Dulwich College is one of the top ten UK private schools which produced 12% of the UK professional elite. Attending Dulwich College Summer English Courses enable international students to experience gracious school life of this leading British independent school.
Dulwich College Summer English Courses are designed for students who want to learn and improve their English, experience an inspirational combination of varied social, culture activities and excursions alongside their structured English tuition. Students live, study and play in an English speaking, multinational environment, where they have fun, make new friends from around the globe, and enjoy every opportunity to improve their English ability.
Students are given an English level assessment when they arrive at the school, to make sure they are placed in the right class to really enjoy and learn as much as possible. English is taught in small classes of 12-15 students by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers who have ability to make language learning fun. Students receive 3 hours per day of General English teaching in addition to 6 hours of Language Activities classes and cultural events per week.
The aim of the Dulwich College Summer English Courses is to improve English comprehension skills, along with grammar and pronunciation, as well as building confidence in communicating through English. The course syllabus covers essential English language skills with particular emphasis on speaking, listening and pronunciation both inside and outside the classroom, helping children to turn theoretical knowledge of the language into a practical ability to express themselves with confidence. This comprehensive syllabus is combined with a wide range of afternoon activities designed to give them the opportunity to develop new skills, whilst using their spoken English in a specific context. Students move on to a new activity each day incorporating Journalism, creative writing/storytelling, Vlogging, Cookery, drama, Art and Craft.
Dulwich College Summer English Courses consist of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, activities, sports and excursions. It includes:
- 15 hours of English tuition per week
- 6 hours of Language Activities classes and cultural events per week
- 6 hours of sports per week
- 2 full-day excursions and trips per week to London and beyond
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme on non-excursion days
- Maximum class size is 15, and the average class size is around 12
- Airport transfers (Heathrow & Gatwick airports between 10:00-16:00 GMT)
Outside morning classroom, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Computer Based Activities
- Fancy Dress Parties
- Film Evenings
- Music & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Show
Dulwich College English Summer Camp have a wide range of interesting and enjoyable excursions to London and other places to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Camden Market
- Covent Garden
- Houses of Parliament
- London Sightseeing Tour
- London Museums
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Thames Riverboat Disco
- Theme Park
- Tower of London
- Westminster Abbey
- Wimbledon Tennis Museum
The sample timetable below is a typical weekly programme of Dulwich College Summer English Courses.
Students are accommodated in Dulwich College boarding houses with single, twin or triple rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Girls and boys are accommodated in separate boarding houses which are close to both the classrooms and the large dining room. In each boarding house, there is a senior member of staff who looks after the students in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
All cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the dining hall. Both salads and hot food are provided at lunchtime. Drinks and biscuits are generally available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
The Dulwich campus is dedicated to providing outstanding facilities; modern classrooms, refurbished sports hall with heated indoor swimming pool, new student social centre with cafeteria, purpose built theatre and IT suite.
The boarding houses have well equipped games rooms that are very popular with children throughout the day. Each House also has at least one TV room where students can watch TV and DVDs. Student can access to computer room with free Wi-Fi.
Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
Dulwich College, founded in 1619 as the College of God’s Gift at Dulwich, is one of the oldest and largest independent schools in the UK. It is located in south London, endowed with an oasis of over 70 acres of beautiful green playing fields. The School also owns a boathouse on the River Thames.
The School has a long standing reputation for producing some of the finest actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers in the country. Famous past pupils include Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir P G Wodehouse, Raymond Chandler, Sir Edward George, the former Governor of the Bank of England Edward George, and the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Anand Panyarachun.
Dulwich is an academically selective independent boys’ school, aiming to ensure all their pupils fulfil their academic potential, and build the confidence required to explore beyond the boundaries of the curriculum. Learning for its own sake is encouraged alongside focused and dedicated study.
The School was once considered among the top ten academic schools in the country. It has maintained a strong academic record and remains one of the highest ranking public schools in London. The average examination results of their past ten years from 2008-2017 show that: 84.7% boys were awarded A*/A grades on their GCSE exams, with 97.4% boys achieved A*/A/B. At their A-level examinations, 65.4% boys were awarded A*/A grades in the past ten years, with 91 students achieved 100% A*/A grades. Boys proceed from Dulwich to the most competitive of universities, both in the UK and in the world, with a high number choosing to study in Medicine, Engineering and the Law. The school also excels at debating, and it considers itself the best debating School in Europe.