Learn English with students from all over the world
Placement test on arrival
Study in mixed nationality classes with maximum 15 students
All materials provided
Certificate at the end of course
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. Tuition takes place in bright and spacious classrooms on campus.
GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE
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 where particular attention is paid on improving speaking and listening skills. The goal of the course is to strengthen your communication skills and help overcome your own speaking inhibitions.
The following levels are catered for: beginner (A1),elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
available as a supplement
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: beginner (A1), elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
MINI-GROUP ENGLISH COURSE
available as a supplement
This is a highly individualised course. The lessons are based on the same concept as the intensive course for groups of up to 4 students. Working in very small groups allows you to focus on your own language needs and problems. Together with the teacher you can decide what you want to work on and which aspects of language you want to improve.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Welcome Party, Games Nights, Movie Nights, IP’s got Talent, Surprise Nights, and International Parties
One half-day trip per week (e.g. Dartmoor, 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, London, Cardiff or Glastonbury)
LONDON OVERNIGHT TRIP
available as a supplement
As one day is not enough for a city like London, our overnight trip gives you more time to take in the sights. On Saturday morning you will get an early breakfast and a packed lunch for the day. You will arrive in London around lunch time. Our supervisors will organise several sightseeing and shopping walks for you and you can explore the city during your free time in groups of at least 2 people. In the evening you will have a warm meal together with overnighters from our other destinations. We hire exclusively for our students a VIP Party Bus for two hours going around London by night – relax and party with friends from other UK IP centres. You will spend the night in a youth hostel in shared rooms. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with en-suite toilet and shower facilities (towel not provided). Breakfast on Sunday morning and a packed lunch are provided. You have several more hours to explore London before leaving the city on Sunday afternoon. Once you have returned to your centre, you will get a packed evening meal.
Please be aware that booking this special prevents you from attending the scheduled full day trip. Minimum number for the Party Bus is 15 students. In case of less students an alternative programme will be offered. Please note that the coach might stop in London Heathrow on the ways to and from London.
This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance. Minimum age for this trip is 13, exceptions might be made for closed groups only upon request.
SPECIAL: SPLASHDOWN WATERPARK FULL DAY EXCURSION
available as a supplement
Enjoy a day with your International friends in one of the UK South’s leading leisure complexes! After a nice breakfast grab your packed lunch and jump on the bus going to Splashdown Centre in Paignton. This all-action waterpark with 8 hair-raising outdoor and indoor flume rides of various levels of difficulty will provide you hours full of fun and amusement. Try “The Screamer” or “Wild Kamikaze” and speed like a bullet through twists and turns of the slides straight into the swimming pool! One thing is known for sure with this special day trip – you can wave boredom goodbye.
Life in a student residence
Residence on a typical English university campus
Get a glimpse of student life
Enjoy the great facilities on campus including a swimming-pool
Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! We use several residential houses at Birks Grange on the Streatham campus. You can either stay in standard single rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities as well as in en-suite single rooms.
A safe is not available in the residence, but you will get a key/key card to lock your room. Also our supervisors live in the Residence and are available for any inquiries. On campus public payphones and a launderette with coin-operated washing and drying machines help to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
You’ll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service school refectory. We cater for vegetarians and special diets e.g. gluten free, lactose free and halal. Please advise at least 14 days prior arrival about any special diet.
Our Supervision Concept
Your safety and welfare are very important to us, therefore our supervision concept for students in our Summer Language Holidays Programme is based on a compulsory activity programme during afternoons and evenings seven days a week. The cornerstone of this programme are the daily „Time to Talk“ meetings.
Our staff ratio on campus for the age group 13-17 years is 1:15, however supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up 25 students for 13-17 year old depending on the situation.
13 to 15 year olds
You participate in a compulsory programme consisting of a wide choice of afternoon activities and at least one planned evening activity. During town walks 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.
16 to 17 year olds
Teenagers aged 16 or 17 are free to experience and explore things with their friends in pairs or bigger groups on and off campus. Our supervisors provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom for this age group. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is voluntary for students over the age of 16.
Time to Talk
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.
Enjoy the fascinating combination of modern life with a sense of the past!
The University of Exeter has a beautiful campus and has been named as The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16. You can decide if you want to join the exciting programme put together by your international supervisors or enjoy the great shopping facilities in the city centre. The city of Exeter is the capital of beautiful Devon and offers the ideal location for an exciting and unforgettable stay. It is close to the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of South Devon. The town itself offers plenty of shops, cafés, bars and fast-food restaurants in and around the historic town centre, which is dominated by Exeter's magnificent 13th century cathedral.
You will make friends from many other countries during your English summer course - in the summer 2017 we had 250 students during peak weeks from over 12 different countries. Situated in the North of the city, just a 20-minute-walk from the town centre, the Streatham Campus of Exeter University is an attractive university campus overlooking the historic city of Exeter. The beautiful campus grounds contain 350 acres of woodland, lakes and parks. The residential houses, the refectory and the classrooms for your English summer course are all situated on the campus. The IP Ocean Lounge, where you will be able to meet friends from all over the world and where most of our activities take place, is also located at the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you water, tea and fruit all day long. Once a week we offer the outdoor swimming pool for pool parties.
How to get to Exeter
Due to UK laws for underage students we can offer you 3 different options of how to get to Exeter Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Heathrow ( Low Budget Transfer) if you respect the required times. Optionally, you can add an individual transfer to your booking (available from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick, other airports on request only).
Self arranged journey
You can choose a Self Arranged Journey from the airport in the UK to our centre in Exeter. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent/s or a Guardian from the airport to Exeter or from Exeter to the airport.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres (on Saturdays only). Transfers will be provided by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30 on the day of arrival and our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and will accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow, or a nearby pick up station, at approximately 18:00. After approximately 4 hours you will be dropped off at the school in Exeter. This service can be booked as a return service only.
On the day of departure you will be dropped off at Heathrow at about 11:00 – so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. In the morning the transfer departs from our school in Exeter.
If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service. The Low Budget Transfer is only available on the indicated arrival and departure days.
In case you can’t meet the required times for the Low Budget Transfer we are happy to organise Individual Transfers for you from/to London Heathow or Gatwick with well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. We offer a one way service to the centre and /or a return service to the airport for a flat rate. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our school in Exeter.
On the day of departure, you will leave Exeter 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 also.