Learning English one-to-one or in groups of two

As the mother of three teenagers, Joan understands the concerns that a parent has when sending their child on a language course. They want to be reassured their child will have a warm welcome, a caring host and a safe and comfortable home to stay in. They also want the learning environment to be relaxed and friendly and not to involve lots of other children speaking their native language out of class.

Joan has many years’ experience of tutoring Young Learners and aims to provide a very personalised, caring service. We accept children aged 13-17. It is important that teenagers are motivated enough to cope with a one-to-one course and emotionally mature enough to stay away from home.

The course is also ideal for children who are visiting the UK prior to coming to study at a British boarding school or university. Living with a family is an excellent way to gain immersion into a culture and can also help out in exeat and half terms.

Interesting, entertaining lessons

English classes for teenagers must be both interesting and entertaining. Each course is designed to provide a well-balanced English course covering all the necessary skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. We recommend a maximum of 3 to 4 hours of classes per day. As the teenagers are living in a family home, they will have many additional contact hours and plenty of opportunities to absorb the language during the day and evening with the family.  If a student has particular needs, such as IELTA, please let us know.

Out of class activities

There is a supplement on this course to cover the additional responsibility and extra activities involved. On courses of two weeks or longer, there are three afternoon activities as well as a full day weekend excursion.

Young students should bring a minimum of £100/€100 per week pocket money to spend (more if they want to do a lot of shopping). The supplement covers the cost of all ‘reasonable’ entrance fees e.g. cinema , swimming pools etc. Normal excursions include: visits to places such as museums and galleries; a wide range of sporting activities such as football, ice skating or bowling; going to the cinema; and visits to historic houses. If a student requests an excursion that involves a substantial admission cost (e.g. an official sightseeing tour, a visit to a theme park or mainline train fares) the student must pay for this themselves. This is always agreed in advance.

We can organise accompanied airport transfers to and from West Dulwich so that students are always in a safe and secure environment.

Happy, secure children enjoy their courses more, and at Dulwich English the whole McClymont family takes care to look after students in the family home.

How to enrol

To book this course or ask for more information, please contact us. 

Sample Timetable

9.00 – 10.00 10.00 – 11.00 11.00 – 12.00 Lunch 13.00 – 14.00 PM / Evening
Sunday Arrival during the day
Monday Level Assessment & Getting to know you Story building Set the week’s project Task on excursion Visiting the local area
Tuesday Diary & vocabulary Vocabulary building Pronunciation practice Conversation in social situations Watching a film
Wednesday Diary reading & comprehension Speaking & conversation Active listening Reading a longer story Socialising
Thursday Vocabulary & pronunciation Active reading Watch a Youtube video Speaking Excursion
Friday Vocabulary & pronunciation Pronunciation and vocabulary Interactive grammar Final presentation on your specialist area Visit to a market
Saturday Free time Visit