Quality English courses in Paignton, Devon School of English

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quality English uk intial writing materials & school folder
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English language courses for lawyers
English language courses for law use of self access room
English language courses for law access to social programme
English language courses for law all lessons are 60 minutes duration

The school offers high-quality tuition available in General, Business and Exam Preparation courses as well as teenage homestay and residential programmes. The school received the highest possible gradings in its 2012 ISI Report and its ISI Monitoring Visit in September 2013.

Quality English writes...”Family run in the truest sense, the entire Hawthorn family take a full part in running this very successful school. A stone’s throw from the ‘English Riviera’,  it is located in two attractive Victorian buildings. Their extensive course range is enhanced by inspiring English plus courses such as Art or Walking.”



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School Features

  • Friendly, family-run school, started by Brian Hawthorne in 1971
  • Fully-accredited school (ISI, British Council, Quality English)
  • Highly Trusted Sponsor (Tier 4 General)
  • Beautiful location at the heart of the English Riviera in the England's most beautiful county
  • 2 elegant Victorian buildings with gardens only 500 metres from the beach
  • All homestay accommodation within walking distance of the school
  • Excellent activity programmes for adults and teenagers
  • Qualified and experienced team of teachers
  • Wide range of adult courses available at all levels
  • Homestay and Residential courses for teenagers
  • 50+ courses with several possible start dates
  • Average age in adult school in 2012: 31 years
  • Cambridge First, Advanced and IELTS preparation courses
  • Specialists in English for Business
  • Specialists in Teacher Methodology Courses for Non-Native Speaker English Teachers
  • English Plus courses that can combine English tuition with Golf, Walking, Art or Music.  
  • Freshly prepared food served daily in the school canteen
  • Free wi-fi and broadband computer access with 16 pcs for use by students


The emphasis during lessons is on increasing fluency, accuracy and confidence when speaking and on improving and developing your listening skills. You will acquire the vocabulary, expressions and strategies needed to cope effectively in the most important everyday situations.

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Academic Year Course (30 weeks +)

Business English Combination Course (28 hours per week)

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - 8 and 12 weeks

Cambridge English First (FCE) - 9 and 12 weeks

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)

English & Art

English & Golf -Beginners' package

English & Golf -Handicap package

English & Golf -Pre-Handicap package

General English & Business English (23 hours per week)

General English (15 hours per week)

General English (23 hours per week)

General English Combination Course (28 hours per week)

IELTS Preparation Course

Long Stay General English (12 weeks +)

Teachers' Courses

Teenager Homestay Courses.

Teenager Residential Courses

VIP Course (23 hours per week)

VIP Course (27 hours per week)

VIP Course (31 hours per week)

Social Programme

We offer a full and varied social programme all year round for adults to choose from. We have 2 minibuses to take students to every corner of Devon & Cornwall - from historic cities, towns & villages, to picturesque beaches and the remote and romantic landscape of Dartmoor National Park. Let us show you why this area is considered one of England's most beautiful.

In summer, there is a dynamic and engaging social programme for teenagers in our main and Residential schools. 


We offer a wide range of accommodation, standard and Executive, all within walking distance (max 20 minutes approx) of the school and town centre.

Attention to individual requirements where possible


English and More, Salzburg
YES Tours GmbH, Kirchschlag


Intercambio Study N Travel, Sao Paulo

Czech Republic

Student Agency, Brno
English Language Consultancy, Prague


Autour des Langues, Saint-raphael


English in Britain, Frankfurt Am Main
sprachkurse-weltweit.de, Kallmuenz


MasterClass, Budapest


Lingualink Language Training, Herzlia


Destinazione Lingue, Udine


DEOW Co Ltd, Tokyo
Ryugaku Journal Inc., Tokyo


Intellect Consulting Educational Agency , Almaty

Russian Federation

Jey STUDY , Moscow
VERA Educational Center , St.petersburg
Langabroad, Saint-petersburg

Saudi Arabia

Arabian Centre of Technology ACT, M. Flour


SHE-Herencia, Barcelona
StudyGlobal, Barcelona
Sheffield Centre, Madrid
ILCO, Barcelona
Linguaselect, Lleida
LanguagesGo!, Gijon
SHE Herencia, Vitoria


Globo-Study / Media Touristik AG group, Zurich
Linguista, Basel, Bern, Winterthur, Zürich
Globo-Study / Allez-y Sejours Linguistiques , Genève
Beratung fuer Sprachausbildung, Staefa
Follow Me, Bern



United Arab Emirates

Intelligent Partners, Dubai

United Kingdom

E.L.G., Torquay

Petra ,  Czech Republic

"I couldn't have had better teachers. I wish I could spend more time here."

Kyung-Suk ,  Korea, Republic of

"I wish I could learn English in the Devon School again. I never forget the time when I was in UK."

Ursula ,  Switzerland

"We would like to thank you all very much for the care and the lessons you have been giving to us. We learned a lot and we now have the feeling being well prepared for our future tests."

Quality English courses in Paignton, Devon School of English
1 Lower Polsham Road
United Kingdom

Our 2 schools (The Vicarage & The Glendale) are located 150 metres from each other in a residential part of Paignton a small seaside town in the English Riviera, one of England's most popular holiday destinations. Our schools are 500 metres from the beach, and there are direct coach/train links with London (Heathrow).

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