Students who regularly take part in activities and trips find that their English skills improve much quicker. Their self-confidence grows too and they make many new friends.
At ETC, we believe this is a very important part of your learning experience. You will have multiple opportunities to take part in social activities including trips, sports and parties.
Read on to find out how these can improve your English skills as well as being lots of fun!

Communicate in English through team sport.

We actively encourage students to make the most of their time at ETC International School.
Sporting activities include football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, badminton, bowling, table tennis, cycling, pool, snooker, swimming and many more! You will keep fit, have fun and of course, many sports require communication. You will keep on improving your English conversation skills outside the classroom!

Social activities at ETC International College.

There are times you will feel like relaxing with friends. You can attend our discos, barbecues, DVD shows and food parties. We have regular trips to local cinemas, theatres and restaurants. Impress your friends with your singing skills at our English karaoke nights. We also arrange snooker and bowling competitions. You won’t even notice that your English language experience is improving, because you will be having so much fun. Our students enjoy the cultural experience of socialising together.
You can also get involved in organising your own social events. Get together with other students from your country and organise a cultural themed party. Attend parties from other cultures too, and experience a taste of the world.

Is there a cost?

We provide a free adult activity programme throughout the year. Other activities and excursions are charged individually, depending on the activity. All activities and excursions are included for junior students enrolling on a full junior programme.

Social Opportunities: Excursions

Excursions may also be called ‘days out’ or ‘trips’. Some are organised by ETC and others are organised by a local travel company. We visit places of interest including the historical cities of London, Oxford, Portsmouth and Bath. Other beautiful locations include Christchurch, Swanage & Corfe Castle, The New Forest, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Purbeck and Lulworth Cove. All these locations are classic English holiday sites with significant historical and cultural meaning.
Trips only cost around £20 – £30 per day: excellent value for money!
When you are on your day out, you will converse with friends and meet new people. You will immerse yourself in English culture and heritage. This adds to your experiences of the English language and of England. You will also read information boards and leaflets during your trip. All of this helps improve your English reading, listening and speaking skills.

Other Social Activities Available

We organise a range of activities for you. Our students tell us which social activities they like best: bowling, swimming, ice-skating, Quasar (laser game) and surfing lessons.
You will have such fun (and keep fit). You will learn new skills. As you are learning, you will improve your spoken English language skills.
Social activities provide the opportunity for you to talk with your friends and with other people outside the classroom. You will practice your new English conversation skills in a real life setting. You will also meet lots of new people and create memories that will last forever.
You will never feel lonely at ETC, in fact you will probably never want to leave!

For a timetable of this month’s activities, view our activities page.