At English in Totnes, it's a case of 'back to the future'. Our teaching is of the highest standard and combines good old fashioned traditional learning with state of the art technology so that no matter what your age, nationality or learning experience, there is a perfect course for you.

Our students come from all over the world including Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and China. We have a summer school for Juniors (aged 8 - 17 years)  and the rest of our students are evenly spread across all age ranges, with 15% being over 40 years old.



Our aim is to help our students achieve their goals by focusing on their individual needs and sharing with them our wonderful vibrant community. At the heart of our business is a belief that language learning contributes to a better understanding and tolerance across the globe, as well as opening up new possibilities for friendship, travel and business.

Our Climate Responsibility

We are committed to becoming a carbon neutral school and are currently working to measure our carbon footprint. We are: also

  • moving towards a paperless office and putting all our study materials online for students

  • reducing our staff flight miles and using virtual meetings or travelling by rail instead of air

  • using public transport for student excursions where possible

  • investing in tree planting to offset our carbon footprint where we have to use car or coach travel

  • encouraging our students to travel by rail or offset flights with tree planting where possible

  • encouraging our students to stay longer to make the travel worthwhile

  • If you travel by train (or other public transport) from your home town to Totnes, we will give you back 10% of your tuition fees- discount refunded on presentation of your tickets on arrival at the school. Not applicable to groups but do ask about our group offer if the whole group manages to travel from their home city to Totnes by public transport.

Reflections in the River Dart at Hembury

“Totnes is surrounded by green landscapes and I like it! My teacher is absolutely brilliant!”


Alessia, 23 years old, from Italy

“Totnes is a town with nice surroundings and friendly people. When I first arrived, I received a very warm welcome; I feel at home.”


Anke, 51 years old, from Germany

“My experience in Totnes school has been very good. I hope to return next year to continue to improve my level of English. I'm going to recommend your school. The best thing about the school in Totnes is the quality of the teachers.”

                                                                  Pilar, 54 years old, from Spain