Study English in the Summer Holidays

For all students (from 10 years old)

Belaf has over 20 years of experience working with a number of schools with teaching and supervision of the highest standards, particularly those situated in the pleasant seaside resort of Bournemouth town, a few minutes from the beach, the school has modern, well equipped classrooms, an excellent team of teachers and a dynamic director.

Belaf summer vacation courses include:

  • 15 hours of lessons per week in school
  • text books and education material
  • full day excursion per week
  • programme of sports and leisure activities each week including entrance fees
  • supervision by local representative throughout stay
  • full board in carefully selected family
  • certificate of attendance and progress report

As an educational travel agent specialising in language study holidays with 30 years experience we can offer a wide range of courses and holiday activities to suit the individual student (e.g. riding, tennis, golf, residential summer camps etc).

We also organise school group visits tailored to suit the teacher’s requirements.

Choice of Courses and Locations

  • Southbourne (for 10+ year olds and now offers and EASTER course)
  • Kings Summer Camps: Bath (students 10+)
  • Kings School, Bournemouth, Brighton or London (for 14 to 18 years, and 16 to 25 years)
  • London - Greenwich
  • Edinburgh - Scotland
  • Dublin - Ireland
  • Instituto Hemingway, Bilbao, SPAIN (for 15 to 19 year olds)

The Schools

Kings School, Bournemouth

Bournemouth is an exciting and cosmopolitan university town and holiday resort on the south coast of England only 2 hours from central London. Bournemouth is famous for its long sandy beaches, beautiful public gardens and vibrant international atmosphere. The town offers an excellent selection of restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, pubs, bars and shops. Bournemouth provides easy access to the beautiful coastline of southern England and to the New Forest, Bath, Oxford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Winchester and Brighton. Kings School Bournemouth, accredited by the British Council, is open all year and is situated in a smart residential area only 5 minutes’ walk from Bournemouth town centre.

The school offers year-round courses for adults and also summer holiday courses for students aged 14+. In addition to general English courses, Kings offers exam preparation and Business English courses.

 Classes are small with normally 12-15 students per class. Students can choose between homestay and residential accommodation. The school has a study centre, 2 restaurants, free email and internet, sports facilities and holds regular sports and social events.

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Kings School, London

Kings London is situated in Beckenham, an elegant and green suburb of south-east London only 15 -20 minutes by train from central London. Kings London is a welcoming school which combines a relaxed atmosphere with excellent teaching and high academic standards. The school has a high proportion of long-term students and an excellent nationality mix.

The school has a large and attractive garden, a cafeteria and internet facilities (broadband and wi-fi) and is only 2 minutes’ walk from a sports centre and library. One of the UK’s largest shopping centres is a short bus ride from the school. 

Kings London has an excellent selection of host families and the majority of students can walk to school. Airport transfers are available from all London airports. In addition there are excellent bus and train connections to central London and the airports.

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Hemingway Institute, Bilbao

BELAF recommends this language school and cultural institute for its long-standing good reputation. It offers holiday courses for young people aged 15 to 18. (Courses run for 2 to 4 weeks at Easter and though the Summer from 5 June.) It also offers a great selection of specialist and general Adult Spanish courses

The Hemingway Institute is fully equipped for total immersion and language learning for children and adults of all nationalities. It is situated in one the most beautiful and interesting regions of Spain. The teaching programmes offer a unique combination of classwork and complementary extra-mural activities.

The school is situated in the middle of the city’s financial district overlooking the River Ibaizabal, the historic centre, and one of Bilbao’s most traditional parks.

The Instituto is a member of the Asociación Europea de Calidad en la Enseñanza (AECE) and the International Association of Second Language Teachers (IASLT).

The cultural visits and activities take place in the afternoons and weekends – The Guggenheim Museum, surfing beaches, boat trips, festivals, musical evenings, castles etc. Weekend excursions to Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo or Seville are optional.

Bilbao is one of the largest and most exciting cities in Spain. It is surrounded by mountains and fine beaches. It benefits from a mild climate with a year round average of 20°c. The quality of life in Bilbao constitutes one of its greatest successes, renowned for its university, tapas bars, cultural attractions, gardens, shops and magnificent buildings. It also hosts a very lively Spanish nightlife which contributes to Bilbao being called ‘the capital of joy and satisfaction’.

Bilbao, known as the financial, cultural and communications capital of Spain, offers students a mix of educational, cultural and sporting interests as well as its numerous markets, restaurants, shops and every other possible service.

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Downside College - College Catholique Benedictine, Bath

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Southbank, Londres
Stage residentiel a l’université de Southbank, centre Londres

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Southbourne School of English - Bournemouth,

Bournemouth (pop. 200,000) est une grande ville universitaire sur la côte sud de l'Angleterre, ayant une population jeune et une bonne ambiance. Il y a dix kilomètres de plages, un centre ville élégant, des jardins publics, des théâtres, des cinémas, un orchestre renomé (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) et de nombreuses attractions sportives.

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