Avalon International Academy promotes global exchange through a variety of cross-cultural educational projects. From immersive language-learning to unique intercultural exchanges, the academy seeks to nurture the global citizens of the future. Our Language School is located in the heart of the English Riveria, a stunning location where students can experience life at the English seaside. The wide variety of courses available, as well as our individualised, personal approach make it an ideal school at which to study English: students can choose from general or intensive English courses, examination courses, or university preparation programmes, and can also benefit from a wide variety of activities and excursions, to better their English through immersion in and around Torbay. Avalon also offers trips to London, Oxford, Cambridge and other cities, and we also create bespoke programmes tailored for school and family groups. At Avalon, the teaching is extremely high quality, with all of our core teachers holding PhDs and/or CELTA certifications. We seek to provide everyone who comes to study with us an incredible and inspiring experience that they will never forget.
Mount Kelly is set in vast, beautiful grounds and hosts an evocative main building that is reminiscent of the Harry Potter school. Located on the outskirts of the picturesque market town of Tavistock and on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Mount Kelly offers a beautiful backdrop while maintaining great facilities for our students.
Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Devon with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in UK. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Devon. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in English. All of our teachers in UK have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Devon, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
A beautiful grade 2 listed Georgian building with original features throughout the school. It is one of the most iconic buildings in Torquay, located in the best business address in town. Just a few metres away from the best shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in town. Panoramic sea views from all the front classrooms - really spectacular! The school has gardens, games rooms (pool room and table football room), student common room with 3D cinema TV, Drinks and snack machines, computers, a library, a group leader room, and free High-speed WIFI. 12 classrooms- all well-equipped and nicely furnished with modern furniture.
LOCATION Barton Hall is located in Devon, the southwest region of the UK. At the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by, it’s easy to see why this adventure centre is so popular with students. ENGLISH CLASSES 24 hours of lessons during a 2-week stay 33 hours of lessons during a 3-week stay Students are given an English language test on arrival and placed in English classes according to their language level. The average number of students per class:12-14 with a maximum of 16. Our teachers are all fully qualified. Many of our teachers have worked regularly on our past programmes. They work with great enthusiasm and energy to make their classes really vibrant and enjoyable. Emphasis on spoken English and listening skills, including work on essential grammar and vocabulary. We aim to make students effective and confident in their everyday communication. All course materials are supplied. ACCOMMODATION & FOOD Students will be in rooms of 4 to 8 beds, sharing bathroom facilities with a few other rooms. Continental or English Breakfast and two hot meals per day served in the self-service restaurant. ENGLISH & MULTI-ACTIVITIES * Half days of sportive, leisure or cultural activities Evening games 1 excursion per week Examples of activities: abseiling, Jacob’s ladder, canoeing, climbing, survivor, raft building, mountain biking, giant swing, high ropes, archery, quad biking, pool games, sport and team games etc. Examples of evening games: quiz, disco, movie night, talent contest, thematic night, treasure hunt, campfire etc. SUPERVISION Students are supervised by our highly experienced team of teachers, instructors and youth leaders working under the direction of our Centre Director.
Our school is the headquarters of Country Cousins and is situated within the green flag award-winning Bicclescombe Park, in the picturesque harbour town of Ilfracombe, North Devon. In the surrounding areas, we enjoy golden sandy beaches perfect for rock-pooling, swimming and surfing, dramatic coastlines, rugged moors and verdant valleys. We have 14 well-equipped classrooms and provide a high level of teaching and learning using a variety of methods and materials. Channel School of English is open all year round for groups and during Easter and summer for individuals. Our class sizes are an average of 12 students (maximum class is 15) and are mixed nationality wherever possible to increase English speaking opportunities.
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Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Devon that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General English courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Most general English courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
English test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for English proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.
Professional English courses are for professionals who want to study English in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.
Specialty English courses are for those who want to study English and take part in activities, such as sports, arts, food, and more.