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!
English in Totnes
Gate House, 2 High St, Totnes, United Kingdom TQ9 5RZ
Where did it all begin?
1980- or was it December 1979 (!)..
A quirky co-operative at 51B High St, opposite the marketplace
Totnes School of English for individual adults
Founded by teachers
With New-Age outlook
1999- or was it December 1998 (?)..
Margie and Clare shared a bottle of wine...and bought the school
with support of husbands Clive and Simon
Moved into the Gate House at Easter
1999 - 2010
All hands on deck- our loyal staff and our own children worked hard for the school
2005 first Junior course- thank you Maria Carmen from Almeria
2008 expanded into next door offices- got a small garden!
2010 - 2016
Joined Language in Group- changed our name to Language in Totnes
Bought Windmill House - tried running it as a hostel - good summer junior centre!
Back to solo management- and welcomed back Clare and Clive- class -act business angels
Reborn as English in Totnes
Added Gate House as a local venue www.thegatehousetotnes.com for meetings, gatherings, after work activities and celebrations.
Working hard to survive the COVID 19 pandemic
Expanding our online offering
Expanding our adult courses- 50 plus, English Plus Walking...watch this space
Registered as a wedding venue
Paul Hawthorne (previously of Devon School of English, Paignton) joined Margie as a co-Director of English in Totnes, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and marketing know-how- and we had our first 'reasonable' year of business since COVID.