Sandy beaches, rugged limestone cliffs and the moorland – the county of Devon is one of the most visited regions in England. A Mediterranean atmosphere, cultural heritage and a young vibe make Devon a very popular destination for English language courses.
The town of Exmouth, where the Sprachcaffe school is located, is one of the pearls of Devon’s coastal towns. In the city center, flowery parks attract many visitors, and you can easily pass an afternoon on a shopping expedition through the pedestrian area. Water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers also get their money’s worth here.
Today, mastering the English language has become highly dersirable by many. The study abroad programs we offer in Devon are tailored to suit you, and you have the possibility to book different courses in Devon all year round, from an intensive course to individual lessons.
Whether you're thinking of participating in an intensive course during your holidays, preparing for an exam or you simply wish to study a language in a relaxed environment, at our Devon language school you could learn English in a enjoyable, motivating manner. Studying in Exmouth also allows you to share your every-day life with the people of this English country, thus giving you a chance to use the language that you learn in class.
Our Sprachcaffe Devon different accommodation options also offer a variety of ways to experience the British hospitality.
Inside the Sprachcaffe Devon
The English school has 5 classrooms and there are 8 classrooms in our summer school building
There are common rooms which can be used for studying or socializing
A computer area is also available
The English courses for kids are held in a different building during the summer, just 5 minutes away from the language school
Sprachcaffe Devon Accommodation
An important component of a language course abroad is your accommodation; you need somewhere to relax after a long and eventful day, and to process what you’ve learned and experienced. Your accommodation is also a great place in which to talk about what you’ve done and perhaps to plan recreational activities with others.
Sprachcaffe Devon want you to feel comfortable during your English course, so Sprachcaffe Devon offer thwo different types of accommodation in Devon from which you can choose the most suitable option. All of the accommodation types offer you the opportunity to communicate with other people – whether locals or other students – and practice your newly-acquired language skills with them.
Check-in times for all accommodation: 10:00-22:00.
Sprachcaffe Devon offer Homestay accommodation in Devon
You can also book accommodation with a selected homestay in Devon. You can choose between a single or double room, and there is full board: breakfast and dinner with the family, and a packed lunch.
The advantages of this accommodation are clear: you can practice the English you learned in class and therefore continue learning.
Some homestays are near the school, while others are reachable by bus. It is necessary to purchase a bus ticket.
Your satisfaction is particularly important to Sprachcaffe. In order to select our homestays in Devon we therefore use the following criteria:
Sprachcaffe Devon Social Activities
Sprachcaffe Devon is located by the main square of the town of Exmouth, where the river Exe flows into the sea at the “English Riviera”. All leisure facilities, shops and restaurants and, of course, the Atlantic coast are within easy walking distance. The nearby cafes on Town’s Square invite you in for a relaxed chat.
A personal and friendly atmosphere with an international feel awaits you at our English school in Exmouth. The teaching program is very flexible and is supported by our professional teachers who welcome any questions which the language students may have.
Sprachcaffe Devon-Activities in Devon
Sprachcaffe Devon team at the Devon school would be happy to help you organize trips and excursions. We recommend that you visit Exeter and Plymouth, which are coastal towns. Plymouth is known for being the place from which the Pilgrim Fathers set off for the “New World”. However, you could have just as much fun getting ready to go to a pub or party with other students. But in these surroundings, don’t forget about Devon; cafes and pubs, as well as shops and banks are virtually on the doorstep. Make sure you explore the county of Devon on your own, too.
Sprachcaffe Devon-Tourism in Devon
Exmouth has wide and varied architecture, which can be seen both in its modern buildings and in the historic houses. Exmouth is very close to the British towns of Budleigh Salterton, Topsham and Sidmouth.
The county of Devon has inspired writers as prestigious as Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Thomas Hardy. The plot of one of the most famous cases of Sherlock Holmes is set on eerie Dartmoor.
Devon offers a wide range of sports such as kite-surfing, horse riding, sailing, wind surfing, scuba diving, golf and cricket.
Exeter is the regional capital of Devon and has many attractions such as the Norman cathedral, one of the best examples of its kind, the ruins of Rougemont Castle, which date from the eleventh century, and Athelstan's Tower from the Saxon era. The more adventurous can explore the Underground Passages, medieval passageways open to the public under the city centre. Exeter also boasts a new luxury shopping and cafe quarter, as well as the Quay area where you hire canoes or bikes or enjoy a leisurely lunch by the water.
Sprachcaffe Devon-Tourist Attractions
Nearby attractions include Woodbury Castle and the regional capital, Exeter, with its Norman Cathedral and café culture. Attractions to the south include The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary at Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth and of course Plymouth, home to the Plymouth Gin Distillery and the National Marine Aquarium. To the north, beyond the Exmoor National Park, lies Clovelly, an ancient fishing village, seemingly untouched for hundreds of years.
The national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, famous for their wild horses and rugged scenery, are well worth a visit. After a long walk across the moors, relax in one of the traditional thatched pubs and try one of the local beers or a cream tea.
Sprachcaffe Devon-Geography and Climate
The South West of the UK is blessed with warm waters and a temperate climate thanks to the Gulf Stream. Exmouth, like many other towns in this region, enjoys sumptuous subtropical vegetation, a thriving marine life and an average summer temperature of around 20° C. Known as the "English Riviera" thanks to its beaches, warm climate and palm trees, this area attracts over 100 million tourists a year.
Sprachcaffe Devon-Culture in Devon
Few cities in England can be proud of having such a rich historical heritage. For those interested in the history of the British Isles, there are numerous historical and mythical sites to explore in the region.
Devon houses the roots of historical figures such as Avalon, William the Conqueror and Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart.
Thanks to its rural surroundings, temperate climate and proximity to the sea, Devon produces some of the best local produce in the UK. From River Exe mussels to locally caught sea bream, seafood is a speciality in this region. Lamb and Beef are also local delicacies. The region produces some award winning wines and real ales; and locally made cheeses, honey and jams can be tasted and purchased at weekly farmers markets.
Exmouth is a blend of the past and present, with a beach culture, a lively nightlife and extreme sports such as kite surfing on offer, but with the backdrop of its historical buildings, quaint shops and strong feeling of community. It offers an authentic opportunity to experience and appreciate English life.
You might like to visit ancient Dartmoor towns, such as Ashburton, Moretonhampstead and Buckfastleigh, or enjoy the coastal region of Torbay, and visit 'the queen of cities by the sea', Torquay. The region hosts numerous music, food and culture festivals during the summer.
Full day trips such as a Totnes to Dartmouth River cruise will allow you to explore the unique town of Totnes, with its alternative lifestyle, then enjoy a cruise down the River Dart, bordered by vineyards and abundant with wildlife, and finally reach Dartmouth, with its ancient narrow streets, boutique shops and galleries and famous Castle. Alternatively visit Glastonbury, home to the famous music festival, but also long recognised as a spiritual and healing centre, linked to Druidism and Christianity. Visit the Tor, built on the 'holy hill of Avalon' and Glastonbury Abbey which some believe is the final resting place of King Arthur.
You may recall the figure of King Arthur at Glastonbury whose ruins of the Benedictine monastery (600 BC) have blooming shrubs before Christmas. If you want to know more about these historical facts, you should read the fictional work "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. And do not forget to Torbay, the "queen of the coast," a very sophisticated city known for its concerts, gardens and shops.
UK Excursions with Sprachcaffe Devon
The main Sprachcaffe Devon provider of tours is www.ukstudytours.com a specialist company that offers day trips and weekend excursions around the UK and Europe ,students can buy their tickets online or through our school social organiser.
There are trips to:
For more information about Ukstudy tours please visit www.ukstudytours.com
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