English Language Experience and Adventure (ELEA)
Peartree English Language Experience and Adventure (ELEA) is a new residential language learning programme focused on developing real world English language communication skills through dynamic lessons, an adventurous activities and leisure programme and immersive free time.
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Peartree ELEA combines 15 years of industry experience of teaching high quality, accredited English language courses with the spectacular location, facilities, pastoral care and opportunities offered by UWC Atlantic College in the heart of South Wales. ELEA will take you on an inspirational language learning journey and you will build lifelong memories. Alongside a network of students from all over the world you will enjoy challenging lessons, experience adventure activities as well as traditional visits, go on a weekend camp, make new international friends and have a fantastic time – and we will help you to do all this using only the English language.
- £2,150pp – 14 day programme
- Ages | 12 – 17 years old
- English Language Level | A2 and above
- Summer 2022 dates to be confirmed soon!
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ELEA has been developed for 12-17 year olds looking to developing their English language communication skills through a thrilling and unique experience. If you want to spend your summer day-in-day-out in a classroom, then this course isn’t for you!
What we offer is a full daily schedule which combines your language classes with early-morning, afternoon, evening and weekend activities. You will develop valuable skills for both your studies in your home country and your future career; you will have the chance to improve your confidence in English and your personal skills while having the adventure experience of a lifetime!
If you need to get in touch email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (+44) 1446 799 211.
St Donat’s Castle
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
What to expect from ELEA
ELEA is based here at UWC Atlantic; a 12th Century castle by the sea in Wales. You’ll have opportunities to explore the local area and experience the beauty of South Wales and with a 122 acre site, including its own woodland, seafront, farm and valley, you’ll be able to take part in a diverse and intensive programme of activities including lifeguarding, kayaking, surfing, sailing, power boating, swimming, mountain walking, navigation, and climbing.
You will join English language group classes every morning and one afternoon each week, divided by level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for language competence (B1, B2 etc). Classes will be given by English language professionals, qualified to British Council standards for the teaching of English in the U.K. Lessons will focus on communication and 21st-century life skills using our well-developed curriculum.
The Afternoon Activities
There will be a total of eight afternoon activities over the two-week experience, including half-day excursions to the cities of Cardiff and Swansea. During the other afternoons, you will enjoy a high-energy, adventure-based programme involving kayaking, coastal path walks, orienteering, raft building,
climbing, sailing, powerboating, sports (tennis, football, volleyball) and much more.
The Full Day Excursions
For two full days, we will take you away from the residence to get to know new places in the U.K. There will be a full-day cultural/historical excursion to the Big Pit underground mine and Saint Fagans National Museum of History. In the second week, we will go on a longer all-day excursion to the city of Bath in England, which will include a visit to the famous Roman baths.
The Overnight Camp
At the halfway point of your experience, we will take you for a fully-supervised overnight camp where you will enjoy spending a night in the great outdoors speaking English and having a unique adventure with your new friends.
The Early Morning Activities
Before your lessons start, you can join other students for an early-morning well-being session. These activities may feature swimming, yoga, meditation and mindfulness – the perfect way to find your inner balance ready for a full day ahead.
The Evening Activities
The full programme of evening activities will give you the chance to speak English when you are having fun and feeling most relaxed. Every evening, you can enjoy a different event such as an outdoor BBQ, a concert, cinema evening (full-sized screen), a disco and much more, all within the grounds of the residence!
The Pastoral Care
UWC Atlantic College is committed to providing the highest standards of pastoral care, including 24-hour supervision. There is 24-hour staffed security on the front gate, which is secured by entry barriers. All members of staff in contact with students are carefully checked for their suitability to provide the highest level of care to children and young people.
The Accommodation and Meals
You will live in houses containing dormitories where up to four students share a room. Each house has a common room with plenty of space to relax and a small kitchen. All houses are located within the grounds of the College, with wonderful views of the sea and woodland, and are an easy walk to all facilities (dining hall, lessons, activities, pick up points). There will be three full meals per day – breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all meals will be enjoyed in the spectacular refectory, giving students the feeling of being in a real-life Harry Potter movie!
The Skills Development
At Peartree ELEA our aim is to help you improve your English-language level as you develop important life skills for your future. Through the wide range of adventures we have planned, you can develop team-building, leadership, communication and listening skills, along with resilience and confidence. You will be on a residential camp with not only students taking Peartree ELEA, but also with British young learners enjoying two other residential camps at UWC Atlantic College at the same time. Many of your leisure moments will be spent with the participants of these other schools as well as your classmates, giving you the unique opportunity to speak English and make friends with native speakers.
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Programme Cost: £2,150 GBP per person
Fees are inclusive of return-transfer from one of the following airports:
A 10% early bird discount is available on a limited basis for applications received before 24th January 2021.
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