Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Hello friends,
This post is to tell you about the FONSECA GROUP. Last Summer I spent a memorable month in Farnham, near London, with teenage students who went to study English and travelled to England with this organisation. I went to help them as a group leader. We had a great time both with our host families, language centres and teachers.

The FONSECA GROUP is run by Mariki and her daughter, María, who have more than 20 years experience in organising summer courses in England, and make sure the experience is useful and beneficial. They are also aware of child protection issues and do whatever is necessary to keep them in a safe environment. They themselves look for suitable host families and also coordinate closely with the teachers of the language centres and those of the private lessons. They monitor the students' evaluations, too.

This year, in July, they will offer 3 different possibilities for students from 13 to 16. To their two traditional ones- Surrey Language Centre and Private lessons-,they are adding a third group for young students particularly interested in tennis. For three or four weeks they will have 3 hours of tennis coaching in the morning with an English coach, and 2 hours of English class in the afternoon. Furthermore, like the other students, they will practise English with their host family, and with other foreign students of English.

There are also other possibilities and programs for younger students- from 8-12- with total supervision and close follow-up by the organization´s group leaders and by Mariki and María personally who are checking everything all the time.

Farnham is a very beautiful small town in an interesting area very near London -45 minutes-and every week, as well as the lessons and sport and leisure activities in the afternoon, the students will enjoy various visits and short trips: Oxford, Stonehenge, Winchester, Guilford, Brighton, London...

If you are interested in finding out more about the FONSECA GROUP and their offer for this Summer's courses in England, you can contact them at the following link: