Intensive English homestay courses include 1:1, 2:1, or small group tuition for
business and professional, academic / exam and young learner vacation studies.
Tony from Spain was a Lower Intermediate Level (B1) student.
He had a General English Course – 20 hours per week for two weeks
Philippe from Bern, in Switzerland, was an Advanced Level (C1) student .
He had a Business English Course – 30 hours per week for three weeks
- Individually planned
- Initial assessments
- Needs analysis
- Ongoing correction
- Assessment and feedback
- Record of Lessons
- Homework for private study
- Course books and teaching resources included
- End of course report
- CEF Placement and Progress Chart to demonstrate progress
- Recommendations for further study
General English Course
Designed for students age 16 + to improve their general level of English. Refresher courses for academic or vocational purposes.
Executive Business English Course
Provides business managers and professionals with training to improve language skills. 1:1 or small group total immersion training. Intensive residential courses from 3 days to 3 weeks.
Exam Preparation Course
Gives you the preparation and revision to pass internationally recognised English Language exams, including:
- Cambridge Exams
- FCE – First Certificate
- CAE – Advanced Certificate
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- TOEIC (Test of English in Communication)
Veronica from Milan was an Upper Intermediate Level (B1) student .
She had a Cambridge Advanced Exam Revision Course – 20 hours per week for two weeks.
Nicky from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, was an Upper Intermediate Level (C1) student .
He had a Business English Course – 25 hours per week for two weeks
Beatriz from Burgos, in Spain, was an Intermediate Level (B2) student.
She had a General English Course – 25 hours per week for two weeks
Junior Learners (10 – 15)
The 1:1 total immersion course is a combination of lessons and planned trips and activities around their interests, designed to develop their skills and confidence in English.
Maya from Beijing, 3 weeks – Junior Learners Course – IELTS Exam Preparation
Elina from Russia and Elena from Italy – 2 weeks– 2:1 Junior Learners Course
Claudia and Maria from Toledo, Spain – 2 weeks – 2:1 Junior Learners Course
English with Culture Course
This cultural course is tailored to your needs. Lessons are spent discussing Literature and the Arts.Three accompanied afternoon or evening excursions each week are arranged around your interests.
Beatriz from Zurich, in Switzerland, 2 weeks English with Culture – 2 hours English lessons and 3 hours British Coastlines and Antique Shops
Ornella from Switzerland, 2 weeks English with Culture – 3 hours English lessons and 2 hours visiting British cities
Antonio from Palma de Mallorca, Spain – 4 weeks English with Culture – 4 hours English lessons and 2 hours visiting local attractions.
English with Cookery Course
This course gives you a flavour of English cooking at its best. Lessons are spent discussing ideas for meals, looking through books, magazines and the internet for suggestions, visiting local producers and shopping for food. In the afternoon we enjoy cooking together on the AGA in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen
Chantal from Fribourg, in Switzerland, making Fondue
Luca from Rome making his famous Spaghetti Carbonara
Mari from Japan, cooking with Brian
Online Skype and Zoom lessons enable you to continue your studies when you return home.
Fabio from Ticino, in Switzerland, had a General English Course – 6 hours a day for 3 weeks. We welcome his son, Patrik, for English lessons next summer!
Luca from Rome, in Italy, had a General English Course – 4 hours a day for 2 weeks. He had a 2 Skype lessons a week, for 10 weeks, when he went home.
Now we teach his niece, Sofia, 2 hours of speaking and listening each week for 10 weeks.
Mirja from Germany had a General English Course – 6 hours a day for 3 weeks. She returned the next year for an Exam Revision Course – 6 hours a day for 10 days – ( Cambridge Advanced)
Now I teach her sister Franca, 10 hours of A Level English each month.
A Typical Day
- 8:00 am – breakfast
- 8:30am – 1.30pm – Lessons
- 2pm – lunch
- 2:30 – 7.00 free time, private study, time / activity with Carol / Brian
- 7:30 – 8.30 – dinner
- 8:30 – free time, private study
- Arrive Sunday
- Monday – Friday Lessons
- 2 accompanied afternoon activities
- Depart Saturday (1 week course)
- Saturday accompanied activity (2+ weeks course)
- Sunday – free time
This is Fabio from Vincenza, Italy. In the morning we had lessons
This is Eleanor from Pamplona, Spain. We climbed to the top of Glastonbury Tor. Two afternoons a week, she had accompanied activities.
This is Marta from Madrid, Spain. In the evening, we all ate dinner together. Sometimes my family are home!
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