A useful short course in English proficiency and confidence, perfect to be slotted in to your reading week or university holidays!

Cornwall is a place rich in flora, fauna, a unique geology and where the mining industry started. A place famous for its natural skies and light and it’s traditional fishing industry. It has ‘The Lighthouse’ which set the scene for Virginia Woolf  and in St. Ives you can visit The Tate Gallery. So here is a place where every student can find something of interest whatever their discipline.

This course is for International students who speak English as a second language who are enrolled in a UK/USA university or are planning to. It also suits and benefits students who are studying in their home country but require an excellent level of English.

This course increases the proficiency of English and helps develop the specific skills required to be confident in seminar discussions and to do well in group and personal presentations. Your essay style and grammar will improve and your vocabulary will be enriched.

The specific skills that will be improved are:

  • Listening
  • Reading and pronunciation skills
  • Vocabulary building
  • Essay structure and writing skills
  • Grammar
  • Presentation work
  • Group presentation work

The course aims to be as rounding and accommodating as possible, catering itself to the individual as well as to the group. Participants will find themselves in an environment which is rewarding and interactive, and as far as is possible skills are taught in an integrated way in order to make the learning more useful and meaningful to the student. Examples of this include:

  • Oral presentations combined with correct pronunciation, appropriate vocabulary and confidence.
  • Group presentation skills combined with discussion and listening skills.
  • Report writing combined with grammar and advanced vocabulary.

Programme

Day 1

  • arrival 4pm
  • welcome tea + orientation
  • dinner

Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

  • breakfast
  • teaching session 1 plus coffee break
  • teaching session 2 plus lunch break
  • local excursion
  • tea break
  • teaching session 3
  • dinner
  • relax – individual study

Day 5

  • breakfast
  • final session
  • midday departure or drive to the Eden Project and departure from St. Austell railway station late afternoon.

Choose your accommodation and price

own tent

£225 per person

(shower in the main house)

Trelugga tent

£235 per person

(shower in the main house)

The Studio

£275 per person

(includes wifi + heating + shower)

Day 1

  • arrival 4pm
  • welcome tea + orientation
  • dinner

Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

  • breakfast
  • teaching session 1 plus coffee break
  • teaching session 2 plus lunch break
  • local excursion
  • tea break
  • teaching session 3
  • dinner
  • relax – individual study

Day 5
Day 6

  • breakfast
  • “study trip” (including lunch)
  • early evening return + tea
  • dinner
  • presentation skills session (based upon the trip) followed by discussion
  • relax – individual study

Day 7

  • breakfast
  • final session
  • midday departure or drive to the Eden Project and departure from St. Austell railway station late afternoon.

Choose your accommodation and price

own tent

£350 per person

(shower in the main house)

Trelugga tent

£360 per person

(shower in the main house)

The Studio

£400 per person

(includes wifi + heating + shower)

Contact Us today to book your stay or get more information

Gallery

  • Relaxing around the fire in Trelugga

  • Volunteers guard the Cornish Choughs nesting sites

  • Sculpture in The Lost Gardens of Heligan

  • Goonhilly Downs where migratory birds can been viewed and different heathland plants grow

  • Goonhilly Downs with the communication dish antennae in the distance

  • Slow worm found in our garden

  • Hawk moth caterpillar found this summer, at Predannack, near Windmill Farm.

  • At Windmill Farm there are over thirty species of dragonfly to see

  • Camp fire a wonderful place to relax and enjoy hot jacket potatoes and hot chocolate…..we have camp fires on all courses

Testimonial

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