Courses Juniors

Full-day English Academy programme designed to fully immerse young learners in the English language

Pastoral care

We take the safety of our students very seriously at TIS and all of our staff, homestay providers, activity leaders and contractors have a minimum basic level of safeguarding for under 18s. This means they know how to recognise and respond to any students who may appear unhappy or distressed at any time during their stay with us.

We understand that living away from home can be difficult for some students, especially for young learners. Our Welfare Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Laurie Chapman, is available throughout the day to speak to students about any problems or concerns they have. All of our teachers and office staff can also offer advice and support to anyone feeling homesick or lonely. Outside office hours, we have a 24-hour emergency telephone number that students can call.

We also appreciate that sending a child abroad to study can be worrying for parents so we want to make sure that we give parents all the information they need to be sure they are making the right decision to sending their child to TIS. We also require parents/guardians to provide us with as much information on their child as possible, including any medical conditions, so that we can provide the best level of care for them at all times. Our Parental Consent Form requires that they ensure that their child is aware of such issues as curfews and unsupervised time, accommodation and school rules that must be agreed to.

We take our responsibilities for young learners very seriously and we have rigorous policies and procedures in place to make sure children have the best possible experience in a safe and secure learning environment. Please read our Care of Under 18s Policy for more information.

If there are any aspects of the programme that are not clear, please feel free to contact us. Please also refer to our full list of policies on this website.



Our exciting full-day English Academy programme is designed to fully immerse young learners in the English language. It combines serious academic study with fun learning methods and a huge variety of extra-curricular activities and excursions.

Students practise English in a class that enables them to try out new language in a supportive environment. Very low level young learners are introduced to English through songs, games and spoken activities.

Aims and objectives

Students will develop the confidence to initiate conversations, express themselves with increasing accuracy both in the spoken and written word, and expand their vocabulary at an appropriate level.

Progression routes

Young Learners can move on to study for the KET, PET and FCE for Schools qualifications.

What’s included?
Pre-course placement
Certification of studied level
Course materials
Full-board Homestay Accommodation
Full Programme of Activities

Example Timetable for Young Learner Academy Programme

09:00 - 10:30Modern TechnologyPhrasal VerbsHeroes and VillainsArt, Design and ColourOur future and life changes - part 1
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:30Houses and homesEnvironment and pollutionSport and competitionGhost storiesOur future and life changes - part 1
12:30 - 14:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
14:00 - 17:00Guided Tour of Torquay and a visit to Torquay MuseumSport afternoonVisit to Living Coasts Zoo and AquariumFilm ClubPitch & putt
Evening Evening with homestay providerTen-pin bowlingEvening with homestay providerDiscoEvening with homestay provider

Young Learner Academy

Our exciting full-day Young Learner Academy programme is designed to fully immerse young learners in the English language. It combines serious academic study with fun learning methods and a huge variety of extra-curricular activities and excursions. Our organised programme of afternoon, evening and weekend events will enable students to learn about British culture, practise the social English that they have developed in the classroom, and make friends with fellow students from all over the world.

Course dates: 22 June – 14 August 2020

You can view the summer programme here

All of our activities are carefully supervised by our fully trained Activity Leaders
Supervision ratio: 1 activity leader to 15 students

Young Learner Centre

Our Young Learner Academy courses take place in our summer centre, Upton Vale Church - just a 5 minute walk from our main school.

The summer centre is a safe and self-contained building, run by our Groups and Logistics Manager, Sandra McCord.

Facilities include:
- Classrooms with audio/visual equipment
- Sports Hall
- Common Room
- Wifi

Course Fees 2020:

Registration Fee: £110

Price per week
Young Learner Academy £643
1 hour = 60 minutes

Activities for juniors

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