Learn & have fun

LAL offers the complete package, with carefully-designed programmes, quality education, 24-hour care and support plus plenty of adventure for our students!

Fun-packed Courses for kids & Lifetime Experiences for teenagers

Our courses are designed to be enjoyable, as well as educational. Our teachers use communication games and activities to make the lessons more appealing to our younger students.

  • Quality Teaching

    Our teachers are native-speakers or of a native-speaker standard and are trained and supported by our senior academic managers. They are recruited for their interest, energy and enthusiasm, making lessons engaging and motivating for everyone.

  • LAL Course Book

    LAL has written its own young learner course books called Round the World. Designed to appeal specifically to young learners and teenagers, the books feature modern, stimulating materials using a variety of methods to ensure fast progression.


  • Residential Experience

    Our Summer Schools offer students the traditional residential experience in private schools or university campuses, with safety and security being our number one priority.

  • Future Prospects

    The stimulating lessons taught by our qualified teachers will enable our students to communicate in English and build their confidence. These skills will then help them to progress into higher education.

  • International Schools

    Students from over 100 countries visit our schools every year so students will not only learn about the local culture, but also make friends for life from around the world.

  • Explore the World

    With a large number of exciting destinations to explore, students will have great fun discovering new places and learning about different cultures with their friends.

We care about your

Welfare & Safety

Years of Experience

We have over 25 years of experience looking after young learners from all over the world!

24-hour Support

Our dedicated welfare teams provide 24-hour care and support to all our young learners throughout their stay.

Meet & Greet

Students will be greeted at the airport by LAL staff or their trusted representatives and supervised throughout the journey to and from the school.

Safety & Welfare

Our top priority is our students’ safety and well-being. We have welfare staff in all our schools who ensure our students are happy.

Carefully selected staff & host homes

All our staff and homestay hosts are carefully inspected and checked for their suitability to work with young learners.


All our Young Learner programmes* in the UK, USA and South Africa include free health insurance as standard. Students travelling to the UK also receive free travel insurance.

Our Programmes

Each LAL Summer School offers a distinctly different set of packages. If you want to focus on coding or film-making then our Digital Summer School at LAL Berkhamsted is for you. If you're planning to go into business or to university why not try our Young Professionals Summer School? Each package also includes English lessons, excursions and fun activities.

Key Facts

  • Morning/afternoon classes
  • Max. 15 students per class
  • 15 hours per week
  • 1 to 4 weeks

What's included?

  • General English tuition
  • LAL course book & materials
  • Registration fee
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Full leisure programme
  • Escorted meet & greet return transfers
  • Health insurance
  • Certificate of attendance & report
  • Student discount card & T-shirt (IELS Malta only)

Summer School Programmes

with a difference

Academic Upgrades

Private Tuition

Private study sessions tailored to each individual student’s needs, enabling them to develop their language skills further.
Available at:
  • London
  • Berkhamsted
  • Brighton
  • Tavistock
  • Winchester

Intensive English

There are 3 hours of lessons per week, providing fast and effective progression of language skills.
Available at:
  • Berkhamsted
  • Brighton
  • Tavistock
  • Winchester

Apollo Focus

5 hours of optional extra tuition per week, completely free.
Available at:
  • Dublin
  • Cork

Four types of Day Programme

For students who may only want part of the programme, aimed at those who are visiting with their parents or who are staying local to the schools, we offer different options without accommodation. Our Price List will tell you which schools and which programmes offer meals.


Tuition OnlyDaytimeFull DayFamily
Daytime activitiesOptional
Evening activitiesOptional


Our Schools

Our programmes take place in different locations including private schools, universities and our year-round schools. They all offer up-to-date facilities and are the perfect venues for safe and effective learning.


United States

United States

Boston skyline from Piers Park
South Africa

South Africa

Signal Hill, Cape Town


Vancouver's Northshore Mountains


Dublin Downtown


Valleta, Malta’s Capital


Brisbane, Australia


Las Palmas, Spain


Students have a wide choice of accommodation when they study at LAL – single, twin or multiple-bedded bedrooms, en-suite or shared bathrooms. These are offered in homestays, LAL residence, private boarding schools, universities or hotels. Though we don’t offer them all at each destination, there are usually options for students to choose from.

Download our 2019 brochure

Download our 2019 brochure and find all the information you need in one place!

LAL Language Centres in numbers

17 Schools and partners

35 Years of experience

122 Courses and Programmes

316 Leisure options


Discover our students' experiences in their own words

Accreditations and memberships

Certified teaching accredited by the world’s main institutions



South Africa

United States

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