ENGLISH AND WINDSURFING
Learn English and windsurfing on this special course for international teenagers
How many lessons are there on the English and Windsurfing course?
There are 15 full hours of English lessons (which includes the written and oral test, needs analysis and induction on the first day) plus 12 hours of windsurfing tuition each week.
The English lessons are from 09.00 to 12.30 with a total break time of 30 minutes.
The windsurfing tuition is for 3 hours on 4 afternoons from Tuesday to Friday each week.
You can find information about the different levels (stages) of the course at the bottom of this page.
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 your departure Saturday).
Open the English & Activities page to see what sort of activities we offer.
Where do the windsurfing lessons take place?
Our windsurfing lessons take place at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Portland Harbour which was the venue for the sailing events in the 2012 Olympics.
Can I do the English and Windsurfing course if I can't swim?
Can I book the English and Windsurfing 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.
What do I need to bring with me?
Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
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 weekly charge for this course - please see the dates and prices page for more information.