English Summer Study Holidays


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 with an English family

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.

Our English Summer Study Holiday is available for one or two weeks for 12-17 year olds, normally between mid-June and mid-August.

Course fee: £1475 (2 weeks)

                      £775    (1 week)


Course includes:

  • Average of 24 hours of English tuition across two weeks (maximum 15 students per class) with English CELTA or Cert TESOL qualified and experienced teachers.

  • Creative workshops

  • Swimming

  • Day trips to London and Cambridge 

  • Cinema

  • Water sports/activities

  • Museum and gallery visits

  • Shopping and free time

  • Homestay accommodation

  • All study materials

  • Airport transfers (Stansted only)


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.


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). Because we only have limited space at our school, the Summer Study Holiday classes take place at Ely Museum's lovely Aedwen Room, or in a spacious classroom at the Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre. Both are located in central Ely, and so the town and railway station are within easy walking distance.

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.

Ely Museum, Aedwen Room

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Ely Museum

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Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre

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Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre classroom

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.

Please contact us for further information.

Covid-19 and Brexit are continuing to affect our planning for future study holiday programmes, but we will be continually updating our information. Do get in touch if you have any questions.