If you want to do a lot of social activities, you must book a Holiday Course. If you want to do just one or two activities, you can book the day before. The cost is between 5 and 60 pounds per activity.
Social activities will help you improve your English faster as you will make friends and practise your English and learn about the history and culture of the UK.
We organise activities every day Monday to Saturday around Easter time and in summer. At other times of the year we have fewer activities.
Most activities take place in the afternoon, from 1.15 to 6.00pm.
At Easter and in summer, on Saturdays (sometimes on Sundays) we organise all-day excursions.
All activities for students under 18 are supervised by an adult member of staff of Purley Language College.
During some activities such as shopping or visiting a museum it may not be possible for members of staff to supervise students at all times, but a meeting point and time will be defined. Students must not be late to the meeting point and must not leave the defined area.
After activities a member of staff stays with the students at the College until the homestay hosts come to pick them up.
Under 18s are not allowed to go out on their own and must follow the programme provided by the College.
All of our homestay hosts are required to drop students under 18 to the College at the start of the day and pick up at the end of the day.
Homestay hosts are instructed not to allow students under 18 to go out on their own in the evenings but will encourage them to practise their English at home with the family.