English On The Road
ENGLISH ON THE ROAD COMBINES A 1-WEEK RESIDENTIAL ENGLISH COURSE AT MANOR COURSES INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOLLOWED BY A 1 WEEK STUDY TOUR OF LONDON WHERE STUDENTS CONSOLIDATE THEIR LANGUAGE LEARNING BY EXPLORING THE CITY OF LONDON!
NEW! Manor Courses offers this programme to small groups of 6-15 students aged 15, 16 & 17 and with a minimum English level of B1.
The aim of this study tour is to complement our more traditional English language course with an extra week “on the road”. Students will be accompanied by an experienced English teacher and one assistant (one female and one male both having had appropriate checks). On this fun and informative tour, students will practice their English whilst learning more about the country and culture of the language they are studying. Through culture it is easier to understand what makes a language function as it does, what makes it “tick” and seeing something with your own eyes gives you an appetite for wanting to learn more about it!
Half of this course is not part of our Residential English Language Course, although we do consider it an ‘academic course’.
This alternative study week is designed to explore a wide range of topics and vocabulary- from sport, to art, to history, literature and science. There is a different theme with a different attraction every day.
There is no formal classroom environment. This is a fluid, spontaneous course which takes advantage of the resources London and the UK have to offer and the emphasis is on communication and the real world.
In the morning:
Students will meet for breakfast (with the teacher) to discuss the theme of what they are going to see. They will be given study packs, vocabulary work and all the guidance and information they need to achieve their full potential.
In the afternoon:
Students will be accompanied to the attraction; they will spend time on various learning activities; there will also be time for more general sightseeing, food and shopping during the course of the day.
In the evening:
There will be time with the teacher to debate what they have seen and done, exchange opinions and impressions and at the same time make long-lasting new friendships before deciding how to spend the evenings. A variety of activities will be available.
Summary of Main Attractions
Day 1 – Pick-up from HURST college and transfer to the hotel
Day 2 – The Thames Path: The Globe Exhibition, The Golden Hinde, The Tower of London, The Walkie Talkie Skyscraper.
Day 3 – Canary Wharf: Docklands Museum. Boat to Westminster
Day 4 – Hampstead: Kenwood House. Keats House, The Emirates Stadium. Shopping in Hampstead
Day 5 – Greenwich: Greenwich Meridian & Observatory, Naval Museum, Cutty Sark.
Day 6 – Camden Town: Boat trip along Regent’s Canal and London Zoo. Shopping
Day 7 – Richmond: Hampton Court. Shopping in Wimbledon
Day 8 – Departure
Entrance to the above attractions shown in green are included in the overall price.
Accommodation will be in a hotel. Each double/ triple room will have a bathroom, wi-fi, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and easy access to restaurants, shops and other services. Breakfast is included in the price as is transport in London and admission to all the attractions as stated in the itinerary. Lunch and dinner are not included as this is regarded as part of the “real life” challenge this study holiday encourages – we want our students to emerge from this experience more independent and knowledgeable and be able to handle everyday life in Britain. Based on previous experience, however, we estimate about £20 a day for meals, general souvenirs and personal necessities. The groups will be a min. of 6 and max of 15 per group. They will be accompanied, supervised and monitored by an experienced teacher and an assistant who will be available 24 hours a day, they will travel and escort the group by public transport in London.
The Complete London Team: Kitty & Fabio
The Teacher – Kitty Savignani
Kitty has been teaching English as a foreign language for over 25 years -15 of these as “madrelinguista” (native speaker) at Liceo Classico e Scientifico Ariosto Spallanzani in Reggio Emilia, Italy where she has taught not only language but British culture, history and geography to 15-18-year olds. She has the Chartered Institute of Linguists’ ELIC Diploma in Languages for International Communication as well as the Institute’s post-graduate Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) and various different TEFL qualifications, the most recent being the Cambridge TKT, which she took in 2016. She co-founded EOR with her husband, Fabio, in 2013 and they have spent the last 5 summers organizing and running these “alternative on the road study tours” around England and Scotland.
The Driver/ Assistant – Fabio Catellani
Despite originally studying chemistry Fabio started his working life doing what he most wanted to do – drive. He started off with buses and coaches and then went on to own his own haulage company. He has always loved driving and organizing trips and even drove to Siberia and back in a Fiat Punto in 2017. He has put these driving and organizational skills, his love for travel and all things British to good use by co-founding and running EOR with his wife, Kitty. He is the designated first aider and fire marshal and is jointly responsible for the smooth running of the courses and the students’ well-being and safety.
Total Package Cost
£2495.00 – Including Return London Gatwick Airport Transfers
Transfers: Gatwick arrivals and departures are included. Heathrow transfers cost an extra £190.
Deadline to enrol: Before May 1st 2019.
Please note: If fewer than 6 students have enrolled by May 2nd we will unfortunately have to cancel the tour and offer students the standard MC Residential English Language Course 2 week package or a full refund.
Accreditation: The full 2 weeks of English On The Road Course is different to our standard Residential English Language Course (which is a General English Course and is accredited by the British Council). It is not accredited by the British Council. Both weeks are however, an ‘academic course’.
For more information about this course please contact Manor Courses Ltd by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 1273 911 377 or complete the web form below.
For for more detailed information about what to expect and how the course runs day to day please feel free to TALK with the teacher Kitty or Fabio. You can email them first and set up an appointment to talk, they both have been providing these tours for many years and are more than happy to talk about any questions you may have.
Giuditta F Reggio Emilia (student)
“Nelle tre esperienze di viaggio che abbiamo trascorso insieme durante le vacanze estive del 2015, 2016 e 2017 ho avuto modo di visitare l’Inghilterra e la Scozia parlando per tutto il corso del viaggio in inglese, apprendendo così nuovi vocaboli e nuove modalità espressive.
I miei miglioramenti sono stati visibili e repentini grazie al vostro aiuto ed al vostro metodo di studio, tanto che nell’aprile di quest’anno ho conseguito con buoni risultatil’esame B2 (First Certificate).
Oltre al metodo didattico ho apprezzato il Vostro senso di responsabilità e la serietà con la quale tutte le attività sono state organizzate e gestite, tenendo conto delle esigenze e degli interessi personali dei partecipanti.
Le vacanze passate con voi sono per me un bel ricordo!”
Filippo G. Reggio Emilia (student)
“Abbiamo conosciuto Kitty è Fabio tramite una comune amica. Le loro proposte alternative ci hanno subito incuriosito e dopo qualche incontro abbiamo deciso che “English on the road” era quello che stavamo cercando. Kitty sa dare a questi viaggi competenza nelle scelte dei luoghi da visitare e un metodo innovativo nell’insegnamento della lingua, dove nulla è fatto per caso e quello che traspare è un grande amore per il suo lavoro. Fabio sa dare al viaggio un tocco di ironia e di leggerezza fondamentali per questa impostazione di studio molto faticosa ma nell’insieme piacevole. Entrambi i nostri figli, Samuele e Simone hanno fatto questa esperienza e sono migliorati nel rendimento scolastico. Esperienza da consigliare”.
Ivana L Reggio Emilia (mother)