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University of Wales

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential
Start dates 2/7, 3/7, 9/7, 17/7, 18/7, 30/7, 31/7

The University of Wales plays a key role in the development of higher education in the country. The charming Carmarthen campus, centred on its original 1848 building, is a lively environment which offers a variety of sports facilities: a stateof-the-art gym, an indoor swimming pool and multipurpose sports hall. Carmarthen town is a short walk away, a pleasant little market town that has recently undergone a major re-development, but its history is both old and distinguished.


Full board en-suite accommodation in single or twin rooms.

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  • 1 Full-day Excursion
  • 6 Half-day Excursions
  • 4 Entrances
  • 3 Days MiniBreak
  • British Experience: King Arthur 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. MiniBreak to London:
    • Three days/two nights in university residence, standard half board accommodation
  2. MLA British Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • King Arthur 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:
    • Cardiff with Cardiff Castle (admission included)
  5. Two half-day excursions to Carmarthen and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour
    • Shopping on Merlin’s Walk
  6. Four half-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • St David’s Cathedral (admission included)
    • Kidwelly Castle (admission included)
    • Tenby with Walking Tour
    • Laugharne Castle (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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