UNESCO Global Geopark Pre Conference Course

The Devon School of English, is offering Global Geopark themed language courses before the UNESCO Geopark conference 2016.
Availability: Monday 12th September or Monday 19th September

We are proud to be the official English Language training sponsors for the 7th International Conference on Global Geoparks. We are offering a Global Geopark themed language course before the UNESCO Geopark conference in September 2016, giving delegates the opportunity to improve their general English and explore the English Riviera Geopark at their leisure with expert guides.

Delegates will stay in carefully selected host families within walking distance of the school in Paignton (included in the course price), and can choose from a one week or a two week course option before the Conference start. Alternatively there is a range of Bed and Breakfast and hotel accommodation near the school available at an additional charge to the prices below.

Each week the course will include:

  • 15 x 60 minute lessons in general English at your level, elementary to advanced.
    ((maximum class size 12 students). Your level will be determined by an entrance test and spoken interview.
  • 3 x afternoon guided activities to sites in the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark
  • 1 x full day geological / guided trip on Saturday
  • Host family single room accommodation half board, walking distance (max. 20 minutes) to the school in Paignton.)

One week course - £649 per person

Monday 19 September (arrival to host family Sunday 18 September)

Two week course - £1183 per person

Monday 12 September (arrival to host family Sunday 11 September)

For each course booked a donation will be made to the English Riviera Geopark to support their activites.

Geopark Visits and Activities

In consultation with the English Riviera Geopark Committee the School has selected a great programme of visits to the key sites of the Geopark and surrounding area. Guiding will be given by expert official geopark guides.

The programme will include :

Week 1

Beginning Monday 12 September (arrive in host family Sunday 11th)

Monday - orientation tour and welcome to the English Riviera Geopark.

Tuesday - Saltern Cove and Goodrington & Elberry Cove

Wednesday - Berry Head

Thursday - Valley of the Rocks -Torquay Coastwalk Maidencombe - Watcombe

Saturday - Geo-cruise stopping ashore at Brixham and Torquay

Week 2

Beginning Monday 19 September (if starting here arrive in host family Sunday 18th September)

Monday – orientation tour for new students and welcome to the English Riviera Geopark.

Tuesday – Kent’s Cavern

Wednesday - Coleton- Fishacre Coast path

Thursday - Brixham St. Mary’s Bay

Saturday – a day trip to visit Dartmoor National Park

Please note that the language school courses are offered by the Devon School of English and do not form part of the conference content covered by the delegate fee for the 7th International Conference on Global Geoparks, GGN2016.

Click here to find out more information on this course.

Click here to view a local English Riviera Global Geopark Map


How much does it cost?

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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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