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Poetry Persists: Walt Whitman, ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’.

The dawn breaks on a cracking Easter weekend, weather-wise, yet we’re all still hibernating.  Contrary to the unfurling summer, our worlds are tiny; our habits, small.  Pink sunrises, quickly sloughed-off mists and birdsong herald higher temperatures and warming seas – the latter of which we’re encouraged to only imagine as we heed advice to stay […]

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Exam revision at Babel Fish HQ

Learn Live, Learn More: online GCSE English lessons from Babel Fish

It’s been a strange start to the month and our little school is having to adapt to the unexpected global challenges we’re all facing. We’re doing so with positivity and determination: to keep our school moving forward and to keep sharing our belief that learning is borderless… As well as excellent EFL provision, the Babel […]

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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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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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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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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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