KKCL Beijing — summer school in China

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • Beijing, China
  • Language centre
  • age from 8 to 17


Summer English School
from 637,79 EUR per week
Age from 8 to 17 years
Jul 13, 2024   Jul 23, 2024

Program description and what is included

> Six full days of English lessons (36 hours)
> Six full days of excursions as per schedule
> Transfer to and from the destination airport
> 12 nights with full board accommodation in International School Boarding House (shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms) - dinner on first day of arrival and breakfast on departure day
> Entry level test + certificate at end of course
> Teaching materials
> Recreational and sporting activities
> Supervision 24/7


With over 17 years’ experience in delivering quality English lessons to foreign students, KKCL is a reputable and well-established school with academic programmes as diverse and fascinating as the students we welcome. For our junior students, we specialise in creative, project-based Go Create! courses. During these classes, students learn first-hand how to participate in practical and stimulating projects in English and improve, practise and activate their language skills at the same time. From film making to design, news reading to debating, interviewing to Shakespeare - there is something for everyone!  KKCL is a British Council accredited language school as well as being a member of English UK, we are committed to the highest standards of education and welfare.

The KKCL China Programme

KKCL China is a language and cultural programme open to all students around the world to visit the very best of China, from Ancient to Modern, a journey like no other. Students will improve their English and experience learning the language delivered by professional teachers following the British teaching methods while being surrounded by the fascinating Chinese culture of the country’s bustling capital Beijing to the modern vibrant Shanghai.

History and Accreditation

KKCL is proud to have been welcoming English language students for more than seventeen years. Our flagship school is located in a Grade II listed building in Harrow, London, United Kingdom - originally a 19th-century village school house. 

We are accredited by the British Council and a  member of English UK and are committed to the highest standards of education and welfare. 

KKCL has comprehensive welfare policies and procedures - reviewed by the British Council and safeguarding experts. Our dedicated staff will do our very best to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child. Students are supervised 24/7 during the programme and carry a 24-hour emergency telephone number at all times.

Why choose this school

  • Top quality English lessons from KKCL academic staff sent directly from the UK. KKCL is a British Council accredited school famous for their English summer camp in London
  • Beijing, the capital of China, is a city with unique charm – visit world class landmarks and magnificent sights, including Forbidden Palace, Tian’an Men Square, Beijing National Stadium and the Great Wall of China
  • Learn around 5000 years of Chinese history and culture, and enjoy delicious Chinese cuisine
  • Looked after by KKCL Staff, all trained to British standards

KKCL China Programme Overview

This is a highly experiential and interactive programme aiming to challenge students to use their creativity and critical thinking in English, allowing them to take the lead by guiding instead of spoon-feeding them. Exploratory teaching and learning approaches used throughout the programme, foster students’ ability to make connections between their existing knowledge and unfamiliar content. 

The programme is unique by virtue of its innovative approach to teaching English via philosophy of East-West cultural exchange, to help students become tolerant and well-rounded Citizens of the Globe, who have the competence to think independently and work collaboratively. 

The design and the delivery of the programme have been informed by the 21st century classroom principles and a holistic approach to teaching and learning, educating students in life and learning skills, emotional intelligence and cultural awareness. Through encouraging students to make their own lapbooks we help students develop  visual literacy, to better equip them for further studies.

We use a student-centred Task Based & Project Based teaching methodology endorsed by the University of Cambridge, with each school day offering a clearly defined tangible outcome, allowing students to take samples of their work home and to share them with their parents and friends. These include recordings, videos, posters, and so much more.

For the purpose of authenticity, a wide range of  situation-based activities are used in the classroom, to practise language and communication skills in realistic contexts.

Students learn English through interactive and creative projects. This is an excellent way to encourage students from different countries to communicate in an easy and natural manner. The syllabus helps students improve their overall English language competence, in particular, speaking fluency, with pronunciation integrated into classroom activities.

We make every minute of the programme a teachable moment! There is a direct link between classroom based learning experience and places students visit during their stay, with field-trips embedded into the syllabus. By involving students in mini-projects, they play an active part in creating their own learning process, making the excursions truly memorable.

Throughout the course, informed by an ongoing ‘needs analysis’, the teacher will adapt the syllabus to focus on the language areas the students are most in need of, maximising the benefit of the course programme, and helping students  develop their general English through non-traditional and experiential forms of teaching and learning.  

By bringing Eastern culture, Western culture and English language as the medium of instruction and communication together, we are offering a highly engaging, unforgettable, educational, and fun experience that speeds up the learning process, making students’ stay a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

School infrastructure

Our Beijing Centre situated in Xie Dao of Chao Yang district in Beijing, the construction area is 40000 square meters with beautiful garden-like teaching buildings and advanced school facilities.

Sport infrastructure

The school is fully equipped with the central air conditioning system. The school has an indoor gym, school library, modern laboratory, science and technology classroom, and art classrooms (Concert Hall, Music Room, Dance Room, Calligraphy Room etc.).

Hobbies and clubs

A typical week at KKCL Beijing Camp

Students attending the KKCL Beijing English Programme will benefit from top quality English lessons delivered by native-level teachers sent directly from our schools in the UK. Students will participate in after-class activities together with international and Chinese students, as well as visiting world-renowned cultural sites such as the Forbidden Palace, the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven, the Confucian Temple, Xiushui Shopping Street, the Olympic Park, the Beijing Zoo and traditional street markets.

Apart from historical sites, Beijing is also a modern capital city. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 cities of the world and is a global city on the rise, leading the economic might of China. Students will have the chance to be inspired by the night view from the Central Business District, enjoy delicious Chinese cuisine and see pandas in the Beijing Zoo.

Recommended arrival cities

  • Beijing

Nearest airports

  • Beijing Capital International Airport - minutes


Beijing, China

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Arrival at Beijing
    Day. > Induction > Getting to Know Each Other
    Evening. Welcome Party

  • 2 day

    Morning. English Lesson 3 hours East Meets West- Focus on Language and Culture
    Day. English Lesson 3 hours East Meets West- Focus on Language and Culture
    Evening. Cultural Exchange Night

  • 3 day

    Morning. Cultural Visit East Meets West-World Cultural Heritage > Temple of Heaven
    Day. > Palace Museum
    Evening. China Themed Workshop - Chinese Dumplings Making Night

  • 4 day

    Morning. English Lesson 3 hours Science, Robotics and AI-Scenarios for the Future of Humanity
    Day. English Lesson 3 hours Science, Robotics and AI-Scenarios for the Future of Humanity
    Evening. Creative Workshop “Life on Mars”

  • 5 day

    Morning. Cultural Visit East Meets West- English Through Traditional Chinese Thought and Art > Confucian Temple Guozijian (Imperial College)
    Day. > Xiushui Shopping Street
    Evening. Auction Night

  • 6 day

    Morning. English Lesson 3 hours English Through Shakespeare and Storytelling
    Day. English Lesson 3 hours English Through Shakespeare and Storytelling
    Evening. Performance Workshop “Chinese Fairy Tale”

  • 7 day

    Morning. Review of Week 1
    Day. Cultural Visit Ancient China > Great Wall of China
    Evening. Welcome Party for New Students

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