Academic Holiday Programme

20 hrs per week General English (mornings, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri).

Includes two 10 minute breaks during morning class.

8 hrs per week activities (afternoons, Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs)

(Total 18 hours and 20 minutes teaching time)

Course Code:


Course Description:

This course aims to combine English for Academic Purposes, focusing on the skills needed at secondary school level, with a CLIL approach to academic subjects. CLIL lessons teach school subjects in a way that aims to improve the student's use of English.

Suitable for:

This course at Scarborough International School of English runs during half-term holidays and in the Easter break. It designed to support international students aged 13-17 studying at UK boarding schools and combines high-quality English tuition with a full and varied activity programme. Students will study the standard course materials, but taught in ways which offer personalized support for those who need assistance with the English language. Accommodation is arranged with our excellent local homestays in this beautiful, safe and friendly town (and can be provided for the entire holiday period.)

Course Contents:

  • Academic English 1
  • Academic English 2
  • Writing essays
  • Scientific writing
  • Effective Reading Skills
  • Examination revision strategies
  • Subject lessons (CLIL lessons) according to student demand eg History, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Business Studies


  • Variety of activities available every afternoon
  • Optional weekend excursions
  • Supervised by our school staff

Some weekend excursions will involve an overnight stay eg excursions to London or Edinburgh. (Excursions are optional, extra fees apply.)


Course dates available on request.

Class Size:

Max. 12


1 hour

Length (weeks):



B1 on the CEF scale or IELTS 4 and above.




£298 per week (tuition and activities)

Homestay Accommodation:

£149 per week (Arrive Sunday, depart Sunday; extra nights £25 per night)

What is included:

  • Student Welcome Pack
  • Classroom Materials
  • End of Course Certificate
  • Use of Self Access Centre
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Access to Social Programme
  • Services of Accommodation & Welfare Manager

Additional Information:

Please see our website for information on other Scarborough International School of English courses including:

  • Pre Sixth Form Course
  • University Preparation Course
  • Intensive IELTS Preparation
  • Summer Vacation Courses


£298 per week

1 week



2 weeks



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“I've been to Scarborough International School twice now, first taking a Teen Vacation course and then, two years later, an Intensive General English for 6 months. The staff are amazing and lovely people, the teachers are professional; if the school wasn't amazing I wouldn't have gone there twice and you know what, I would go there a the third time, but the next time with my brothers. About Scarborough, it's a very nice and safe place to visit and live, you could have a nice time on the lovely beach. My host family was such a great family I felt like I was living with my real family. I really like my memories there, I wouldn't forget anything.”

Ibrahim Al Shammari, Saudi Arabia


“I highly recommend the International School of English (SIS) and Scarborough as the places to learn or improve your English!”

“I lived and worked in Scarborough for 8 months, and I spent my first and last month in SIS. That was very useful to my daily life, because there I could make lots of good friends. Some of them were British and others were Japanese, Italian, Russian, and many different other nationalities.”

Sara, Spain


“I lived my first experience abroad two years ago in Scarborough and, if I was a bit reluctant at the beginning because I was alone, I had to get used to my host family′s routine and I didn′t know the town I would stay in for two weeks, the students I met at school, my new teachers and all the staff managed to make me feel at home. To be honest, you can enjoy a Teen Vacation with your friends even within the borders of your own country, but at Scarborough International School I found a special atmosphere: students coming from all over the world have the opportunity to tell each other about their culture, habits and plans for the future, as if they knew each other very well. In fact I believe this intercultural exchange is the true novelty which I was impressed with. In addition, Scarborough is a nice town with some relaxing leafy areas, the places I visited on my school excursions in Yorkshire were dramatic and interesting, while the afternoon and evening activities proposed were really enjoyable. To sum up, I was absolutely satisfied with my SIS experience so that I decided to have another Teen Vacation there this year.”

Francesco, Italy


“About a year ago we were on the verge of booking a holiday which was going to be a little out of the ordinary; a week’s study holiday in Scarborough for Dad with seven-year-old daughter. Mum meanwhile would be having a week’s holiday in the true sense of the word. A year on and we are getting ready to repeat the positive and enjoyable experience this adventure turned out to be. The organisation of the school immediately gave us a series of guarantees: our homestay accommodation was arranged with a family who had a young daughter, the study programme was balanced and well-adapted to the needs of both father and daughter.”

Paola, Milan