Experience UK and meet people from all over the world as you learn English. At our campuses, we offer the same high quality tuition and comprehensive student support to 16 and 17 year-olds as we offer to our adult students. We organise both high standard accommodation, and a varied social programme. Students will be introduced to the very best the UK has to offer, visiting famous historical sites, cultural attractions and sporting venues. These activities and trips will allow students to socialise with classmates, discover English culture and practise their language skills.
Both our activities calendar and our courses take into account the educational and personal needs of students aged 16 and 17. That's why our LSBF Life service provides you with conveniently located accommodation, meals (upon request) and even airport transfers. We can also tailor our courses for teacher-led groups of 8 or more students.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does LSBF School of English teach students aged 16 + year olds?
We use various integrated teaching methods at LSBF School of English, including task-based learning and a communicative approach. All classes are relevant, stimulating and encourage students to develop their communication skills, whilst equipping them with the grammar and vocabulary needed to improve their language level.
They will benefit from 15, 20 or 30 hours of class time per week, and have plenty of opportunities to practise their English in real-life situations. Optional leisure activities, accompanied by teachers or a guide, allow important interaction with other students and native English speakers.
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How does LSBF School of English make sure its teachers are qualified to teach under-18s?
All of our teachers must, as a minimum requirement, hold the internationally recognised Certificate of Teaching English (CELTA) qualification. Many of our teachers also have a DELTA, which is a postgraduate-level qualification in English language teaching. All of our teachers are required to have a minimum of one years' teaching experience, and many of them have over five years' experience.
We perform rigorous background checks on all new staff and some are also required to produce a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure.
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Who is responsible for students aged 16-18?
We have designated members of staff who are responsible for their welfare and help them resolve any problems. Students will be issued with a 24-hour emergency contact number, which we also make available to parents and legal guardians.
What about health and safety on-site?
LSBF School of English has regular health and safety checks. The school has a designated Health and Safety Officer, who can be contacted via the Customer Care Manager.
What safety precautions are there for trips?
Students will be accompanied by a responsible member of staff for all optional extracurricular activities. Optional activities will be led by an independent tour guide. All trips are carefully planned to ensure that they are both safe and enjoyable.
How do we make sure students behave appropriately?
LSBF School of English has a clear code of conduct which is read and signed by all participants as part of the enrolment process.
What sort of food will be provided on site?
Healthy lunches are available in the school Café.
Where will students live?
16 to 17 year olds are accepted on the basis that they will take half board homestay accommodation through LSBF School of English, or will stay with a parent or legal guardian.
Will students who speak the same language be living together?
We make every effort to ensure that students who speak the same language are not placed in the same homestay accommodation. However, during periods of high demand, such as July and August, this may not be possible.
Will students have their own rooms?
Yes, they will be allocated a single room. However, if they want to share with a friend of the same sex, this may be possible upon request.
What will be provided with homestay accommodation?
All rooms are comfortably furnished with a wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a chair. Students will be provided with bed sheets (changed every week) and the use of a washing machine (or their clothes will be washed for them).
What will be the meal plan during students' stay?
The family will provide a continental breakfast and evening meal. Should students have any dietary requirements or special requests, please let the accommodation office know at the time of booking.
Please follow the links below to download:
Checklist for Parents
Code of Conduct
If you have any outstanding questions about joining LSBF School of English, please contact our Programme Advisor at email@example.com, call us today on +44 (0) 20 3005 6071 or fill in the form on the right.