SKOLA English in Exeter

“With a touch of buzzy, big city atmosphere, a large student population and a thriving arts scene. The city’s long heritage means there are plenty of monuments and historical attractions to occupy at least a day’s sightseeing, and the excellent selection of bars, cafes and restaurants make Exeter a vibrant place to be after dark.” - Lonely Planet

www.exeter.gov.uk/visiting

Video - SKOLA English in Exeter

Summary: A video profile of SKOLA English in Exeter in Devon, UK. With interviews of students, teachers, and principals.
Duration: Approximately 5 minutes.
Downloadable Version: exeter.zip 31Mb

Location

Exeter itself is a small, accessible and safe university town and regional capital neighbouring two beautiful National Parks and the coast. The school is situated just one minute from the city centre and is close to all the facilities and services including shops and bus/train stations.

Address:

SKOLA Exeter,
42 Longbrook Street,
Exeter, Devon
EX4 6AE

Contact:
Andrew Darke
Principal
+44 (0)1392 666 419
Email Exeter

English courses in Exeter

Students are aged from 18 years although there may be an occasional student aged 16-17. Minimum enrolment period is 1 week. A maximum of 12 students in group classes ensures quality time with the teacher. Most courses are taught from elementary to advanced, although IELT S and Study & Work programmes are taught from Intermediate level.

Self Study materials are provided (books, software, etc.) to enhance the work done in class and there is free Internet Access to help students keep in touch with office, family and friends.

Daily Timetable

  • General English 21 hours 09.30 – 13.00 Monday – Friday 14.00 – 15.30 Monday – Thursday
  • General English 15 hours 09.30 – 13.00 Monday – Friday
  • IELTS 30 hours 09.30 – 13.00 Monday – Friday 14.00 – 17.20 Monday to Friday IELTS
  • IELTS 21 hours 09.30 – 13.00 Monday to Friday 14.00 – 15.30 Monday to Thursday IELTS
  • IELTS 15 hours 14.00 – 17.20 Monday to Friday
  • International Foundation Year - 09.30 –13.00 Monday to Friday 14.00 – 16.30 Monday to Thursday IELTS

All courses include breaks.

14.1 General English

A choice of hours:

  • 21 Hours per week mornings and afternoons
  • 15 Hours per week mornings or afternoons only

Morning classes: The 15 hours programme covers all skills - speaking and pronunciation, listening, reading & writing, vocabulary and grammar.

Afternoon classes: The 21 hours programme, includes an added focus on communication and comprehension. There is a weekly tutorial with the class teacher.

There is a weekly tutorial with the class teacher during which the student can discuss their progress and decide with the teacher what they would like to study.

14.2 IELTS Preparation Courses

IELTS Preparation 15 hour programme: 15 hours of IELTS preparation in the afternoons.

IELTS Preparation 21 hour programme: 15 hours (mornings) of General English Study + 6 hours (afternoons) of IELTS preparation.

IELTS Preparation 30 hour programme: 15 hours (mornings) of General English Study + 15 hours (afternoons) of IELTS

14.3 One-to-one Courses

Individual, tailor-made tuition where students can concentrate on areas of specific interest.

14.4 Combination Course

21 hours per week.15 hours in group classes in the morning followed by 6 hours of individual lessons in the afternoon. Students can concentrate on the language related to their own professional/personal areas of interest in the individual lessons.

14.5 International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a one year pre-university programme, including a significant degree of English language teaching. The programme is designed to provide you with an entry route to UK university programmes.

On successful completion of the course students will be able to apply to one of the 40 UK universities with which we have an agreement - please see www.nccedu.com for a full list.

At a Glance

  • Term 1: 29 September 2014 - 19 December 2014
  • Term 2: 12 January 2015 - 20 March 2015
  • Term 3: 13 April 2015 -29 June 2015

Study Hours: 25 hours per week

Course Content

  • English Language
  • Culture Studies
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Introduction to Business, Accounting & Economics

Entry Requirements

Successfully completed secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects:

  • Term 1 IELTS 4.5 or above
  • Term 2 IELTS 5.5 or above

If you do not currently have this score you can follow one of our General English + IELTS courses prior to commencing the Foundation Programme.
Minimum Age:17

Assessment

Assessments and Examinations Assessments for all modules will be offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. The modules are all assessed by either examination or coursework assignments

Class Size

Maximum 20 students

Conditional Offers

Conditional Offers from UK universities available

Modules

  • Advanced English Language Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Study and Communication Skills
  • Culture Studies
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics
  • Optional Module: Introduction to IELTS

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Additional Information

  • Age: 18+. There may be an occasional student aged 16-17
  • Class Size: Maximum of 12 students in group classes ensures quality time with the teacher
  • Levels: All levels from elementary to advanced. Cambridge examination & IELTS Courses are Intermediate and above
  • Minimum Enrolment: 1 week
  • Self Study: Materials provided ( books, software...) to enhance the work done in class.
  • Free Internet Access: To help students keep in touch with office, family and friend
  • The school is situated just one minute from the city centre and is close to all the facilities and services including shops and bus/train stations.
  • Exeter itself is a small, accessible and safe university town and regional capital neighbouring two beautiful National Parks and the coast. “Meet & Greet” service available
  • Optional Social programme available, Weekly excursion & other activities. There is normally a charge for the social programme. Cost of excursions is approximately £20

Social Programme

The school offers an exciting social programme with weekend excursions to places of interest including Bath, Stonehenge, Bristol, the coast and the beautiful National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Activities during the week include international food evenings, bowling, cinema etc. The average cost of excursions is £20. There may be a charge for other activities. Spend the weekend in London – You can be in London in just 2.5 hours. Leave Exeter on Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening. The school will help with travel and accommodation in London.

Accommodation & Transfers

  • Homestay (half-board)
  • Private home (bed and breakfast)
  • Self-catering
  • Student Housing July-August only
  • Airport Transfer Available
  • “Meet and Greet” service available

All our accommodation providers have been selected by the SKOLA member of staff responsible for accommodation after inspection and chosen for the warmth of their welcome rather than their proximity to the school. Many are however located within walking distance of the school.

For more information about accommodation and welfare see - Adult Accommodation.

How to get to Exeter

Exeter has its own airport. For destinations please see: www.flybe.com. Bristol airport is about 1.5 hours from Exeter. For destinations please see: www.easyjet.com

If you are making your own way to Exeter:

Heathrow – Exeter

By Bus: There are 9 buses a day direct from the Central Bus Station at Heathrow to Exeter. The school can book seats and purchase tickets for you if required. For fares and times please see: www.nationalexpress.com

By Train: From Paddington you can catch a train to Exeter. For fares and times please see: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Gatwick – Exeter:

Catch the Gatwick Express: www.gatwickexpress.com - to Victoria coach station and then the coach to Exeter: www.nationalexpress.com or the train to Exeter from Paddington or Waterloo stations: www.nationalrail.co.uk

If you arrive at any other airport please ask for information about how to get to Exeter.

Policy and Information Documents

 

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Adult Course Fees 2014

General English/IELTS 21 Hours

1- 4 weeks price per week

£220

5 – 8 weeks price per week

£210

9 – 12 weeks price per week

£200

13+ weeks price per week

£195

36+ weeks price per week

£180

Academic year 36 weeks

£6,480

General English/IELTS 15 hours

1- 4 weeks price per week

£180

5 – 8 weeks price per week

£170

9 – 12 weeks price per week

£160

13+ weeks price per week

£155

36+ weeks price per week

£140

Academic year 36 weeks

£5,040

General English/IELTS 30 hours

1- 4 weeks price per week

£275

5 – 8 weeks price per week

£265

9 – 12 weeks price per week

£255

13+ weeks price per week

£250

36+ weeks price per week

£240

Academic year 36 weeks

£8,640

University Foundation

3 Terms

£8,950

2 Terms

£7,500

Exam Fee

£500

Books

£150

One to One

per hour

£45

Book Fee (courses lasting 4 weeks and more. Payable every 12 weeks.)

£35

Fee for issuing a CAS

£35

Accommodation Fees 2014

Per person, per 7 nights.

Accommodation booking fee (One Time)

£50

Homestay: Half Board - Single*

£126

Home Stay: Half Board - Twin*

£112

Private Home (B & B) - Single*

£112

Private Home (B & B) - Twin*

£98

Homestay: Self Catering - Single*

£98

Homestay: Self Catering - Twin*

£84

Student House - Single (summer only)

£97

Student House - Twin (summer only)

£75

Unite Student Residence - Self Catering **

£105

*En-suite homestay available for £21 per week extra, limited availability
** Limited availability. Bedding & kitchen pack £60. For en-suite and other options - please enquire.
Home Stay - Breakfast & Dinner.
Private Home students receive Breakfast only. Twin rooms may be available for students travelling together.

Transfer Fees 2014

Heathrow

£220

Gatwick

£230

Stansted

£280

Bristol

£95

Exeter

£25*

* Prices may increase if taxi kept waiting due to delays in arrival.