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Millions of visitors every year from all over the world are attracted to Brighton's colourful atmosphere. Highlights include its theatres and clubs, fashionable shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants, its famous antique markets and exotic Royal Pavilion, its huge marina, and of course its lively beach and sea front promenade and grand Victorian Piers. Surrounded by beautiful English countryside and near to the famous Sussex Downs and white cliffs, Brighton is small enough to get to know easily and safely, and yet it is only 50 minutes by train from the centre of London. There is so much for everyone to enjoy and Brighton's friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect choice for students of any age.
Brighton International Summer School Dorothy Stringer High School Visit Brighton Endsleigh Student Insurance
Established in 1984, Brighton International Summer School (BISS) specialises in English language and activity courses for young pupils aged 5 to 18. We offer the chance to study English and learn about British culture in a safe, caring environment, at our small friendly family run school that places a high emphasis on personal service. Lessons take place at DOROTHY STRINGER HIGH SCHOOL,a local British school with over 1,000 British students aged 11-16, with whom there are lots of opportunities to integrate for sport, arts and other cultural activities.
DOROTHY STRINGER HIGH SCHOOL values its partnership with BISS, and welcomes international students into their community believing such visits are of cultural and educational benefit to its own British students, as well as to their overseas guests. The school is large with fantastic modern facilities, and is located in a good residential area of Brighton, from where we also select our host families, and within easy reach of the city centre shops and beach. BRIGHTON itself is a vibrant, exciting seaside resort, hugely popular with overseas students, under one hour by train to LONDON
BISS teachers are qualified and experienced at teaching English to school age students and children, and understand the challenges faced by young people staying in a foreign country away from their parents for the first time... and understand the concerns and worries of the parents as well!
What BISS offers Brighton: an exciting resort with much for students to enjoy. Central school: modern classrooms, sports hall, playing fields, tennis courts, swimming pool, dance studio, fitness suite, drama studio, art facilities, computer suite, TV & video. and cafeteria. Experienced teachers: qualified to teach English as a foreign language (all native speakers).
Communicative teaching methods: lively, real life situations. Link with English state school and Summer camp: students can meet local English children from Dorothy Stringer High School Accommodation: carefully selected English families of the highest quality. Varied activities programme (entrance fees included): choice of sports or cultural excursions. Full time social leaders: organise and accompany activities and excursions. Full day weekend excursions: tour of London, Adventure Park.
Airport transfers Mini bus and taxi service Supervisi on & Welfare.
Lessons: BISS tests each student on arrival in order to place them in the best class for their age and level of English (from beginner to advanced). Each class is taught in the mornings by a qualified teacher, trained at an English university and experienced in teaching English to foreign students. Classes have a maximum of 15 pupils, and English tuition is provided for 15 hours per week. The emphasis during lessons is on speaking and discussion skills. We aim to build up students' confidence and ability to use English through the enjoyable, 'real life' situations that we devise. Each student is graded and awarded a course certificate on completion of their course.
A typical School Week Monday- Friday 08.30-09.00 Journey to school. We can offer Teenagers collection from host family by minibus or we can provide a local pass bus. Students living close to the school may walk to class. Juniors must either be accompanied by their parent/guardian or have pre-booked a regular taxi service with us. 09.00-12.20 English classes. 13.00 Afternoon activities. Choice from: · Sports and activities at School (eg tennis, basketball, swimming, football, trampoline, dance, and for Juniors there is also a choice of art and crafts, visits to the park and fun and games). · Optional one to one English tuition may be pre-booked at a supplementary charge. · Local excursion for Teenagers (eg beach, sightseeing, castles, boat trips, cinema and bowling). Entrance fees included. 17.00-17.30 Return to family as before. (15.30 for Juniors). Evenings Time with family. Teenage only: one evening excursion with entrance fee per week (e.g. disco or bowling). Saturday Teenage programme only: full day BISS excursion (eg London ). Sunday Airport transfer day and/or time with family. A typical School Week
Teenage Programme (Ages 13-18): The BISS Teenage programme is run at Dorothy Stringer High School, an excellent British school with over 1000 students aged 12-16, until the end of the summer. The school has excellent sports facilities, including sports hall, basketball courts, tennis courts, trampolines, dance studio, swimming pool and access to computers, library and cafeteria.
At Dorothy Stringer there are many opportunities to mix with the English students (eg for sports, drama, art), until their term finishes at the end of July. We then have the school facilities to ourselves as we work along side our junior and local English children on vacation, as well as other multi-national students from different countries. The school is located near Preston Park, a good safe residential area of Brighton, and a short distance to the city centre, shops and beach (5 minutes by the No 5b bus). Sports activities and excursions are organised every afternoon and some evenings (eg disco).
Entrance fees are included for those booking our Full Programme. Optional extra mid-week trips to London can also organised for shopping or sightseeing. Older Teenage students (16+) are given the freedom to explore Brighton in small groups after lessons if they wish. For serious Teenage students, supplementary one to one English tuition can be pre-booked. Transport to and from home can be provided either by BISS mini-bus or local bus pass. Course Dates June 23 June 30 July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28 August 4 August 11 August 18 (End August 22)
Junior Programme (Ages 5-12): With BISS, our Junior students are given many unique opportunities to mix with English children of the same age. BISS Junior students are given free membership of the local holiday club, for children aged 5-12, also run by us. In this atmosphere, visiting children can learn English quickly and naturally. They can join with the local children after their formal lessons to enjoy sports, art and other fun activities and put their language skills to practical use. Junior students are fully supervised throughout their school day (09.00- 16.00) by qualified and experienced teachers. Additional optional services include one to one English tuition, school lunch, plus the option to pre- book with us a regular daily taxi pick up from your accommodation to our school and back. Course Dates July 28 August 4 August 11 August 18 (End August 22) All programme start dates are Mondays.
We specialise in group programmes for school aged students aged 11-18 which can be organised at any time of the year, for any duration. These school group programmes are based at Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, which have about 1,400 British Students aged 11-16 - our 'integrated' school group programmes are very popular, and combine closed group English lessons in the mornings, with integrated activities with the British students in the afternoons (eg; joining the British lessons, sports, music, art, computers etc). We can also arrange host family accommodation in Brighton for study groups. Please send us your detailed requirements for a quotation. Minimum group size 10.
Group Programmes We specialise in group programmes for school aged students aged 11-18 which can be organised at any time of the year, for any duration. These school group programmes are based Dorothy Stringer School in Brighton. This school has about 1,400 British Students aged 11-16 - our 'integrated ' school group programmes are very popular, and combine closed group English lessons in the mornings, with integrated activities with the British students in the afternoons (eg; joining the British lessons, sports, music, art, computers etc). We can also arrange specialist study programmes eg; sport,art,drama ans ecology. Host family accommodation can be arranged in Brighton for study groups.. Minimum group size 10.
A relaxed and caring family atmosphere is the best possible environment in which to learn English. BISS have carefully selected a number of English families who are waiting to welcome our teenage students. Students are encouraged not only to learn English but also to participate in British family life. Most families have children of their own, and students will be treated as 'one of the family'. Our families provide all meals, laundry service, full care and supervision. Accommodation is in twin rooms, but some single rooms can be booked. Religious and other dietary requirements can be catered for, in most cases. Please advise at the time of booking and we will be pleased to discuss this with you. We try to place students in families that are within walking distance from school. However in the busy summer months this is not always possible, and some students will need to travel to school by bus. For a supplement it is possible to guarantee a family that is close to school or book a daily taxi collection service. It is also possible to book a guarantee that there will be no students of the same nationality in the family - meaning English is the only language spoken.
We strongly recommend that all students buy a bus pass - Brighton is easy to get around by bus, and our experience is that all students want bus passes irrespective of their family location. Dorothy Stringer School is located near a No 5b bus stop.
Full programme of local social, cultural, sporting activities (incl. all entrance fees). Services of full time social leader. Full day week-end excursion including entrance fees (e.g. London): 1 full day excursion per 2 week course, 2 per 3 weeks, 3 per 4 weeks etc. Full board accommodation (twin room) with a carefully selected host family (breakfast, packed lunch, evening meal) Assistance with obtaining visas if required (BISS is registered with the British Government Department for Education and Skills). Supplements (Teenage):
Family maximum 10 minutes walk from school, or if unavailable, daily return personal taxi service: £50 per week. Local bus pass: £15 per week (recommended). Single room (limited availability): £75 per week. Airport transfers (£50 Gatwick one way; £90 Heathrow one way). One to one English tuition (subject to availability) £30 per hour. Not Included (Teenage):
Personal insurance (e.g. health, personal belongings, etc.) Endsleigh Student InsuranceEndsleigh Student Insurance Any additional excursions and activities not part of the programme. Public transport in Brighton (We can pre-arrange purchase of local bus pass). Other Teenage Programmes Prices per student per week (minimum 2 weeks), plus £20 registration fee per student: Venue Dorothy Stringer High School, Loder Road, Brighton.