Are you coming to the UK this summer? Want to learn English with TEG English? Here is what you should expect to find!
Many people think it always rains in England… But it’s not exactly true! Yes, the weather can be changeable because the UK is an island country, and the temperatures are usually less extreme than on the continent. However, we get lots of sunshine too – especially in the south of the UK, and especially in the summer! Last summer was particularly hot, and this year’s forecast is looking optimistic too! So, if you’re planning to visit us in June, July or August don’t forget to pack shorts, sandals and sunglasses as well as a light jacket and an umbrella.
Summer is also by far the busiest time at all TEG schools. The classrooms and corridors bustle with activity, and a lot of students from around the world arrive and leave every week. Most of them come from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, so you’re going to make a lot of international friends and learn about other cultures! While our English classes for adults run the whole year, in the summer months we also have junior courses for younger students, aged nine to fifteen.
Whether you come for two weeks or two months, we’ll try to make sure you make the most of it. We have an “English only” policy at the school, which means you’re going to speak English both in class and in breaks. And the practise doesn’t have to stop when you’ve finished classes and done your homework. There are still many ways to learn English and to have fun, of course!
We have social events for students and staff almost every day throughout the year, but in the summer months we can really take advantage of the weather. We might spend the afternoon over a nice cool drink in one of our many cafes or get an ice cream and sit on the grass, have a picnic or a barbecue in one of the city’s many green parks and commons. At weekends we go on daytrips to other cities, towns, the seaside or the countryside, or just hang out in the city. At night we usually start the evening sitting in the Harbourside together with the rest of Bristol, and then join one of the many events the city has to offer in the summer months.
Events and festivals
When you’re not at school or a social event organised by TEG, there’s still a lot to do in order to practise English and experience Bristol. There’s St Paul’s Festival and the Pride in July, the hot-air balloon fiesta in August, music concerts and festivals, food and drink events, plenty of permanent or seasonal street markets and stalls, street buskers and performers, and even spontaneous street parties. Whatever you choose, you can expect relaxed vibes and friendly atmosphere. And let’s not forget all the museums, galleries, cinemas, international restaurants for both traditional and modern tastes, beautiful architecture and fascinating history which are always waiting for you to discover in Bristol.
Still not sure if TEG is the right choice for your in the summer? Have a look at our Instagram or Facebook to see what the school life looks like, leave a comment under this post, or send us a message with your questions!
We’re looking forward to seeing you this summer!