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Hi. If you're looking for a course which is refreshingly different,
which is nothing like you experienced at school, which moves excitingly beyond traditional
models of learning and which has you communicating easily and confidently within days -
then you may be interested in Nab Cottage.
Liz and Tim (owners/teachers)
Nab Cottage began
as a family, a language school, and an international community in 1983. At the school,
students and teachers live together and study together, so there is continuous interaction
in English. It is in the centre of the Lake District National Park, an area of outstanding
beauty and tranquillity, which is currently being considered for World Heritage status.
The school overlooks a small lake and is surrounded by mountains. There are many wonderful
walks from the cottage including waterfalls, caves, valleys, mountains and rivers. The region is very popular with
British tourists so there are many facilities in the villages, including cinemas, shops,
bars, clubs, boating, tennis, fitness centres and leisure spas -Windermere, the largest
lake in England, is just 3km away-. Nab Cottage is 2 hours by taxi from Manchester,
Liverpool, Leeds/Bradford, Blackpool and Newcastle airports. There are also direct train
connections from all these airports to Windermere, the local station.
The four colourful and comfortable classrooms are all in the
beautifully converted barn right next to Nab Cottage. Facilities include computer, WIFI,
listening and reading library. Students can use the facilities here at any time including
evenings and weekends. The barn was built around 1800 and the thick stone walls and
original features have been kept. Nab Cottage takes a maximum of 20 students in the school
at any time. Classes are very small. Students are all adults and come from all over the
world. Teachers apply a holistic model of learning, encouraging students to behave, think,
dream and relax in English. This creates a strong foundation, because everybody learns
from each other and grows in confidence and self-esteem. Teachers ask everyone to speak
only in English all the time they are on the course.
different courses available at Nab Cottage. The General English For Adults course usually
runs from June to September. People can enrol on any Sunday and stay for between 1 and 13
weeks. Each week is made up of 35 contact hours and includes: Large Group/Whole Community
Sessions to establish confidence, Small Group Classes, which are organized in groups with
4 to 9 students of the same level and concentrate most of your work at the school; One To
One Sessions (weekly tutorials with a teacher); Guided Study Sessions and Small Group
Activity Sessions. Other courses offered by Nab Cottage include Closed Group
Courses, designed for groups or companies, English & Yoga, English & Walking,
One-to-one courses (which can be booked apart from the general courses) and Experiential
English for Teachers. This is a brand new course and will run for just one week, from
April 11 - 17 2010.
accommodation, students live at Nab Cottage, sharing the space and the facilities. The
bedrooms are all cosy with beautiful views, and most have their own shower and toilet.
Downstairs there is a sitting room with log fire, a TV room, a piano room, dining rooms,
and a large farmhouse kitchen. The gardens around the cottage and barn are used for
lessons when the weather is fine. There is also a patio with barbecue where everyone often
eats lunch, an orchard, a vegetable/flower garden and an outdoor sauna. Breakfast, lunch,
dinner and teas/coffees are included in the price. You can buy alcoholic and soft drinks
at cost price.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
English Language in the Lakes,
Cumbria, LA22 9SD
Tel: (+44) 15394 35311
Fax: (+44) 15394 35493
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