Holiday English – Closed Groups

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Come spend your Easter, summer or other holiday break in the beautiful Garden of England learning English.

We work with organisations and institutions to provide special holiday English courses.

We can design the programme to suit your needs, include excursions and trips of your choice, and offer a range of other activities (e.g. sports, music concerts, theatre shows, etc.). With companies, we can work with your HR department to develop programmes around your KPIs.


Our programmes are organised in one-week periods, from Sunday to Saturday (the students arrive on a Sunday and leave on a Saturday).

Some periods, especially the summer months (June to September) can be very busy. We recommend that you book your programme as early as possible (at least 3 months) to avoid disappointment. Request a quote or call and speak to us.

Non-EU Participants

Before applying to study an English course with us, please make sure that you understand the different international student visa requirements for the UK, and what options are available to you.

Non-EU participants who need visa letters  must pay the full fee upfront at least one (1) week after the booking date in order to allow time for visa-processing. You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the date of travel to the UK. We will process your ‘Confirmation of Acceptance and Visa Letter when we have received your full payment.

How Students Will Learn

During each week, students normally will have 15 hours of English lessons and 15 hours of Learning Activities.  There are optional Weekend Activities. A general guide about what students can learn according to their level can be seen here.

We can tailor the English course and programme according to what you want.

What We Can Include

  • Accommodation: Student Accommodation or Hostel
  • Guided Walking Tour of Canterbury, Dane John Garden & Canterbury Castle
  • West Gate Garden & Stour River
  • Canterbury Tales (Attraction)
  • English Lessons & Learning Activities (total: 30 hours)
  • All relevant study materials and Portfolio Pack
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Goodbye Party
  • The use of computers and free WiFi internet access at WISE English
  • Transfers from and to London Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted only)

Optional Activities*

(Fees are not included. Please let us know if you want to add optional activities to this course.)

  • Trip to City of London with walking guide
  • Trip to Dover and Dover Castle
  • Trip to Faversham & Shepherd Neame Britain’s Oldest Brewer  (Kentish Ale/Apple Cider/Asahi Super Dry)
  • Canterbury Escape Room – Canterbury’s Medieval Escape Room (Game Attraction)
  • Canterbury in the Towers at the Pound
  • Trip to university town of Cambridge (or Oxford)
  • Trip to seaside town of Brighton
  • Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (or London West End) show tickets
  • Lunch/Dinner/Picnic/BBQ Party
  • Badminton/Cinema/Pub night/Quiz night/Bingo/Board Game
  • Local events (e.g. Oyster Festival, Food festival, Music Event, etc.)

Other Optional Extra Activities will be explained to you when you arrive. Alternatively, you can ask us for specific requests.

*Changes subject to weather or pre-arrangements


Please read our full Terms & Conditions.

Participants MUST take out their own insurance before coming on the course.

A Sample Timetable (may change depending on circumstances)

Date Arrangements
Day 1



Arrival in the United Kingdom.

Travel from airport to accommodation in Canterbury.

Day 2


WISE English and Canterbury
Orientation at the College: Getting to know you!
Your Portfolio begins today.
< Course Activities and Optional Activities Introduction>*Book and pay Optional Extra Activities this day, if you want to join.
9:00am to 12:00pm: English Lessons
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00pm to 4:00pm: English Learning Activity – Walking Tour of Canterbury
Day 3


9:00am to 12:00pm: English Lessons
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00pm to 4:00pm: English Learning Activities – West Gate Garden & River Boat Tour
Day 4


9:00am to 12:00pm: English Lessons
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00pm to 4:00pm: English Learning Activity – Canterbury Castle & Dane John Garden
Day 5


9:00am to 12:00pm: English Lessons
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00pm to 4:00pm: English Learning Activities – Canterbury Tales (Attraction)
Day 6


9:00am to 12:00pm: English Lessons (Summary and Portfolio Completion)
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm to 4:00pm: Final Activity – Portfolio PresentationCertificate Presentation & Goodbye Party.
Day 7


Departure from Homestay. Return to Airport

Who Should Do This Course?

  • We accept all levels – from Beginners to Advanced Speakers

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