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Things that make us go ‘Mmmm’: Four Fab Feb Outings

It can feel like winter is never-ending – and with two fairly brutal storm systems blasting Cornwall this week, the season seems in little hurry to give way to spring. At this time of year, the instinct is to hunker down and hibernate. But, here at Babel Fish, we’re appreciating the first shoots of the […]

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Pilcher Perfect

Whilst Cornwall is commonly associated with certain literary figures – Du Maurier’s Rebecca, Graham’s Poldark – one of the county’s most successful novelists is not even a household name in Britain. Yet her novels and their antecedents bring in almost a quarter of a million visitors to the county each year. We’re talking, of course, […]

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BABEL FISH LANGUAGE MISSIONS: IDIOMS

Well, that doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, and it’s raining cats and dogs outside – plus I’m feeling a little under the weather – so I’ll just batten down the hatches. Say what? Welcome to the zany world of British idioms. IDI-WHAT? An idiom – or idiomatic expression / phrase – is a […]

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FIND YOUR HAPPY…

Living next to the sea is something we never take for granted. In fact, the sea and the wilderness around it, inform our study programmes… Far and Wild As well as Surf & Study, we run courses for adults which take our English lessons on the road. We head out to the wild ends of […]

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One Babel Fish summer: a student’s view of our school

This week, we hand our blog over to one of last year’s independent students, Noemi Kriz, to share her experience of a Babel Fish summer, in her own words. My stay in Newquay with Babel Fish was amazing. For me, the school was perfect and what I was searching for. I chose the “Surf and […]

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FUELLING THE FIRE…OUR TOP 5 FOOD HAUNTS IN NEWQUAY

Our students agree… There’s no better way to kick-start your day than a decent cup of coffee or to recharge post-surf than with a good bit of grub. So, here’s the Babel Fish team’s favourite foodie haunts in Newquay. Lakeside Cafe This bright and airy cafe sits in the same gardens as our school and […]

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English Language Learning outside

A Host of Good Reasons…

If you live in Newquay and have a passion for people, a spare room and enjoy making others feel welcome, you could join the Babel Fish Host team in 2020. As our school grows, we need fantastic hosts to accommodate and feed our students who come from around the world to Newquay to learn English, […]

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Milan Cathedral

The Italian Job

To kick off December, Al had an Italian job to do. He jetted off to Milan and Turin – where The Italian Job was set, no less – to catch up with old friends and meet new partners for Babel Fish. Our friends in Europe are the reason that Babel Fish exists. And it feels […]

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Advent-ure

“On the first day of Christmas, language learning gave to me: a lovely trip to It-a-ly…” Al has embraced the advent season with a little ‘advent’ure: opening some new doors and visiting old friends over in Italy.  As well as independent adult and teens, our school welcomes Italian school groups in the summer season – all […]

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