Summer Young Learner Course For Teenagers

Our extremely popular Summer Young Learner course is perfect for teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years old. We love teaching and inspiring teenagers who come from around the world to learn English and about British culture and traditions. Our course is designed to be interactive and enjoyable. We strive to ensure you become confident in speaking English and are pushed to achieve your potential within all the English skills. Loxdale English Centre is the perfect place for your course, in a safe residential area within easy reach of the city centre, countryside and with supervised visits to the beach.

Course Dates

Homestay Accommodation
09 June to 18 August 2019

  • 20 lessons p/w (15 hours p/w)
  • Mixture of nationalities
  • 5 afternoon & 5 evening activities
  • 2 weekend trips
  • End of the course certificate


We are proud that so many teenagers come to study at Loxdale English Centre, many who come completely alone without knowing anyone here. We know that part of the reason is that their parents understand that we do all we can to protect their children whilst they are studying with us and that their welfare is taken very seriously. We take the register regularly to make sure that everyone is at the right place at the right time and all the activities and trips are supervised by our staff.

For those students who come independently, we also have special staff who meet with them every day, Monday to Friday, to make sure they are settling in, making friends and understand their timetable. All students have the Principal’s phone number, the school emergency phone number and the Accommodation & Welfare Officers mobile numbers. We are here to support your child every step of the way during their stay at Loxdale.

With teenagers, it is also important that they have an element of free time so they can learn about independence, make friends with our other international students and try using their English in the real world. At Loxdale, we think carefully about the best/safest time to allow some free time and parents also give their permission for this. After their afternoon lessons or activities is the time that we feel is safest for students to have this free time. So at this point all our teenagers have 3 choices about what they can do in their spare time:

  • stay at school and continue to use the school facilities (sport hall, garden, computer room, social rooms, classrooms)
  • go home to their hosts or the residential common room
  • if they have permission from their parents (Safeguarding form) and stay in groups of 3 or more, they can go off-site to different areas of Portslade, Hove or Brighton centres. During this period they can be with their friends, sightsee or go shopping. They are not allowed to go to the beach or in the sea or to be by themselves.

Life in the UK is different to most other countries around the world with shops closing around 5.30pm and there are not many safe places for children to be after this time unless through organised activities.

All our students have to be home for dinner at 6pm so that they have time to get back for the evening social activities. We have a range of fun and interesting evening activities for the different age groups to join.

After the evening social activities, the teenagers who live more than a 10 minute walk from school, will have a minibus or taxi take them home so that we know all our students are home safely at night. No child (13 to 17 years) can go out after the evening school activities. The students who live less than 10 minutes’ walk, will walk home. Their hosts know what time to expect them and will call us and your child if they are not home on time.

At Loxdale English Centre we provide a safe, well-structured and lively environment where there is plenty of laughter and fun. We can guarantee that our students will have a wonderful summer to look back on!

English Lessons

Loxdale’s in-demand teen programme course has something for learners of all levels and styles. With English classes of multi-lingual international students, our lessons are a blend of academic focus and fun learning – targeting ‘the 4 Cs’ – Communication, Confidence, Culture and Critical Thinking. All levels are catered for, from Beginners to C2 CEFR Proficiency level and many students choose to return to us each year as they strengthen their English study skills and progress through their teens. We also have a variety of cultural lessons as well as links to social programme activities and trips, making sure students get the most out of their time here. Through offering such a varied course together with weekly progress checks, students can be assured of the big steps they are taking on this highly enjoyable course.

Social Activities

At Loxdale we offer an exciting programme of afternoon and evening social activities to our young learners. You will also enjoy two trips every weekend to places such as London, Bath, Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge and Windsor. There really is something for everyone.



Book and pay before 31 March 2019 to get a 5% discount on course fees!

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks
Tuition & Activities£ 750£1,080£1,340£1,675£2,010£2,296£2,624
Full Board Accommodation£ 338£ 507£ 676£ 845£1,014£1,183£1,352
TOTAL£ 1,088£1,587£2,016£2,520£3,024£3,479£3,976

Please find more information about accommodation here.


  • Booking fee (£90)


  • One way airport transfer: Heathrow (£125), Gatwick (£90), Stansted (£170)
  • Insurance (£5,79 per week)
  • Language Certificate exam (£60 per person)
  • Cooked lunch (£11 per person per week), packed lunch is included in the price
  • 4 Extra English lessons (£45 per person per week)
  • Bus pass (£23 per person per week)
  • All of the above options cater for vegetarians, low fat diets & allergies
  • We also cater for gluten free, dairy free diets, halal & vegan at extra cost of £20 per week

Sample Programme

12:45Independent student
Independent student
Independent student
Independent student
Independent student
Sports DayCake Decorating
Problem Solving
Visit to Royal PavilionVisit to Brighton Beach
Casino NightKaraoke EveningDisco in BrightonBBQ & GamesQuiz Evening
SATURDAY08:00 to 19:00Trip to London
SUNDAY08:00 to 20:00Trip to Bath


Locks Hill, Portslade
BN41 2LA
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 1273 414 973


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