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Junior Summer School 2018

Junior English Programme
for Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10

Oxford Royale's Junior Summer School 2018
| St Mary's School, Ascot

The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-10 with a summer course to improve their spoken and written English language skills. The course is aimed at students who want to improve their English and even study in the UK in the future.

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-week programme | Available July - August 2018

Oxford Royale also offers a Junior English Programme for ages 11-12.

  • Live, dine and study in a top UK boarding school
  • Linguistically immersive, rigorous study of English, with fun activities for English practice
  • Safe and fun learning and living environment
  • Make new friends in a truly international environment
  • Enjoyable cultural programme, including activities and excursions
  • Improve your English by interacting with native English speakers

Course Summary

Languages are best learned when students are young. And what better way to improve your English than on a summer course in the UK? The Junior English Programme provides students with over 20 hours a week of tuition, and ample opportunity to practise their new-found skills with their peers from all over the world - as well as native English speakers in the UK.

At the core of the Junior English programme is rigorous, immersive tuition by ORA's highly qualified English teachers. Outside of class, students will immerse themselves in a multi-cultural environment, and they will develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent and multi-cultural approach to English language learning, actively expanding students’ abilities and encouraging them to share ideas.

Where could the Junior English Programme lead you?

Why choose the Junior English Programme?

The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-10 with the opportunity to improve their English in all areas - speaking, reading, writing and listening. This will be achieved through formal study and informal opportunities to improve English outside of class.

How will the Junior English Programme help me?

Students who hope to live or study in the UK, or another English-speaking country in the future, will benefit from Oxford Royale’s world-class EFL teaching faculty, who ensure that their students are engaged through modern, interactive teaching methods. Cultural excursions will provide plenty of opportunity for students to hone their new-found skills in a native English-speaking environment.

Is this course for me?

If you are an Elementary level (A2) English speaker, and would like to improve your fluency in an English-speaking environment while enjoying a range of additional activities, then this course is for you.

Topics covered

Tuition covers all of the key English areas:

  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening

During this intensive EFL course, students will immerse themselves in the English language in its native environment, focussing on the finer points of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, colloquial and cultural English.

Student learning is maximised in small class sizes. Our EFL teachers use dynamic, interactive and fun student-centred teaching methods, and courses are integrated with cultural activities and excursions outside of the classroom to provide context and practical application opportunities.

What will you get out of the Junior English programme?

By the end of the course, students will have quickly improved their English skills for general contexts, built their confidence in their use of spoken English, and developed their knowledge of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary. They will have improved their English reading and writing skills, discovered the importance of independent learning, and gained an insight into various aspects of British culture.

Welcome to St Mary's School, Ascot - your home this summer

A birds-eye view of the facilities at St Mary's School, Ascot

Students on our Junior summer school courses at St Mary's School, Ascot, will enjoy the facilities of one of the top boarding schools in the UK, with its extensive grounds and well-equipped learning spaces.

During lessons, students will be taught by experienced tutors, while outside of class they will enjoy a varied extracurricular programme in a safe environment, led by our student counsellors.

The international environment, combined with top-quality tutoring in a world-class venue, make Oxford Royale's Junior Summer School the best junior summer school in the UK.

Students enjoying their time at St Mary's School
A group of students listening to a guest lecture
Two students sat on a bench at St Mary's School, Ascot

Useful information for students & parents


Students will be accommodated in comfortable twin or dormitory rooms, separated by gender - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for school pupils who study at St Mary's School, Ascot, so students are able to get a flavour for what being a pupil at this prestigious UK boarding school is like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender.

Pastoral care & student welfare

The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who are there to help pupils with their daily needs and to run activities for them outside of class. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Residential staff live in the school throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be Elementary (A2) English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.
  • Should check the prerequisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes.

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Junior English Programme (8-10) is residential in the following locations:

(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)

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