Harrogate Tutorial College in Harrogate We are a small, friendly college close to the centre of this safe, elegant town. We specialise in high quality English tuition to small classes and teach academic subjects for university entrance, at GCSE and GCE A level. From September to June most of the students are British.
Summer courses include English and Horse riding, English and Tennis, English and the Information Technology, with sports, evening activities and excursions. Accommodation is with excellent families near the college.
We are a small, fully accredited and friendly college (maximum 80 students) in the North of England, founded in 1981, near the centre of this safe, cosmopolitan and elegant spa town. Harrogate (70,000 inhabitants) is 30 km from York and Leeds and less than 3 hours by train from London. We specialise in high quality English and Academic tuition to small groups (average 4-5 students). From September to June most of our students are British, creating an English-speaking atmosphere. We accept individual and group bookings. Learn more..
All Year English Courses:
E15 15 hours per week, E24 Intensive English (24 hours) General, Academic, Examiantion, Business/Executive
Summer:General English with Sports, Activities and Excursions, English and Riding,English and Tennis,Intensive English, English/Specialist English, English and the Inforamtion Technology
GCSE and A level course in many subjects
Link courses combine English with academic subjects
Certificates and Diplomas
All students are tested on arrival and placed in a class at the appropriate level. They are given a college certificate at the end of their course, as well and those from any external examinations or IELTS
Coursebooks most often used include the …
New Headway series (beginner to advanced)
Total English (elementary to upper-intermediate)
Matters (intermediate to advanced)
Compact (elementary to upper-intermediate)
and OK (elementary to upper-intermediate)
Teachers have access to many other coursebooks and materials and also prepare their own documents and materials (often in collaboration with the Director of Studies) for class use.
We use communicative teaching techniques using modern coursebooks, and teachers have access to audio, visual and ICT equipment. All four language skills are developed and an appropriate coursebook forms the basis of the syllabus, thus ensuring a good balance. Nevertheless teachers are flexible and we ‘negotiate’ aspects of the course content with students through discussions and weekly feedback each Friday.
Social and Cultural Activities
Once a week we hold a disco where students can have fun, meet each other and practise their English. We often hold a disco jointly with the riding school. Students can make their own way to the disco or we can transport them in our minibus.
On Mondays and Friday
Twice a week we arrange sporting activities close to the college. The students are supervised by the Sports and Social Co-ordinator and teachers and take part in various activities including football and volleyball
Accommodation is with carefully selected families near the college, who provide half board weekdays and full board weekends. Summer School students are also given a packed lunch weekdays. Long term students have their own room with study facilities and are treated as adult members of the family.
Excursions and Visits
There are many destinations and here are a few:
York: During the visit to York the students will walk along the medieval walls, enter York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, follow the Minster trail with an illustrated guide, have a chance to visit to some of the several museums in the city as well as time for shopping and familiarising themselves with this truly historic city. www.visityork.org/
Bradford - National Media Museum & Ice Skating www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
We first go to the Ice Skating rink where students can loan skates and practise this sport.!
After lunch we go the museum the students will be able to explore the history of photography and film using the many interactive exhibits. We will see an IMAX film - 3D surround screen special effects.
Leeds Museums and shopping
In Leeds we have the opportunity to visit the Leeds city museum which includes galleries on Gallery, Life on Earth, Ancient Worlds, Out of Africa and The Leeds Story as a changing programme of special exhibitions. We may also visit the nearby Art Gallery. www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/