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English in Totnes, Totnes, England UK


Totnes is a town surrounded by green landscapes which can often give students of all ages a refreshing experience. The school has courses and activities suitable to all students and offers a variety of cultural trips and excursions local to their county of Devon.

With over 40 years of experience, English in Totnes is a school that can help students of all ages enjoy their study of English whilst achieving their learning goals.">
4.3/5

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • iPads and Apple technology in the classrooms.

English in Totnes

The language school English in Totnes was founded in Totnes, England UK in 1980. The language school English in Totnes can be found in Totnes, England UK and have
over 40 years of experience in teaching. The school is located in the centre of the High
Street, in the heart of Totnes and offers a wide range of courses for Adults, Juniors,
Families, Teenagers and Senior Citizens alike.



The School is confident in helping students achieve their goals, focussing on each
student's individual needs, as well as sharing with them their vibrant learning
community.



English in Totnes likes to mix good "old fashioned" classroom learning with state of the art technology. This approach assists them in teaching all age ranges and helps them
reach out to students through the methods of teaching that are best suited to each
student individually.



Totnes is a town surrounded by green landscapes which can often give students of all
ages a refreshing experience. The school has courses and activities suitable to all
students and offers a variety of cultural trips and excursions local to their county of
Devon.



With over 40 years of experience, English in Totnes is a school that can help students
of all ages enjoy their study of English whilst achieving their learning goals.


The school address is: Gate House, 2 High Street, TQ95RZ - Totnes, England UK (see on map)

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKIALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEnglish UK South West

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

13

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for blind students

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 60
  • Junior courses in summer: 200

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses in summer: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 4 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 85% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

2
20
10
3
2
1
10
1
20
10
10
20
10
2
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Bristol Airport (BRS).

Bristol Airport:
150 £ pick up
300 £ return (both ways)
Exeter Airport:
65 £ pick up
130 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 18 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

English Courses

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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 1700 1615 2040 1938 2380 2261 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4420 4199
Price in US$ 421 842 1263 1684 2104 2525 2946 3367 4208 5050 5470
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 14:15
Afternoon: 12:45  - 18:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lessons are taught mainly outside the school in local places of interest and cultural heritage. In Totnes you'll learn English on a journey through castles, countryside and the unexpected.
This programme won the British Council prize for innovation in English teaching.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 10:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Junior
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Price in £ -- 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 1890 1796 2268 2155 2646 2514 -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1040 1560 2080 2339 2807 3275 -- -- -- --
Price also includes: inscription fee, a full programme of activities including 3 afternoon activities, 2 afternoon excursions, 3 evening activities and one full day excursion on the weekend. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in £ -- 1156 1099 1734 1648 2312 2197 2600 2470 3120 2964 3640 3458 -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1431 2146 2862 3218 3862 4505 -- -- -- --
15 English lessons plus 4 half-day excursions (2 general, 2 water-based), 1 half-day activity), 3 evening activities and a full day Saturday excursion. Inscription fee included in the price. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 550 523 1100 1045 1650 1568 2200 2090 2475 2352 2970 2822 3465 3292 -- -- -- --
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This course is for you if you are preparing for an exam. It includes 3 full afternoons to focus on exam skills- suitable for Cambridge, Trinity and Language Cert. Also included are 2 half-day excursions and 3 half-day exam preparation, 3 evening activities and a full day Saturday excursion.
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in £ -- 1260 1197 1890 1796 2520 2394 2835 2694 3402 3232 3969 3771 -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1560 2339 3119 3509 4211 4912 -- -- -- --
This course is designed for children who have had little or no exposure to English. There is a mixture of lessons, games and activities. The child must be accompanied in Totnes by a responsible adult. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ -- 1114 1059 1671 1588 2228 2117 2505 2380 3006 2856 3507 3332 -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1379 2068 2758 3101 3721 4341 -- -- -- --
Children spend their mornings being introduced to the language through fun games, songs and activities and afternoons in workshops or on excursions.
Inscription fee included in the price. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 1890 1796 2268 2155 2646 2514 -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1040 1560 2080 2339 2807 3275 -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in £ -- 1100 1045 1650 1568 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 3850 3658 4400 4180 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1362 2042 2723 3404 4084 4765 5446 -- -- --
Included in the price: General English in the morning, part time work experience in the afternoon, 3 evening activities and a Saturday excursion.
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 341 681 1021 1362 1702 2042 2383 2723 3404 4084 341
Take private lessons for a faster way to reach your goals.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:On public holidays, the school is open for General English lessons.

Accommodation

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Price in £ 110 220 330 440 550 660 770 880 1100 1320 110
Price in US$ 144 287 430 574 717 860 1004 1147 1433 1720 144
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Students share the kitchen facilities with the host so that they can cook the food they like but still be with a local family for invaluable conversation practice.
Price extra night:
15 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 146 292 438 584 730 876 1022 1168 1460 1752 146
Price in US$ 191 381 571 761 951 1142 1332 1522 1902 2283 191
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
7 minutes walking (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195
Price in US$ 255 509 763 1017 1271 1525 1779 2033 2541 3049 255
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175
Price in US$ 228 456 684 912 1140 1368 1596 1824 2280 2736 228
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by car
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 11
Maximum age of students: 17
Saturday arrival supplement: GBP 25.
Special diet supplement: GBP 25.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Cricket10 km
Dancing1 km
Diving30 km
Football (soccer)3 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking35 km
Music 
Sailing30 km
Squash5 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis5 km
Windsurfing30 km
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.3/5.0

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Students liked about English in Totnes, Totnes
Teachers and activities
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Junior Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very good
The place, very familiar (small school)
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Standard Homestay
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I thought the other students would be older. I'm 20 and the most of where 17.
The Cultural Experience course is very, very interesting and individual.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Standard Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: In order not to waste time, you should study before and after dinner, which means taking an intensive course.
Other comments: The school has a great atmosphere. It is rather small, so you can feel an individual approach.
The learning technique
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Superior Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Lessons.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
2.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Devon cream tea.
Other comments: Sometimes we were not given enough, or even contradicting, information about when and where to be.

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    FAQ about English in Totnes, Totnes

  • English courses at English in Totnes start at 262 £ for General English course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Standard Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of English in Totnes
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bristol Airport (150 £), Exeter Airport (65 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English in Totnes varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 5) to 15 students (Dynamic English and Activities )
  • 85% of teachers at English in Totnes hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at English in Totnes comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from Italy (20%) and Switzerland (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • English in Totnes offers courses from 4 years (Kindergarten English and Activities, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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