International House London 2022 summer programmes for children and teenagers


As always learning English is at the heart of everything we do, inside the classroom and out. Apart from teaching adults in London, we also run two spring & summer centres for young learners. We offer children and teenagers the opportunity to experience the UK-the people and places- and to express themselves through a variety of well-planned interactive activities, giving them lots of opportunities to practise their English in a safe and caring environment. 

Our Oxford courses (suitable for 12-17 year old students) are based in one of the country’s most prestigious boarding schools in the ancient university city, while our Ellesmere centre (open for 8-17 year olds) is situated in typical English Village surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Ellesmere College: Ellesmere College was opened in 1884 and today is one of the leading UK boarding schools, specialising in academic and sporting excellence with facilities to match. It is located on the border between England and Wales, in a beautiful village surrounded by stunning Welsh hills. Both Manchester and Liverpool are only 1 hour drive away. 

Facilities: Sports: Football pitches, golf courses, tennis courts, multi-sports playing fields, modern indoor sports hall, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Ellesmere has also got horse-riding facilities. 

Accommodation: We offer separate sleeping and bathroom facilities for boys and girls. Ellesmere college has got a variety of rooms available from single and twin to dormitory style rooms. Normally our students share rooms, and we try to mix nationalities in bedrooms to encourage students to practise English at all times. Any specific requests with regards to accommodation should be communicated to us in advance.

Excursions: In addition to the daily English lessons and activity programme, in a typical two-week stay, students enjoy two full-day excursions and three half-day excursions. For a three-week stay we offer four full-day and four halfday excursions, ensuring that there is plenty of chance to discover exciting places around the UK. 

Excursions from Ellesmere include Manchester (with an exciting tour of the Manchester United Stadium), Liverpool (including a visit to the Beatles museum), Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, etc. 

Our excursions take place during the week rather than on weekends. That way students can explore top UK attractions avoiding queues and crowds.

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Also see the regular International House London programmes

The Choice of Programmes in 2022

Our courses run In July and August and last for a maximum of 5 weeks. Also see our Spring break 2022 courses (April 2022) here

We start our programmes on Wednesdays unlike many other schools for two reasons. Firstly, prices of flights tend to be much cheaper if flying in the middle of the week. Secondly, our programme is designed in a way when excursions take place during the week rather than at the weekends to ensure students can enjoy top UK attractions hassle-free and queue-free! 

There are various programme options that we offer for student between 8 and 17 years old: 

Discover English in Ellesmere or Frensham (8 - 11 years old): This programme is the most intense English language programme and is ideal for those students who are preparing to study in the UK full-time or are planning to go to a boarding school or university abroad and want to experience of studying and living away from home. 

What is included: 

  • 21 hours of English tuition per week plus Sports, arts and crafts activities in the afternoons and evening social activities such as Harry Potter quest night, cinema night, fashion show, etc. 
  • Full-day and half- day excursions to London, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and many more 

2022 Cost: £ 979 a week

English Active in Oxford or Ellesmere, Frensham, Moulton or Oxford: This hugely popular programme not only offers a high level of English language teaching but the chance for students to develop their skills in a wide range of activities, all coached by professionals in their field. Professionaly-coached activities include: Tennis Football Drama Photography; Art&Design Basketball Golf Dance; Horse Riding (Only in Ellesmere); Outdoor Adventures (Only in Ellesmere).

What is included: 

  • 15 hours of English tuition per week plus 1,5 hour s a day of Professionally-coached activities on non-excursion days and Afternoon General activities including art&crafts and sports 
  • Evening social activities such as Harry Potter quest night, cinema night, fashion show, etc. and a full-day and half- day excursions to London, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and many more 

2022 Cost: £ 959 a week. professionally coached activities including Football, Drama, Dance, Horse Riding (£ 125/week extra)

Explore English in Edinburgh: For ages 12-17, who want English lessons in the morning with activities and excursions to explore Scottish culture in the afternoon. Your child will stay in a historical 16th century iconic building, learn English and explore Scotland.

Students practise their English inside and outside of the classroom with a packed schedule of trips and activities, for the best learning experience. English lessons take place every morning, and the afternoons are devoted to exploring Scotland. Trips include Scotland’s famous Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and much more.

2022 Cost: £ 1.066 a week

Combination of Active and Plus: Students can also choose to switch between two programmes on a weekly basis. 

Our English summer camp prices include all accommodation, social activities, trips to famous places, all teaching, all materials and more.