School trips tailored for you
A stay at Braeside Education Centre is tailored to you. We offer short stays that can include local excursions to places of historical interest, adrenaline activities, team building, English lessons and much more. We can take care of every aspect of your trip from start to finish including coach hire, food and accommodation, English lessons, activities and excursions.
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English Lesson at Braeside
EFL lessons typically last 3 hours each morning/afternoon and are given by our team of skilled and experienced language teachers. The course begins with a placement test (or this can be taken prior to arrival). All levels are available, from beginners to advanced learners (A1 to C2 on CEFR – Common European Framework of reference for languages).
We offer tailor-made courses that will certainly meet your students’ expectations. Apart from traditional English courses which focus on integrated learning of all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) we provide a wide range of culture and history based classes with elements of literature and geography of Great Britain. We combine the English lessons with any excursions you are taking, introducing the history and culture prior to the visit and giving the students an opportunity to enjoy the sightseeing with more insight. This can also serve to reinforce the learning done back in school. For younger students we encourage the practical use of their language skills as they set off for the excursions.
To facilitate their learning, we incorporate assignment completion, for instance information gathering or map drawing and games, into the learning process, as they provide structured independence helping them move through the ‘silent period’.
At Braeside we are aware of how educational needs differ among groups of various advancement levels. We believe that all language learners in or outside the classroom need to be motivated, be exposed to language and be given chances to use it. We lead the students through the learning process by engaging their interest and emotions, activating their knowledge and providing them with necessary inputs to understand what communicating in English really feels like. We achieve these goals by employing a wide range of teaching methods with the Communicative language Teaching model as our prevailing method.
After all, “people learn languages not so that they know them, but so that they can communicate” (J. Harmer).
Booking 5 EFL sessions or more?
Why not try getting the Anglia Certificate?
We are proud to announce that Braeside is now an examination centre for Anglia Examinations. It is an international exam in English organised by Anglia Examinations England which offers a comprehensive and structured programme of assessing English language competence from beginner through to full competence as an expert user. This step-by-step approach to testing encourages and motivates students to make clear and effective progress. Anglia exams measure all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. There are no minimum age requirements for the exams!
It is an internationally recognized qualification which opens doors to further education and employment. We offer the Anglia Examination to our guests who book at least 5 sessions of lessons. More information about the exam and the levels available on www.anglia.org
The Shakespeare experience
Themed EFL lessons complimented by theatre workshops and Shakespeare’s plays in picturesque Stratford Upon Avon’s Swan Theatre – home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Sherlock Holmes – the great detective.
Get to know the greatest British detective though reading and re-enacting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories. Learn about the language and culture of 19th century England and solve a criminal mystery!
Experience the Victorian times by exploring their language, visiting their industrial achievements and spending an afternoon in a Victorian village school. Put yourself in their shoes – literally! Our team of English teachers will help you design any themed course that will compliment your syllabus and excite the students’ interests!
The main house can sleep 60+ in dorm rooms for students and twin/single rooms with private bathrooms for staff. There are 2 further accommodation cabins sleeping 30+ people, so 90+ beds in total.
4 fully equipped classrooms available all year round. Please let us know when booking if you would like to include English lessons in your program. For more info on our English courses please see “English lessons” above.
Set in 5 acres of playing fields, activity areas and woodland, there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy! From the property, there are links to public footpaths with spectacular walks across Roundway Down or the Avon Kennet Canal – a great way to spend a summer evening!
We have an indoor games rooms with table tennis, pool tables and sound system as well as a cinema and disco room for some evening entertainment. There is also an indoor bouldering room which can be used for wet weather or evening activities in small groups.
We believe in giving young people food that they want to eat, while being healthy and balanced. We try as much as possible to incorporate the food we grow in our education garden into our food all year round, which is cooked fresh by our catering team. We can accommodate most dietary needs and requests, just let us know at the time of booking. More information
Although just a short walk from the town centre, our site is safe and secure. There is CCTV coverage, a lockable front gates and all doors into all buildings have code access.
Onsite support from Braeside
A member of Braeside staff will be on hand for the duration of your stay.
A great addition to your school trip could be including some team building and adrenaline activities. We offer a wide range to choose from including:
- Climbing and abseiling
- High ropes
- Team building
For the full list, visit out activities page
|Morning||English lessons 09:00 - 12:00||English lessons 09:00 - 12:00||English lessons 09:00 - 12:00||Packing and departure|
|Afternoon||Excursion - Bath, visit Roman baths, Bath city Treasure hunt||Excursion - Oxford, city walking tour and visit Christchurch and Corpus Christi and the Bodleian Library||Afternoon activities - high ropes, canoeing and team building||Visit Stonehenge on the way home|
|Evening||Arrive at Braeside, hot dinner, unpacking and settle in||Evening group walk to Roundway Down||Self led team building activities onsite||Campfire and games|