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Residential Courses

Residential Old Hall School: enjoy learning English in the beautiful Norfolk countryside

For groups of 15 or more and individuals
Students aged 8-14heathersett
Maximum class size 15

  • Minimum 1 full-day and 1 half-day excursion per week
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • 15 hours of language learning per week

We have chosen Hethersett Old Hall Boarding School as our location because of the character of the building and its idyllic surroundings. Situated 6 miles south west of Norwich, the school is small and exclusive, offering high quality accommodation, a warm friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities.

This residential course is designed to give you the opportunity to explore and learn about real British culture, whilst improving and developing your English language and communication skills. You will be living and studying with other students of similar age and ability in a fun and lively environment.

You will enjoy learning through taking part in projects which will stimulate your creativity and imagination, as well as boost your confidence. Newly learned language will also be developed and practised when you participate in the many activities at the centre, including drama and theatre workshops, film-making, music and sports.

Course Objectives

  • Develop effective communication skills
  • To give the students the opportunity to learn about British culture through personal experience
  • Promote both independent and collaborative learning
  • Boost confidence and fluency through intensive interaction
  • Advance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills both in and out of the classroom
  • Day Time Programme
    Sunday Times to be advised Students met at Stansted Airport and transferred to Norwich
    Monday 09 00 – 12 30 Welcome talk, placement test and English lessons
    12 30 – 13 30 Lunch
    13 30 – 18 00 Decorate the classrooms and create mascots
    18 30 – 19 30 Evening meal
    19 30 – 21 00 Welcome camp fire toasting marshmallows
    Tuesday 09 00 – 12 30 English Lessons
    12 30 – 13 30 Lunch
    13 30 – 18 00 Den building completion/environmental art
    18 30 – 19 30 Evening meal
    19 30 – 21 00 Disco
    Wednesday 09 30 – 12 30 English lessons
    12 30 – 13 30 Lunch
    13 30 – 18 00 Half day excursion: boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney
    18 30 – 19 30 Evening meal
    19 30 – 21 00 Film night
    Thursday 09 30 – 12 30 English lessons
    12 30 – 13 30 Lunch
    13 30 – 18 00 Swimming gala
    18 30 – 21 00 Barbeque and games
    Friday 09 00 – 12 30 English lessons
    12 30 – 13 30 Lunch
    13 30 – 18 30 Visit from Banham Zoo: meet, touch and learn about the animals and reptiles
    18 30 – 19 30 Evening meal
    19 30 – 21 00 Nature trail treasure hunt
    Saturday 07 30 – 18 00 Full-Day Excursion to Cambridge. Walking tour past the main colleges and a visit to St John’s College. Punting on the River Cam
    18 30 – 19 30  Evening meal
    19 30 – 21 00 Chill and relax games night
    Sunday Times to be advised One week students departure
    Visit to Norwich Cathedral and river walk

     

    Here is a sample 2 week Residential programme.

What we offer you

  • Group transfers from Stansted airport (additional £20 for other London airports). Transfers for individual students are not included
  • Qualified English teachers
  • 24 hours emergency contact
  • Full student course report
  • 1 accompanying group leader free for every 15 students
  • Maximum 6 students per bedroom
  • Safe environment
  • Accompanying group leaders’ accommodation in single rooms with allocated bathroom
  • Excellent ICT and sports facilities with heated swimming pool
  • 3 nutritional meals a day, all freshly prepared on-site
  • Activities may include: drama and theatre workshops, music, traditional sports, games and disco
  • Free wifi.