Gold Courses 2019
Improve your English and enjoy a great city!
We want our older students to share what we can offer and be able to share their thoughts and experiences through English.
Our Gold Course students love to share their views, experiences and impressions. We want you to be able to do this with confidence through English.
"Everybody is kind and very nice!" - Yozo, Gold Course from Japan
|Winter||20th January||17th February|
|Spring||24th March||12th May|
|Late Spring*||12th May||9th June|
|Summer*||4th August||1st September|
|Early Autumn||29th September||3rd November|
|Christmas*||24th November||22nd December|
* Gold only classes on these courses provided there are a minimum of 4 students per level
The Gold Course is open to anyone over the age of 40 who wants to spend time in the company of like-minded adults. The Course offers a blend of English lessons, social activities, visits and excursions.
The course is a 15 hour General English course from 09:15-12:45, Monday to Friday, followed by an afternoon programme.
As one of Europe’s most historic cities, York, with its rich cultural life is an ideal location for courses for older students.
The traffic free centre has a huge choice of bars and restaurants; as well as one of the best selections of shops in the north of England.
We know that students on 40+ courses prefer to be in a class with students of a similar age so we guarantee ‘Gold-only” classes at the following levels: pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced on the Late Spring, Summer and Christmas courses provided there are a minimum number of 4 students per level.
The afternoon programme is designed with older students in mind. The visits are guided by a senior member of the College staff. For students attending the full course, the course finishes with a farewell dinner, a great way to end a memorable stay. The afternoon and evening programme ensures that participants see as much as possible of York and some of the surrounding area.
We select host families with care to ensure homes with good conversation. We can also recommend hotels close to the College.
Standard Homestay is £161 per week and includes half board. We also have a limited number of hosts with private bathrooms for students at an additional £91 per week.