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Thinking of sending your teen to learn English this year, but can’t decide between a family or a boarding school? 

All our summer English for teens programmes will give your child a great experience – but the experience will be different.

Here’s a little information to help you choose. 

Live with a Host Family

Your child will live with a local family and travel to school everyday. The English for teens programmes include classroom lessons, and activities such as sports, drama, cultural events, visits. There are some evening activities, but students also spend time with the family.

Host family – strong points:

  • Living with a family is often cheaper.
  • Your teenager will experience British culture.
  • He/she will take part in family life.
  • It provides more opportunity to use and continue improving English.

On the other side:

  • Your teen will have to travel between family and school, but students are usually in pairs.
  • There is more freedom so your child needs to be responsible.
  • There are usually fewer organised activities, but the children spend more time with the English-speaking family.

Live in a boarding school

When you choose a residence, the English for teens programme will usually take place in a British Boarding school. Your child with be supervised 24/24.

Boarding schools – strong points:

  • There is opportunity to experience some of the most exclusive private schools in the UK.
  • There are often superb buildings, grounds and sports facilities
  • Some activities are with professional coaches (horse-riding, tennis, rugby etc.)
  • The English for teens programme is a full-time programme of activities and visits
  • The school offers a safe, secure environment and 24 hour supervision.

On the other side:

  • Boarding schools are usually much more expensive.
  • Students have more opportunity to speak their own language with other children in the school.
  • There is no experience of British family life.

See our programmes for your teenagers.

A football camp with English lessons – a great choice for your football mad teen this summer.

Your teen can have a great summer in our Southampton football camp – now the school’s most popular English course for teen boys.

May 30! The first of our summer programmes will be starting in a few weeks ……

Places are filling fast, so to help you choose Crossroads Languages is going to give you a quick view of some favourite kid’s and teen English courses that still have places available for this summer.

Get in touch if you need more information or advice.

So let’s get started with the programme that is still top for the boys …….

Learn English & Play Football in Association with Southampton FC

2 weeks homestay: £1465 (2018)
2 weeks residential: £1490 (2018)

  •  Ages 11-17
  • Based at our Southampton Junior Centre
  • July 1 to August 5 2018 (start/finish any week)
  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • 15 hours of sports sessions per week
  • Matches with local school teams
  • Some classes based at stadium
  • 1 full-day trip per week
Our  English  &  Football  Camp  offers  you  an  exciting  combination  of  professional  football  coaching,  English  lessons,  trips  and  other  activities.
  • Young students will also play competitive matches against local British teams.
  • Training is at a Community Champion School and sports psychology classes are at Southampton FC’s stadium, St Mary’s.
  • There is also a stadium tour and the possibility of meeting a first team player!
  • You will work with fully qualified coaches from the Saints Foundation.
  • You will use Southampton FC kit for matches, and can buy a replica kit from the club shop.