Poole – teens language holiday | Splash and Talk (ages 14-17)

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Travel Package

  • journey by coach or plane
  • 15/17 holiday days
  • 14 nights at the homestay
  • rooms of 2 or 3
  • full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • youth group supervisors 24h (German speaking teamers)
  • basic course English (15 x45min per week)
  • water sports lessons (10 x 60min per week)
  • course materials & placement test
  • participation certificate
  • daily leisure time activities
  • student ID card
  • information materials and city maps
  • information evening prior to the holiday (min. 20 people)

Highlights (included)

  • one day trip to London (min. stay of 2 weeks)
  • one half day trip per week
  • two activities per week (e.g. bowling, cinema, disco)
  • stay in London during the return journey (coach journey only, not during autumn)

When going on a “Splash & Talk” language holiday, you can try many different water sports. The English lessons ensure you improve your language skills, so it’s the perfect combination. All students stay with host families with whom they have their breakfast and dinner. In order to be flexible during the day, you will be provided with a packed lunch. After the splash and language lessons, our teamers offer a great activity programme including activities such as beach games, bowling or exploring the town. On this occasion you see the sights Poole has to offer, e.g. the large natural harbour.


Poole is one of the most attractive water sports locations in England. The shallow harbour away from the shipping channel is perfect for any type of water sport. Regardless of your proficiency – pro or beginner – everyone can enjoy the water here; the wind and kite surfing world championships prove this which take place in Poole. Our students have the opportunity to try surfing or sailing. A fun and royal alternative – it was even enjoyed by the Hawaiian kings – is stand-up paddling. Kayaking is also part of the programme. All equipment, e.g. wetsuit and life vest are provided. This holiday will be an exciting and adventurous mixture of language holiday and adventure sports.

Language course

Language course English

Without the performance pressure from their home schools, students learn that communicating in the foreign language and application of the studied material is enjoyable. A class consists of up to 15 students which are thought at levels A1 to C1. Students take a placement exam on the first day of school in order to allocate them to the right class (possible to take the test online in advance). Besides grammar, communication is focal point. Able and qualified members of staff conduct all classes. Course materials, the course book and a notepad are supplied.

Journey

Journey by coach

The journey is undertaken as an overnight coach trip in modern coaches. All journeys comply with the specified driving and rest periods; the coach companies are carefully selected and we have been working with them for many years. The supervision of the students by our teamers starts at the departure location where the student gets on the coach.
The departure points will not exceed 30 kilometers from the city (namend in the advertising), however these are limited by date block and minimum bookings. All departure informations are determind at the latest 10 days before hunt and can be call up in the “Mein GO Reiseportal.”

Journey by plane

If the plane journey is booked through us, the students are welcomed by the so-called “Airport Angels” as they come out of security / customs and are accompanied to the taxi. The supervision by our teamers starts with arrival at the language holiday destination. The shuttle from airport to destination is included in the booking price. The supervision ends on departure day at the language holiday destination, however, the students are accompanied by the “Airport Angles” on their way from the taxi to check-in.

Self-arranged journey

Self-arranged journey to the language holiday destination is possible. Only the shuttle from Heathrow Airport is included, we do not offer this service for other airports. In order to avoid confusion and additional costs, please contact us prior to booking your own flight.

Accommodation

Accommodation – Homestay

The best way to get to know the culture and language of a country is to stay with a host family. Here you can apply your newly learnt skills and practice your communication skills. You normally stay in rooms of two to three. The host families are carefully and regularly checked and selected.

Board

Full board in the homestay

The typical breakfast and dinner are normally eaten with the host family. The students either receive a packed lunch or prepare it themselves. Based on experience, breakfast and dinner times provide the students with an excellent opportunity to enhance their communication skills and tell the host family about their day.

Supervision

Supervised language holiday

The supervision starts when the student boards the coach / for flyers with arrival at the language holiday destination. The teamers are normally at least 20 years old and are first point of contact for our students 24/7. The teamers are trained particularly for their tasks as teamers. Prior to their fist job with us, they need to complete the seminar designed by pedagogic staff. The teamers are responsible for the daily leisure time activity programme, the trips, evening activities and all other activities. The teamers normally speak English with the students; however, German can be used in problem situations if it aids solving the problem.

Supervision key (teamer : students): ages 14 to 17: approx. 1 : 15

Splash

Surf lessons

The water sports lessons can cover sailing, surfing, stand up paddling and kayaking depending on the weather. In 10 lessons per week of 60 min each, the coaches facilitate the learning of the students.