Excellence in English: Living the Language

This is a unique English language experience, situated directly on the South East Coast of England, with easy access to London. It is a family run homestay programme with the teaching group size comprising of between 3 and 6 students; additional 1:1 tuition is available. The age range of students is between 13 and 19 years. The course represents excellent value and offers great opportunities for students to benefit from accelerated learning of English whilst gaining an understanding of the British culture.

The programme involves total immersion in English, and students stay in a beautiful Victorian town house, within a two minute walk of sandy beaches. Students receive intensive English lessons which enable rapid progress in English language competence; lessons are adapted to suit the learners' requirements allowing maximum benefit. Resources are included for students to take home to support learning during the following year. The course is packed with great trips, outings and sporting activities.

The Host Tutor is very experienced in teaching, with particular expertise in speech and language, and receives outstanding reviews. The adult family and social environment offer numerous opportunities for language practice and facilitate an enjoyable networking experience.

These courses are highly recommended and there are still some places available for summer 2014. Email Anita Branton at anitabranton@hotmail.co.uk to book a course:

 Sunday 8th July to Saturday 21st July (2 weeks)

 Sunday 22nd July to Saturday 4th August (2 weeks)

 Sunday 5th August to Saturday 25th August (3 weeks)

 Sunday 2nd September to Saturday 15th September (2 weeks)


An intensive and enjoyable course

 Enjoy living and learning with a friendly English family by the sea.

 English tuition for 15 hours per week within a language-rich programme.

 Stays of 2, 3 or 4 weeks: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

 Maximum of 6 students in a group, aged from 13 to 19 years.

 Additionally, courses for students aged between 9 years and 13 years can be arranged.

 Individual student stays, with one to one tuition (15 hours+ per week) are available for all ages during non-holiday times.

 Courses are tailored to students' requirements.

 Students are assessed on arrival and receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course.

 Every afternoon and evening students enjoy trips, sports and activities.

 An option to spend an afternoon in a British school.

 Opportunities to learn about British culture and heritage.

 Full board with delicious traditional British food.

The Host Tutor is an experienced language teacher with high levels of expertise

  Fully qualified English Language Teacher (TESOL).

 Experienced Speech and Language Therapist (BSc).

 Nine years working in secondary schools focusing on language teaching, memory and thinking skills.

 Expertise in teaching linguistics, phonetics and literacy.

 Fifteen years experience hosting students from around the world.

The accommodation is in a period 19th century house  

 Gorgeous detached Victorian town house built in 1839 with historic features.

 Three storey building with four twin bedrooms available.

 Bathroom dedicated to students (all bedrooms have basins).

 Comfortable guest accommodation, with access to communal living areas.

 Internet access is available.

London is within easy access of our location

 Situated just over an hour away from London on the South Coast.

 Close to historic sites: Sandwich, Walmer, Dover and Chatham, etc.

 20 minute drive to the most visited city outside London – Canterbury.

 30 minute coastal walk to the beautiful seaside town of Broadstairs.

 2 minute walk to the picturesque beach and harbour in Ramsgate.

There are numerous trips, outings and sporting activities

 Opportunities to meet English people.

 Experience enjoyable trips, sports and activities.

 Spend a day in London visiting the most famous sights and attractions.

 Take part in trips around the county of Kent visiting castles and museums, etc.

A Typical Week

 Weekday Programme

08:00 - 09:00     Breakfast

09:00 - 12:30     Tuition (Four lessons)

13:00 - 14:00     Lunch (Light meal + fruit)

14:00 - 18:00     Trips, sports, activities

18:00 - 19:00     Evening meal (homemade and locally sourced)

19:00 - 22:00     Trips, sports, activities

 Saturday Programme

08:00 - Evening              Educational trip to London

 Sunday Programme

Morning                          Free time

Afternoon                Educational trip to a place of interest

Options for Trips, Sports and Activities

 Trips Walmer Castle; Dover Castle; Leeds Castle; Canterbury Cathedral, museum and city centre; St Augustine’s Abbey; Richborough Roman Fort; Broadstairs ice-cream parlour, Charles Dickens House; Turner Contemporary Art Gallery; Garden of England walks to see orchards and vineyards; coastal cliffs; sandy beaches.

 Sports Tennis, badminton, croquet, table tennis, pool, swimming, golf, volley ball, football, rounders and cricket.  

 Activities Watch popular British films e.g. ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ by Oscar Wilde from our large selection of films; learn about British history and annual events in the British social calendar; learn to cook a well known British recipe; visit the cinema; do pottery painting; go fruit picking; see a working deep-sea fishing boat; visit a British law court.

The Branton Family

Mr Ian Branton is a Primary School Teacher and visiting students have contact with our four children, Julia (24), Alexander (24), Victoria (21) and William (21), who are respectively studying: Occupational Therapy (Fine Art); Economics (fluent Mandarin speaker); Nutrition and Dietetics; and Graphic Design in Canterbury and London. We are very experienced in working with young people, and students have a great time as well as making significant progress with their language and communication skills.

Testimonials from former students

 “...I have learned so much and my English is much better. I will never forget you and the friendly relationship these two weeks.” Anna – Netherlands

 “... I have learned more in an hour with you than a week in any language school. I’m very happy that I could stay in your beautiful house.” Zarina – Slovakia

 “...I enjoyed spending time with you. Ramsgate is a beautiful town. I learned a lot with you.  Anita, you cook very well.” Laura – France

 “...you are the most lovely and friendly family that I could meet.” Stefania – Italy

 Price and Payment

 The price for 2012 is £620 each week per student (maximum of 6 students in a group).

 Tuition (15 hours per week), trips, sports and activities are included in the price, as are all meals and accommodation.

 A deposit of £200 will secure a place on the course (non-refundable), and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Anita Branton  

BSc Speech and Language
Trinity Cert TESOL London
Member of the English Speaking Union, Dartmouth House, London
Member of the Thanet, East Kent and Dover Chamber of Commerce

Address: Kingsdown House, 17 Albion Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8DJ, England
Tel: +44 (0)1843 586650
Mob: +44 (0)789 0317 940

Email: anitabranton@hotmail.co.uk

Web: www.kingsdownhouse.co.uk


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