Gold Courses 2018
Improve your English and enjoy a great city!
|Winter||21st January||18th February|
|Spring||25th March||29th April|
|Late Spring*||6th May||3rd June|
|Summer*||5th August||2nd September|
|Autumn||30th September||4th November|
|Early Winter*||25th November||23rd December|
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 and evening programme. 3 classes of 60 minutes each day. Minimum age 40. Maximum class size 14.
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 for our Late Spring, Summer and Early Winter courses.
The afternoon programme is designed with older students in mind. The visits are guided by a senior member of the College staff. The course finishes with a farewell dinner at York’s best restaurant, 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.
- 15 hours’ tuition per week plus a full afternoon programme
- Maximum class size: 14
- Average class size (2017): <6
- Minimum age: 40
- 40+ only classes on our Late Spring, Summer and Early Winter courses
- Full afternoon programme
- Meals with the teachers
- Farewell Dinner
We offer up to three levels of Gold Course only classes during the Late Spring, Summer and Early Winter Courses. For the remaining Gold Courses students share morning classes with other General English Students.
|Course||1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks||4 weeks|
The fees include:
- 15 hours of tuition per week
- Standard homestay accommodation
- Full-afternoon activity programme
- Visits and excursions
- Booking fee
Please also see our Booking Conditions.
We select host families with care to ensure homes with good conversation. We can also recommend hotels close to the College.
Homestay accommodation is included in the above fees.