Rowing boat with family on calm sea with black labrador watching from shore

The Learning Experience


Intensive English Courses

Tom’s primary occupation is that of a language teacher.  He has RSA (TEFL), PGCE and an Honours Degree in English Literature. He has taught in London at the prestigious International House and in other countries worldwide.

We offer intensive language courses of one or two weeks which include one-to-one tuition in the morning. The course also includes all meals and a variety of activities to choose from in the afternoon, e.g. horse-riding, golfing, fishing, walking, surfing, sight-seeing are just a few possibilities.

Tom teaching students at Assaroe Lake Lodge

Lessons can be tailored to meet any individual level or requirement.

Intensive preparation for Cambridge First certificate is a frequent request while some students are more focussed on spoken fluency for business or social needs.

Students are sent an assessment test before coming so that Tom can prepare a teaching programme for each individual student.

All courses provide practice in the distinct skills necessary for competence in English; reading, writing, speaking and listening.

It is important that guests understand that the lessons are only part of the learning experience we provide which continues throughout the day in a variety of interactions with all kinds of people in different situations.

Lessons are taken in The Studio, a more private space for learning.

Some of our Guests at Assaroe