Bethany Centre in Goudhurst Bethany Centre is situated in the beautiful Kent countryside and surrounded by 60 acres of meadows and woodland.
It is very close to the typically English villages of Goudhurst, with its quaint shops and cafes, and Marden - which has a train station with direct route to central London. The historic town of Royal Tunbridge Wells with its excellent shopping and cultural facilities is only 15 minutes away.
ACCORD ISS - Bethany Centre for boys and girls aged 11-17 years.
Bethany centre is located in the beautiful and so typically English country side. Surrounded by 60 acres of meadows and woodlands, it offers outstanding sports facilities: swimming pool, sports hall, tennis courts, squash courts, sports fields, etc. Learn more..
All inclusive residential summer camp (for students aged 11-17)
• 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)
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
Bethany boasts first-class sports fields, an impressive outdoor heated swimming pool, indoor sports hall, table tennis centre, indoor squash courts and outdoor tennis courts. There is also an excellent art studio, drama studio and large assembly hall - for activities such as dance, keep-fit, yoga, pilates, etc
During the afternoons there is usually a choice of 5 activity options, 2 of which are non-sporting. Activities include, for example, football, basketball, swimming, rugby, hockey, baseball, table tennis, cricket, volleyball, water polo, aerobics, board games, drama, jewellery making, art and craft, yoga, music, dance, squash, tennis (and many more!). Every Friday afternoon, students have the opportunity to visit local towns or to go strawberry picking at a local fruit farm.
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 quiz games, film night, concerts, talent contests, discos, karaoke, to name but a few.
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.
Optional Activities at Bethany include-
Football Academy: Including a branded kit,tracksuit and water bottle,one stadium tour per week and coaching by qualified English Football Association coaches.
Performing Arts Academy:Including branded clothing,drama,dance and music workshops taught by professionals and one theatre or workshop trip per week
Electric guitar and singing master classes: Taught by professional musicians and coaches.
Optional sports including windsurfing,sailing,tennis,golf and horse riding.
Students are accommodated in comfortable dormitories. There are some single and mainly two to four bedded rooms. There are plenty of toilets and showers. Parents may request for their child to share with a particular friend and this will be considered but cannot always be guaranteed.
There is a social room in each boarding house, with kitchen, where students can relax - watch TV/DVDs,listen to music etc. This is usually the place where students have their hot drink and snack before bed. Our experienced staff are residential within the boarding houses to ensure safety and 24 hour supervision.
Excursions and Visits
Excursions take place (usually) on a Wednesday and Sunday. Plus a half day trip on a Friday to local towns or strawberry picking at local fruit farm.
Typical Excursions can include:
Full day in London, national portrait gallery, walking tour of Westminister, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square.
Hever Castle, Gardens and grounds and water maze.
Full day at Rye and Camber Sands.
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