International English Summer Course | Netherhall House

International English Summer Course


1 – 23 August 2020

The 2020 edition has been cancelled due to COVID-19


The objective of the course is to improve dramatically the spoken English of course participants. The course is residential, for students between 18 and 25 years of age. Participants live in Netherhall House with students from all over the world. The common language of the House is English. Opportunities are available to play football, tennis, squash, basketball, swimming, cricket and other sports.

It is the task of the teachers to ensure that each student obtains as much from the course as possible. The course leader will meet weekly with each student (in addition to being available at other times) to receive feedback and to enable personalised alterations to be made to the course programme. Students are encouraged to take their meals with the teachers.


On weekdays and Saturdays there are classes in the morning and early afternoon. After lunch students may either join an organised tour of a cultural site in London or participate in sports activities. After dinner each evening in previous years, a variety of non obligatory courses were organised for the students on subjects such as: Introduction to the History of Man, History of the Church, Introduction to Medicine, Introduction to Aerodynamics and the Theory of Evolution and its compatibility with Christian teaching.

About Us

Netherhall House is an intercollegiate university residence situated in a modern complex in an attractive residential area of London, with over 50 years of experience as a language institution. It is part of Netherhall Educational Association, a registered charity, and is open to students of all nationalities. Activities of a spiritual and doctrinal nature are entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.

Dates & Cost

The course begins with dinner on 1st August and ends after breakfast on 23rd. The price is £1,500, and includes tuition fees, accommodation, personal laundry, excursions, sports and all travel related to the course. Students have to make their own way to and from Netherhall on their first and last day.

Safeguarding Young People policy

Netherhall House is obliged to comply with the NEA Safety and Welfare policy and to conform to its Code of Good Practice. A full description of the policy and practice is available from their website.

Application Form

Sending an Application Form does not guarantee a place on the course. On receipt of your Application Form we will send you more information including the Rules and Regulations. Applicants must then complete an Acceptance Form and return it with a £750 non-returnable deposit (this will then go towards paying for your fees).

You can fill in an application form here.