Courses Discover Devon – General English for the over 50s

English and excursions designed for adults aged 50+

Discover Devon – General English for the over 50s


Our two-week programme combines an intensive General English course, taught in classes of 6 students maximum, with engaging excursions around the UK’s most varied, beautiful and evocative region.

World-famous writers such as Agatha Christie, Charles Darwin, Rudyard Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle visited, lived in and loved our beautiful region of the English Riviera. Inspired by this, we have designed the perfect programme for 50+ with afternoon activities that explore the favourite places of some of England’s greatest writers.

Start Dates

11 May 2020
08 June 2020
10 August 2020
07 September 2020
12 October 2020

Aims and objectives

Students gain confidence in using English in a functional and practical way, while enjoying a sample of what life in Devon has to offer.

Progression routes

Some students use this as a springboard on to one of our General English or MAX4 courses, at an appropriate level.

What’s included?
Networking lunch with fellow students and a member of staff (Monday-Thursday)
Pre-course placement
Certification of studied level
Course materials

Full-day trip to the South Hams and Burgh Island, the inspiration for ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie.


Free day with a suggested trip on the Steam Train to Dartmouth

Course Fees 2020:

Registration Fee: £65

Price per week
Discover Devon Programme 50+ (2 weeks) £828.5
1 hour = 60 minutes