Northbourne Park International Language School

Learn it, Live it, Love it!

A summer of wonderful experiences. An all-inclusive English language holiday for children aged 8-14.

Learn English and have fun in a friendly, caring environment during the summer.

On our residential course, no 2 days are the same.  With mornings spent learning English and afternoons filled with friendship, fun and activities.

Book early to guarantee your place. Contact or call us on 01304611215.

**If you are interested in your child attending a future course, please contact the email address above to express your interest for 2024.**

Our Centre

The centre occupies the buildings of Northbourne Park School, which is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland and woods on the Betteshanger Estate, Kent close to Deal, Dover, and Canterbury and with excellent access to railway stations, the Channel Tunnel, airports and the ferry terminal at Dover.

Originally built in the 1800's Northbourne Park is the former home to Lord and Lady Northbourne. The school is a top Kent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3-13 years, which is a centre of excellence in the teaching of languages.

Northbourne Park prides itself on being a “home away from home” for its overseas students for whom English is a second language. Our staff’s experience of educating children from European countries, as well as the UK, makes Northbourne Park an ideal International Language Centre.

Teaching & Activity Programme

The residential Northbourne Park International Language Centre course provides your child with a fun and interactive language course balanced with a wide range of activities including sport and creativity.
A combination of 15 hours of English lessons per week with a wide variety of afternoon sports and activities offered.

When lessons finish, there is still plenty to do! In the afternoons, we offer a wide range of activities, led by our teachers and make use of Northbourne Park’s exceptional sporting facilities.

For the outdoor-types, we offer bush craft skills in our extensive grounds, and for students looking for something more creative, we offer arts and crafts, drama and musical  theatre activities.

There is also quiet time set aside each day to allow the children to relax and unwind in the company of new friends. Every activity will give your child the maximum opportunity to improve their English.

The school is in an ideal location from which to explore Kent and the local area, with the historic City of Canterbury and  Dover Castle (to name just two places!) a quick drive away.

English Skills

On arrival, we will welcome your child and make them feel at home.  We will assess their levels of English and place them in the class that will best suit their needs in line with CEF (Common European Framework) guidelines.

Our structured and dynamic English teaching focuses primarily on improving confidence in spoken English but also helps improve grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening skills.

Pupils work in classes of up to 20 pupils, gaining confidence in their spoken and written English as well as reading English.

We carefully monitor progress throughout the course.

On completion, students will receive a certificate of achievement and a course report.

Call: 01304 611215