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Learn English at Cornwall English Language Homestay

Combine Learning and a Holiday

Located in the old cathedral city of Truro, Cornwall, we offer one to one tuition from a highly experienced EFL teacher. Teaching is tailor made to your requirements from beginner to advanced. Your needs are paramount so we only cater for individuals or couples.

Guests stay in our comfortable modern house with their own self-contained suite of large bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. We have a Cornish Shrimper sailing boat and a kayak from which we can explore the wonderful Cornish coastline.

Cornwall offers a huge variety of attractions ranging from the Eden Project to the renowned Tate Gallery in St. Ives.

Teaching and Learning

The key to successful progress with any language is speaking, and English is the language you will speak when with Howard and I. We will correspond several times before you arrive so that I have a prior idea of your standard and can prepare accordingly. There is a great stress on conversation, talking brings language alive and builds confidence.

Lessons will start at 10:00am, finishing at 1:00pm, with opportunities for short breaks for food and drink when necessary!

You will begin with the reinforcement of the level that you already possess, and you will find that you soon build upon it. I am not convinced from experience that repetitive exercises are necessary very often.

A lesson will often develop spontaneously in reaction to something that may have been mentioned on the news, or read in the broadsheet newspapers. It is important that you use current vocabulary, and therefore it is vital to listen to Radio 4, watch the television news and a variety of programmes.

Wherever you go you will be learning; going to the cinema, socialising and chatting generally as well as eating together are all part of the learning process, and practising your language skills.

A topic we will be working on will be set in advance, so that you can do some vocabulary work before the lesson so that you feel more confident.

Creative writing is of great value, along with the examination of the use of language and extension of vocabulary. I have extensive materials, which are provided for you.

You will be taught what YOU feel you need and to YOUR strengths; it is imperative that you feel comfortable and relaxed about your learning.

About Us

Your teacher, Gloria Newlove, has the following qualifications:

  • BA (Hons.) Swansea University.
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.
  • Background in Counselling skills.
  • Accredited TEFL training.

Gloria has over 30 years' teaching experience in schools and colleges. She firmly believes that learning should be an enjoyable and memorable experience. An enthusiastic teacher, Gloria uses a variety of techniques in her teaching. She loves English Language and Literature, History, Art and Interiors (along with her Ragdoll cat, Minty!)

Howard was a Geography teacher until his recent retirement. He is dedicated to his garden, believing in organic production, and as well as growing fruit and vegetables, he has two beautiful Pekin bantams. Howard is very concerned about climate change and sustainability as well as belonging to environmental organisations to raise awareness of these issues.

A keen sailor, Howard has a Cornish Shrimper, moored nearby, and, for a small fee, will take you out into the Carrick Roads, one of the largest natural bays in Europe.

Cornwall EFL Homestay

87, Treffry Road,




United Kingdom