Adult EFL courses for the free thinking

Course Prices

At Babel Fish, there are no extra costs for activities or excursions.

EFL Course prices are fully inclusive.

We want to be absolutely open and transparent about the cost of a Babel Fish course.We want you to be focussed on the experience while you are here, and the activities on offer, not thinking about the final bill. Fundamentally, there are no hidden costs. The table below outlines our prices per week. All of our prices include 15 hours of English classes each week, all meals, activities including surfing, excursions and entrance fees to places of interest. We do offer reductions on these costs if you are to stay for longer than 4 weeks. Get in touch and we’ll do our best to fit your budget.   

Specialist Courses

General English: Our General English courses are for students of all ages and abilities. 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.

English with surfing: Babel Fish began by merging two loves – surf coaching and TEFL teaching. Our original course is designed for those who love the combination of English classes in the morning and activity in the afternoon. The course is open to anyone: beginner, intermediate or even advanced surfers of all ages and English levels. We run the course all year round, but the best time to come is May, June and September. This is when the waves are generally at their best. What makes this course different is that we are immersed in language all day, even when we’re in the sea. With the beautiful Atlantic coastline as our backdrop, learning on a Babel Fish language course is much more than just about English, we explore how to learn: learning becomes life affirming.

English and 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. We explore 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.

Exam preparation: We provide tuition for the Cambridge IELTS, and TOEFL qualifications. We can support students through every level of the examination, whether they are interested in B1 or C2. Our teaching strategies not only engender fluency, but also include best fit approaches to the examinations that are proven. We believe in enabling life-long learning, and explore the fundamentals of reflection and activity. Students on exam preparation courses can expect their abilities to increase.

Intensive English and Teacher Training: We train teaching professionals, regardless of their subject, to deliver their lessons in English, better enabling their students’ fluency. We explore teaching strategies, questioning strategies and ways to enable learning. The immersive learning experience of this intensive course means that individuals can really boost their fluency, and be confident in their English use. At Babel Fish, we are experienced in performance management and coaching, and can enable rapid progression in learning.

Families: In recent years, we have had quite a few families visit us at Babel Fish to brush up on their English and enjoy Cornwall at the same time. Classes are split with parents studying at their level and kids studying at theirs; everybody comes together after class to enjoy surfing! These courses are perfect for Spring and Autumn school holidays. Host family accommodation or self-catering available.

Work Experience: The demand for real, practical English is huge and employers all over the world are increasingly demanding it. We can provide students with real work experience in an English speaking environment. There are opportunities to work in bars, cafes, retail outlets, schools and a range of local businesses. Host family accommodation included. 

Please read our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at the bottom of any page. 

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