook, followed by 30 min activity session (for example yoga, arts and crafts, sing along, and more
Some of the story based content will be based on Twinkl story originals.
Time: Classes: 10.00-10.45 and 11.00-11.45; Activities: 12.00-12.30
Max. Number of students: 10

Summer courses for Upper Primary students (8-9 years)

Join us in the summer for a fun and interactive English language experience! Each one week course is based around a different storybook which will appeal to your child’s imagination and provide rich learning opportunities. We explore the story topics and characters through songs, games, drama and arts and crafts. Our specially trained teachers will help your child feel safe and secure and help build their creativity, communication and thinking skills. Through the daily routines and engaging activities, we will help your child build confidence in understanding and responding in English.

For children who are 8 or 9 by December 2021

1: Face-to-Face courses

Offered in: Lisbon and Foz do Douro

Course info: Story based course in the morning; afternoon activities may include movement, arts and crafts, gardening, cookery and more – all through English. Some of the story based content will be based on Twinkl story originals. 
Time: 25h per week, 5h per day
Class: 10.00-13.00
Afternoon activities: 14.00-16.00
Max. Number of students per group: 10

2: Online courses

Delivery method: Zoom
Course info: Two one-hour sessions based around a storybook, followed by 30 min activity session (for example yoga, arts and crafts, sing along, and so on). Some of the story based content will be based on Twinkl story originals. 
Time: Classes: 10.00-11.00 and 11.15-12.15; Activities: 12.30-13.15     
Max. Number of students: 10

Summer courses for Lower Secondary students (10-12 years)

 Happy learners make confident speakers! There are many reasons your child will love our classes: 

  • lots of time to practise speaking English, having fun learning with classmates of the same age 
  • varied and interesting age-appropriate topics and activities to keep your child interested throughout  

Your child will also be encouraged to develop creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in a relaxed environment where they can be themselves. They will: 

  • work in groups or pairs to practise speaking, problem-solving and collaborating on projects with a focus on familiar and real-world topics 
  • build resilience and get used to communicating and collaborating online with others in preparation for life in a global, digital world

For children who are 10, 11, 12 by December 2021

1: Face-to-Face courses

Offered in:Lisbon, Parede and Foz do Douro.

In the morning each day, your child will explore some simple themes from the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) curriculum through English. They will carry out different experiments and tasks each day and learn to talk about them in English.
In the afternoon there will be a variety of activities and topics, including for example, quizzes, games, and story reading.  

Course info: 25 h per week, 5 per day
Time: Class: 10.00-1300. Afternoon activities: 14.00-16.00
Max. Number of students: 12

Online courses

Delivery method: Zoom and British Council learning hub
Time: Classes: 10.00-11.00 and 11.15-12.15; Activities: 12.30 -13.15

Course content: Classes are based around a different cross curricular topic each week, and activities include roleplay, reading fiction and non-fiction, arts and crafts, presentations and much more. Activities may include science experiments, quizzes, coding, story reading and more.
Max. number of students: 12

Summer courses for Secondary students (13-17 years)

Join our summer course and your teenage child will enjoy dynamic lessons on real-life topics that prepare them for a global world. 

With our expert teachers, they will:

  • gain confidence in speaking English with their teacher and fellow classmates 
  • develop their communication skills by working on projects in pairs and small teams 
  • focus on real-world contemporary topics  

For children who are 13 or over by December 2021

1: Face-to-Face courses

Offered in: Lisbon, Parede and Foz do Douro

Course info: 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day
Time: Class: 10.00-13.00, Afternoon activities: 14.00-16.00
Course content: Lessons in the morning will help learners extend their skills and confidence in using English, with a strong emphasis on speaking. Each week’s lessons are based around a different topic, with clear task outcomes. We will also include content from BBC Earth School. BBC Earth school is based on the TV shows and documentaries narrated by Sir David Attenborough, a world-famous, loved and trusted teacher of ecology. Activities will include quizzes, talks, demonstrations and much more.
Max. Number of students: 14

2: Online courses 

Delivery method: British Council learning hub
Course information:2 x 60 min lessons per day 09.55-10.55 and 11.15-12.15. Activity: 12.30-13.00 
Course content: 1 or 2 x 60 mins based on magazine each day, 2 x 60 mins Connecting Cultures (links with another country). Students also have access to guided learning through the learning hub. 
Max. number of students: 14

Summer exam preparation courses for Secondary students

Is your child planning to take a Cambridge First B2 or Advanced C1 exam? An internationally recognized qualification provides evidence of their level of English and enhances their future study and work prospects. Join our exam preparation course to help your child prepare to do their very best in the exam. The course includes:

  • familiarisation with the exam
  • practice on all the papers and question types
  • exam tactics and techniques
  • time management
  • tips and advice
  • personalised feedback in the areas you need
  • mini practice tests to help you to develop your level of language and your exam technique.

Online course only

Delivery method: Zoom
Course information: 30 hours, Monday-Friday for two weeks: 10.00-11.20 and 11.40-13.00 
Dates: 28 June – 09 July; or 30 August – 10 September 
Max. number of students: 14

Note:
Students need to register separately for the exam. See our Exams pages for more information.

Course schedules and prices

Early Years and Primary students (4-7 years)

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Week 3 12 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 145.00 09 July
Week 4 19 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 145.00 16 July
Week 5 26 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 145.00 23 July

Upper Primary and Lower Secondary students (8-12 years)

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Week 3 12 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 09 July
Week 4 19 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 16 July
Week 5 26 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 23 July
Week 6 30 August 2021 n/a EUR 195.00 27 August

Secondary students (13-17 years)

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Week 1 28 June 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 26 June
Week 2 05 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 02 July
Week 3 12 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 09 July
Week 4 19 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 16 July
Week 5 26 July 2021 EUR 220.00 EUR 195.00 23 July
Week 6 30 August 2021 n/a EUR 195.00 27 August

Secondary Exam Preparation course (13-17 years)

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28 June 2021 09 July n/a EUR 490.00 26 June
30 August 2021 10 September n/a EUR 490.00 27 August

Discounts

Discounts are only available for students who sign up for more than one week.
Discounts – Online: EUR 25 per week for each extra week
Discounts – Face-to-face: EUR 25 per week for each extra week
For summer courses there are no further discounts

About online classes

We know that working on a screen can be more challenging and intense than in a classroom. To ensure students get the most out of their online learning we ensure that:

  • Live online classes are interactive and fun.
  • We use a wide variety of age appropriate and engaging activities to maximise participation and build confidence in using English to communicate.
  • We offer two live online classes each day, and an activity session to ensure plenty of variety.
  • There are breaks between each of the classes and activity sessions.
  • Secondary students have access to online learning resources to complement and extend their learning in the live online classes.