ENGLISH STEPS LEEDS

 

   

ENGLISH STEPS - Leeds

A UK Homestay course with a difference 

17.5 hours of morning English lessons per week, in small classes - maximum  class size of 4, normally 2 or 3.

Work Charities, NGOs and other organisations in the afternoons.

Or join us on Trips, activities and extra courses with qualified English teachers.

Free accommodation in your own room in Leeds, UK.

Social activities such as film-nights, cultural evenings, and trips to the pub in the evening.   

THE ENGLISH STEPS TIMETABLE 2014

Monday

09:00 – 10:30 Lesson 1 

10:40 – 11:40 Lesson 2

11:50 – 12:50 Lesson 3

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:30 – 17:30 Trip to the historical city of York

19:00 Dinner

Evening 5-a-side football for English

Steps FC; or 'Film Night' at the house – watching a movie with subtitles – and popcorn!

Tuesday

09:00 – 10:00 Lesson 1

10:10 – 11:10 Lesson 2

12:00 – 15:00 Garden Volunteering at a local museum with other locals.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

19:30 Dinner

Evening Free pool competition followed by a traditional English Pub Quiz at our local pub.

Wednesday

09:00 – 10:00 Lesson 1

10:10 – 11:10 Lesson 2

11:45 – 14:00 Volunteering – helping at a café for elderly people, talking to locals

17:00 – 18:30 Lesson 3

19:30 Dinner

Evening Learn Salsa Dancing/Bakery/Zumba/Kickboxing/Photography in English or go out to our local Cinema  and Bowling  centre.

Thursday

09:00 – 10:30 Lesson 1

10:40 – 11:40 Lesson 2

11:50 – 12:50 Lesson 3

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Excursion: A guided tour of Leeds City Centre

18:00 – 20:00 Volunteering at a centre for homeless people – help serving food and socialising with an organisation which helps  those in need or, board game night at our local community centre.

20:30 Dinner

Friday

09:00 – 10:30 Lesson 1

10:40 – 11:40 Lesson 2

11:50 – 12:50 Lesson 3

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:30 Volunteer in a local charity shop, learning new skills.

Saturday and Sunday

The weekends are your free time, however there will be something happening. Play, sports in the park, explore  the city, travel  around the UK (by train Manchester is 1hr 30mins, the coast is 1hr 20mins and London is 2.5hrs)

or you can take advantage of one of our excellent organised trips.

Volunteering

We think that Voluntary work is an important way to learn more about life in the UK, and to practise your English while doing something really useful. During your stay with us you could, for example:

Work with the elderly at cafés and bingo afternoons on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Work in local shops to raise money for charities

Work with the homeless and those in need by providing food and conversation on Thursday nights with a

Christian organisation

Help at our local conservation centre with their gardening every Friday afternoon

Write articles for a local magazine or a national blog – Kirkstall Matters

Raise funds for charities such as the Red Cross or Oxfam, and help at their events.

Social Activities

There are also lots of things to do with other students and teachers in the evenings. We live very close to an entertainment centre  with bowling, cinema, restaurants and pubs.

Leeds has two large Universities and there is a wide variety of bars and nightclubs for the evenings

Cooking

We believe that cooking and shopping for food is an important part of English culture and a great opportunity to practise using   your English in a practical environment.

At the beginning of each week every student and teacher living at the house puts £25 into a shared 'pot'. From this we cook and shop together – but don't worry if you haven't cooked before, you will be working as part of a team and it's a good chance to learn some new skills!

Accommodation

Each student has their own double room in one of our houses, including a desk to work on.

Our houses are all walking distance from each other and all have free unlimited wifi access included.

We have a maximum of 4 students per class, and we only teach the things that you would like to learn. Our teachers have a lot of experience in preparing students for Cambridge, TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS exams. We can offer business/medical/legal English courses, general English. Extra 1-1 classes are also available in the afternoons.

Living with a qualified English teacher, you will be able to practise your English from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. You will also be living with other students who are studying English.

At the weekend you are free to explore different cities, look for a job, or just stay in the house and relax in Leeds.  

     


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