FAQs

a full programme of activities is included

 

How old should I be to go on a course?

Between 13 and 17 at the time of the course.

Occasionally we accept bookings from students aged 12, but only in special circumstances.


I don't speak any English yet – are these courses suitable for me?

No, you need to be able to speak at least a little English. The courses are not suitable for complete beginners.


What happens if I am ill?

If you are ill and feel that you need to see a doctor, either your host family will arrange an appointment with their doctor and will take you there or a member of our staff will take you to the local walk in clinic where you will be able to see a doctor.


Do you have an emergency number on which I and my parents can contact you 24/7?

Yes, we do. We will send you the number when we send you all the final details.


What if I am not happy in my homestay?

We will ask you regularly if you are happy with your family. If you are not happy, we will try to resolve the situation but if you are still not happy, we will move you to another homestay if we all agree that this would be best.


Can I stay in the same homestay as my friend?

Yes you can. All you have to do is tell us your friend's name on the booking form.


How much pocket money will I need each week?

Not much as all the trips and activities are included in the price so you only need pocket money for souvenirs. We think that £50 each week is more than enough.


Do I need health insurance?

Yes. You must arrange or already have medical insurance before the start of the course and you must bring the insurance certificate with you. EU citizens should bring a European Health Insurance Card with them.


Can I speak to someone who has already been on one of these courses?

Yes, of course; it is helpful to hear about everything from the view of someone who has been on a course and you will be able to ask them lots of questions. Just send us an email, tell us which country you are from and we will send you the contact details of some former students who are happy for you to contact them.


My parents want to know that I will be safe: what should I tell them?

The safety of our students is very important to us.

Weymouth and Portland has proved to be a safe area for our courses. We will send you full information about your stay in England before you come to Weymouth, including information about staying safe. We will also go through these points with you on your first day at school and answer any questions you might have.

We have a Child Protection Officer who is responsible for ensuring that our students are safe. He is available to you during your stay if you have any questions or problems.

We have a Child Protection Policy which covers your safety at all times during your stay in England.


How do I enrol?

You can either complete our online booking or download the booking form as a Pdf.


Any other questions?

If you would like any other information, please email Kate@weymouthenglishcentre.com or call us on +44 (0)1926 811709.

Or you can send us a private message on Facebook.

on a tour of Portland

on a tour of Portland

on a boat trip

"The most important in English for me is speaking English. With all my teachers I practiced English by working in groups and debating about the subjects. It was very good. The leaders were young and always happy to be with us. I had a lot of fun. "

Annabelle, France

"They were all friendly and did a perfect job!"

Nora, Switzerland

"Very nice and everyone has been amazing and really kind. They involved us in many interesting activities."

Emma, Italy

on a boat trip