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Garden Halls

Our first-ever centre designed specifically for individual students - The Gardens Halls is located in the heart of Bloomsbury in Central London. It is based in a new, high quality development with outstanding facilities, designed to meet the needs of modern students.

Course Features

The demanding academic programme- focussing on intercultural communicative success in English, takes place a short walk from the residence in modern classrooms on nearby Russell Square. Half-day activities are tied in to learning objectives enabling learning outside the classroom to combine with exploring the great city of London. Evening activities and weekend excursions are pure fun and excitement!

  • Project based format where students work in groups exclusively in English. Students will be assigned roles within the teams showcasing their strengths and improving their development areas.
  • Focus on academic note-taking to prepare students for University studies.
  • Focus on spoken performance skills to deliver success in later academic and professional life
  • Focus on successful communication across cultures- encouraging independence and teamwork, time management and project completion.
  • Develop presentation skills - At the conclusion of the programme students will deliver a presentation on the final project in front of the class.
  • A video recording will be given to all students participating as a testament of their achievement. Students will also receive a certificate of completion during our graduation ceremony.

Quick Facts

1st - 14th July 2018
Minimum Level
A2/B1 Pre-Intermediate Level required
Course Features
20 Hours of English Lessons per week
2 Full Day Excursions
5 Learning Tours per week
5 Evening Activities per week
Includes London Travel Card

*Students must bring a laptop or tablet
14-17 Years
Residential Single En-suite
Free return transfer from London Heathrow Airport or St.Pancras International Station



The Explorer Programme is designed to expose students to as many cultural excursions and activities as possible, enriching their English skills further through educational outings.

  • Half-day excursions have academic and cultural learning objectives that will inform and inspire the academic programme as well as familiarising students with one of the world’s great cities
  • Evening activities are energetic and social. Highlights include a West End Musical, Riverboat Disco and “Freejumping” trampolining event.
  • Weekend Excursions are stimulating with Saturday offering a mix of exploration and learning whereas Sunday is more relaxing and fun.


  • Canteen and dining room
  • Games room
  • Cafe
  • Cinema room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self study room

Sample Timetable

London Academic Explorer Programme


Sunday Arrivals / check in Getting to know you and speaking assessments Orientation & Welcome party
Monday Project Set Up and Course Goals Academic Note Taking and project team creation British Museum and the University of London Team Challenge and Games Night
Tuesday Team Meetings- Functional Language and Role Plays Conflict Resolution- Roleplays and Language Development Imperial War Museum and the Holocaust Exhibition Oxygen Freejumping - trampoline park (from 19.30)
Wednesday Presentation Skills- Aristotle’s 7 Rules of Rhetoric Mini Presentations and Project Development The London Eye and Southbank Walking Tour Bowling (from 19.30)
Thursday Academic Research Skills & Writing with Impact Being Persuasive- functional language and debating Scientific Curiosities Tour- The Grant Museum of Zoology (UCL), The Wellcome Collection and the British Library Riverboat Disco
Friday Review of the week & note taking test Presenting Project Progress- content and language review and development Westminster Walking Tour- including entrance to Westminster Abbey Westminster Walking Tour- including entrance to Westminster Abbey
Saturday FULL DAY EXCURSION Cambridge Project group work and relaxing
Sunday FULL DAY EXCURSION Thorpe Park Project group work and relaxing
Monday The South Kensington Museums - Natural History, Science and V&A museums Presenting the weekend- Setting Week 2 Objectives Speaking as performance - Pronunciation and Collocations Ice Skating or Swimming
Tuesday Camden Town Markets Debating roles- chairing, proposing, seconding Team building- what makes a good team? Musical Theatre in the West End
Wednesday Madame Tussauds Intercultural Communication Interviewing- roleplay University Entrance Interview Haunted London Walking Tour
Thursday National Gallery & surroundings (China Town, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square) Presentation Practice and Coaching- bringing all the skills together Exploring socio-cultural normsCulture- is anything universal? Paparazzi Challenge and Final Presentation Preparation
Friday Tower of London Project Finale- Groups Present Final Projects Feedback- round up and review. Leaving Party
Saturday Check out Departures

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