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English Summer Study Holidays

Our English Summer Study Holiday is available for one or two weeks for 12-17 year olds.


Fun on Parker's Piece, Cambridge

English studies & activities

Practising English should be fun and engaging and isn’t just learnt in the classroom. Our programme is designed to build confidence by encouraging speaking and listening to English as much as possible. Summer Study Holiday students are immersed in English language and culture through engaging with homestay hosts and a busy schedule of visits and activities.


As well as English lessons, there are lots of things to do including a visit to Ely cathedral, swimming, cinema, and creative workshops. Ely benefits from frequent direct rail services to London and Cambridge and full-day trips to both these exciting cities are included in our Summer Study Holiday programme.

Staying in an English home

Ely offers a safe and friendly environment for young people and all students are accommodated with carefully selected local homestay hosts. This provides the ideal opportunity for practising English in a welcoming domestic setting, learning about English culture and making new friends. Many of our students keep in touch with their hosts long after meeting them while on our courses.

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Trip to London

Course fee:
Two weeks: £1475
One week: £775

Course includes:

  • 15 hours of English tuition per week (maximum 15 students per class) with English CELTA or Cert TESOL qualified teachers.

  • Creative workshops

  • Swimming

  • Day trips to London and Cambridge 

  • Cinema

  • Water sports/activities

  • Museum and gallery visits

  • Shopping and free time

  • All study materials

  • Airport transfers (Stansted only)

Not included in course fee:

  • Flight

  • Optional additional activity

  • Homestay accommodation: £200 per week per student

  • £50 registration fee

  • Personal travel insurance


We also offer additional excursions (subject to availability).* Examples are:

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour

  • Tour of London football stadiums (Chelsea/Arsenal)

* Prices depend on demand and availability and are quoted separately.

English Study Holiday
with Rowing


Cambridge is famous for many things, and one of them is rowing. The university’s rowing team competes every spring against its rival Oxford  in the famous varsity boat race, held on the

River Thames in London.

We have teamed up with the wonderful Cambridge Rowing Experience based at the Cambridge City Rowing Club to offer a special two-week Study Holiday which includes six afternoon rowing sessions, taught by experienced and qualified instructors. 


On the Cam in Cambridge


Outside the boat house.


Indoor gym training

Please note! You don't need any rowing experience for this course - beginners are welcome!

Course fee: Two weeks: £1575

This two-week course includes:

Six*  specialist rowing tuition sessions with experienced and qualified staff

at Cambridge Rowing Experience: 

Week 1
·  Rowing taster session at Downing College boathouse
·  Water session
·  Water session
Week 2
·   Land and indoor tank session at Downing College boathouse
·   Water session
·   Water session

  • 15 hours of English tuition per week 

  • Day trips to London and Cambridge 

  • Shopping and free time

  • All study materials

  • Airport transfers (Stansted only)

  • All travel costs for activities and rowing sesssions

*Options are available for extra rowing sessions - contact us for an individual quote.

Not included in course fee:

  • Flight

  • Homestay accommodation: £200 per week per student

  • £50 registration fee

  • Personal travel insurance


Ready to set off on the river!

For closed groups we can offer Study Holidays at other times throughout the year.

Contact us for more details!


Watersports and outdoor activity day

Trips to London

Drama workshops


Here is an example of a timetable for the two-week English Summer Study Holiday:

Classrooms and facilities

English classes are taught between 9am and 1pm (with a short break). Summer Study Holiday classes take place in various classroom spaces in central Ely or Cambridge.

Students are dropped off and collected at the classroom or other arranged meeting point at the beginning and end of the day. Older students can walk or travel independently to classes if appropriate and agreed with hosts and Lyons Languages.

Our service

We make every effort to tailor our programmes to the needs and requirements of students, so if there is something that is important to you, your child or your group, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Closed groups

For closed groups of 10 or more students

we offer special rates and can design alternative schedules.

Please contact us for further information.

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