Closed campus at the Trinity school is ideal for younger students
Very good and caring host families, most of them live close to the campus
The peaceful seaside resort of Teignmouth is ideal for your first stay abroad. Teignmouth is situated in one of Britain's most beautiful and sunniest regions: on the Devon coast, just a short bus ride away from Torquay and the English Riviera. The charming harbour, winding streets and award winning sandy beach are complemented by a variety of shops and cafés. Our language summer school is situated on a lush hilltop in a picturesque area overlooking the sea and the small streets of Teignmouth centre. You will easily meet fellow students from all over Europe - in 2016 we had between 60 and 150 students per week from 9 different countries. Your parents don't have to worry about your (first) stay in England: Trinity's closed campus guarantees a comfortable and secure environment for our young learners. All the English lessons as well as most of the exciting activity programme take place directly on campus.
Trinity School, our language summer school in Teignmouth, is a small private boarding school, situated just a 15-minute-walk from the town centre and the beach.The campus residences are divided into junior and senior schools with the teaching centre located in the Victorian main building which is connected to the senior school via a bridge.The focal point for all events and the central meeting point is our IP Ocean Lounge. You can join our workshops, have a chat with your new friends or just relax. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. Why not spend the midday break on one of the beautiful campus lawns? Those who prefer a more active lifestyle can experience real 'team spirit' by playing football or volleyball with new friends on the excellent campus pitches and fields, or by taking a relaxing swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool (at specific times only).
Photos of Teignmouth and the campus
English Language Courses
Our language school is part of Europa School of English which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and is a member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. All lessons take place in the spacious classrooms of Trinity School.
General English Course
15 lessons x 45 mins or 11.25 hours per week Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication with particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills. the goal of the course is to strengthen you communication skills and help to overcome your own speaking inhibitions. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Intensive English Course
20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours per week The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:45 -12:30) which focuses on a fourth area of language learning: Project-based lesson which emphasis on writing skills. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1).Duration: minimum 1 week
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! The Victorian main building of Trinity School and the so called Senior School - a modern built all-purpose centre – offer multi-bedded standard rooms with shared toilets and showers (with 2-4 beds) and twin rooms with toilet and shower facilities always shared between two rooms. The Michael Dobson Centre (residential house) on the campus offers multi-bedded rooms (3 or 4 beds per room). Also our supervisors live in the Residence and are available for any inquiries. You'll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service school refectory. If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know when booking. In case you need halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food, we will try to make this possible as well - upon request in advance. You will find a washing-machine and internet on the campus whilst public phones are situated in town. Secure storage for valuables will be available in the IP Office.
You may also stay in single, twin or triple (on request only) rooms with one of our friendly homestay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the campus while others are a short walk or a bus-ride away (on average 15, max. 30 minutes, costs for public transport not included - approx. £16 for a flexirider (12 single trips). Homestay accommodation is a good opportunity for independent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a British family. You will get full board accommodation (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).
Please note that homestay accommodation is not available for students younger than 13 years of age.
Supervised Activity Programme
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme during afternoons and evenings – seven days a week. Our international staff members come from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to bring a wide diversity of skills that will enrich your stay. The team organises a varied activity programme - full of sports, creativity, culture and lifestyle that will motivate you to join in. In the afternoons you have the choice of various activities on offer and in the evenings there is always at least one planned activity for you to participate in. Your safety and welfare are very important to us: Our staff ratio on campus for the age group 10-12 years is 1:10 and 13-15 years is 1:15, however supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up to 15 students for 10-12 year old and up to 25 students for 13-15 year old depending on the situation.
10 to 12 year olds: Our youngest students are supervised more thoroughly by specially trained staff. The activity programme is mandatory for you and your supervisors will ensure that you take part in the offered activities. You are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision, but we will offer town walks most days. It is not possible for your parents to give you permission to leave the campus without supervision. You will be in separate TTT (Time to Talk) groups of up to 15 children per group. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner-time TTT for the evening event.
13 to 15 year olds: You participate in a compulsory programme with a wide range of activities. You are not allowed to leave the campus without staff members- even if your parents give you the permission to do so. Our staff will accompany you into town. You will then have the opportunity to explore the city centre with your friends in pairs or bigger groups for a period of up to two hours. From the meeting point in the city centre, your staff members will take you back to the campus. During excursions you will also have the chance to explore and have some free time in pairs or groups with a staff member waiting for you at the meeting point. You will be part of a TTT (Time to Talk) group of up to 25 students. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner time TTT for the evening event. Homestay students only have one TTT around lunchtime where they need to inform their supervisor about their plans for the day and for the evening. In the evenings the students can either take part in the activity programme or stay in their homestay, as long as the homestay host is at home. Our staff will check with the homestay that it is OK.
Workshops (Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Health & Beauty)
One half-day trip per week (e.g. Dartmoor, Exeter, Lyme Regis, Torquay, Totnes, Lynton and Lynmouth or Exmouth Beach)
One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g Plymouth, Bath, Cornwall St. Ives, Bristol, Cardiff or Glastonbury)
Welcome Party, Games Nights, Movie Nights, IP's got Talent, Surprise Nights and International Parties.
Special: Mini-Olympics 5 x 3 lessons (Supplement)
One week filled with water sports and an Olympic race at the end. From Monday till Thursday afternoon (14:00-17:00) you will get Olympic style squad training in boat sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or canoeing, and dinghy sailing taught by professional instructors. Friday afternoon is race day - show us what you've learned. Equipment will be provided. Programme may change to accommodate weather, tide, and availability. Please be aware that it might not be possible to join the IP activity programme or scheduled half-day excursions. This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance.
Prices for 7 nights, full-board, general course English, IP trip programme Additional week with 7 nights: Residence + £584 , Home Stay + £499 , Home Stay in single room £549
(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Low Budget transfer from / to London Heathrow
Transfer from /to Exeter airport per way*
Transfer from /to Bristol airport per way*
Transfer from / to London Heathrow per way*
Transfer from /to London Gatwick airport per way*
Transfer from /to London City airport per way*
Transfer from /to Stansted airport per way*
Transfer from /to St. Pancras station per way*
Service per way
* One car for 1-3 persons in case they all book together
Intensive course (20 lessons) / week
Mini-Olympics (5x3 hrs) / week
What's included in the price?
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Full board residential accommodation in multi-bedded rooms (2-4 students) with shared toilet and shower facilities in Trinity School
Full board homestay accommodation in single, twin or triple (on request only) rooms with one of our local home stay hosts with packed lunch
IP Ocean Lounge
Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
English language course
English language tuition (15 or 20 lessons of 45 minutes or 11.25 / 15 hours per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
Maximum 15 students per class
Placement test on arrival
Certificate at the end of the course
Common speech: English
Supervision and Activity Programme
High level of supervision: One supervisor for 15 students between 10 and 12 years/ one supervisor for 25 students between 13 and 15 years
Welcome Meeting & Farewell Meeting
Town Walk & Town Quiz
Qualified international supervisors
Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer: Creativity, Sport, Country & People or Lifestyle and one event in the evening
One half-day trip during your first week (e.g. Exmouth, Dartmoor, Torquay, Lyme Regis, Exeter, Lynton and Lynmouth or Totnes)
One half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g Plymouth, Bath, Cornwall St. Ives, Bristol, Cardiff or Glastonbury)
Use of campus facilities
Assembly from Monday to Friday and daily TTT (time to talk) with the supervisors
Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Airports, Bristol and Exeter Airport as well as from St. Pancras train station. Transfers will be done by well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Teignmouth as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service as well.
For homestay students
All students will be dropped off at the Trinity School. Host family student arrivals/departures between 6:00 and 22:00 will be collected by their hosts at the school and dropped off by their hosts there. For out of hour arrivals/departures a taxi transfer would need to be booked (with supplement). For very early/late arrivals/departures in/from the centre (24.00-6.00), an alternative accommodation needs to be arranged by the agent.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres on Saturdays and Sundays (08.07.-26.08.2017). Transfers will be done by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow or a nearby pick up station at approximately 18:00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at Heathrow about 12:00 - so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service.
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