English for Olympic Volunteers

Our English for Olympic Volunteers course gives you a chance to improve your English in preparation for volunteering at any Olympic or Paralympic event, and an insight into the many (non financial) rewards of being a volunteer.

“Volunteers are ‘the face’ of the Olympics”, and volunteers from all over the world will be welcomed at Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.

Details & Highlights

London is an Olympic city. We are the only city to host the games 3 times and London 2012 is widely considered to be the best Olympics to date. One of the main reasons it was so special was because of the people working there, the volunteers – or the “games makers” as they were commonly known.

We have a very special language and culture course adapted for the needs of people volunteering for the Olympics, especially Tokyo 2020. You will learn about London’s Olympic heritage, visit various Olympic sites across the city and will have a chance to experience the atmosphere which made 2012 so unique.

You will take part in a specialist language course, learning the language necessary for volunteering at the Olympics while also learning about the organisation that went in, behind the scenes, to make London 2012 such a success. You will also get to meet London 2012 volunteers who will tell you, in English, about their own personal experience being games makers for the event. Afternoon tea, a dinner night and 2 Saturday excursions  outside London are also included in the package. It is a great way for you to see the best of London and prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime experience at the Olympics.

The course will be running twice in 2019:

  • Monday March 11th – Friday March 22nd
  • Monday October 14th – Friday October 25th

Other dates can be arranged for closed groups.

08.30 – 10.00 General English Lesson
10.00 – 10.20 Coffee Break
10.20 – 11.50 General English Lesson

Your English for Olympic Volunteer Experience will take place after your English lessons each day.  We will give you a personal timetable at the start of your course.

Minimum Level of English Pre-Intermediate (A1)
Minimum Age 18 years
Minimum Course Length 2 weeks
Maximum Course Length 2 weeks
Availability 2 dates in 2019

(Other dates can be arranged for closed groups)

Start Dates
  • Monday March 11th – Friday March 22nd 2019
  • Monday October 14th – Friday October 25th 2019

General English

Hours Per week 18
Minimum Class Size  3 students
Maximum Class Size 12 students

English for Olympic Volunteers

 Hours per week 17
 Minimum Class Size 1 student
 Maximum Class Size 12 students
Course Duration Fees 2019
2 weeks £1650


Additional fees

  • Registration Fee: £99
  • Learning Materials Fee: £40

Accommodation not included

Please visit our Accommodation Section for information and prices.

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