Summer School Courses
Our lessons are designed to help you to improve your confidence in spoken English as well as to develop your grammar, listening, reading, writing and vocabulary skills. This is done by using fun and communicative activities in themed weeks and also with lessons linked to your excursions.
On your first morning, you will be given a language test. This includes a grammar and vocabulary test, a piece of writing (you choose which question you would like to answer) and a short speaking test with one of the teachers. After this, you will be put into a language class that matches your English level. Your progress will be checked weekly with a short progress test. Our maximum class size is 12 students. At the end of the course you will receive a report and a course certificate. You will also be able to take all your coursework home with you in a folder.
The lessons also provide a preparation for the Trinity College, London Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students who choose GESE will sit the speaking exam on their final Friday. Students who choose IELTS have the choice to sit the exam on a number of dates during the Summer..
The English Plus Activities course is designed for students who want to improve their English and have a holiday. Students take part in activities including - Rock Climbing, Raft Building, Sports, Group Competitions and Games. We want students to mix with other nationalities and use their English. Students are split into mixed nationality activity groups to encourage communication in English.
The English Plus British Culture Course is designed for students who want to learn more about British life and society. Students do not take part in the afternoon activities. Instead they attend three hours of additional study each afternoon except for Wednesday when they join the rest of the students on a half day excursion. The course is designed around a weekly topic and includes classroom lessons, educational visits, guest speakers and practical educational activities.
On four afternoons each week, students receive expert golf tuition from PGA qualified coaches and play nine holes at one of Leicestershire’s premier golf courses – Market Harborough Golf Club. The course is designed for students who already have experience of playing golf and who have all the necessary equipment. The course runs 23rd June - 14th July and 4th August - 25th August.
Coaching sessions will include:
- Rules of Golf and Etiquette
- Basic set-up, grip, stance, posture and alignment
- Swing analysis in computerised digital teaching studio
- Short game skills – bunker play, chipping and putting
- Awkward lies and shaping the ball
- Indoor putting sessions
In partnership with Somerby Equestrian Centre English Plus Riding students experience 10 hours per week of expert riding tuition and hacks in Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside. Sessions may incorporate show jumping, cross country and dressage disciplines. English Plus Riding students also learn about horse and pony care as well as stable management. The course runs 23rd June - 14th July and 4th August - 25th August.
English Plus Karting students experience 10 hours per week of expert driving, karting and fitness instruction. Sessions will focus on ability and skill, with a daily review. The aim is to see a clear progression throughout the duration of the course. Sessions are run by our partners at Stretton Circuit.
The IELTS Preparation Course is deigned for students who are level B1+ and a minimum of 16 years old. Students study for the UKVI approved academic English, paper based exam. Students can choose to register to take the IELTS exam whilst at Brooke House during Summer, alternatively other students choose to study the course and return home to continue studying before sitting the exam.
Students that choose the ILETS Preparation Course have different course options:
- Students who select English Plus Activities, English Plus Golf, English Plus Riding or English Plus Karting receive 15 hours of English lessons each week (IELTS). followed by afternoons of Activities, Golf, Riding or Karting.
- Students who select English Plus British Culture receive 15 hours of English lessons (IELTS) and 12 hours of British Culture specific lessons each week.
- Students who select IELTS Preparation receive 27 hours of IELTS lessons each week.
The Brooke House College Football Academy was introduced in 2008. The Academy now has over 200 players, aged 11 to 19 from all ethnic backgrounds. To date, over 60 players have progressed to a professional football career after leaving Brooke House College; alongside players representing their National Teams at Youth & Senior Level.
In Summer 2024, Brooke House College is pleased to run our own in-house, inaugural High Performance Football Development Camp. Each camp has capacity for 60 male boarding students and 40 day students, aged from 11 to 17 years old.