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Canterbury & London Minibreak
Christ Church University

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential
Start dates: 2/7, 3/7, 17/7, 18/7, 30/7, 31/7

Our campus is part of Christchurch University, arguably the most important University in Kent. Our students stay in St. George’s Campus which is a state of the art, modern and newly built hall of residence in the city centre close to St. Augustine’s Abbey and just a ten-minute walk from the Cathedral. Breakfast and dinner is served in the hall of residence while lunch is provided in the main building where lessons take place. The main building is just a six-minute walk from the accommodation. Other facilities include a sports hall with football and rugby  courts, a sports centre with volleyball, basketball and badminton courts, and also shops, coffeshops


• Full board en-suite accommodation in single/twin rooms

Top Nationalities

• Italy
• Spain
• Ukraine
• France
• Russia
• Portugal

  • 1 Full-day Excursion
  • 6 Half-day Excursions
  • 4 Entrances
  • 3 Days MiniBreak
  • British Experience: The Canterbury Tales Experience
  • 40 English lessons: 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks  completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content  developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

Top Plus Programme

  1. MLA MiniBreak to London:
    • Three days/two nights in university residence, standard half board accommodation
  2. MLA British Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • The Canterbury Tales Experience
  3. MLA Combo Meal:
    • Two English Breakfasts
    • Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions and MiniBreak
  4. One full-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Cambridge with King’s College (admission included)
  5. Three half-day excursions to Canterbury and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour
    • Canterbury Cathedral (admission included)
    • Canterbury Tales (admission included)
  6. Three half-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Dover with The White Cliffs
    • Margate with Turner Contemporary
    • Broadstairs with Dickens House Museum (admission included)
  7. Sport and leisure activities:
    • Support of mother tongue staff

This is a sample of a 2 weeks Top Plus programme. Bespoke programmes for more than 2 weeks are available.

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme


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