Camp FAQs

English camps – FAQs

How many students do you have on your summer camps?

This depends on the camp and the dates you are looking to book. The maximum capacities of each camp are as follows:

Sir Edward: 150
Sir Henry: 150
Sir Richard: 150
Sir Laurence: 70
Sir Michael: 400
Sir Christopher: 100
Sir George (year round camp): 70

How will you place me in a class at the right level?

On the first day in school you take an English placement test, which is both written and spoken, covering:

1. Grammar
2. Vocabulary
3. Speaking
4. Listening
5. Writing

You will then be placed in a class at your level, and your teachers will carefully monitor your progress. Please be assured that your test is nothing to worry about!

What happens if I am better at one skill than another – for example, I am better at reading than speaking English?

If you have different levels of skills, and depending on the course you have chosen, you may be placed in different classes for each of these skills.

I want to be in the same class as my friend, is this possible?

We can place you and your friend together, but only if you have the same level of English. If you do not want to be in the same class as your friend, this can often be arranged – but it will depend on the availability of places.

What happens if I don’t like my class?

If your class is at the wrong level for you we will make every effort to change your class after the first few days.

I speak very little English, how will you start to teach me?

You will start using the language from your first day, not by translating or interpreting from your own language but by using it. Your textbooks will be especially designed for beginners and your teachers will be experienced in teaching English at the beginner level. Everyone else in your class will be doing the same. They, and our other staff members, will support and help you every step of the way.

Very soon you will gain confidence and be able to use English far more effectively. In the unlikely event that there are no other students at your level, we may offer you private lessons in place of group lessons. There is no extra charge for this, but the number of private lessons will be provided at the ratio of one private lesson = three group lessons.

How will I know if I am making any progress?

You have weekly progress tests. You also meet every week with your Personal Academic Advisor who will advise you on your progress, help you with your studies and ensure that you are advancing at the right speed for you.

If I have problems will there be someone who speaks my language who can help me?

We use only English in the classroom. However, we have staff who speak some other languages including: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish. Remember, we are here to help you at all times.

The schools in my country are segregated. Will the classes in Studio be single-sex?

All classes at Studio are mixed, with girls and boys studying together.

Will I get a certificate from the school after my course and is the certificate recognised?

You will receive a Course Certificate and Academic Record from Studio Cambridge. The school is accredited by the British Council. If you are taking an external examination (IELTS or the University of Cambridge) you will also receive an examination certificate.

Should I bring my own laptop computer?

It is not necessary to bring your own computer, as all our course centres have computers available for student use, subject to certain restrictions. However, your campus will also have Wi-Fi access and you will be able to use your own laptop if you wish to do so.

Are your courses accredited by the government or any other official authority?

Studio Cambridge is a founder member of English UK, accredited by the British Council and a member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres).

You will also receive an end of course certificate and report for you to use as proof of your progress.

What happens if I don’t like the school and want to leave early?

You may choose to leave your course for any reason by giving us 4 weeks’ notice (see our terms and conditions for details of refunds).

Can I extend my stay?

We are always happy to hear that students are enjoying themselves and would like to extend! However, please bear in mind that our summer camps are often very popular so this will be subject to availability.

If you are visiting the UK with a Student Visa, any extensions may depend on your expected date of departure from the UK.

My country has a difficult relationship with another country. Will there be people from that country in the school?

As we have 60 to 70 different nationalities at Studio every year, it is very likely that you will meet someone from that country. We teach English without regard to sex, nationality, religion or political persuasion and expect all our students to be tolerant and understanding of each other.

Will I need a visa?

Please check with the British consulate or embassy in your home country regarding any visa requirements to study in the UK. If you do need a visa, we will send you the correct documentation once we have received your application and course deposit. If your visa application is unsuccessful, we will refund the fees you have paid (please see our Terms and Conditions).

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