Summer Schools

Young Learners

Summer School Programmes

Improve your English on holiday with LAL and make friends from all over the world in the summer of a lifetime. LAL Summer Schools run during the summer and we have summer schools running in England, Malta, USA and Ireland.

We have been running summer schools for over 10 years, helping our young learners from 7-18 improve their English in a fun, interactive way. LAL offers a high level of pastoral care and an exciting range of activities as well as fun, educational English lessons.


The LAL Course book

LAL has written its own Young Learner course books. Designed to appeal specifically to younger learners, the books feature modern, stimulating materials using a variety of methods to ensure fast progression.

You will not only improve your English but also meet and socialise with students from all over the globe. You will make friendships and have experiences that will last a lifetime.

All course materials are provided and included in the package with LAL.


The LAL Summer School syllabus has been designed to encourage students to communicate in English and to build their confidence. At each level you will work on developing your reading, writing, speaking (including pronunciation) and listening skills, though the main focus will be on communication.

Your teacher will also help you develop your study skills, through learner training activities, to become a more independent learner. You will be taught in classes with a maximum of 15 students, ensuring that you receive personal attention from the teacher while being able to interact and practise with your fellow students in class.


Each lesson will have two parts. In the first part, you will follow the LAL course books to study vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, and you will also practise your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.


In the second part of each lesson you will do project work. The projects will help to improve your communication skills by working with the other students, and will also help you become better at learning when you are away.


  • General English tuition
  • Full supervision 24 hours a day (except day programmes)
  • Full board accommodation (except day programmes)
  • All meals included (except day programmes)
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel insurance (no cancellation insurance for non EU/EEA/Swiss students for UK/Ireland schools – limited for US and South African schools)
  • Registration Fee
  • Activity and excursion programme (except tuition only courses)
  • Wireless internet at the school
  • LAL course book and materials
  • Certificate of attendance and report



LAL will offer you a variety of sporting and non-sporting activities at our summer schools, regardless of its location. The activities will vary from school to school but some examples include treasure hunts, talent show, karaoke, games and auction and quiz nights. For the more sporty activities, mini Olympics will be on the programme with dodgeball, rugby, quick cricket, football and many more.

All schools hold a welcome disco or party on the student’s first day. On their last day, all summer schools hold a graduation ceremony with a farewell party. Each week there will be excursions to a variety of locations which will be either recreational, cultural, educational…or all three! You will also be able to explore the area where the schools are located and its surrounding areas.

Here are some of the excursions available at our schools


Our summer school programmes also include accommodation. All LAL Summer Schools have on-site residence accommodation with a variety of room types, ranging from single to multi-bedded dormitories. Some rooms are en-suite while others share bathrooms with fellow students.

Our residences are supervised by LAL staff, with each accommodation house having an LAL House Parent living on-site. Boys and girls are accommodated separately, bedding is provided and changed once a week while laundry is done once for a two week stay.

The homestay will give your child a great local experience, staying with a local host giving them the opportunity to practise their English with locals but also see how they live their life.


All summer schools programmes include transfers, depending on the airport you arrive at. Other airports may be available at extra cost. You can also choose to arrive at the school, accompanied by your parents or guardian. LAL staff will be at the airport waiting for you to arrive. Once you have landed and been met, you will be taken to your coach or taxi to start your summer adventure.


If this is the right course for you, then you just need to choose where. LAL Language Centres runs this course in Berkhamsted, Brighton, London, Tavistock, Winchester, Boca Raton, New York, Cork and Dublin.