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London West Dulwich
Dulwich College

2 or more weeks / July-August / homestay
Start dates 2/7, 9/7, 17/7, 18/7, 24/7, 31/7

Founded in 1619 by Edward Alleyn, Dulwich College benefits from historic buildings and green open spaces in a delightful environment. The beautiful old buildings, which are frequently hired out for films, rest comfortably  with the addition of new teaching blocks and state of the art facilities. Moreover, it is in the very rare position of  being a boarding school in London, just 12 minutes away from the city centre.


Full board homestay accommodation in twin/triple rooms

Top Nationalities

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• China
• Tunisia
• Ukraine
• Kazakhstan

  • 2 Full-day Excursions
  • 6 Half-day Excursions
  • 3 Entrances
  • British Experience: The Royal Family 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 British Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • The Royal Family Experience
  2. MLA Combo Meal:
    • Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions
  3. Two full-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Canterbury with Canterbury Cathedral (admission included)
    • Brighton with Walking Tour
  4. Four half-day excursions to London by public transportation and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour: Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, White Hall & 10 Downing Street,
    Piccadilly Circus
    • Greenwich with Cruise on Thames (admission included)
    • Covent Garden & National Gallery
    • British Museum
  5. Two half-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff
    • Hampton Court Palace (admission included)
    • Windsor with Walking Tour

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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