What does the price include?
The price includes all classes, host family accommodation, excursions and travel within the UK (including ferry tickets for those bringing their own coach).
What are the benefits of a trip to England?
Coming to England is a huge confidence booster for any student of English. It gives them an opportunity to activate all the English they have already learnt and inspires them to keep improving their English on their return home. Students gain confidence, they improve on their social skills, they make new friends.
Why should we use North Devon School of English?
We are a small Language School. Being small enables us to give a very personal service with a very high standard of care and supervision for all our visitors. This high standard of personal care starts from first contact. Everyone who comes to visit us is a name, not just a number!
Who are the host families?
The people of North Devon have a reputation for their friendliness. We are very proud of the quality of our host families. Many of them host for us every year and have done for a long time. All new host families are interviewed and approved by our host family co-ordinators.
Are your teachers qualified?
Yes. Our teachers have internationally recognised teacher qualifications (CELTA and above). With many years of experience, they are flexible to students’ needs.
What happens in the classes?
For standard programme, groups are split in terms of language ability. To maximise contact time with native speakers, teachers move around the classes. Lessons concentrate on the four skills of language learning with special emphasis on listening and speaking. Class content is designed to be informative and stimulating and will be adapted to meet the need of each group.
Some of our students have not been away from home before.
We appreciate that for some students this is the first time they have been away from home and we want to make sure they are happy. We will ask them for some information before they come to England (allergies, food they like to eat, interests), and then match them to the best family. Students stay in houses in pairs, and we will always try to keep friends together.
If we come by coach, where can we park it?
We can help arrange secure parking for your coach.