Academic Programme

Millfield’s main aim is to provide students with an engaging learning experience suitable to their ability.

There are four options (General English, Academic English, Global Studies & English Plus) to choose from, consisting of 15 or 23 hours of teaching per week. All teaching materials are provided and are included in the cost of the course.

On successful completion of the course, all students will receive a course certificate and a report which will include their own reflection as well as feedback from their teacher, houseparent and activity leader.

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Available in weeks 1-6 for ages 12-16
Maximum class size 15

This option is suitable for all ages and levels of learners who want to improve their communication skills. Students complete an online placement test before arrival and are placed in multinational classes with students of a similar age and English level. Classes will be based around Trinity GESE topics and there will be a focus on developing functional language skills. Teachers involve students when planning their lessons to make them interesting and relevant. All students will be given the opportunity to take a Trinity College London speaking exam (GESE), which will give them an internationally recognised qualification.

The exam is one to one with an examiner and is available at 12 different levels. The exam will be offered on: Thursday 18th July, Thursday 1st August and Thursday 15th August.

For more information about the exams see: GESE - Graded Examinations in Spoken English | Trinity College London 



Available in weeks 1-6 for students aged 12-16 with a minimum level of English of CEFR B1 or above.
Maximum class size 14

A course designed to develop students’ English through academic study in an English speaking education setting.

Students will develop their English language skills through subject based lessons in line with the KS3/KS4 curriculum such as Maths, English, Geography, History and the Sciences, including some being taught by Millfield specialist subject teachers. Students will also improve their academic study skills in key areas such as critical thinking, note-taking, time management, presentation skills, essay writing and reading skills.

Please note, not all subjects will be covered in the programme every week. Students will need to complete an online placement test prior to arrival. We reserve the right to move students to General English if we believe their English level is not B1 or above.



Available in weeks 1-6 for ages 14-16 with a minimum level of English of CEFR B2 or above / who are proficient in English.

Lecture format & group discussion: Maximum class size 60 with 3 or more teachers

This option has been designed for students who want to learn about themselves and their place in the world through exploring some of the current major issues facing the world. As well as debating and discussing topics students will find out about community projects so they can apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations.

Please note that there is one topic per week and the focus will change daily. Students will need to submit a written task prior to arrival. We reserve the right to move students to General English or Academic English if we believe their English level is not B2 or above.



Choose General English and one of the below afternoon options to increase your English tuition to 23 hours per week.

  • English Literature - developing your analytical skills while studying a range of literary texts Weeks 1 & 3
  • Presentation Skills – preparing and delivering a presentation Weeks 2 & 5
  • Debating Skills – Researching a topic, discussing, different debate formats & skills Weeks 4 & 6