At ACCORD ISS learning English is fun!

Fluency in English is becoming an increasingly essential asset in today’s world. Much emphasis is placed upon communication in the summer English courses at ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle , thus building confidence in the language.

The standard programme includes 15 hours of English lessons a week with a maximum of 15 students per class.

Students will take a written and oral English test upon arrival so teachers can place them in the correct class for their level. We try to mix classes so there are students of a similar age and different nationalities.

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Intensive and semi-intensive English language courses at the ACCORD ISS Rossall summer residential campus in England.

Summer English courses at ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who make them fun and encourage students to speak as much English as possible with focus on everyday English.

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 a certificate of attendance and a report from their teacher.

When your child goes home, we hope they will feel enriched by their experience with us and will look forward to returning to meet friends made at ACCORD ISS the following year, as so many do.


Intensive English Programme

If you would like your child to attend a more intensive programme, consolidate his or her new skills, we offer five extra hours of English tuition during which classes focus on Grammar & Vocabulary, Communication & Pronunciation, Reading & Writing. This is taught in small groups of 6 students maximum. 


Individual Tuition

It is possible for students to have one-to-one English lessons on top of their timetabled lessons.
Please contact us if you are interested in extra lessons for your son or daughter.


Typical Timetable

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Full day trip to the city of Durham- visit to the cathedral and the city’s museum. Team Games
Monday English Classes Badminton, Arts & Crafts, Rugby, Dance Sports Tournament
Tuesday English Classes Swimming, Basketball, Drama, Music, Magazine writing Harry Potter Night
Wednesday Leeds Trip –Henry Moore Institute, visit to the Victorian Arcades and shopping in Trinity Leeds Film Night
Thursday English Classes Water Polo, Dodgeball, Zumba, Arts & Crafts International Evening
Friday English Classes Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Painting and drawing Barbecue, Prize Giving and Disco
Saturday English Classes Football, Tennis, Music, Yoga Capture The Flag

The programme details have been published in good faith. Should outside factors necessitate our making changes to any aspects of the programme, we reserve the right to do so.


Fast Facts!

  •  British Council Accredited School
  •  Summer English Language Courses at Barnard Castle
  •  Maximum 15 students per class
  •  Beginner to Advanced levels
  •  English test upon arrival
  •  English language courses focus on communication and everyday English
  •  Extra tuition available – IEP and 1:1 Tuition
  •  Students receive a certificate of attendance and report from teacher at the end of their stay