Moira House in Eastbourne Moira House is situated in the prosperous, residential area of Meads in the seaside town of Eastbourne. Situated on high grounds with views of the sea, Moira House is the perfect place to learn English and have fun.
We welcome students aged 8 to 16 from over 25 different nationalities to our junior summer camp every year and we make every effort to mix the nationalities in their accommodation, classes, activities and excursions to ensure they speak English as much as they can.
Located on high grounds with views of the sea, Moira House is the perfect place to learn English and have a lot of fun. Within walking distance of Eastbourne, it is a very atmospheric place which many of our students like to Harry Potter's school. Learn more..
At Moira House we offer the following programmes:
All inclusive residential summer camp (for students aged 8-16)
• Full board residential accommodation
• 24 hour supervision by ACCORD ISS staff
• 15 hours of English per week, 12 students maximum per class,
• Full activity and sports programme (optional/pro activities available also)
• Evening activities
• Full and half day excursions. ( Full day on Wednesday and Sundays, half day on Friday)
Summer programme for Mini Accordions- (for children aged 3-5)
ACCORD ISS has introduced an English language programme specifically designed for our youngest students:
• High quality ‘play and learn’ English course designed for this age group,
• 10 hours of English per week, 2 hours per day,
• Qualified teachers experienced in teaching very young learners,
• Maximum 6 students per class
• Optional afternoon activities adapted to Mini Accordions
Family Programme- for parents and children aged 6-16
This is a great option for families who may be coming on holiday to Eastbourne and want to improve their English language skills at the same time. Or maybe the parents would like to relax by the sea whilst their children learn English?
• Top quality English course to British Council standards
• 15 hours of English per week
• Same timetable for children and parents
• Beginners to advanced levels
• Maximum 12 students per class
• Optional afternoon activities for children
• A range of accommodation available.
Please note that parents classes are held at The Eastbourne Centre.
Intensive English Programme- This programme is additional to the 15 hours of English taught on the residential summer camp programme and consists of an additional 5 hours of English lessons per week.
Intensive English lessons:
These sessions will concentrate on various grammatical points as well as the development of different lexical items such as idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations.
One-to-One Course and One-to-One lessons also available.
Certificates and Diplomas
All students receive an end of course certificate at the prize giving presentation before leaving.
Fluency in English is becoming an increasingly essential asset in today's world. At ACCORD ISS much emphasis is placed upon fluency and communication, thus building confidence in the language.
We use a variety of materials updated every year to make sure students have fun whilst learning.
During their final lessons all students receive advice from their teachers on how they can continue to improve their English when they return home. They also receive resources to enable them to do this.
We offer 6 levels of English from beginner to proficiency. Students have 15 hours of English lessons per week in small classes of no more than 12 students per class.
Lessons are fun and encourage students to speak as much English as possible with the focus on everyday English.
All our teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching English as a foreign language for young learners.
The learning process continues after lessons have finished, as the students integrate with each other. For each course, the number of students who speak the same language is restricted. Therefore, English is the only common language and everyone is encouraged to speak it at all times.
Every student's knowledge of English is assessed on arrival in the form of a written and oral test, to ensure placement at the appropriate level.
Social and Cultural Activities
Our programme offers a well-balanced timetable of English tuition, sport and fun activities combined with outings to recreational and cultural centres. The school has a superb sports hall, an excellent heated indoor swimming pool and well maintained sports fields. There is also a drama/dance studio, art and cookery rooms and a first class concert/assembly hall.
During the afternoons there is a choice of 5-8 activity options, at least two of which are non-sporting. All students are expected to participate in the programme. Activities include, for example, football, basketball, swimming, rugby, hockey, baseball, cricket, volleyball, water polo, aerobics,cookery, board games, drama,treasure hunts,jewellery making, art and craft, yoga, music, dance, walk to the beach (and many more!). Every Friday afternoon, students have the opportunity to visit Eastbourne town centre and/or the beach. Every Friday evening there is a BBQ followed by a formal presentation of prizes and leavers' certificates followed by a disco.
Evening entertainment can include film nights, team games, concerts, talent shows and themed nights which include Harry Potter Night, Sherlock Holmes Evening and Alice in Wonderland Night.
Students are accommodated in comfortable dormitories of mainly two, three or four beds.
The rooms, some with sea views, are comfortable and there are ample toilets and showers - all clean and well-maintained.
Parents may request for their child to share with a particular friend(s) and this will be considered but cannot always be guaranteed. There is a social room in each boarding house where children can watch TV/Dvds, listen to music etc. This is usually the place where children relax with a hot chocolate drink before bedtime. Our professional and experienced staff are residential within the boarding houses to ensure safety and 24 hour supervision.
• Town houses located in Eastbourne town centre near the sea front,
• Studios and apartments within easy access of all Eastbourne has to offer
• Hotels and guest houses from 2 to 4*.
Homestay accommodation is also available
Excursions and Visits
Excursions take place (usually) on a Wednesday and Sunday.
A full day in London is included every week as well as other places of cultural interest.
Full day in London, national portrait gallery, walking tour of Westminister, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Trafalger Square.
Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Haven - to include a walk along the beautiful scenic countryside to the beach and a choice of various activities such as raft building, mountain biking, wall climbing, etc.
Hastings - Smugglers Caves, Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings Castle and the 1066 Story followed by free time at the beach/shops.
Full day in London with Buckingham Palace State rooms, changing of the guard, St James Park, Leicester Square and shopping
Hever Castle, grounds and water maze
Brighton - sightseeing, beach and shopping
In addition to this students will have a half day trip to Eastbourne town and/or beach every Friday afternoon.
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