Meeting people and making new friends is a pivotal part of learning a new language. However, for those travelling abroad for the first time, it is not always the easiest thing to do. At Malvern House, we try to foster relationships and a positive rapport amongst our student body by tailoring a weekly programme that aims not only to encourage the use of language skills, but also promote the local culture and social customs.
The programme includes a mix of teacher and non-teacher led activities at different times of the day. The events are varied and they cater to a wide range of tastes. Ice-skating, roller disco, bowling, pizza and quiz, guided walking tours and boat tours, just to name a few, are a short sample of our extensive social activities portfolio. The majority of leisure activities are free, however, if there is an entrance cost to an activity on the social programme we will expect students to pay the entrance cost charged by the place of visit. Weekend trips may involve train travel and an entrance fee. The average price of the weekend day trip is £30.
Students also have the opportunity to go on weekend one-day excursions to cities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Winchester and Canterbury, which allow them to get to know the country’s history and landscape better.
Last but not least, our weekly Malvern House Club offers 1-hour sessions in the school’s premises, where students can practise their speaking in a relaxed environment, while learning about things such as tea tasting, First Aid and make-up.