English and Windsurfing

Special English Language Course in England

English and Windsurfing course for teenagers
How many lessons are there on the English and Windsurfing course?

There are 15 hours of English lessons plus 12 hours of windsurfing each week. The windsurfing is for 3 hours on 4 afternoons from Tuesday to Friday each week

You can find a sample programme here.


Can I do any other activities?

Yes, there is 1 other afternoon activity and 4 evening activities each week plus a full day trip on Saturdays (not on the departure Saturday).

You can find a list of some of the other activities we do here.


Where do we do the windsurfing?

Our windsurfing lessons take place in Portland Harbour, which was the venue for the sailing events in the 2012 Olympics.


Can I do this course if I can't swim?

No, to go on this course, students must be able to swim at least 25 metres and they must wear buoyancy aids at all times when on the water.


Can I do this course if I have never done windsurfing before?

Yes, whether you are a complete beginner or have had a little or a lot of previous experience, there is a suitable class for you. If you are a complete beginner, you will start with the basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back. You will then go on to sail around a course practising tacking and gybing, enabling you to make progression towards and away from the wind.

By the end of the course you will be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started in light winds.

For students with previous experience the lessons will be more advanced.


Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, at the end of the course you will receive a Royal Yachting Association Certificate of at least stage one in the Youth Windsurfing Scheme.


What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring swimming things, a beach towel and beach shoes with you but all the other equipment needed is provided by the windsurfing school, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids.


Can I book this course just for one week?

This course can be booked as an optional extra for any number of weeks during your language course.

There is an extra charge of £205 per week for this course.


Can I combine this course with English & Activities, Sailing or Outdoor Adventure?

Yes, you can. You could book one week of windsurfing and one week of Sailing, Outdoor Adventure or Activities ... whatever combination you would like!


the windsurfing course is on four afternoons each week

the windsurfing course is on four afternoons each week


The Syllabus for the Windsurfing course


Stage 1

The basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back.


Stage 2

Practical skills to get you sailing around a course practising tacking and gybing, enabling you to make progression towards and away from the wind.


Stage 3

A mixture of theory and practical, introducing beachstarting and harness technique with time spent improving tacking and gybing in stronger winds.


Stage 4

This stage builds on a confident ability to tack, gybe and sail in the harness with an introduction to basic footstrap technique.

see a typical programme


  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • 12 hours of windsurfing per week on 4 afternoons
  • 1 other afternoon activity per week
  • 4 evening activities per week
  • Full day trip on Saturdays
  • Qualified instructors
  • Royal Yachting Association Certificate
  • For beginners and advanced students
  • All activities, trips and entrance tickets included in the course price
English and windsurfing at Weymouth English Centre

the windsurfing course is held in Portland Harbour

the windsurfing course

WEC's windsurfing lessons

windsurfing lessons and plenty of English!

windsurfing lessons with professional instructors