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Classic Coastal Portsmouth Campus

PORTSMOUTH



Portsmouth, a quaint town on England’s south coast, is steeped in naval history but retains a modern, energetic vibe. The university campus has the same energy, with all teaching and accommodation facilities located right in the heart of town. The campus is large and prestigious, and provides a secure and comfortable environment allowing students to focus on their studies.

Classic Coastal Portsmouth Campus

What's Included

  • General English course 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • End of course certificate

  • Full board

  • Course materials

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

  • 5 half-day and 4 evening activities

  • 1 full-day activity (excluding departure week)

  • International classes

Dates available

  • 01 July - 12 August, 2017

Ages

  • 13 - 17 years

Live and learn at the beautiful, sprawling campus of the University of Portsmouth, located directly in the centre of the city and featuring top-quality facilities.

Accommodation Address

EC Young Learners Portsmouth
Harry Law Hall
University of Portsmouth
The Queens Mall
Portsmouth
PO1 2SP
 
 

Travel time from airport

Southampton: 
Approx. 20 min
Gatwick:  
Approx. 1 hr 45 min
Heathrow:  
Approx. 1 hr 30 min

Arrival day

Saturday

Departure day

Saturday


Meals

Breakfast

A selection of cereals, croissants, rolls, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Lunch

Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), salad, bread roll, yoghurt or fruit dessert, juice or water.

Packed lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and on full-day trips.

Dinner

Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), mixed salad, bread roll, dessert, yoghurt, juice or water.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. Gluten free / vegetarian / Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival.

Medical

EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medications that need to be administered to students.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes, and this must be acquired prior to their arrival. European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public health care. All other students are required to pay to see a doctor should they need to, and a doctor's visit costs approximately £60.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.

Accommodation

Room Type

Single room en-suite

Bathrooms

Private ensuite bathroom

Board status
Full board accommodation

Rooms include

  • Bed and chest of drawers
  • Storage space
  • Study desk
  • Reading lamp
  • Mirror
  • Notice board

Phone

Students can use a phone available in the office.

Internet

Free Wifi is available throughout the Campus.

What to expect from the accommodation

  • Live-in supervisors
  • Security
  • Dining hall

Supervision

 EC employs staff to supervise students on campus. 

Linen/towels

Bed linen is provided and changed on a regular basis. Students should bring their own towels. Linen and towels will be washed once a week.

Cleaning

Bedrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned once a week.

Laundry

Laundry facilities are available on campus for free. Students may use the laundry facilities when supervised by residence staff, and washing powder is provided.


Learning centre

Address:

EC Young Learners Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth 
Eldon building
Winston Churchill Avenue 
Portsmouth
PO1 2DJ

Lessons take place on campus.
 
Course: General English

20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversations classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible. 
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.
  • If the school is busy, EC will utilise a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning sessions of classes one week, the next week they attend afternoon sessions.
  •  All lessons and activities work together.Each week covers a different them and what's learnt in class is linked with activities outside of the classroom.That means learners get to use and practice their skills every single day.


Campus facilities:
- Basketball court
- Volleybal court 
- Football pitch (5,6,7 a-side)
- Dance studio
- Badminton courts
- Student lounge

First Day

On the first day, all students sit for a placement test, allowing academic staff to place students in the relevant group for their ability. In the afternoon students will be given an Orientation tour.
Students will receive a Welcome Pack, containing general information about their programme.

09:45 Arrival at the learning centre
10:00-10:15 Welcome talk
10:15-11:45 Testing
11:45-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-15:00 City Orientation
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome Party

Any student unable to attend their first day on Sunday should arrive at the learning centre on Monday by 08:30:

·        08:45-09:00 Welcome talk
·        09:00-10:30 Placement test
·        10:45-12:15 Lessons
·        14:30 Orientation tour
·        19:30 Join fellow students for film night

 

Maximum Class Size

15 students

Attendance

All students must attend achool and activities on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In the case of a student falling ill an EC member of staff will accompany the student to a doctor or A&E. 

Educational materials

Students will be gicen a notepad, a folder and pens as part of their welcome pack.



Please view programme for each week here  and the full monthly activity calendar here

Sample Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk & Placement Test Orientation Tour Welcome Party
M Themed Lessons Emirates Spinnaker tower & Historic Dockyard Film Night
T Themed Lessons Football/Ultimate Frisbee/Cricket/Arts & CraftsQuiz Night
W Themed Lessons BowlingTalent Show
T Themed Lessons Gunwharf Quays Outlet shopping Free evening on campus (Laundry night)
F Themed Lessons & Project Work Mini Olympics EC Neon Themed Disco Night
S Full day excursion to London

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day

NEW PLUS PROGRAMMES:

NEW PLUS PROGRAMMES

Our new Engish Plus options allow students to enjoy an even more personalised and fulfilling EC Experience. Plus Programmes are exclusive to our UK centres and offer Young Learners General English classes combined with not-to-be-missed sporting, academic, cultural, life skills, and artistic options, depending on where you child is studying. To view the relevant programme calendar, please click the corresponding link below:

English Plus Computer Animation
English Plus Watersports

 


Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Ages 13-15: 10 pm
  • Ages 16-17: 11 pm

Alcohol consumption

Any EC student on the Young Learners Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay risks being expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme.

Drugs

The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.

Smoking

Smoking is NOT allowed at any time during the programme.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an Initial Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay, such as tuition, accommodation and leisure. The form also allows students the opportunity to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay such that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages to school and accommodation property.
  • Smoking is NOT accepted at any time.
  • Girls are not allowed in the boys' room and vice versa
  • 13-15 years old students are only allowed off campus during EC supervised activities

Expulsion

EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any of the following reasons:

  • Possession of any illegal drugs
  • Drinking or bringing alcohol on to any EC premises
  • Malicious damage to school property or place of accommodation
  • If the student is a danger to his/her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking British law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons and/or social activities
  • Bullying, racism, sexual harassment, violence

    In any of the above circumstances the student will be informed that their stay is going to be terminated with immediate effect. EC will also inform the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available will be booked at the student's expense and an EC staff member will accompany the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country. Following such action EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. No refunds will be given to any students who have been expelled.

Course Certificate
Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate. The certificate will be given out on the last day of school.

Discipline
In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of Course certificate, if the student misbehaves.

Damages
Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow the students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of school. If students do not have a credit/debit card of their own, it is important that they bring details of a relative's/friend's credit/debit card, with a letter of authority to use this card.