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Asked Questions

Yes and they hold an EFL qualification and/or have qualified teacher status.

We follow a communicative methodology with special emphasis on improving the student’s oral ability. Grammar and the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are all covered.

No, this is not possible, even if the student is more mature or has friends doing the senior programme. We need to be consistent with the course information that we publish so all students must be within the published age range on arrival or turn that age within the course dates.

There are no formal examinations at the end of the course.

Each student has a report sent home which gives information on their progress and involvement in the recreational programme.  Students are also awarded with a certificate of attendance before departure and there are subject awards presented at the prize giving ceremony held at the end of the course.

Yes, we are a registered sponsor with UK Visas and Immigration. Our letter of acceptance will support an application for a visitor visa. We can write further letters of support if required.  EU nationals will not require a visa to enter the UK for periods of study of less than 6 months.

Yes, in line with our Terms and Conditions.  See our travel page for further details on getting to Concord.

Yes – we have varied leisure and social programme.  Students will need to register for some of these activities as places will be limited for some activities.  There may also be a refundable deposit (on attendance) or small charge for some of these activities.

Students are accommodated in single gender boarding residences on campus.  Our bedrooms are single with older students having en suite bathroom facilities and younger students sharing bathroom facilities with a maximum of 4 other students.

Yes, we are able to cater for special diets provided we have been made aware of the requirement.  All our meals are marked with any known allergies so students can make an informed choice when selecting their food.  Please find further information about the dining experience here.

We supply all bed linen and this is changed on a weekly basis.  You will need to bring your own towels.  There is a free weekly laundry service for clothes and towels.  Laundry is collected on a designated day and returned later the same day.

Holiday/summer wear, including a light rain jacket and a jumper for cooler days/evening.  Comfortable footwear for walking and plenty of sportswear including swimming costume and trainers.  You will also need towels and shampoo/soap/toothbrush/toothpaste.  There is a laundry service once a week and clothes are cleaned and returned on the same day so you only need to have enough clothes for just over one week.

There is no deadline to book a place.  We will accept bookings as long as there is a place available for your age/gender/nationality. You should also consider the time required to obtain a visa (if needed).  We recommend early booking as some courses are full by the end of February.

Yes. Following receipt of your £500 deposit, you will be covered by our group travel insurance. However, we strongly recommend you check the cover for more details and ensure the benefits meet your requirements.

Group Policy Travel Insurance

Statement of Insurance

Insurance Product Information Document

The College cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss of personal belonging.

You can make a request to the Summer Course office which will be noted.  Our accommodation is strictly separated by boys and girls and ages.  We have no double rooms, all our rooms are single occupancy only. We will try to place friends in the same residence and corridor if they are of the same gender and similar age.  Accommodation requests cannot be accepted less than 8 weeks prior to the course start date.

We would recommend no more than £50 per week.  Students can keep cash secure in their room safe or, alternatively, it can be held in the student account and “withdrawn” when the College bank is open on a Tuesday and Friday.