English with Art and Culture
This course is perfect for more mature students who wish to experience all of the fascinating and beautiful things that Cornwall has to offer, combining cultural visits with relevant English classes.
Mornings are spent at Babel Fish Language School, located at Trenance heritage cottages in the heart of Newquay. Set within beautiful landscaped gardens, our school boasts comfortable, light and airy classrooms and wifi. At Babel Fish, we encourage students to talk as much as possible. Our lessons are designed to get students to debate, create, discuss and role-play. We work on everyday, practical English as well as pronunciation and phonics. As teachers with many years experience both in EFL teaching and in mainstream education, we are passionate about bringing language alive and encouraging creativity and debate. Students will also learn creative writing techniques and how to critically analyse different types of literature.
Each afternoon we head out to explore the county. We visit the art galleries of St Ives, The incredible Minack Theatre nestled impossibly on cliffs, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Barbara Hepworth museum, and the beautiful Lanhydrock House. Cornwall is surrounded by the sea, and the sea defines the landscape. We enjoy stunning coastal walks, and the best restaurants and pubs that Cornwall has to offer.
Lunch is provided at the school, and the price includes travel to and all entrance fees at the attractions and locations we visit. English tuition and accommodation (with breakfast and dinner) are included in this package.
Cornwall has captured the imagination of writers, artists and film makers for years; Rosemaunde Pilcher, Ross Poldark and Doc Martin are synonymous with Cornwall.
Both the BBC’s production of Poldark and many productions of Rosemnde Pilcher films continue to use Cornwall as the backdrop for drama. St Agnes, Mithian and much of the Cornish peninsula appear in film, but why wait to see it on screen when you can see the locations in person?