What is Gold Edition?
Our premium range of Gold Edition courses offer the best high-quality teaching facilities, stunning locations, leisure activities and the best in student catering and accommodation.
Experience life on campus at some of England’s best school locations, from modern classrooms in traditional settings, to the extra-curricular activities such as tennis coaching.
(included in the price, unless otherwise stated)
- All travel whilst in England.
- 24 English lessons of 40 minutes each (16 hours) per week.
- Accommodation on campus in single bed student rooms.
- Full board and 3 hot meals per day.
- Disco parties
- Ice Skating
- Games night
- Quiz night
Additional services included in the price
- Daily entertainment programme
- A town map
- Certificate of Graduation
- 24 hour emergency phone number
Who hasn’t dreamed of studying at one of England’s famous boarding schools? Or to at least experience the atmosphere for a few days? Our courses offer just that. Young people are invited to spend 1 to 8 weeks at these fantastic schools to experience the high-quality learning and leisure programme. Come to have fun, make friends and learn English.
Oxford Brookes University is the most prestigious elite universities in England, if not Europe. Located in the centre of Oxford on a sprawling campus, it offers the best conditions to improve your English skills.
Oxford Brookes University has much to offer its students. Besides the large classroom building, there’s several buildings for accommodation, a cafeteria, disco, large sports centre, squash courts, rock-climbing walls, an aerobics studio, football pitches and so much green open space to relax in.
Meals are served three times a day in the university dining hall, located within the university, offering a continental breakfast in the mornings and 2-course meals for lunch and dinner. Students are given an option from 3 daily-changing hot meals, served with bread and salad.
Its location in Oxford makes studying at Oxford Brookes University even more interesting. In only 10 minutes, you can be in the heart of the city, among the large number of shops, cafes and peaceful green areas, perfect for relaxing.
What makes Oxford Brookes University a Gold Edition Summer Camp
- An exceptional language programme which leaves no wish unfulfilled.
- Everything is included in a one-time cost.
- Free wifi service for all students across the grounds.
- Three exceptional meals per day.
- A huge variety of sporting and leisure activities.
- Safety and Security. Oxford Brookes University is guarded 24-7.
- A maximum class size of 14 students, which is extraordinary among language courses.
- 24 lessons per week (of 40 minutes each).
- All lessons take place in the mornings, leaving the rest of the day open to trips and activities.
- A special boat sightseeing tour along the Thames during the London outing.
Why choose Cavendish School of English?
Excellent quality at great prices
We recommend that you to look at the services of other language tour operators. If you compare their services, to those offered by Cavendish School of English, you will see that you are getting a lot more for your money with us.
Some other language tour operators who seem favourable at first glance may only offer 2-3 trips within a 2 week stay. Instead, at Oxford Brookes University we offer a full-day outing every other day. These outings are part of the package and are not only exciting and entertaining but also play an important role in the understanding and learning of a language.
We believe that studying a foreign language is best done in the location that speaks it. It is exactly these activities, such as excursions to English cities and sights – such as Bath, London, Windsor or Stratford-upon-Avon – where you can listen to the English guides and chat with the locals, that make a language tour so meaningful. Of course, you can also experience the culture and history on offer, not to mention the enjoyment of the experience itself.
If you consider that a coach costs roughly the same price as a detached house, you can imagine that renting one is, likewise, an expensive affair. The trips are thus the most expensive part of a language tour and, let’s be honest, what reason is there to offer so few trips?
Why would other language travel providers allow students not to sit all day on a bus? On the one hand, the majority of trips only have a short-time at their destination. On the other hand, students have a choice whether to participate in a trip, do sports or any other activity with their peers. Our experience shows that 98% of our students prefer to choose the trips, as they can do sports at home and do not need to travel abroad especially to play their favourite sport.
The reason why we offer more trips than any other organizer is quite easy to explain: There are no other operators with their own private coach company. But what makes the quality-price ratio at Cavendish School of English so much better? It’s because everything is included in one easy package at Oxford University Brookes. The travel, accommodation, catering and learning facilities are all supplied together. We pass on this cost advantage to our customers.
Over 32 years of experience in teaching the English language in England and Malta.
Family Run Business
Cavendish School is a family run business in which 6 family members actively participate in the business and we personally take responsibility for each student. We also have a Welfare officer who is entirely dedicated to looking after Cavendish students.
Accredited/Certified Language Tour Operators
Cavendish School of English is accredited by the British Council, English UK and is a certified member of the Regional Accredited Language School Association (RALSA).
In addition, we are a certified language tour operator by the German association FDSV and DIN Certco verified (DIN EN 14804).
At Cavendish School of English, we teach out of our own private school location in Bournemouth, where we have 28 full-time members of staff and 55 teachers. It is these English language teachers who will teach the lessons at Oxford Brookes University. The average class size is only 6 – 14 students, so classes can be specially geared towards each student’s level of learning. No one else can offer each student so much personal tutoring in such a great environment. All lessons take place in the mornings, leaving the rest of the day open to trips and activities.
Lessons are held by our own qualified language teachers. Some non-accredited language schools often have regional university students as teachers. Even though they are native speakers they lack the appropriate qualifications to be able to teach language skills to foreign students. In addition, we do not make our group leaders or tour guides teachers, they are exclusively responsible for the supervision of the group.
Online Placement Test
Unlike almost all other language schools, we provide an online placement test prior to the student’s arrival at our school. On one hand, this eliminates the nervousness that many students can feel before a test. On the other hand, and this is the main reason for this service, the students do not lose out on 2 or 3 lessons on their first day by being tested and evaluated. With the confirmation of your reservation, the student receives a special link and is asked to take the online placement test before their departure.
All our excursions are accompanied by our own qualified Tour Guides. They are specially trained on the details of all our destinations and in leading groups of foreign language students.
Our ‘own, genuine guides’ are not the type of ‘group leaders’ who lack training and qualifications and whose preparation may only consist of reading out text from the internet about that destination. This is one of the most important points of all. Unlike some language tour operators who publicise, even on their Facebook page, about how they use inexperienced guides, we know the importance of employing quality professional guides.
With us, every guide goes through special training which will, in addition to learning about each destination, allow him or her to adapt to the respective level of English of the visiting students. For instance, students who come from an upper secondary school will enjoy a differently designed excursion to that of a group of 12-year-olds.
A location with everything
Oxford not only offers shopping, but culture and history as well. You can many relaxing areas of greenery and beautiful old English architecture. Due to its large student population, Oxford has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Of special note, many movies set in England have been filmed here in Oxford, such as Harry Potter, so you may see somewhere you recognise.
Fantastic leisure programmes
As well as fun lessons, there is something going on almost every day. Fantastic Excursions, fun-filled outdoor activities and evening entertainment; our students are never bored!
Care round the clock
All excursions are, in addition to our professional tour guides, also supervised by Team Leaders. Our Team Leaders accompany the students at all times, from their arrival at the airport in England, on all outings and activities, right up until their departure. There is always at least 1 Team Leader to every 15 students, watching out for their welfare.
Our Summer courses are recommended for adolescents ages 12-17. However, any adolescents who travel alone by plane must be 13 years or older, as our care of students begins and ends with their arrival and departure at the British airport.
Accommodation and catering
Our students stay in traditional English, furnished dormitories located only 5 minutes from the school building.The student accommodation is built like a small residential area, with several villas surrounded by woods and hills. All students stay in their own single-bed rooms with shared toilets and showering facilities. The rooms come with a comfortable single bed, a desk, shelves, wardrobe and wifi is available throughout.
The team leaders and carers stay in the same accommodation, so that they are always nearby.
The college campus
The university campus is nestled perfectly in a nice, quiet residential area on the edge of Oxford centre, surrounded by forest and greenery. All university buildings are only a short walking distance from each other. The campus is guarded by security surveillance 24-7; student safety is taken very seriously at Oxford Brookes University. There are several football pitches on hand, as well as a large sports hall, a climbing wall, a theatre and a night club where students can enjoy organised evening entertainment.
The language lessons
Our lessons are taught by qualified English language teachers (of at least CELTA qualified). Our students receive 24 lessons per weeks (lessons lasting 40 minutes, totalling 16 hours). The maximum number of students in any one class is 14. All lessons take place in the mornings, leaving the rest of the day open to trips and activities.
In addition to regular lessons, students can book an extra 4-lessons-per-week crash course, bringing an average 2 week stay up to 56 lessons. These extra lessons take place in the afternoons, instead of a sporting activity. Students who take this option will not miss out on any of the planned excursions. The focus of these extra lessons is to teach more, not to focus on what the student has already gone over. These classes are useful for both the stronger and weaker students.
The main learning objectives are of our teaching is the development and expansion of communication skills, of English vocabulary and of listening and reading comprehension. Besides those, the deepening of English grammar and written exercises are also a priority.
An attractive recreational programme
All activities are included in the price, leaving students spoiled for choice. The various sporting and leisure facilities mentioned above and daily organised activities mean that students are never left bored. And then there are the numerous full-day and half-day excursions, lead by our professional tour guides, such as the always favourite trip to London, including a sightseeing tour and shopping trip and special boat tour along the Thames river.
Take a trip to Oxford city centre to see some of the major attractions and do some shopping. Other trip locations include Stratford-upon-Avon (the birth place of William Shakespear) and Bath (home of the ancient Roman spas).
Our students will also visit Cambridge, the second most important university town in England and full of beautiful old architecture, and Windsor, home of the Queen of England. Then there’s Christ Church college, the most aristocratic college in England, where 13 of England’s Prime Ministers had studied. Here, many famous film scenes have been shot, such as many of the iconic locations in Harry Potter. This trip also includes a visit to Saint Mary’s Tower, where students can find a fantastic view over the city and its surroundings. All admission prices are included in the course cost.
Students who stay for three weeks or more may also be treated to further excursions to Milton Keyens, Swindon and a steam locomotive museum in Bristol, and additional visits to London.
In the evenings there is always something going on. Students have the option of joining in a disco party or sing some karaoke. Perhaps go to see a film at the cinema or enjoy a quiz/games night. Our students are never left bored.