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Closed Group Courses

SUL caters for school and language travel agency groups, offering various group-specific courses and customising the programme where required to meet the needs of the group.

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Teaching

At SUL, it is very important to us that students improve their English during their stay in the UK.

All courses include lesson content which will benefit the student both during and after their visit, whether it be language to communicate with host families, language to go shopping or language to join in team-building activities.

The content of the course is tailored to each group depending on the students’ abilities. We work closely with our teachers to ensure all students gain confidence using English in everyday situations.

On typical programmes we have a strong focus on speaking and listening, aiming to improve fluency and accuracy in both grammar and vocabulary. We can also tailor the course to focus on specific needs – we can do this better if we are told about the students’ requirements in advance.

The sizes of our classes vary from a very small group up to 15 students.

Activities

Whether you choose a residential centre or homestay option, we can provide a full activity programme to suit your group’s needs.

This may include exciting sports such as surfing, horse riding and tennis or guided tours.

In addition we can offer activities which promote communication, team building and leadership skills, while having fun at the same time.

No matter which type of programme you choose, SUL’s experience in providing courses to young people means students will be both educated and motivated to speak in English during their stay.

Excursions

All courses can include educational visits and excursions to exciting destinations in the UK, regardless of the specific programme or location you choose.

We work hard to ensure the trips are both cultural and educational, as well as giving students free time to explore and go shopping.

On all excursions the SUL trip leaders inform the group of the history and cultural importance of what they are seeing. This is done interactively through quizzes and questions to make the information as memorable as possible.

For more information on the specific destinations on offer, please refer to our location pages.

The activities we did were always interesting and different from the usual, I enjoyed them

Irene (17) St Austell, July 2016

Young Learners

‘My progress in English was from the Earth to the stars! Great teacher!

Adult Learners

“Huge Progress! Lots of discussion about politics, music….. I will definitely come back!”

Accommodation

All SUL courses include safe, clean, comfortable and full board accommodation, whether homestay or residential. With a choice of accommodation types to offer groups, we are likely to have an option that meets your needs. Just let us know your requirements.
SUL Homestay Accommodation

For groups requiring homestay accommodation, we have caring and welcoming hosts, carefully selected and vetted by SUL.
Benefits include:

  • Careful matching of students with host families
  • Every day english communication in an english speaking home
  • Experience of British culture & lifestyle first-hand
  • SUL local organiser support

SUL Residentail Accommodation

For groups requiring homestay accommodation, we have caring and welcoming hosts, carefully selected and vetted by SUL.
Benefits include:

  • Outdoor space for activities
  • On-site sport* and classroom facilities
  • On-site evening activities to promote communication
  • On-site SUL course director support
*Hostels may not include on-site sport facilities

  • Full support for the group’s organiser
  • Pre-arrival testing or testing on arrival
  • Full board accommodation
  • General or specific english tuition
  • Professional teachers
  • Maximum class size of 15
  • Engaging activities & excursions
  • Student insurance whilst in the UK
  • Local organiser or course director support
  • Local transport for visits
  • Option of group transfers