SKOLA English in Exeter

Dates: Year round
Location: Exeter (City Centre)
Accommodation: Homestay, Student Residence, Student House

Based in the heart of an ancient English cathedral city, this is a language school that will give you a flavour of England’s glorious heritage.

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English courses in Exeter

The average age of our students is normally between 25 and 30 although we do accept students from the age of 16. 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 IELTS and Work Experience 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.

Excellent Student Progress

On average our students progress from B1 to B2 or equivalent (IELTS 4.0 – 5.0) in only 12weeks. Based on internal school assessment & final IELTS exam.


Exeter is the capital city of the region of Devon, south-west UK and was voted University of the Year, College of the Year, Museum of the Year (2012). It is a beautiful and safe “English” city. It is a also a lively city with a big student population. The School is situated in the city centre very close to its modern shopping centre and bus/train stations.

The school has a second annexe building located at 1 New North Road, Exeter, just 3 minutes walk from the main building


SKOLA Exeter
42 Longbrook Street,
Exeter, Devon

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



Sample Timetable

Monday – Friday


15 hours - General English

09.30 - 13.00

15 hours - IELTS

14.00 - 17.15

21 hours - General English or IELTS

09.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 15.30 (not Friday PM)

30 hours - IELTS

09.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 17.15

All courses include breaks.

General English

General English is our most popular course and students can choose to learn English as intensively as they wish:

  • An initial Placement Test followed by an Oral Test on your first day
  • A First Week Questionnaire on day 3
  • Weekly self-study sessions during which your teacher will give you individualised work
  • Tutorials in which the student and teacher negotiate and review learning goals
  • Regular progress tests.

A choice of hours:

  • 30 hours per week mornings and afternoons
  • 21 hour per week mornings and afternoons
  • 15 hour per week mornings or afternoons only

Half days: The 15 hour programme covers all skills - speaking and pronunciation, listening, reading & writing, vocabulary and grammar.

Full days: The 20/21 and 30 hour programmes include added focus on communication and comprehension - listening and speaking.

IELTS Preparation Courses

IELTS is a popular exam taken by students going to a UK university. Our programme helps you prepare for the exam. We then assist you in booking the exam if required. We have an excellent reputation for the speed at which our students improve their level.

  • 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

One-to-one Courses

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

Business English & Combination Courses

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 for example Business, Medicine and Tourism.

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Work Experience Programmes

For EEA and Swiss Nationals or Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) Visa holders

We offer work experience in London and Exeter in a wide variety of sectors. This is a great opportunity to spend time in the UK, perfect your English and gain valuable experience of the work place. Choose any length of study (from 4 weeks +) at either our London or Exeter schools followed by 4-24 weeks of Work Experience. Work Experience is not paid however it is common for companies to pay a small amount towards your daily travel costs and/or lunch. This depends on your experience and each company.

Key facts

Work Experience lasts 4-24 weeks and is available in:

  • Administration
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel & Catering
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations and Media

Where: Study in Exeter or London, the Work Experience will then usually be taken in either of these cities depending on your needs.

When: You can start any Monday throughout the year.

What course will I study: Choose either 15, 21 or 30 hours of tuition per week for at least 4 weeks.

How long is the work experience: From 4 to 24 weeks.

Will I get paid: Work Experience is not paid however it is common for companies to pay a small amount towards your daily travel costs and/or lunch. This depends on your experience and each company.

Who can apply: Any EU national who is at least 18 years old (EEA and Swiss nationals or Youth Mobility Scheme Visa holders, Tier 5).

How do I apply: Email us your booking form, CV and application letter.

Additional Information

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • 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
  • National Parks: Dartmoor and Exmoor
  • The Jurassic Coast is England’s first natural ‘World Heritage Site’
  • Only 10 miles to the nearest beach
  • Cycling & watersports on the river Exe
  • Great Pubs and clubs
  • London (2 hrs 20 mins), Stonehenge (2 hrs), Bath (1.5 hrs)

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.

Sample Social Programme


Week 1


Welcome to SKOLA Exeter! Get your student card & open a bank account


We suggest: Visiting Exeter Cathedral


Movie Day!


We suggest: Exploring Exeter with Red Coat Guided Tours


Chinese Night!


Trip to Bath


We suggest: Visiting the Jurassic Coast


Accommodation & Transfers


The school accommodation officer inspects all host families before we place a student in the house. We choose our families based on the warmth of the welcome they give our students and how well they look after the student. Choose from Bed & Breakfast, Half-Board or Self-Catering.

Student Residence

We offer a range of student residences in the city centre from just 2 minutes walk from the school. We have high quality ensuite studios such as the quality studios at Ironbridge and standard options. Please contact us for details and availability.

Student House (Summer Only)

During the months of July and August we have student homes available with private bedrooms and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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: Bristol airport is about 1.5 hours from Exeter. For destinations please see:

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:

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

Gatwick – Exeter:

Catch the Gatwick Express: - to Victoria coach station and then the coach to Exeter: or the train to Exeter from Paddington or Waterloo stations:

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 2015

General English/IELTS 15 hours

1- 4 weeks price per week


5 – 8 weeks price per week


9 – 12 weeks price per week


13+ weeks price per week


36+ weeks price per week


Academic year 36 weeks


General English/IELTS 21 Hours

1- 4 weeks price per week


5 – 8 weeks price per week


9 – 12 weeks price per week


13+ weeks price per week


36+ weeks price per week


Academic year 36 weeks


General English/IELTS 30 hours

1- 4 weeks price per week


5 – 8 weeks price per week


9 – 12 weeks price per week


13+ weeks price per week


36+ weeks price per week


Academic year 36 weeks


Business English & Combination Course

15 hours in a group + 6 hours one to one per week


One to One

per hour


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


Fee for issuing a CAS


Work Experience

Placement fee


IELTS exam fee



Accommodation & Transfer Fees 2015

Accommodation Booking Fee (for all accommodation)


Standard - Single - En-suite

Self Catering


Private Home B&B


Half Board


Standard - Single

Self Catering


Private Home B&B


Half Board


Standard - Twin*

Self Catering


Private Home B&B


Half Board


Budget Student House - Self Catering





Standard Residence - Self Catering**



Single - En-suite


Superior Residence - Self Catering**

Single - En-suite




Per person, per 7 nights.
Private Home B&B - breakfast only.
Half Board - breakfast & dinner.
* Twin rooms may be available for students travelling together.
** Bedding & kitchen pack £60. For en-suite and other options - please enquire.

Transfer Fees 2015











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


Course Dates 2014-2015

School Closures

Christmas 2014

20 December 2014 -
4 January 2015

New Year’s Day

1 January 2015


3 April - 6 April 2015

May Holiday

4 May 2015

Spring Holiday

25 May 2015

Summer Holiday

31 August 2015

Christmas 2015

19 December 2015 -
3 January 2016