Homestay Course in Paignton

Summer - Sunday 18th June - Friday 20th August 2017.
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Availability: Sunday 12th June - Friday 19th August 2016.
Level: A1 Elementary to C1 Advanced
Maximum Class Size: 12
Minimum Age: 13 to 17

Homestay Course for Teenagers

  • Homestay courses
  • Enjoyable lessons and projects
  • Stay with a local family
  • Make friends with young people from all over the world
  • Great activity programme – includes trips, barbecue nights, parties, surfing and climbing. The activity programme is obligatory if the student is not accompanied by a parent/guardian. The price for the activity programme is included in the price of the course.

Junior School Season: Monday June 12th to Friday August 19th, 2016

What will I learn?
You will learn how English is used in the modern world with teachers who know how to make practice in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation meaningful, memorable and enjoyable. You will improve your use of English, practising speaking, listening, reading and writing.


At the beginning of each week, your teacher will preview what you will study in the week and ask you if there are any areas you would like to study. The teacher will add all of the suggestions to a lesson menu in your classroom. The suggestions could be about a grammar point, a vocabulary area, or practice for a particular situation (e.g. visiting a doctor, giving a presentation in English, etc).


At the end of each week, you will usually have a short test to review the use of words and phrases you have studied. This will be a simple, informal test to help you assess your own progress and how much you have remembered.

How long can I study?
The minimum length of stay is 2 weeks. Teenagers usually study 15 hours each week. Your lessons may be in the morning (from 09:00 to 12:30) or afternoon (13:30 to 16:30).


When do the courses for teenagers start?
Courses start on any Monday throughout the summer from June 12th to August 19th in 2016.

What can I do after school?
The teenage activity programme changes each week. You can go on trips to local places of interest such as Kents Cavern and Paignton Zoo or the cities of Exeter and Plymouth and the wild countryside of Dartmoor. Popular activities include wildlife boat trips, fishing, surfing, climbing, bowling and raft building. To see an sample activity programme for 2016, please CLICK HERE.
Recreational activities are closely supervised by our Activity Leaders. Students must take part in the full activity programme and are not permitted to go off on their own during activities. On two evenings a week, juniors go out on a school activity (for example to a cinema, disco or barbecue).

On other evenings, younger students usually stay with their host family in the evening unless they have written permission from their parents or guardian stating what time they must come home.


Where will I stay?
You will stay in a house with a host family as near  as possible to the school - a maximum of 20 minutes’ walk. Staying with an English family gives you lots of chances to use your English and learn more about English life. Teenagers share a room with a student from another country. You can also ask to share with a friend. There is a supplement per week for students who request a single room. Executive rooms are available on request.

How do I get to the school?
When you arrive on Sunday, you will be met at the airport by someone from the Devon School and taken directly to Paignton. Your return to the airport will also be accompanied.
Accompanied transfers to and from the airport are arranged by the school. Representatives of the Devon School will be at Heathrow Airport* every Sunday to meet flights. Price £65.00 single or £124 return. Teenagers wishing to use this service should book flights between 11.30 and 15.00 and departing between 14.00 and 17.30. Teenagers with flights outside these times will need a Meet & Greet service for the extra time spent at the airport (Price is available on request) The transfer must be booked with full flight details at least 3 weeks in advance, the earlier the better. Seats cannot be reserved until details are received.
*Transfer prices from other airports and ports are available on request.


What does the price include?

  • 15 hours of English lessons each week.
  • A full programme of supervised trips and activities complete with transport.
  • Welfare and advisory service.
  • Access to a 24-hour emergency number.
  • All the materials for your lesson.
  • Access to DVDs, CDs and books in the school library.
  • A Devon School folder complete with information pack, pen, writing paper and local maps.
  • End of course certificate and report.

Please note that accommodation and food (usually breakfast & dinner with your host family and a picnic lunch) must be selected as an extra on the booking form.

How much does it cost?

To receive a quotation for your selected course, please CLICK HERE

Please be advised, there is an £8 fee added to all transactions to cover international bank charges. A non-refundable enrolment fee of £77 applies to all course bookings, plus a £41 accommodation booking fee. If you have any other questions, please CONTACT US and we will do our best to help.

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