Are you looking for a holiday in England which gives you the chance to practice speaking English?   This is the programme for you!

Living with a specially selected host family, you will be the only student from you own country. English will be your only language for the whole time and your family will take you out on visits. You can decide with your host family what you would like to do and see.

Weekly features:

  • Full board in a suitable host family – one adult at home at all times
  • Open to juniors and adults
  • Single placement. Two students not speaking the same language may share.
  • Special feature:   3 hours of structured conversation with the family per week about a topic that is interesting for you. The host family will correct your English. This is a real learning opportunity without formal lessons.
  • 2 afternoons of recreational activities
  • 2 full day outings or cultural activities
  • Living as part of the family for the rest of the time and taking part in their activities

This programme is available in Cornwall

Price:   £600.00 per week

Please contact us for availability.

Optional: Afternoon of sports with 1:1 instruction  including water-sports including surfing; golf, tennis and horse-riding

What our Agents Say

We have trusted Mercator for more than 20 years making our collaboration a special one and one of the longest! Our collaboration has built over the years through the organisation of short stays and long stays, for groups and individuals. The hundreds of students that we have sent to Cornwall and Devon have always been accommodated by warm host families. We are very keen on working with Mercator and appreciate their professionalism and loyalty and look forward to many more years of happy collaboration!

Delphine Valet SILC, Agent from France

Although for many years I recommended a study vacation in the UK to students to improve their English, I could never recommend any organising association because I was never happy with their standards of teaching or the accommodation they offered. In particularly this last feature. I am of the opinion that a family who is interested in helping the students to better their English is almost as important as the good standard of teaching in classes. Then I met Mercator Schools who not only combine good teaching methods with excellent teachers but also caring families who are interested in the young people who come to stay with them and interested in helping them improve their English. All of the Italian students that I know who have taken a course of English with Mercator Schools have greatly improved their English which has made it much easier to pass university exams and get better jobs.

Pat Parma Agent from Italy