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Country Cousins - Channel School


Country Cousins has more than 50 years organizing educational stays in England, the best way to learn the language. Channel School is located in Ilfracombe, a small marine town of the rough northern coast of Devon, in the southwest of England. It is an area of an exceptional natural beauty, near the Exmoor National Park, where the Bristol Channel joins the Atlantic Ocean. It is an ideal place to learn English with a safe, clean and ecological atmosphere for young people.

Students can choose between host family houses, small familiar hotels, as well as apartments and villas in Ilfracombe, although in these cases it’s necessary to book them in advance. For those with their own transport there are also luxury hotels in the outskirts. 

The school has three types of courses: Standard, Classic and Intensive. The first one consists of 12 weekly hours of classes, divided in 4 sessions in the morning or in the evening. The Classic course is an extension of the Standard course, which allows the student to deepen the study of the language, and also offers additional sessions to develop pronunciation, vocabulary and speech. Each session consists of three hours of study, being each one of 55 minutes. These weekly sessions guarantees a combination of oral and written comprehension, pronunciation, vocabulary, speech, grammar, reading and writing. The Intensive course consists of 21 hours of study, distributed in 7 sessions, either in the morning or the evening. It is an extension of the Classic course, and pay special attention in areas in which the student might have problems like grammar or pronunciation, and also makes them learn more vocabulary and speech subjects. 
The classes have an average size of 12 students. Professors detect the special needs of each student so they can manage a specific English course, whatever the level. 

The school offers a complete social program of trips and activities. From guided tours to the practice of water sports, horse riding or tennis.