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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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“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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Low Pressure Grooves

Bad weather for a while now in Cornwall: a period of low pressure has smudged our skylines and dimmed our usually azure horizons.  Luckily, this week has seen the waves clean up a bit, but the rain and dirge has continued.  “Alexa. Play: ‘California Dreamin’’.” Obsessed as we are by the weather, we’re trying not […]

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English Language learning and surfing


Welcome to our new blog series! In these regular tutorials we highlight some simple ways to improve your English language use…and set you a ‘Fish Mission’ –  a challenge to put your learning into practice.  A Babel Fish lesson is built upon outstanding teaching – but is characterised by fun and accessibility. If you like […]

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Winter Waves


After a beautifully hectic summer here in Newquay, we’re feeling the first of the winter’s storms blast our coastline. Perfect for the kite-surfers, but too messy most of the last week for anyone else.  Has anyone managed to get in the water this week? It’s all about the winter suit and boots from here on in.

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Shhh, Cornwall!

The secret locations of Rosamunde Pilcher and Poldark:  When I moved to Cornwall 10 years ago, I thought that the untouched villages and secret coves remained hidden, right up until the point they were discovered by me, just then, at that point in time. But the quiet and Cornish laissez-faire atmosphere is deceptive. Of course […]

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