The Course

Will I be assessed to find out my language level?

All students are assessed on arrival and work is levelled accordingly.

Will I need to bring anything for the lessons?

No, all resources will be provided, including a course book, paper and pens/pencils, etc.

Will I receive a certificate?

You will receive a Kingsdown House signed certificate at the end of the course.

What nationalities and ages are the students?

The majority of students are from Europe.  The students are usually aged 13 – 17.

Which trips will we go on?

We will go on several trips, which include Canterbury, Dover and a day trip to London.

Are the lessons taught in the same house?

Yes, you will stay in the house and lessons are in a separate building in the garden.

When will I get a timetable?

Students will be given an information pack on arrival.


Are the rooms shared?

The rooms are all twin rooms, all with basins and some ensuite. Girls and boys will have separate rooms.

Are towels provided?

You will have the use of a bath towel, hand towel and beach towel.

Is there access to the internet?

Free wifi is available from 06:30 to 23:00.

Will I be able to wash my clothes?

Washing service is available on requested.

Booking information

How do we pay?

We use TransferWise which is a good way to transfer money online with minimal fees.

How do I reserve a place?

Please contact us to request a place, and then pay the deposit of £200.

When do we pay the balance on the course?

The payment is due four weeks before the course starts.


Which is the best airport?

The closest airports are Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and London City Airport.

How do we get to you from the airport?

You can come by taxi or train. See link to transport.

Who books the taxi from/to the airport?

We can book the taxi for you and you pay the taxi directly on arrival in Ramsgate.

Can I come by train from mainland Europe?

You can come by Eurostar and then National Rail or taxi.

How do we get from Ramsgate station to Kingsdown House?

We will fetch you from the station free of charge.

Will a young person under 16 be able to travel alone?

We will provide a form for parents to sign giving students permission to travel.

When should we arrive and depart?

Arrival is on Sunday after 15:00 and departure is on Saturday before 11:00.

Can we stay an extra night?

If accommodation is available you can stay an extra night for £65.

Do we need our own money?

You could bring a small amount of spending money for souvenirs and treats.

Do we need insurance?

All students need to have insurance for health and personal liability.

We have used an online company: course-u-can.