At Babel Fish we discovered that learning English doesn’t have to be limited to the classroom.

Learning is immersive.

We specialise in surfing.

Alex has been instructing and coaching for over 20 years, working with both complete beginners and intermediate surfers who wish to improve. This means that as your English teacher and your surfing instructor, you’re learning on the way to the beach and in the waves!

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There are many surfing beaches nearby and we will choose the best location on each particular day, depending on tide and conditions. You will surf in small groups so that attention can be given to each student, regardless of their level. We will often film you surfing and use this for coaching analysis and language learning. All surfing equipment is provided, but if you have a board and wetsuit that you would like to bring, then please feel free to do so.
One morning - or sunset (tide and weather depending) we will head out on Stand-up paddle boards to explore the Gannel estuary with our partners, Big Green Surf School.

Your Safety

If, during your course, the surfing conditions are not suitable (flat or too dangerous), we will provide an alternative activity or excursion completely free of charge.

Safety in the water is of utmost importance. For all levels of surfer on a course with us, you will receive a full safety brief on your first session. We will remind students of safe practice throughout the course to make sure everybody is getting the most out of the experience. When you book a Surf and Study course with us, you will receive a PDF with some useful safety tips and vocabulary for surfing.

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  • Surf and Study 15 – £795 per week
  • Surf and Study 20 – £895 per week
  • English with Cornish Tourism – £845 per week

All course prices include half-board host family accommodation, English classes, course material, surfing tuition and equipment, transport to and from
activities/excursions, entrance fees and Saturday excursion.

  • General English 15 – £480 per week
  • General English 20 – £580 per week

General English course prices include half-board host family accommodation, English classes and all course material.


  • Newquay Bus station/Train station – Free
  • Newquay Airport – £10
  • Bodmin Parkway Train Station – £30
  • Exeter Airport – £150
  • Bristol Airport – £250

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