The Young Learner

5-17 years, 18+ years - Non-Residential Day Courses

Family London - Juniors, teens and adults all study in the same building


Collingham Levels

Beginner to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)


27 June - 5 August 2022 (1 - 6 weeks)

15 hours

Covid Safe


Classes are held in an impressive building on six floors, 5 minutes' walk from Gloucester Road and Earl's Court Underground Stations. It is in a safe residential area.

Adults and juniors are taught in separate classes in the same building. Parents can either study with us or enjoy free time.



  • Designed for families visiting London. Parents can study with us or enjoy free time
  • Family members of different ages can study at different centres
  • Full day option for teenagers of classes, plus afternoon activities and excursions.

Rita, Lebanon

I like Discovery Summer beacuse by daughter Amal has improved her English in a short time where she was eager to join her friends and teacher every day in a lovely surrounding and most all professional people. We are happy to be be here and looking forward to seeing again. I'd like to thank you so much.

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Magdalena, Poland

We had a great week at Discovery Summer. We really enjoyed our classes. We met many people fro different countries. The best part of our week was the presentation of our work on Friday. We are looking forward to joining Discovery Summer next year!

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Sirpa, Finland

We love the atmosphere here in Collingham! Helpful and friendly staff, supportive and enthusiastic teachers. What more can you wish for!

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ADULTS: 18+ years | HALF DAY

Levels: beginners to advanced

  • 15 hours' tuition per week (09:00 -12:30h) Monday to Friday.
  • Maximum class size: 10 students
  • A needs analysis is carried out before the course
  • Classes are lively and fun whilst covering grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation. There is an emphasis on spoken communication and a focus on real world day-to-day topics
  • Relax in our cafe at break-time
  • Optional weekly afternoon or evening family social events (at extra cost) e.g. dine in local restaurants, games in the park, Thames River cruise, West End musical.


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JUNIORS + TEENS: 5 - 17 years | HALF DAY

Levels: beginner* to advanced

* Beginners accepted from 5-10 years only
  • 15 hours' tuition per week (09:00 -12:30h) Monday to Friday.
  • Maximum class size: 12 students
  • Task-based classes are lively and fun. There is an emphasis on improving spoken English whilst learning new grammar and vocabulary . Each Monday you begin a new project linked to the weekly museum visit. For examples see here
  • A highlight of the week is the study visit with your teacher to one of the Kensington museums (Science, Natural History, V&A), Design Museum, Kensington Palace, a 20-25 minute walk away
  • 5-6 year olds are only accepted if their parent/guardian is studying with us or stays at the school until their child is settled. They do not go on study visits; instead they'll be learning English through fun activities on site
Teens Project Work

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TEENS: 13 - 17 years | FULL DAY

Levels: elementary to advanced

  • Teens selecting a full day programme (09:00-17:00h) follow the same the half-day morning programme as Juniors, plus afternoon activities and excursions
  • 3 afternoons per week: explore London with your teacher. Visits include e.g. Tower Bridge, guided tour of Houses of Parliament, Thames river cruise and more
  • 2 afternoons per week: activities on site e.g. art & design, team building, research and create an historic London timeline
  • Bring a packed lunch every day and a Zone 1 Travel/Oyster Card

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Teens Tower Bridge

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Improve your English skills through

Task Based Learning

  • Through Task Based Learning you learn by creating, making, collaborating and discussing. It's a fun way to learn new vocabulary and grammar while improving your reading, writing, listening and, most importantly, your speaking skills
  • A little homework is set each day.

A typical week at Collingham

  • You will be sent a written placement test to do online before arrival
  • On Monday morning you'll be given an oral grading test and placed in class where you begin your project
  • Museum visits take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
  • During the museum visit you'll research information related to your project
  • You'll work with other students in small, multi-national groups to complete your project
  • On Fridays your parents are invited to the presentations. You'll gain confidence, develop presentation skills and share your learning with your family
  • Your progress is reviewed each week. The following week you will learn new vocabulary with a different themed project
  • When you finish the course, you'll receive an end-of-course report, Discovery Summer certificate and class photo.

Projects may include:

Study Visit Project Content
Natural History Museum Extinction Rebellion Present your own live TV show! Interview endangered animals about the changes they are experiencing in their habitats
Science Museum Top secret What does it take to be a great spy? Learn the tricks of the trade and create a guide for your international friends
V&A Historic London Find out about famous Londoners and create a multi-media timeline about their lives and achievements
Kensington Palace Questions for a Queen Interview Queen Victoria about schools and education and then tell her about your school. What questions do you think she'd have about education in 21st century?
Design Museum Powerful packaging From Cornflakes to Coca-cola, explore what makes eye-catching packaging that is also environmentally friendly.

Day courses: you arrange your own accommodation.

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Adult Testimonial


Weekly afternoon or evening family social event (at extra cost) e.g. dine in a local restaurant, play games in the park, take a Thames river cruise, West End musical.

Young Entrepreneurs
River Cruise
Park games
Park Games



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Collingham : Juniors (5*-17), Teens (13-17) + Adults (18+)

Start dates Finish dates
Monday 27 June 2022 Friday 1 July 2022
Monday 4 July 2022 Friday 8 July 2022
Monday 11 July 2022 Friday 15 July 2022
Monday 18 July 2022 Friday 22 July 2022
Monday 25 July 2022 Friday 29 July 2022
Monday 1 August 2022 Friday 5 August 2022

Students can study for 1-6 weeks


Juniors + Teens Half Day Teens (13-17) Full Day Adults Half Day
395 GBP per week 795 GBP per week 450 GBP per week

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Included in the fees

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • Entry fees on all excursions and study visits

NOT included in the fees

  • Accommodation or airport transfers
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Optional family social events
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.