ELEA group photo on the beach

English Language Experience and Action (ELEA)

Peartree English Language Experience and Action (ELEA) is a residential language learning programme focused on developing real world English language communication skills through dynamic lessons, leisure activities and immersive free time.

Peartree ELEA combines 15 years of industry experience in teaching high-quality, accredited English language courses with the spectacular location, facilities, pastoral care and opportunities offered by UWC Atlantic College in the heart of South Wales. ELEA will take you on an inspirational language-learning journey and you will build lifelong memories.

Alongside a network of students from all over the world, you will enjoy challenging lessons, experience action activities, make new international friends and have a fantastic time – and we will help you to do all of this using only the English language.

Through a full daily schedule which combines your language classes with physical activities, you will develop valuable skills for both your studies in your home country and your future. At Peartree ELEA, you will have the chance to improve your confidence in English and your personal skills while having the summer experience of a lifetime!

APPLY

If you would like to apply to attend ELEA 2024 please complete the application and assessment forms found at the bottom of this webpage. We recommend you first read the course information pack and terms and conditions to ensure ELEA is right for you. Parents/guardians must complete sections on the application form, which cannot be saved and returned to, therefore, we recommend you also review the summary of the application form questions document to prepare your answers. The participant must complete the assessment.

MEET THE TEAM

Want to learn more about the ELEA programme or have questions to ask? We host regular webinars with Q&A sessions where you can meet our Course Director’s and learn more. See the full list of webinars here and register.

2024 Course Information

– Date | Saturday 20th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024
– Fee | £2,400pp GBP per person
– Ages | 12 – 17 years old
– English Language Level | B1 to C1

DISCOUNTS:

– Early bird bookings if booked before 31st January 2024 receive a £50 GBP per person discount
– Repeat participants receive a £50 GBP per person discount
– Sibling bookings receive a £50 GBP per person discount

Please note: The early booking discount can be used in conjunction with the repeat participant or sibling discounts, but repeat participant and sibling discounts cannot be used in conjunction with one another.

 

2024 ELEA BROCHURE:

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Course Information

COURSE DETAILS

The course will be held at UWC Atlantic, from Saturday 20th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024.

Applications are open to 12-17 year olds and the course is divided into two age groups split as follows:

– Group 1: ages 12-14
– Group 2: ages 15-17

A minimum of 60 participants will take part in ELEA, with a restriction of up to 20% of participants with the same first language (across both age groups). Participants must have a minimum proven language level of B1 (pre-intermediate) and a maximum level of C1 (advanced). Please note that this course is not suitable for participants who are at beginner level, first language English speakers or students with C2 level fluency. Participants must complete an assessment test as part of their application and an online interview may be required.

 

COURSE FEES

£2,400 GBP per person
The course fee includes all boarding, catering, activity fees and GuardMe insurance. Price is also inclusive of optional transfer to/from Heathrow Airport. The fee does not include flights, participant spending money, visa fees or travel costs outside of the transfer.

 

OFFERS

– Book before 31st January 2024 to secure a discounted fee of £2,350 GBP per person
– Repeat participants receive a £50 GBP per person discount
– Sibling bookings receive a £50 GBP per person discount

Please note: The early booking discount can be used in conjunction with the repeat participant or sibling
discounts, but repeat participant and sibling discounts cannot be used in conjunction with one another.

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re interested in joining ELEA, please complete the age-appropriate application form found below. The application form includes an assessment section which must be completed by the student.

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2024 or when fully booked. We recommend before applying you read the course pack, terms and conditions and summary of application form questions all found in the downloads section below, as you cannot leave and return to the application form.

WEBINARS

We host regular webinars with Q&A sessions where you can meet our Course Directors and learn more. See the full list of webinars here and register.

CONTACT US

If you need to get in touch, don’t hesitate to contact us by email elea@uwcatlanticexperience.com or call +44 (0)  1446 799 000.

If you are an Education Tour Operator looking to book ELEA 2023, please contact Peartree directly on info@peartreelanguages.com

LOCATION

UWC Atlantic
St Donat’s Castle
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
Wales, UK
CF61 1WF

ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE AND ACTION

What to expect from ELEA

About ELEA

ELEA is an English as a foreign language (EFL) course for 12-17 year olds looking to develop their English language communication skills through an engaging and unique experience. If you want to spend your summer day-in-day-out in a classroom, then this course isn’t for you!

What we offer is a full daily schedule which combines your language classes with action activities. You will develop valuable skills for your studies in your home country, and improve your confidence in English and your personal skills while having the adventure experience of a lifetime!

The Location

Peartree ELEA takes place at UWC Atlantic, Vale of Glamorgan (near Cardiff) in Wales, UK. This spectacular, 122-acre site is home to its own 12th-century St Donat’s Castle, woodland, farm, valley and seafront with an enclosed bay. You will enjoy meals in a magical dining hall, listen to stories and myths about the castle and be in constant contact with nature in this safe, beautiful residential setting.

The Lessons

You will join English language group classes, divided by level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for language competence (B1, B2 etc). Participants must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of B1 (pre-intermediate) and a maximum level of C1 (advanced) to be eligible to join the course.

Classes are delivered according to the standards set by the British Council for the teaching of English in the U.K. Lessons will focus on developing communicative and authentic English language competencies and class themes will be based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals as part of our well-developed 21st-century skills curriculum. This course is not suitable for first-language or near-first-language competency users of English.

THE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

You will live in houses containing dormitories where up to four students share a room. Rooms are allocated by gender, nationality and age, with floors split by gender and houses split by age groups. Each house has a common room with plenty of space to relax and a small kitchen stocked with daily supplies.

All houses are located within the grounds of the college, with wonderful views of the sea and woodland, and are an easy walk to all facilities (dining hall, lessons, activities, pick-up points). There will be three full meals per day – breakfast, lunch and dinner, and meals will be enjoyed in the spectacular castle dining hall, giving students the feeling of being in a real-life Harry Potter movie!

The Activities

There will be a range of activities over the two-week experience, including archery, pool kayaking, climbing and orienteering and navigation. You will also enjoy visits to local areas of natural beauty as you hike along along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast on which the campus sits. You’ll also take part in team games including a tournament challenge.

The Excursions

For three full days, we will travel away from the residence to get to know new places in the U.K.
We will go on excursions to the city of Bath in England, which will include a visit to the famous Roman baths and also for a whole day to Cardiff, to explore the capital city of Wales.
There will also be a full day cultural/historical excursion in South Wales.

THE EVENING ACTIVITIES

The full programme of evening activities offers you the chance to speak English when relaxing and having fun. This includes an outdoor BBQ, karaoke, cinema evening (full-sized screen), a disco and much more, all within the grounds of the residence.

On non-excursion days we offer well-being sessions including early morning swimming, gym and sports.

SAFER SCHOOL 24-HOUR CARE

UWC Atlantic College is committed to providing the highest standards of pastoral care, including 24-hour supervision. Staff are carefully checked for their suitability to provide the highest level of care to children and young people.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

At Peartree ELEA our aim is to help you improve your English-language level as you develop important life skills for your future. Through the wide range of adventures we have planned, you can develop team-building, leadership,
communication and listening skills, along with resilience.

In the summer months, the UWC Atlantic campus comes alive with a range of groups, young people and other external events that contribute to a global landscape of learning and exploration. Many of your leisure moments will be spent with the participants of these other adventures, as well as your classmates, giving you the unique opportunity to speak English and make friends with first-language English speakers

GUARDME INSURANCE

As part of ELEA, international students living outside of the UK will benefit from GuardMe COVID-specific insurance as part of the course fee, to provide additional cover for COVID-related cancellations.

The policy provides cover for participant cancellation in the event of:

– Having a positive case of COVID at the start date of the course, prohibiting them to join. The cover provided is up to the value of £7,500
– COVID medical cover, up to £10 million
– Flight and accommodation cover for participant and guardian should they be required to isolate in the UK and/or fly to the UK to provide care

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