Adult school classroom at Globe English CentreWhether you are learning English to improve your work prospects or simply want to have a relaxing holiday in the beautiful South West whilst learning something new, we have a course that will suit your needs.

Our Adult School offers a high level of personal attention with many Areas of Strength recognised during our last British Council inspection, including resources and facilities.

All our classes boast a maximum of just 6 students per class (with an average of just 4) and with our high ratio of staff to students we have time to help all our clients personally, be it with any additional studying or helping arrange personal trips our friendly staff are always available.

General English

Core Programme – 20 lessons per week. This is a course book based General English course, covering all four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. We use a variety of the best textbooks and supplementary materials in order to build your confidence in your use of the English language.

Intensive Programme – 28 lessons per week. This is a skills based course (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Using primarily Authentic materials such as newspapers, magazines, literature, video, radio and film, it is a particularly interesting and dynamic way of improving your communicative ability as well as your knowledge of British life and culture.

Specialised programmes

Adult school classroom at our English CentreBusiness English – 28 lessons per week. This is a negotiated tailor-made course (maximum 4 weeks). Students give brief details in advance of when and why they need to use English. This is followed up on day 1 with a detailed needs analysis. This information is used by the business teacher to prepare a suitable programme which is reviewed regularly during the course so that classes can be adapted to changing students’ needs.

Examination Programmes – 28 lessons per week. We offer 10 week preparation courses for all Cambridge Examinations, as well as IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Teacher Training course – 28 lessons per week. Please note that all our courses are eligible for European Union funding through Erasmus schemes.This is a 2 week course for non-native teachers of English, offering creative methodology and practical classroom activities. The course is divided into 2 age ranges: Primary and Secondary/Adults.

One to One – this is a tailor-made course of individual lessons, designed to suit the individual student.  You are welcome to choose the number of lessons per week  you require.


Please contact us on if you would like advice on which programme would suit you best – the Globe team will be happy to help.

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