Cultural Experience 18 years+

This is for you if you want to learn English in a relaxed, non-classroom environment and you would like to know more about English culture and history. Based on a carefully-designed in-house syllabus and materials, Cultural Experience offers an alternative and unique way to increase your confidence in speaking and listening and to improve your vocabulary on a wide range of topics not generally covered in classroom-based lessons. 

Elke (68 years) from Germany (May 2019) said:


'At the beginning of the week I could not understand the museum information- today (in Exeter Cathedral) I read and understood about Scott of the Antarctic!". Here is Elke's testimonial.

Lessons are taught outside the school and all transport is in our very own hybrid Outlander vehicle, driven by our teacher, so learning takes place from the beginning to the end of  your outing.  For a sample programme click here- please note that the programme varies depending on the season and any specific interests you may have.


If you only have 1 week available, this course is ideal for you and will ensure you make the most of your time with us. If you are coming for longer, we recommend you combine this course with one of our other programmes.


Cultural Experience in action- click here!

Course details

Course dates:

Any Monday from 3rd August to 7th December 2020 and from 4th January 2021

Course length: 1-2 weeks

Course levels: Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1)

Minimum age: 18

Class size: maximum 4: minimum 1

Lesson length: 60 minutes

No of lessons: 15 x 60 minutes per week

Course prices

1 week+: £430 per week

Half board, single room 18 years+:  £146 per week

Self catering, single room 18 years+: £110 per week

Sample programme



Buckfast Abbey -a modern-day Benedictine community with a beautiful abbey and sensory gardens


Coleton Fishacre -an art-deco house and garden famous for its links with the Gilbert and Sullivan operas- with a wonderful coastal walk


Dartington Estate and Gardens- a country estate with a difference- set up as a centre for the arts by the Elmhirst family


Sharpham Vineyard-  an award-winning maker of wine and cheese- and a scenic walk from Totnes along the river.


Dartmoor and Widecombe-  wonderful countryside and interesting geology combine with ancient history to make this a great adventure into the past.

If you want to stay longer, why not book a General English or Intensive English course?

I like this way of teaching, especially this kind of experiential teaching. Learning more and pracising my oral English while enjoying the scenery.                                                                                                       Hui Lu  (China)

The best part of it was Cultural Experience. I had a lovely time visiting various places and learned a lot about history and local people's lives.                                                                                         Masahiro (Japan)       


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