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Totnes School of English

SCHOOL ADVANTAGE

Name of school:
Totnes School of English

Status of the institution: partnership

Name of Director : Margie Barker

Country: United Kingdom

Address:
Gate House,
2 High St,
Totnes,
UK TQ9 5RZ

Telephone: +44 1803 865722
Fax:
+44 1803 865722

Web site :
http://www.totenglish.co.uk

Totnes School of English is situated in the beautiful Gate House building in the heart of Totnes, a lively market town in the south-west of England, near Dartmoor and the coast. The school is British Council accredited and we belong to Arels, Tandem and English in Devon. We offer flexible, student-centred programmes for adults (17+) at the Gate House and teenagers (12-16 years)at a local sixth form college in Totnes. Unlike larger establishments in busy cities, we pride ourselves on our friendly personal approach. We can also offer students homestay accommodation in a safe community which welcomes foreign students and integrates them into its daily life. In addition to our excellent courses, we offer students interesting Special Interest programmes in Natural Health and See Devon, as well as arranging unusual sparetime activities such as shoe-making, aromatherapy, riding on Dartmoor, guitar workshops and more.


ABOUT US

COURSE PROFILE

Summer classes :
We offer General and Intensive English courses for adults during the summer (2-8 weeks) at the Gate House, starting any Monday. The course fees include tuition, free internet and email access, full social programme including a Saturday excursion to Dartmoor or the South Devon coast. We also offer Courses for teenagers (12-16 years) from 17th June to 11th August, at our local sixth form college, set in beautiful grounds, about five minutes walk from Totnes centre. This course offers 20 lessons (15 hours) per week tuition, a full afternoon programme of sports, workshops and outings, two evening activities per week and a full day excursion on Saturday.

Standard courses :
Our General English course offers 20 lessons (15 hours) tuition per week. You can start any Monday for short-term courses; for our long-term academic year programmes, the starting dates are 7th January, 15th April and 15th September.The course fees include tuition, free internet and email access, full social programme including a Saturday excursion to Dartmoor or the South Devon coast.

Intensive courses :
Our Intensive English course offers 28 lessons (21 hours) tuition per week. You can start any Monday for short-term courses; for our long-term programmes (8 weeks or more), the starting dates are the first Monday of every month. The course fees include tuition, free internet and email access, full social programme including a Saturday excursion to Dartmoor or the South Devon coast.

Evening classes :
none

Weekend classes :
none

Exam preparation :
Our Cambridge preparation courses for FCE, CAE and CPE offer 20 lessons (15 hours) tuition per week. The courses are 12 weeks long and start on 18th March and 16th September, with an extra FCE course (9 weeks) starting on 7th January. The course fees include a workbook, tuition, transport to the exam, free internet and email access and a full social programme including a Saturday excursion to Dartmoor or the South Devon coast.

One-to-one classe :
Available all year round, you can choose from 15, 20 and 25 lessons per week.


PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Total enrolment: 300 students

International students: many

Nationalities represented: 10-15 different nationalities

Average age: 25

Age range: 12-16, 17+


GETTING INTO SCHOOL

How to apply:
Contact the school direct via email, fax or post, or send us an enrolment form via our website. On receipt of an application form, we will send you a letter of confirmation and host family details.

Where to apply: School or website.


CAMPUS FACILITIES

Additional information:
The adult school is situated in the heart of Totnes, within easy reach of cafes, restaurants and shops. Street musicians and entertainers, markets on Fridays and Saturdays and a High St full of charming shops, restaurants, pubs and attractive cafes give the town a vibrant life of its own. This is a small town with an exciting, active community life in which students can be involved on many different levels.

Housing :
Host family accommodation (half board) -82 per week, self-catering - 50 per week and B & B/hotel- price to be arranged.


COST OF STUDIES

Tuition and fees per year:
General English 110 per week
Intensive English 154 per week,
Cambridge Exam courses 110 per week,
Teenagers 190 per week
- please see our website for further details of long-term discounts.


KEY CONTACTS

Dean: Margie Barker

Director of Programs: Martin Connole

Director of admissions: Ann Boase

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