BABSSCo (The British Association of Boarding School Short Courses)
Contact Cam Sheehan
Address 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Greater London, HA1 3HP
Region London
Telephone +44 20 84264638
Fax +44 20 88647180
Twitter @BABSSCo
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BABSSCo is an association of four of the top UK boarding schools offering English Language and activity summer courses, founded by Harrow School in 1995. The other schools in our association are Charterhouse School (Surrey), Dulwich College (London), Heathfield School (Ascot) and Mill Hill School (London). The courses are for girls and boys aged 8-17 and last 2, 3 or 4 weeks in July and August, catering for all ability levels from beginners to advanced. As well as learning English in class, the courses include social activities, sports and excursions, so that students practice their English all day. The students get a taste of life in the UK as well as the chance to improve their speaking and understanding of everyday English. Students are taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers. Our teaching standards are high and students are expected to work hard, but we know that learning is easier if you enjoy what you are doing, so the lessons include interesting and exciting activities such as songs, games, drama and role playing. Students receive 18 hours of English Language tuition per week. They are resident in the Schools' own boarding houses in single, twin or triple study bedrooms and they also use the Schools' excellent sporting and teaching facilities. Fees are fully inclusive. Meeting people of their own age from different cultures and making friends for life is one of the highlights for our students.
We also offer specialist courses such as English and Sports Courses offering English and Golf & Tennis Academies at Harrow School. We also offer English with Dramatic Arts offering aspiring drama students the opportunity to work with professionals from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. English with Style offered at Heathfield School is for young ladies to learn more about modern manners, behaviour, deportment and style while developing their fluency in English. Finally we offer Global Young Leaders at Dulwich College.

  • Course information
  • BABSSCo English & Activity Courses

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open July, August
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group Under 12, 12-16, 16-18
    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £750-999
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? Yes

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