To find out more about the courses and accommodation offered, please read below:
To benefit from your Homestay, select 15 or 20 hours of private lessons per week which will be tailored to your needs and objectives. I prioritise speaking activities, but there will be lots of listening too. From experience, those are the skills that learners lack when they come to visit. As your learning facilitator, I will work with material that is of interest to you; your lessons have to be interesting and motivating to make this stay your success. Generally, I would recommend a minimum of 20 hours of private lessons for adults depending on personal needs and requirements.
As a guest you will enjoy a private airy student bedroom on the ground floor. My home has beautifully manicured gardens with beautiful views from most of the outside areas, including the amazing view of the river from the terrace where you can eat breakfast on a sunny day.
Weekly fees (up to 7 nights) include:
Full board accommodation in a twin-bedded room.
* Prices are for sole use of bedrooom unless on a shared programme.
1-1 tuition unless on a shared programme.
Initial diagnostic assessment and use of suitable course materials.
* Two accompanied half days and one full day excursion per week to places of local interest.
** Attendance and progress report at the end of the course.
*General English, Aviation English, Business English, First Certificate preparation (to be advised at time of booking).
**All entrance fees are to be paid for by the student. Local transportation is included in the agreed excursions.
Those sharing a course would each receive a 10% discount.
Should a teenage student wish to share with another guest of a different nationality in the summer, I would endeavour to find a suitable student of a similar standard and ability.
Weekly supplement of £70 for private bathroom
Further excursions available at extra cost
There are numerous extra-curricular activities in the area, e.g. surfing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, cycling, Nordic walking, swimming, indoor climbing, golf, horse riding and tennis.
Transfers can be arranged and cost of such confirmed on request
Terms of Payment
A £300 deposit is payable at time of booking.
Payment in full must be made four weeks prior to the start date of the course.
Bank charges are the responsibility of the payer.
If a course is cancelled more than 28 days before the scheduled course start date a cancellation fee equal to the deposit will be charged. If a course is cancelled from 28 days to 7 days prior to the start of the course, 50% of the fees may be refunded. There would be no refund if a cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refund of fees will be made once the course has started.
Special Needs Disclaimer
Unfortunately, I am unable to accommodate those with special needs as I am not a qualified special needs teacher and the accommodation and location is unsuitable for those with disabilities. Bookings are accepted on the understanding that the student has no illness infirmity which might adversely affect the success of the stay and that any transmissible disease suffered by the student must be declared at the time of booking.
Insurance against cancellation, accident, illness, loss of property, theft or any accidental damage the student may cause to the property of others is the responsibility of the student and personal insurance is strongly recommended. You are liable for any damage you cause in the home.
No smoking is allowed at the property.
Guests are not permitted to bring pets to the house during their stay