It is important to complement your language studies at Studio Cambridge with cultural exploration and enrichment. Otherwise, why study English abroad and not in your home country? Because of this, we have a range of different strategies to encourage you to contextualise your English.
Activities, Free of Charge
To take full advantage of living and studying with us here in the UK, you should continue to speak English after your classes are finished for the day. This will help you to learn as much as you can about our way of life, the food we eat, the festivals we celebrate and the sports we play.
Join in our activities and you will find yourself using the English you have learned in the classroom, in a relaxed setting with friends from around the world.
Our Adult English Courses all offer at least five afternoon activities, and one evening activity, each week, completely free of charge.
- Ten-pin bowling
- Traditional English afternoon tea
- University College and Museum visits
- Traditional food tasting
- Art & design
- Dance workshops
- Cricket or Rounders
- Botanic gardens visit
- Movie and popcorn
- Conversation club
- Studio missions
During Covid-19, our social programme will look a little different to normal. You can download our social programme for October 2020 below:
Clever ways to keep you talking:
We set missions for you, with the goal of finding out information and encouraging you to practice your conversation skills around the city. Studio missions are fun, out-of-school assignments, which help you to explore Cambridge while practising and improving your English – for example, visiting Cambridge University colleges, reviewing a local restaurant or attending a local football match. You will receive a special certificate for each mission you complete, but the real reward will be making use of your free time to learn more about this great city.
Studio Conversation & Grammar Clubs
As part of the activity programme, we invite you to our free weekly after-school clubs. A teacher will be on hand to make introductions and help with questions, stimulate conversations or solve your grammar worries. All of this will get you talking, improving your accuracy and networking with other students.
Our Student Services team
Here at Studio Cambridge we have a large Student Services team who aim to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible. As well as organising your social calendar for the afternoons and evenings after school, we can also help you to plan your free weekends. This is in addition to assisting you with transport and travel enquiries. Student Services will even make a free student card for you. This is very useful, as it gives you great discounts in various bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes and shops in the city!
We will meet you on your first day here at school and take you on a short walk around Cambridge to show you the sights, some of the colleges of the university, and tell you a little bit about the history of the city as well. If you have any questions then you can ask us – we all have a good knowledge of Cambridge so can help with most enquiries. It is our job to make you feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible while you are studying here.
Excursions for Studio Cambridge students
During the weekend, students excursions can be booked at Studio to destinations such as London, Windsor Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, York, Bath, Canterbury, Warwick Castle and Stonehenge. Longer trips to Scotland and other European countries on the continent also leave regularly from Cambridge.
These are all at extra cost. For example, a full-day excursion to London costs approximately £25. Some excursions are available exclusively to students aged 18 years or more. If you would like to participate in these excursions, please see our Student Services team to reserve your place. Check the Travelsights website for more details of upcoming trips.