CAE OBH @ Bedford School
This is the ideal teenage residential (12-15) summer course. When you breathe in the fresh air and see all the beautiful nature at Bedford School, you know this is a wonderful place for a summer adventure of learning and discovering new activities and sports. The school has its own tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, gym and facilities for theatre and creative arts. There’s a really varied programme with lots of highlights throughout each week.
- Bedford School is a private boarding school in Bedford town centre. In summer it becomes the centre for our CAE children’s and teenage residential courses.
- The school is a beautiful building set in a secure site, and is surrounded by its own large playing fields.
- Bedford School is in a secure leafy residential location to the north of the town centre. It is less than an hour by road from Cambridge and an hour and a half from London.
- 2 or 4 week courses, recommended for teenagers aged 12 -15 *
- Residential accommodation
- Secure environment with 24-hour supervision
- Elementary to Advanced levels (no beginners)
- 15 hours of lessons per week
- Maximum class size is 12 students
- Excellent mixture of nationalities
- Wide choice of afternoon sports and activities
- Full evening entertainment programme
- Tennis courts, sports hall, pitches and indoor swimming pool
- Regular weekly excursions
- All costs included in course price
- * In special circumstances, CAE reserves the right to accept students of minimum age 11; maximum age 16
- Students can enrol for 2 or 4 weeks
- 15 full hours of lessons per week
- An integrated programme of language lessons, afternoon activities, evening entertainment and visits
- Learn the English you need by doing the things you like to do
- Enjoy a full social programme in the afternoon and evening
- Daily CAE Portfolio and Homework session
- All meals provided at the school
- Regular weekly excursions. Students usually visit London and Cambridge as well as other local destinations.
- Maximum class size of 12 students
- All students are interviewed and tested on arrival
- Classes are allocated by language level, nationality mix, age and gender
- 15 full hours of lessons per week
- Level-based Project work classes give students a chance to practise all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking
- Excursion Classes (preparation and follow up) link up the classroom language to the English-speaking environment
- Daily Portfolio and Homework sessions give you time to review your progress, complete homework tasks and take part in Student Committee meetings
- Free learning materials
- Teenagers prepare a special CAE Portfolio to take home as a record of their achievements on the course
- Students receive an end of course report and CAE Course Certificate.
In the Afternoons
- Choose a Daily Sign up Activity – do something different every day
- and Sign up for a Weekly Activity – watch your progress and develop your skills
CAE OBH @ Bedford School offers you some great activities and sport every weekday afternoon. There’s a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields, cricket pitches and a large sports hall. In additon to music rooms, an arts centre and a theatre. Everyone will have favourites but we also encourage you to try something completely new!
( Swimming Basketball, Tennis, Squash, Rugby, Football, Cricket, Netball…)
- Art and Crafts
(Drawing, Face Painting, Card making, Jewellery design, T-shirt painting…)
(Drama, Juggling, Music, Reading club, Cookery, Dance, Chess…)
- Local visits
(Bowling, Museum visits, Market surveys, Town trails…)
In the Evenings, join in the fun
- Cinema visits
- Discos and Karaoke
- Theme parties
- Team competitions
England is our classroom!
- Students get the chance to use their English in real situations
- Students will most likely visit London and Cambridge as well as other local destinations
- Learn about the places you are visiting before the trip and talk or write about them when you get back to class.
- Students are issued with a CAE Identity Card. You must carry this card at all times.
- Students are supervised at all times. Older students may be allowed a short period of free time for souvenir shopping.
- Bedford School is a private boarding school. In summer it becomes the centre for our CAE residential courses.
- The school is a beautiful and safe site, and is surrounded by its own large park and gardens.
- Bedford School is in a secure leafy residential area near the town centre. It is less than an hour by road from Cambridge and an hour and a half from London. It is home to all three of our summer residential young learner courses.
- Students sleep in dormitories of up to 5 students.
- There are also some single and twin rooms.
- There is a mix of nationalities in each bedroom
- Sleeping arrangements are made in advance and we encourage students to make new friends and speak English in the boarding houses
- Friends or siblings travelling together may not share rooms. They may be in rooms near to each other but not in the same room.
- Teachers sleep in staff bedrooms next to the student dormitories and members of staff are on duty throughout the night.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the school dining room. On excursion days students receive a packed lunch.
- Students are escorted to and from Bedford School for all airport transfers.
- On the Sunday before the course begins, all students are met at the airport by a CAE representative.
- On the Saturday at the end of the course, students are taken back to the airport, and helped with their check-in. CAE representatives will remain in the airport until the plane has departed.
- There will be an additional charge for any arrivals, departures or extra nights outside our set days and times.
- Teenage students who are flying alone are encouraged to register with the airline’s Unaccompanied Minor Service when booking their flight.
A Typical CAE Summer Course Day at Bedford School
|7.30||Get up “Good morning!”|
|9.00||English classes: language and vocabulary|
|10.15||English classes: develop your skills: reading and writing|
|11.30||English classes: excursion work: prepare to visit London!|
|12.30||LUNCH and free time|
sign up daily for – tennis, swimming, music, art activities, badminton
|15.45||Activities Classes: your weekly choice: golf, photography, team sports, jewellery design|
|18.00||CAE Portfolios/ Computer access/ Student committee|
|19.30||Mini Olympics: An evening of fun and games – “Go for Gold.”|
|21.30||House meeting: time to relax, read & write a diary|
|22.00||Bedtime “Goodnight! Sweet dreams.”|
Please note this is a sample timetable. Exact timings are subject to change.
A typical weeks study during the Summer term:
|07.30||Wake up – Good Morning!|
|Morning Assembly and meetings for staff and students|
|09.00||Project review Looking back – looking forward||Language focus||LATE BREAKFAST||Project work|
|10.15||Language Focus||Skills work||Half day Excursion:
St Mary’s Church climb
|11.30||Excursion work: Report writing||Out & About: Life in Britain||Out & About:
|Excursion follow up|
|12.30||LUNCH AND FREE TIME||‘All day breakfast’ lunch|
|13.45||Daily Activity Options
(with tennis & swimming)
Dance, Crafts, volleyball
football, netball, swimming
Interviewing in market square
English cream teas
|Volleyball, Art, drama, gymnastics, NetQuest||Swimming, tennis, cooking, jewellery, circus skills|
|15.15||Afternoon tea and cakes||Tea & cakes||Tea & cakes|
|15.45||Weekly Activity Class||OBH magazine, Golf British Sports, Art, Drama||Magazine, crafts touch rugby, golf, Music||Magazine, cricket, art, golf, dance||Weekly Activity class|
|18.00||Portfolio work/Homework/Computer access.
Student Committee meetings
|Portfolios/ Computer access/ meetings||Portfolios/ Computer access/ meetings|
|19.30||Welcome Party||“Bin Bag Ball”||Grand Quiz Night||Sports Evening||Karaoke Disco||Film Night||Talent Show Preparation|
|21.00||Girls’ and Boys’ HOUSE MEETINGS|
|22.00||Bedtime. Lights out. Good night!|