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Meridian School of English, Plymouth, England UK

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes

Meridian School of English

The language school Meridian School of English was founded in Plymouth, England UK in 1979. This English School in Plymouth is based in the iconic Swarthmore building, close to the City Centre and to the University of Plymouth.

The school address is: Swarthmore Centre, 78 Mutley Plain, PL4 6LF - Plymouth, England UK (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Tellus Ltd| Tax registration ID: GB834874396

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKTier4Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalHTS, NCFE

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

13

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 65
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 35

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

English teacher qualifications

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

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

20
5
2
2
10
30
2
5
7
8

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Bristol.

Bristol Airport:
175 £ pick up
350 £ 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, 24 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in £ 245 233 490 466 735 699 980 931 1225 1164 1470 1397 1715 1630 1960 1862 2205 2095 2450 2328 2940 2793
Price in US$ 303 605 907 1210 1512 1814 2116 2419 2721 3023 3628
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: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 364 728 1092 1456 1820 2184 2548 2912 3276 3640 4368
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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 617 1234 1851 2468 3085 3702 -- -- -- -- 617
This option is ideal for students wanting to focus on a specific area and want to study with a friend.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 494 987 1481 1974 2468 2961 -- -- -- -- 494
This option is ideal for students wanting to focus on a specific area and progress quicker.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 364 728 1092 1456 1820 2184 2548 2912 3276 3640 4368
Exam fees not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 21 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 364 728 1092 1456 1820 2184 2548 2912 3276 3640 4368
Exam fees not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 21 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 364 728 1092 1456 1820 2184 2548 2912 3276 3640 4368
Exam fees not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Specialty Courses
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Price in £ -- 964 940 1341 1308 1523 1485 1705 1663 1887 1840 2069 2018 2251 2195 2433 2373 2615 2550 2979 2905
Price in US$ -- 1221 1698 1929 2159 2390 2620 2851 3081 3312 3772
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Meridian School of English, Plymouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 75.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 £. 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Price in US$ 247 494 741 987 1234 1481 1728 1974 2468 2961 247
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
27 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170
Price in US$ 221 442 663 884 1104 1325 1546 1767 2208 2650 221
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Meridian School of English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Meridian School of English - 2
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Price in US$ 182 364 546 728 910 1091 1273 1455 1819 2182 182
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
20 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 142 284 426 568 710 852 994 1136 1420 1704 142
Price in US$ 185 369 554 738 923 1107 1291 1476 1845 2213 185
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 162 324 486 648 810 972 1134 1296 1620 1944 162
Price in US$ 211 421 632 842 1052 1263 1473 1684 2104 2525 211
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
27 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
B&B, hotel and residence, available upon request.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Diving2 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music 
Sailing5 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Windsurfing5 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Social activities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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What students liked about Meridian School of English, Plymouth
The teachers
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
3.0
Social activities
1.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: To request homework
Other comments:: Unhappy with social activities because were not done.
Good location, safe city, adequate teachers
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Student Residence
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: School not so much oriented to adult participants
Other comments:: the class composition based on the level is not very accurate. Sufficient organization, good teachers (excellent Ashley!)

Brochures

Meridian School of English Brochure (PDF)
Meridian School of English Brochure (PDF)
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 Work & Study (PDF)

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    FAQ about Meridian School of English, Plymouth

  • English courses at Meridian School of English start at 233 £ for General English 15 course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Meridian School of English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bristol Airport (175 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Meridian School of English varies from 1 students (One-to-One Tuition) to 8 students (General English 15)
  • 100% of teachers at Meridian School of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Meridian School of English comes from Italy with a 30% representation, followed by students from Brazil (20%) and Saudi Arabia (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Meridian School of English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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