Short-term programs in autonomous schools in the UK are excellent for international students due to focused and focused training.
As Angela Fergie explains, when developing the structure of short-term courses at Windermere International Summer School, located in the Lake District, the fact that students need to develop language skills in a short time is taken into account. The school offers a choice of three summer programs for study abroad, which consist of thematic lessons of academic English (17.5 hours per week). “Every year we will improve our courses by inviting professional teachers and introducing new methods of conducting lessons,” adds Fergie.
Robert Price claims that at Brooke House College, a closed-type international college in Market Harborough, students can take short courses throughout the academic year. And their duration depends on individual wishes: from one month to a whole year. “Courses are tailor-made and fully compliant with student requirements,” he adds.
Short-term academic programs in CATS Colleges, which are part of the Cambridge Educational Group, are ideal for those who need extra classes before starting A-levels, an International Baccalaureate, or a university preparatory program. At CATS Canterbury and CATS Cambridge programs start in April. Although Canterbury also has the opportunity to start training in July.
Rob Hayes specifies that academic English lessons (from one week to four semesters) include work on the vocabulary needed for pre-university preparation, while preparatory programs (pre-GSCE) involve studying from 7 to 10 subjects with an emphasis on possible everyday situations during further study abroad. This program lasts from one to three semesters.
This summer, CATS Colleges also offer three unique programs for students from 15 years of age: Preparing for Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge), a Career in Law, Business and Finance, and a program that allows you to adapt to the British education system. “These three-week courses are a great opportunity to understand how studying at a British university and whether this model is suitable for a student to receive higher education in the UK,” Hayes said.
Students have many reasons to choose short-term academic programs. “Some of them do not want to take a serious responsibility and go for a long-term study abroad. In this case, the summer course can help students understand whether they really want to live and study in the UK, ”says Hayes. On the other hand, Fergie notes that the main purpose of recording for short-term courses is the desire to improve conversational skills before full immersion in an English-speaking environment.
“Approximately 75% of our students are already studying in British closed schools,” said Peter Itherton of Etherton Education.
Our job is to provide them with the best training so that they feel confident and informed about how to get good results in new schools, he adds. “The remaining 25% are students who want to test their strength during short-term programs and have a great time studying abroad in a closed school.”
Etherton Education offers four or eight-week programs in two schools: a preparatory course (pre-GSCE) for students from 13 to 16 years old at Wellington School located in Somerset, as well as A-levels preparation courses and an International Bachelor’s program for students from 16 to 18 years in Lord Wandsworth College, which is located in Hampshire.
According to Fergie, short-term courses include an excellent entertainment program dedicated to leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Faye Gilbert of the American School in England notes that sports and excursions are an important part of a three- and six-week English course (25 hours per week) and a three-week summer preparatory program (20.5 hours per week).
In addition, Gilbert clarifies that the school boasts a large campus in a safe, rural area, very close to London.
This allows you to organize exciting excursions in the capital of Great Britain. Short-term school programs are often offered to students at exhibitions devoted to education abroad, and also advertised by educational agents who organize recruitment trips. Gilbert notes that this type of program is usually chosen by students from Russia, Turkey, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
“We welcome students from more than 25 countries annually. Says Interton. – To this end, we actively advertise our programs in order to attract students from completely different parts of the world. Increasingly, educational agents have noted the great advantages of short-term academic programs compared to English courses during the summer holidays. ”