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Severnvale Academy

United Kingdom

Severnvale began in 1982, and is now well established as a provider of high quality English courses.

At Severnvale every visitor is treated as an individual. The staff will listen to you, talk to you, work with you and socialise with you.

Severnvale concentrates almost entirely on providing general and business English courses to adults. It is a small school with a maximum of 40 students and an average of 28 students throughout the year. Severnvale has luxury premises and the emphasis is in personal attention and learning the language as quickly as possible to ensure that you get the most from your stay with us through:

  • Very small classes

  • Highly qualified and experienced teaching staff

  • Personal care and attention

  • Flexibility to adapt to the needs of each individual

  • Experience - we have been running Severnvale for 23 years, and have many corporate clients

  • Accreditation - Severnvale has been fully accredited by the British Council for more than 15 years

  • Immersion - Severnvale is the only language school here, so our students are truly integrated into British lifestyle

  • Location - Shrewsbury is a historical county town with plenty to see and do, and centrally located - especially for Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool Airports.

Facilities at Severnvale's Business and General centre

Severnvale's adult & executive centre is a fine Georgian house (c. 1761). It is well-equipped, with:
  • 10 comfortable, attractive classrooms
  • audio-visual equipment in every room
  • a self-access study centre (including private listening practice area)
  • library
  • computer study centre
  • a separate Internet/e-mail computer centre
  • smokers' and non-smokers' student lounges, with drinks and light refreshments.

General English Courses

Our General English courses are for individuals - learners who like clear help from teachers they know and trust.

Because it is a small school, with only 30 - 40 adult students, Severnvale gives the opportunity for all teachers and students to know each other as people, and so for our experienced teachers to learn what each student needs most to help them on their way to confident English.

That, and plenty of variety in the classroom (you'll meet at least three different teachers every day) plus lots of opportunities to talk in English (we keep strict control over the number of students of each nationality) will guide you towards the kind of English you want to be able to use.

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Examination English

At Severnvale, we don't offer examination programmes where you practice for a particular exam and do almost nothing else.

Why not? Because we know from long experience that examinations test all your English language skills, and you improve these much more effectively when you learn the language in context, using your English in real situations and studying it through general language lessons. In other words, all English learning is exam preparation. With good English and a little exam technique you'll pass: with a lot of exam technique and poor English, you won't - it's as simple as that.

So when your level is near that needed to take your chosen exam, then we give you examination preparation lessons to help you learn the specific exam skills you need in order to pass.

Whichever general course you choose, you can add Intensive Examination Preparation Classes for as long - or as short - a period as you want - normally for the final 4-15 weeks before you take the exam - for a total of 5 hours per week.

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Severnvale Business English Courses

BUSINESS COURSES are for trainees of Elementary to Advanced level - 4 courses which combine small group and mini-group classes. They are designed to help you function effectively in the day-to-day practice of business.

All 4 courses have a core of general English in small groups, with mini-group tuition for the business elements in Business Module 1, within which we deal with the essential functions common to everyone using English in the workplace.

Severnvale Executive English Courses

EXECUTIVE COURSES are for clients of Intermediate to Advanced level with more specific professional needs - 3 courses combining small-group, micro-group and 1-to-1 classes.

In addition to the necessary emphasis on general language development, these courses offer more time for developing business skills, with work in micro-groups to develop or refine particular language uses. The individual training sessions can be used for progressive or remedial work, or to focus on even more specialised professional requirements.

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Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, is in the English Midlands close to the Welsh border surrounded by the River Severn. It is also known as 'The Royalist Town' owing to its importance in the English Civil War and 'The Town of Flowers' owing to its superb parks & gardens, successes in the 'Britain in Bloom' contest and Internationally renowned Flower Show.

Shrewsbury has over 1500 years of history; traditional timber "black & white" Tudor houses dating from the 14th Century onwards. It has importance in history as an administrative & trading centre and is the home town of Charles Darwin.

A friendly and welcoming place, Shrewbury has been winner of the national politeness competition. With a high standard of living and a very low crime rate it is officially recognised as one of the most desirable places to live in the United Kingdom and unspoilt by tourism. With its beautiful rural countryside it is an ideal place for relaxation, cycling and sport.


Severnvale, 25 Claremont Hill

SHREWSBURY, Shropshire SY1 1RD

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1743 232505

Fax: +44 (0)1743 272637


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Severnvale, 25 Claremont Hill

SHREWSBURY, Shropshire SY1 1RD

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1743 232505

Fax: +44 (0)1743 272637



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