The Young Learner

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

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


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.

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Rita, Lebanon

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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

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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

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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: elementary to advanced

Adult class levels
  • 15 hours' tuition per week (09:00 - 12:30h or 13:30 - 17:00h) Monday to Friday. Afternoon classes subject to demand
  • Maximum class size: 10 students
  • Most adult students have children studying with us
  • A placement test/needs analysis is sent 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 café at break-time
  • Optional weekly afternoon or evening family social events (at extra cost,approx. £15-£40 per person) e.g. dine in local restaurants, Thames River cruise.


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JUNIORS + TEENS: 5 - 17 years | HALF DAY

Levels: beginner* to advanced

Junior class levels
*under 10 years' only
  • 15 hours' tuition per week (09:00 -12:30h or 13:30 -17:00h) Monday to Friday. Afternoon classes subject to demand
  • Maximum class size: 12 students
  • 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, 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
Collingham Junior Class

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TEENS: 13 - 17 years | FULL DAY

Levels: elementary to advanced

Teens class levels
  • 15 hours' tuition per week + an afternoon programme of exciting excursions and activities
  • Monday to Friday 09:00h to 17:00h
  • A perfect choice for teenage students who want to improve their English, make friends and discover London
  • 3 afternoons per week you'll explore famous sights with our staff and learn more about the history of London e.g. Tower Bridge, London Eye, National Gallery, Thames River Cruise, Transport Museum and Covent Garden, cycling in Battersea Park and more. All entrance fees included
  • On other afternoons activities are held on site and include arts & crafts, team building, researching and creating a London timeline
  • All afternoon visits are taken by public transport. You need to bring a Zone 1 Travel/Oyster Card (approx £42.70/week)
  • Lunch is not included in the fees so please bring a packed lunch every day.

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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
  • When you finish the course, you'll receive an end-of-course report, Discovery Summer certificate and class photo.
  • A little homework is set each day.

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
Design Museum Powerful packaging From Cornflakes to Coca-cola, explore what makes eye-catching packaging that is also environmentally friendly.


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Optional weekly afternoon or evening family social event (at extra cost, approx. £15-£40 per person) e.g. dinners in local restaurants, musicals, Thames river cruise.

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Family Dinner


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

Start dates Finish dates
Monday 24 June 2024 Friday 28 June 2024
Monday 1 July 2024 Friday 5 July 2024
Monday 8 July 2024 Friday 12 July 2024
Monday 15 July 2024 Friday 19 July 2024
Monday 22 July 2024 Friday 26 July 2024
Monday 29 July 2024 Friday 2 August 2024
Monday 5 August 2024 Friday 9 August 2024

Students can study for 1-7 weeks


Juniors + Teens Half Day Teens (13-17) Full Day Adults Half Day
440 GBP per week 880 GBP per week 495 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.
  • Full Day Teens: Lunch and a London travel card