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More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

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Moor Park School, Richard's Castle , Shropshire (view map)
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About More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

More Than English is a junior summer school offering challenge and choice challenge to students. 

Choices we offer: choose your individual study, accommodation and excursion options.
Our courses are designed to inspire, motivate and support our students to develop their language, skills and confidence to use English effectively in today’s competitive world. To enrol on our program, students need to be aged 11-17 and to have an English level from A2 (Pre-Intermediate) to C2 (Proficiency).

Our course is an intensive course. We include 24 hours of learning a week:
• 15 hours of Core English focusing on speaking, listening and presentation skills
• 9 hours of “Get Ahead” options:

• Performing Arts - Film Making, Dance, Drama and Theatre
• Leadership - Business Challenge, Model United Nations, Speech Making
• Professional Sports Coaching - in Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Football
• Creative - Art, Ceramics, Shakespeare
• English Pathways - University Prep, FCE, CAE

For a better learning experience we accept only a limited number of students from each country and language. Moreover, we are the only summer camp in beautiful, historic Ludlow.

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Riding
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • On campus

Activities

  • Fashion
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Theatre
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • On campus events
  • Professional Sports events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Courses

General English

94% 21 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

Seasonal Course: July, August

We offer 24 hours of learning a week:
15 hours of Core English
9 hours of Get Ahead study options

Every student does 3 hours of Core English every morning Monday to Friday (15 hours a week)
These lessons include:
• Spoken fluency and pronunciation
• Listening
• Grammar – with the focus on practice, practice and more practice
• Presentation skills
• 2 hours a week on cross curricular subjects like Maths, Science or Business
• A vocabulary review during the week and at the end of every week

Advanced students focus on Academic English: presentation skills, academic writing, discussion of controversial topics and critical thinking skills.

The maximum class size is 10.

English Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Levels: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

Seasonal Course: July, August

With our experienced Exam English teachers, students can choose to do preparation for:

• FCE (B1 to B2)
• CAE (B2 to C2)

Plus:
• University Prep. (B2 to C2) > choose your university course and make a plan to ensure that your future university application will stand out.

The maximum class size is 10.

English Academic preparation

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 15-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

Seasonal Course: July, August

We offer 24 hours of learning a week:
15 hours of Core English
9 hours of Get Ahead study options.

GET AHEAD:
• University Prep. (B2 to C2) > choose your university course and make a plan to ensure that your future university application will stand out.

CORE ENGLISH
Academic focus
• For students B2 to C1, the emphasis of the 15 hours of Core English is academic and includes: critical thinking; academic writing; discussions on serious topics.
• For all students, A2 to C2, the 15 hours of English incorporate cross-curricular elements in business, science and mathematics
• Inspirational Speakers: for example, scientist and antarctic explorer. • We are always teaching More Than English: critical thinking, creative thinking, debating skills, intercultural competence
• Advice on university courses and the option to visit Birmingham University.

ALTERNATIVE GET AHEAD OPTIONS:
Examples of academic features from other Get Ahead options (9 hours a week):
• Get Ahead Creative: 2-week Shakespeare option for B2-C2 students that will really test your critical thinking skills!
• Leadership: the Model United nations: develop research, critical thinking and formal debating skills
• Leadership: Business Project: design, market and sell products. You will gain practical business skills as well as learning some theory about leadership and developing team working and project management skills
• Performing Arts: develop team working and technical skills together with confidence at speaking in public.
• English Pathways: take your English to a high level with our FCE and CAE exam preparation.

The maximum class size is 10.

English Summer Courses

96% 31 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Seasonal Course: July, August

We offer 24 hours of learning:

15 hours of Core English
These lessons include:
• Spoken fluency and pronunciation
• Listening
• Grammar – with the focus on practice, practice and more practice
• Presentation skills
• Includes focus on cross curricular subjects like Maths, Science or Business
• A vocabulary review during the week and at the end of every week

Students with B2 to C2 focus on Academic English: presentation skills, academic writing, discussion of controversial topics and critical thinking skills.

9 hours of ‘Get Ahead’ choices:
• Performing Arts - Film Making, Dance, Drama and Theatre
• Leadership - Business Challenge, Model United Nations, Speech Making
• Professional Sports Coaching - in Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Football
• Creative - Art, Ceramics, Shakespeare
• English Pathways - University Prep, FCE, CAE

The maximum class size is 10.

Junior English Programs

97% 29 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-16

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

Seasonal Course: July, August

We offer 24 hours of learning:

15 hours of Core English
These lessons include:
• Spoken fluency and pronunciation
• Listening
• Grammar – with the focus on practice, practice and more practice
• Presentation skills
• 2 hours a week on cross curricular subjects like Maths, Science or Business
• A vocabulary review during the week and at the end of every week

Advanced students focus on Academic English: presentation skills, academic writing, discussion of controversial topics and critical thinking skills.

9 hours of ‘Get Ahead’ choices:
• Professional Sports Coaching - in tennis, football and golf
• Performing Arts and the Media - stage, screen and dance choreography
• Leadership - Business project and Model United Nations
• Creative English - Shakespeare, Short Stories. Creative Writing
• Intensive English - PET, FCE and IELTS

The maximum class size is 10.

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More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Spain   

studied General English

More Than English

Campus:
The campus is amazing! Imagine living in a huge house with an enormous playground. The playground has one hokey pitch, one football pitch, two tennis courts and a very big space with grass.

Accommodation:
The rooms are perfect. I love my bedroom there is one sofa, eight beds. The room is very nice. there is a living room near the bedroom that is very nice. there is a TV there are some sofas and a table with food.

Core english lessons:
The lessons are fun. We don’t do a lot of writings or things like this. We do speaking and some fun activities. In the class we have a sofa and sometimes we go there and we talk.

Get ahead lessons:
There are a lot of activities to chose in three things like (activities, sports, games…) I chose tennis and football. I learn playing football because when I am playing I say things like “pass me the ball” and all the time we are speaking english.

International experience:
It’s fun mix the nationalities. I have friends in Brazil, Lebanesse, Italy and more places.

Special features:
In the weekends we do excursions. It’s possible to chose two different activities.

All in all:
This summer in More Than English was perfect. I learn a lot of english and I have a good time.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Brazil   

studied Junior English Programs

Maria Luiza Neves - Brazil

When it comes to the great space we have in Moorpark I am most of the time, speechless. Huge fields with enormous trees, playgrounds and comfortable rooms. Although we don't have much time to actually go outside, I enjoy it very much.
Accommodation. Having different areas for the boys and girls accommodation Easies our parents minds but it could also be a little frustrating.
Apart from that, we have a great diversity of bedrooms and nationalities, with a peaceful launch with a television.
Food. As for the food MTE is always trying to be diverse, including typical foods from every country. They may not always be that tasty especially when I'm not used to it, but the chefs try their best.
Core English.
In the morning, we had interesting, dynamic and different English classes. MTE divides us according to your English level. All of the teachers are equally competent and my teacher, J, has lots of interesting stories and methods to teach us.
Get Ahead
As for our classes in the afternoon, the get ahead option, they are the most creative and normative classes I've ever seen. The option I choose, Shakespeare, has only four students but deserved so much more. We read the play Macbeth, made predictions and also watched the movie version.
International experience.
The international experience was so real. Having to 16 different nationalities and cultures adds so much to our experience and wait to see life. The only problem is the great amount of Spanish and Italian people, who keep talking to themselves in their mother language. Despite this little complication, the time we spend with different people and practicing our English is incredible.
All in all.
To sum up, I had the best time of my life here. The wonderful staff, the campus, accommodation, everything and everyone tries to make us comfortable and happy. We are busy all the time and there is always room for new things. If I could, I would return here every summer. What I learned and experienced here, I will take with me forever.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Switzerland   

studied Junior English Programs

Alexis Delevaux - Switzerland

Let’s start with the biggest campus I’ve ever seen, it’s name is Moor Park. There is a swimming pool, a football stadium and tennis courts. It’s an amazing campus.

As far as the accommodation, my bedroom is really nice but too small for five people. The people in my room are really cool there are two Spanish and two French. I speak French with my French roommate but the Spanish always speak Spanish.

As far as the English lessons, this is really nice and interesting but there are four Spanish people in my class and they sometimes speak Spanish. The lessons are very good because we practice speaking and writing.

As for the Get Ahead options, I chose film making and tennis. Film making was really cool and funny but sometimes I wanted to play football. I don’t know why but sometimes I want to. I would like to change it, if there was this option we could try all the options.

We did many activities outside the campus and that’s really cool. We went to the cinema, bowling and we took many trips like Birmingham and Liverpool. When we were there we could do a lot of shopping and visit museums. We have a lot of choice and I love it!

In the campus there are many nationalities (Romanian, France, Germany) but there are too many Spanish and Italian people. I loved the international experience, it was nice.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Brazil   

studied Junior English Programs

Joao Felipe - Brazil - review

I’ve been at More Than English since the 8th July and I’m the first day I made some friends. The school’s format is very interactive and it makes us speak English all the time.
One of the interactive points is choosing our activities, showing options of activities for us is important to develop decision skills.
On the other hand, there are some points of activities that are important to improve. As a 2 or weeks course, it’s necessary to have different activities, but depending on the child’s personality, some activities can’t be good for the child, and they may have to choose between activities that he or she doesn’t want to do. Nevertheless, students have to improve communication skills, which is awesome to help them. English is “used” all the time, you’ll feel immense on the language. The staff members are very kind with us and try to help as much as possible.
Excursions are amazing, and the way that you’re divided. Unfortunately, I really want to go everywhere but it’s hard to choose. For me the excursions are the best when over 14’s can walk around without staff member. One point that could be improved on excursions is the timing as we only had a limited time for shopping.
One point to put in evidence is education, the teachers are very good they know about our country, the classes help us improve our vocabulary. It’s a funny hour we develop relationships. if we don’t know a word =, they’ll try to explain in the best way possible. Especially, Lucy, my teacher, her lessons are interesting and she wants to know our opinion by talking with us. She is the best English teacher I’ve ever had. I cannot forget about get ahead option, in the first week I chose the business challenge, it was really interesting. Kelvin and Jay are very good teachers.
Ill recommend More Than English to everyone who wants to do a summer camp. People are organised and the school is beautiful.
I have to congratulate house parents for being so patient with us especially Jana.
It’s been an amazing experience.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Croatia   

studied English Summer Courses

My experience at MTE

At MTE summer school, you will have a chance to meet students from 16 nationalities. I made some great friends that I will remember forever.
You will be situated on a very big campus. The facilities include huge football pictures, a sports hall and many classrooms. The rooms are very spacious and I found my bed to be quite comfortable. While you are in the dormitory, house parents take care of everything. They ensure that you are on time for activities and can help you with many things. Our house parent Janna was very nice.
The food features meals from a lot of countries so you get a truly international experience. On a few occasions, I found the food to be too spicy, but that isn't a huge problem as there are always multiple options.
My teacher was very interesting and fun. He also made sure that everyone is included, which certainly improved my experience. In the afternoon, I studied Macbeth which I found to be both fun and challenging. I liked the fact that we discussed the play a lot and tried to predict what will happen next.
Overall, my experience at MTE was great - both times. In fact, I would say that these two weeks were the best part of my summer.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Spain   

studied General English

More Than English

Let’s start with the amazing campus! The school is very huge. When I arrived, I was impressed. The school has big gardens, a swimming pool, two tennis courts and two football pitches. Also, there are lots of rooms.

As far as the accommodation, I like my room! It’s very beautiful and the name is Rose. The room is big and all of the walls are pink. The bed is not bad, it’s comfortable. I share the room with five other students from different countries; such as, Spain, Italy and Lebanon. Plus, the house parents (Valentina and Becky) are so kind!

As for the English lessons, they are interesting! Everyday we do different things and we learn new things. Also, we learnt new vocabulary and the teacher made sure we had learnt the word with a box game.

I really liked the Get Ahead sports options. Last week, I chose tennis and I had a great time. This week I’m going to do soccer and I really like it. I couldn’t believe that in just one week the tennis teacher is my friend. He is very funny, I taught his some words in Spanish and it was fun to hear.

Another big plus is the mix of nationalities. I met other teenagers from all over the world; like: Italy, Lebanon, Germany, Spain, France, Lithuania and Ukraine. I became good friends with all the people, but especially with the girls from Italy, Lebanon and Spain.

In addition to the study options, we had a lot of choice on the excursions and activities too. Last week, we did three trips. For example, on Wednesday I went shopping in Birmingham . On Saturday I went to Liverpool to the Beatles museum, it was interesting. On Sunday we went to Ludlow castle. It was really nice and with great views. Also, we did a lot of activities like: hockey, benchball, tennis and football.

All in all, More Than English was perfect to learn English and have fun at the same time. Finally, I’m going back home with new international friends!

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Poland   

studied General English

More Than English

The campus is located in the countryside so it's very climatical. The buildings are old but solid. The classrooms are modern with interactive white boards.

We sleep in our rooms with students from different countries. The rooms are really nice, High Street is the best. But that isn't very important because we don't spend a lot of time in them.

For breakfast we always get cereal, toast and something hot to eat for example scrambled egg, porridge, bacon. For lunch and dinner the chef prepares food from different countries. Typical British fish and chips, Italian pasta or Mexican wraps. We always get dessert like cake. You can always choose some salads. There are also options for vegans and vegetarians.

We met students from different countries, different cultures and languages. That's very cool. I made lots of friends and we will definitely stay in touch.

The teachers are great. We learned lots of fun things for example how to write a great story, meditation and we also did a debate about topics that are important for us. Get ahead options are very fun. It's great that you can choose what ever class or activity you want because you can learn topics that interest you.
All in all, More than English is really a great school. I loved it here. It was the best camp in my life even though I had to go to school. I had a lot of fun. It was a great experience that I will remember for a long time.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Spain   

studied General English

Moor Park

I think the campus is really great, because it's very big and has lots of enjoyable places, there is a swimming pool, tennis courts, really huge gardens. The bedrooms are really amazing, and I loved mine, it's really big and my roommates were really nice and from different countries so we called all practice our English.

The food was different from what I'm used to but this way I had the chance of tasting new things, some that I liked and some others that I didn't like. But in general it was good.

The lessons were really great, because we were learning new things but also having some fun. We have practice at speaking, writing, in different and original way and I think that all of us have improved.

In my opinion the get Ahead activities are very fun and we had many different options to choose so everybody could do what they enjoyed the most. The first week I did business and it was a very great experience, and I think it was really worth choosing that option.
International experience. It was really amazing to have people from so many different countries and be able to speak in one language. We also have learned a lot of things about the other countries like traditions, food, and many other interesting facts.

All in all, this summer school has been incredible, because here I have made new friends from different countries and I have had a really great time in all the activities and trips. I have improved my speaking and writing skills and had several new experiences.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Romania   

studied Junior English Programs

View from Romania (province of Shropshire)

Life changing experience in which I am going to take part until they do not want me anymore (because I will be too old, of course). Waking up every morning to the same friendly, cheerful yet academic atmosphere is something I will look forward to for the next years as well. As a returning student, I can say my expectations were exceeded again and that now, writing this review, I cannot describe how quickly the past two weeks have gone by. The only one complaint I have is that the clocks around here seem to be out of order as times fly by during class, Get Ahead and Club Time. See you next year!

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Italy   

studied Junior English Programs

Matteo V\'s Review

Campus
For me the campus is beautiful because the palace is very old and there are many things like a swimming pool, a theatre, a football pitch, and there are big rooms with fantastic bedsAs for the accommodation I loved my bedroom! It was big and cool. I shared my bedroom with 4 other students who arrived from Spain, Ukraine, Croatia and Italy. In my bedroom I spoke English a lot and this is so fantastic.
Food
Food is a problem, because I’m disgusted with the food. Breakfast is nice because there are cereals, milk, marmalade and eggs; all things I love , but for lunch and dinner it’s a disaster, because I don’t like some British food, for example, bacon and vegetables.
Core English lessons
The English lessons were fantastic! The teachers were very cool and happy. Every day we did many things and I understood the lessons.
Get Ahead lessons
I love the Get Ahead options, because we chose film, football, golf and other exciting options. I have played golf and it’s fantastic because I have never played this sport.
International experience
In this school there is a mix of nationalities. I met other teenagers from France, Spain, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Lebanon, Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland and Italy.

posted 2 years ago

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