Courses Language Holidays for Adults

Challenge yourself to develop your English alongside a special interest or hobby that you have always had.

Language Holidays for Adults


These programmes are designed for our discerning clients, who see the value of combining a serious and enjoyable English language course with inspirational and fun guided activities. Your fellow students will all be of a similar age and background, and there are plenty of opportunities to network, share experiences and make new friends.

Programmes are offered in:
Rambling & Walking
Gardens of England
Active Sports
Crime Writer Programme
Rosamunde Pilcher

Start dates

Crime Writer Programme 11 April 2022 – 22 April 2022
Rosamunde Pilcher 25 April 2022 – 06 May 2022
Gastronomy 09 May 2022 – 20 May 2022
Gardens of England 20 June 2022 – 01 July 2022
Active Sports 04 July 2022 – 15 July 2022
Rambling & Walking 18 July 2022 – 29 July 2022
Active sports 01 August 2022 – 12 August 2022
Gardens of England 22 August 2022 – 02 September 2022
Gastronomy 12 September 2022 – 23 September 2022
Crime Writer Programme 12 September 2022 – 23 September 2022
Rosamunde Pilcher 26 September 2022 – 07 October 2022
Rambling & Walking 03 October 2022 – 14 October 2022

*At certain times of the year we may not be able to offer every course, depending on demand. You may be offered the closest alternative, before you confirm your booking.

What’s included?
Networking lunch with fellow students and a member of staff (Monday-Thursday)
Pre-course placement
Certification of studied level
Course materials
Private car (with driver) transfer on arrival - excluding Stansted/Luton
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Students having lunch


Britain is renowned for many things. Our food is not one of them. On this course, you will be delighted to see for yourself that there is an exception to every rule.

Come and experience the wide range of English gastronomy on offer in Devon. From freshly caught fish, to wine from our very own vineyards.

We are sure we can convert you to a Devon Foodie as you enjoy the wide variety of tastes, flavours and traditions of the best food and drink on offer.

You can view the full Gastronomy Programme here

09 May 2022 – 20 May 2022
12 September 2022 – 23 September 2022

Hiking on Dartmoor


Devon and Cornwall boast beautiful, inspiring, challenging routes for walking and rambling. Right in the heart of Torquay we have the Coastal Path that affords views of red cliffs and blue seas.

Further afield, Dartmoor one of the UK’s prime National Parks and has inspired writers, artists and explorers for generations.

Combine your love of the outdoors with improving your English and making friends. Bring some good walking boots!

You can view the full Rambling & Walking Programme here

18 July 2022 – 29 July 2022
03 October 2022 – 14 October 2022

Cockington rose garden


The gardens of England are famous for their eclectic, all-encompassing approach. This is probably because English gardeners have always looked outward, eager to absorb influences from abroad.

Within the English gardening tradition, therefore, are styles from as close as France and as far away as Japan. All accommodated into the English climate and sensibility.

On this course, you sample many different styles and approaches, from the small cottagegarden to the huge, formal landscape settings of manor houses.

Study and learn with fellow garden-lovers, while savouring the beauty and tranquility of some of the best of England’s gardens.

You can view the full Gardens of England Programme here

20 June 2022 – 01 July 2022
22 August 2022 – 02 September 2022

Kayaking at Anstey's Cove


It’s time to get active in body and mind. Exercise your mind in the morning, as you study hard to improve your English.

In the afternoon, it’s time to challenge yourself to work on your strength, coordination and flexibility.

Our teachers are with you in the mornings and our qualified experienced instructors are there to help and guide you during afternoon activities.

Have fun, get fit, and always go at your own pace. We are with you all the way.

You can view the full Active Sports Programme here

04 July 2022 – 15 July 2022
01 August 2022 – 12 August 2022

Agatha Christie book


Torquay’s most famous resident, Agatha Christie, used Torquay and the surrounding area for the setting of many of her novels.

Get to know her hometown and experience for yourself some of the evocative places that appear in her work.

Gain a deeper understanding of the texts and feel that you have come close to the inspiration of one of the world’s best-selling authors.

To make the most of this course, we recommend reading, in your own language or in English, the following novels: And Then There Were None, The ABC of Murders, The Man in the Brown Suit

You can view the full Crime Writer Programme here

11 April 2022 – 22 April 2022
12 September 2022 – 23 September 2022

The Drum Inn - Cockington


The breath-taking natural and man-made beauty in the TV dramatisations Rosamunde Pilcher’s work has resulted in even more fame and success the books alone.

This is the perfect setting in which to improve your English, make friends and experience the best of England.

You will study in the morning with fellow Pilcher fans, and in the afternoons and weekends, you will explore some of the settings that were chosen as the places to bring to life the novels of this wonderful British author.

You can view the full Rosamunde Pilcher Programme here

25 April 2022 – 06 May 2022
26 September 2022 – 06 October 2022

Course Fees 2022:

Registration Fee: £70

Price per week
Language Holidays for Adults (2 weeks) £955
1 hour = 60 minutes


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