Flying and english

This programme is available from 30th June 2013; with other start dates of 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July and 4th or 11th August with a minimum stay of 1 week and up to 7 weeks. The Actvities course closes 17th August. There is a minmum stay of 2 weeks.

The centre welcomes up to 270 students per week from many different countries


There is a full programme including lessons and a wide range of sports, activities, clubs and Sports Academy options to choose from. There is evening social entertainment and there are two excursions per week. Contact us to see a sample itinerary.


There are 22½ hours of lessons per week (4½ hours per day) including English Skills, Language Activitiesand Project Lessons. Beginners follow an intensive English course.

Language Activities enable students to focus on developing their speaking and communication skills through a range different task-based activities. By learning how to do a practical skill, with the instruction being given in English, students’ vocabulary is extended and their language learning is reinforced.

    • Students take a different Language Activities lesson every day and the classes are led by our teachers or by specialist teaching staff.

    • Each Language Activities lesson is usually a stand-alone activity.

    • Note that the Language Activities lessons are not part of the Intensive English Course for Beginners

Academy Flying  1.5 hours per week

Further Details

  • • The student must have perfect vision (glasses or contact lenses are acceptable)
  • and be in good general health.
  • • The student’s level of English must be at least level A2 (Pre-Intermediate) on the
  • Common European Framework.
  • • In addition to their own flying lessons, a student may sometimes be able to sit in
  • the back of the plane while another Bede’s student is receiving flying instruction.
  • • The plane has dual-controls so the instructor can take control at any time.
  • • There is no personal insurance cover for flying lessons.


  • To offer the student the opportunity to learn  how to fly a light aircraft.
  • To give the student a full briefing on the basics of  flying, followed by professional in-flight instruction.
  • To provide flying tuition by a qualified instructor who  accompanies the student in the aircraft at all times.
  • To teach basic flying techniques such as taking off,ascending, turning, descending and landing.
  • To give each student a logbook that officially records their flying hours.

Excursions, which take place on Wednesdays and Sundays, offer students the opportunity to visit places of cultural and historical interest, as well as the chance for sight-seeing and shopping.

 • Wednesday excursions are a full day and usually include a cultural or historical visit, followed by some sight seeing or free time.

 • Sunday excursions are a half-day and are usually more relaxing trips to local seaside towns where students can do some shopping, go to the beach, go to a café or park.

 • Here are some of our past visits and trips: British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chessington World of Adventures, Dicken’s World, Imperial War Museum, Leeds Castle, London Aquarium, London Dungeon, London Eye, London Transport Museum, London Zoo, Madam Tussauds, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, River Cruise, Science Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tate Modern Gallery, The Tower of London, Thorpe Park, West-End Musical, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle & Eton.