English Courses

While you are at Big Moon Cottage your English learning environment reaches far beyond the traditional classroom. You will learn through formal English lessons (20 hours per week in the standard package), but you will learn much more through the wide range of activities and adventures we will enjoy together as a group.


Standard course (1 week)

  • 20 hours English lessons per week, Monday — Friday, 9 am — 1 pm
  • We cater for all levels from beginners to proficiency
  • Small groups (3 — 6 people)
  • General English or Business English

While the specific content of each course varies according to the language requirements and objectives of each individual group all courses contain the following basic elements:

  • Grammar revision and presentation of new structures. New structures are practiced in the lessons and reinforced during the activities and during general conversation throughout the day.
  • Vocabulary development. Assessment of vocabulary fields relevant to each student, tips and tricks for building vocabulary.
  • Development of the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing through a wide variety of activities, exercises and games.
  • Role play of language functions relevant to the course participants e.g. dealing with difficult customers, making appointments on the telephone, advising a client, small talk at a business dinner, negotiating a business contract etc.

Business English courses for corporate and executive groups

Use the tranquility of Big Moon Cottage to work on a particular project exclusively with your team, some examples:

  • English for presentations
  • English for international marketing
  • English for international meetings

Video recording and feedback can be used where required. Contact us and we can design a special programme to suit your requirements

Improve your communication skills in English

Our simple email English level test will help us to establish your level, needs and objectives.

Whatever your aims, a week or longer at Big Moon Cottage will improve your communication skills in English enormously. Soon you will be able to discuss all sorts of topics and start thinking and maybe even dreaming in English!