The Heart of England Study Programmes has been a family-run business offering high quality, carefully managed courses for young learners since 1993. We personally supervise your booking process, the students’ stay and we keep in touch with all our families. We have many students who return year on year and consistently have high satisfaction scores.
Our programmes offer creative and inspiring courses for young people aged 5 – 17 years old in a safe and stimulating environment.
English language classes
The lessons are designed to encourage interest in the language and be enjoyable and challenging as well as educational. We include materials which take the lessons out of the classrooms and encompass the educational, sporting and social activities attended by the students.
We teach all 4 skills in a balanced programme but do tend to focus more on speaking and listening as these are often overlooked or harder to access in lessons at home. We try to make learning the language fun through imaginative, well-structured lessons.
Our teaching techniques include whole class teaching, group and pair work and presentations. We use a range of methodology but predominantly styles which encourage speaking and listening. Our teachers are open and receptive and appreciate that we all have different learning styles and needs.
Students are tested before they arrive and at the beginning of each week to mark their initial level and subsequent progress. A certificate of course completion is given to everyone.
We provide all our junior students with all the materials they need to study as well as rucksacks, I.D. tags and insurance for security. During breaks students are encouraged to mix to maximise their use of English, make new friends and build their confidence in English.