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Academic Programme

Dukes International Summer School offers a variety of English and Enrichment courses taught by professionally qualified teachers.  Students receive 15 hours of tuition per week and have six study options to choose from.  All classes are multinational with a maximum of 15 students per class and focus on developing keys skills needed in the 21st century, including communication, collaboration, research and presentation skills. At the end of the course all students will give a short presentation in English.

To see what a typical day looks like, please click here.

General English

For all levels of English, from beginners to advanced level students, our lessons focus on improving English language skills through fun and collaborative activities.  Students develop their grammar and vocabulary, as well as their confidence in using English, through a series of engaging weekly tasks and projects.

Summer Study

For students with an upper intermediate or advanced level of English, Summer Study develops English language skills through the study of interesting and engaging subjects, including English Literature, History, Science and creative writing.  A perfect course for students wishing to develop their English language skills for further study. Supplementary Cost: £145pw

English Through Football

For students with an intermediate to advanced level of English; develop your game and your language skills! You will experience professional coaching, practical lessons and visit a UK Premier League stadium.  The course includes 15 hours per week of classroom-based Football themed-lessons, as well as four afternoons of professional coaching.  Supplementary Cost: £145pw

English Through Acting

Perfect for students of an intermediate to advanced level of English who have a love of acting and performance. Students will develop both their English language and acting skills, through interactive and coummunicative activities.  At the end of the course students will deliver short performances as part of a Trinity Acting and Speaking exam. Supplementary Cost: £145pw

Introduction to Business

Through this immersive courses, students with an intermediate to advanced level of English, will get a real insight into the world of business. They will study areas such as finance, marketing, branding and business strategy, whilst developing their practical English language skills in fun and dynamic projects. Supplementary Cost: £145pw

Introduction to International Relations

For students with an intermediate to advanced level of English, lessons introduce students to concepts of world politics and global issues. Students develop their English language skills through a series of topical debates, presentations and critical thinking tasks.  Supplementary Cost: £145pw

Social Programme

Our Dukes International Summer School students enjoy a varied and fun multi-activity programme, with a range of activities in the afternoon and evenings.  The social programme is a brilliant opportunity for students to spend time with their new friends and try lots of new and exciting activities.  Students can also choose English Plus+ options, to replace the multi-activity programme, on two afternoons per week for an additional cost.  Our English Plus+ students will join the multi-activity programme for the rest of the week.


Students will experience a range of exciting activities including; sports, arts & crafts, cookery and discos.  The fun and immersive programme gives our students the opportunity to spend time with friends, relax and enjoy their summer school experience!

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

For our more adventurous students! These exciting options include activities such as high ropes, raft building, and go-karting.  Adventure Sports takes place on two afternoons per week. 

English Plus+ Horse Riding

Learn how to ride and care for horses with qualified instructors.  The course is suitable for beginners, or for those with a bit more horse riding experience.  Horse Riding takes place on two afternoons per week.

English Plus+ Dance

A course for students who love to dance!  The course is suitable for students of all levels, and will give students the opportunity to explore a number of dance styles including modern and street.  At the end of the course our dance students will do a short performance.

English Plus+ Intensive English Writing

This course is suitable for students with an intermediate to advanced level of English who need to focus on developing their written English.  Intensive English: Writing, takes place on two afternoons per week

English Plus+ Intensive English Speaking

This course is available to students of all English Language levels.  Our small classes help students further develop their speaking and listening skills, focusing on pronunciation and fluency.

English Plus+ Art & Design

A two-week course for creative students looking to develop their artistic skills.  Students will build a portfolio across a variety of areas, including, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. 


The excursion programme gives students a wide range of UK destinations to experience and explore. From attractions to cultural sites, there is something for all interests. A great opportunity for students to put their English into practice!

Thorpe Park
Bournemouth & the beach
Start Date End Date Duration Price
Monday 9 July, 2018 Monday 23 July, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900
Monday 9 July, 2018 Monday 30 July, 2018 3 Weeks £4,350
Monday 9 July, 2018 Monday 6 August, 2018 4 Weeks £5,800
Monday 9 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 5 Weeks £7,250
Monday 23 July, 2018 Monday 6 August, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900
Monday 23 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 3 Weeks £4,350
Monday 30 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900