Learn English with students from all over the world
Online placement test prior arrival
Study in mixed nationality classes with maximum 15 students
All materials provided
Certificate at the end of course and Graduation Ceremony
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.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 12:30. The four morning lessons focus on the main areas of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, communication and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide students with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
The following levels are catered for: Elementary (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Exciting, supervised activity programme 7 days a week
Common speech: English
Sports, creativity and lifestyle workshops
Half and full day excursions included
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. The huge campus is available to us! We will enjoy the large outdoor swimming pool on campus! 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. Check out our sample programme for a detailed overview.
OUR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
Exciting, supervised activity programme in every afternoon and evening (or all day during the weekends)
Farewell Theme Parties, Movie Nights, Quiz Nights, Game Nights
Welcome & Farewell Meetings with Graduation Ceremony
Excursions are a part of our programme and included in the price. During your first week you have one half-day trip included. If you stay more than one week you will have one additional half-day excursion and one full day trip per additional week.
Each trip consists of a guided tour of the area with some interesting background information and stops at the nicest photo locations. Our supervisors will not only tell you more about the city but also where the coolest shops and cafés are, because after the guided tour you will have some free time with your friends for shopping and discovering on your own! The amount of free time allowed depends on the students’ age.
Half-day trip destinations: Exeter, Dartmoor, Lyme Regis (Jurassic Coast), Torquay, Exmouth or Totnes
Full day trip destinations: Plymouth, Bath, St. Ives, Bristol, London, Cardiff or Glastonbury
Life in a typical British boarding school
Life in a typical English Boarding School
Standard room accommodation
Enjoy the great facilities on campus
Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! We use up to four residential houses. You can either stay in standard single, twin or multi-bedded (up to 4 beds) room with shared toilets and shower facilities.
Launderettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as public phone and internet are available on the campus. A safe is not available in the centre, but you will get a key/key card to lock your room.
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 and lactose free. 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 years 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.
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 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.
Blundell´s Boarding School in Tiverton
Improve your language skills while being surrounded by international students
Tiverton is the largest town in mid Devon and has a small but busy shopping centre. The imposing structure of the parish church dedicated to St Peter dates from the 15th century and reflects the prosperity brought to the town by the wool trade. It has about 18,000 inhabitants. It is best known for John Heathcoat, who set up his textile mill there in the 19th century with just a few woollen frames; business flourished and he built nearby Knighthayes Court as his manor house - now National Trust and open to visitors. Tiverton Castle is in the town centre. Our Campus is around 100-acres in the Devon hills, our Students sleep, live, attend lessons and participate in fun activities on the Blundell´s Campus. This is a place where children thrive, and where they become ready to contribute to a world desperately in need of thoughtful, courageous, and compassionate leaders. This is a place where they will learn about themselves, where they have the opportunity to practise and rehearse the skills that they will need to live fulfilling lives, both now and in the future. Tiverton is also close to the beautiful Devon coast and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Tiverton is the perfect location for a memorable experience.
How to get to Tiverton
Due to UK laws for underage students we can offer you 3 different options of how to get to Tiverton . Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Heathrow (Low Budget Transfer) if the fixed timetable works for you. Optionally, you can add an individual transfer to your booking (available from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick, other airports on request only).
You can choose a Self-arranged Journey from the airport in the UK to our centre in Tiverton. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent/s or a Guardian from the airport to Tiverton or from Tiverton to the airport. You should arrive between 14:00 and 18:00 on your arrival day. On departure day you should be picked up between 9:00 and 11:00.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres (on Sundays 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 Tiverton. This service can be booked as a return service only.
On the day of departure (only on Saturdays), you will be dropped off at Heathrow at about 11:00 – so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will accompany the students to their terminal and check-in desk. In the morning, the transfer departs from our school in Tiverton.
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 Heathrow 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 Tiverton.
On the day of departure, you will leave Tiverton as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time. Our driver will accompany the students to their terminal and check-in desk.
If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service also.