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After lunch on your first day, our Activity Manager Laura will take all the 50+ students on a tour of Totnes and then tell you about the beautiful countryside, coast and towns of Devon and Cornwall that you will visit.

This  course is for you if you want to improve your listening, reading, writing and communication skills in English in a supportive learning environment.  Our pre-course online placement test helps us to place you in the correct level class, with other students of varying ages and nationalities.  Our day 1 induction introduces you to our school and staff. Your teacher then assesses your individual needs and wants so that we can plan a successful course for the whole class.





Our 50+ excursion programme is based on the landscapes of the films of Rosamunde Pilcher, our famous West Country author. Rosamunde Pilcher is most famous for her novel, 'The Shell- Seekers' which she wrote when she was in her sixties. Her stories were set in the countryside and seaside towns of Devon and Cornwall and have been featured in both English and German television films over the years. With these popular films in mind, we aim to give you a taste of the beautiful landscapes that inspired her by taking you on excursions to some of these locations and to others we feel represent the romantic spirit in her books. Come with us on a two week exploration of our favourite romantic Devon and Cornwall places. All our excursions are accompanied by our expert teachers or guides. 


Course details
50 + visit to Padstow, Cornwall September 2021

Course availability: as above

Course length: 2 weeks+

Course levels: Elementary (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Minimum age: 50 years+ for activity programme; 18 years+* for General English  lessons

Class size: maximum 12

Lesson length: 60 minutes

No of lessons: 15 x 60 minutes per week

Sample programme 2024: week 1 and week 2.

*from 24 June - 23 August minimum age 16 years+ considered on an individual basis

Where can I stay in Totnes?


Kizzy, our Homestay Officer- "I'm always happy to help- come and see me in the office"

You can choose to stay with local host families offering half board standard  (single room, shared bathroom) or executive (single room, own bathroom) accommodation, or we can recommend one of the many excellent bed and breakfasts in the area. Our accommodation is situated either in Totnes, Dartington, or in the charming seaside town of nearby Paignton.  At lunchtime, you can step out of our building and into a High St offering excellent, independent small restaurants and cafes serving organic and locally sourced food a matter of minutes from the school. 

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