Course Information

South Downs Language School

English Language Courses Information

Information about English language courses, from beginner to advanced level. All ages from 13 years old.

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General English

We offer General English courses for all levels, from elementary to advanced.  You can study 15, 20 or 25 hours per week, depending on your needs and budget.  You may want to choose our ENGLISH PLUS programme which will allow you to add some extra activities onto your English Course.  These include: art classes with a local artist; cookery classes; piano or guitar lessons; photography; floristry; fitness classes; yoga; meditation; massage; guided country walks; horse-riding.  If you have a special area of interest, please let us know and we will do our best to provide something for you.

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Business English

This course is designed to give you the language and communication skills necessary for use in both the workplace and within a formal social context. You will cover the language required for meetings, negotiations, presentations, business communication and so on, as well as the language you need for socialising with business contacts from around the world at dinner and lunch engagements. One-to-one lessons can be designed to precisely target your individual needs. We can also cater for groups from the same company and develop the course to meet the needs of the business.

Business courses are often intensive in order to make the most of time away from the office. However, we can also arrange for some activities and local excursions after lessons to provide you with some much needed ‘down time’. Accommodation can be with a local host family, which will provide you with some invaluable additional communication practice or we can arrange accommodation in a local B&B, hotel or self-catering accommodation.

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Summer School 2018

Dates: 1 July to 14 July & 15 July to 28 July.  Ages: 13-17. Full-board accommodation with a host family. Full programme of activities & excursions

Programme

We have a full and varied programme combining good quality English lessons with fully qualified and experienced teachers

Accommodation

At South Downs Language School we understand the importance of safety for parents when sending their children abroad. Being village-based means that we know all our host families personally and they all live within walking distance of the teaching centres and of each other. All our host families have children so there is plenty of opportunity to play and interact with the host family, providing excellent speaking practice. Sunday is spent with the host family. They will take you out and make you feel part of the family.

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Family & Friends Groups

Do you want to combine a family holiday with English tuition for you all? Or perhaps you would like your children to study whilst you take some time out to relax, coming back together later in the day to make some precious holiday memories together? Maybe you and a group of friends would like to study English and combine it with some holiday adventures. We can cater for you so that you are either accommodated together or nearby and we can put together a programme that works for you all, including an exciting combination of cultural excursions and fun activities. Contact us with your details of your group and we will get to work on a package for you and your family or friends.

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School Groups

We really are the ideal choice for school groups.  We work with your school to ensure that you get exactly what you want from your educational trip.  We work with you to get the perfect balance of dynamic language classes with cultural excursions and educational visits.  Being a village school, our host families are part of the local community and are all known to us personally. Your students will benefit from being part of family and village life during their stay.  Our families are all very close by, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are on hand if your students need you.  What’s more, you, the accompanying teachers will be very comfortably hosted by Jenny and Mark and have the perfect opportunity to put your own language skills into practice over a lovingly prepared evening meal.

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Seniors (over 50s)

Combine an English course with a programme of interesting cultural excursions and sociable evening meals with your hosts.  Come and stay with us in our beautiful village set in the spectacular South Downs National Park.  We love having guests and promise to make you feel so welcome that you may not want to leave.  Whether you are travelling alone or with a partner or friend we have plenty of room to provide you with a relaxing, enjoyable stay.  We are confident that you will want to come back!  You may want to choose our ENGLISH PLUS programme which will allow you to add some extra activities onto your English Course.  These include art classes with a local artist; cookery classes; piano or guitar lessons; photography; floristry; fitness classes; yoga; meditation; massage; guided country walks; horse-riding; golf; tennis; dance.  If you have a special area of interest,  let us know and we will do our best to provide something for you.