Babel Fish Language School is a unique school for students who want to improve their English and experience the excitement of surfing.
I started teaching English in 1996 at the Kent School of English where I worked for two years. In 1998 I qualified as a NARS Beach Lifeguard and British Surfing Association surf instructor. I moved to Cornwall where I have taught surfing to beginners and intermediate surfers, as well as continuing to teach English to students. I hold a cert. TESOL qualification from Trinity College and a BA Hons in English Literature.
At Babel Fish, students benefit from my experience as both English teacher and surf coach.
I run Babel Fish from my 18th century cottage in the village of St Columb Minor, 2 km outside of Newquay. Students come to the house in time to begin class at 09:00. English lessons continue until 12:00 when we break for lunch. After lunch, we go to the beach and spend the afternoon surfing. (See surfing page for more info).
You will stay with a host family not far from the school, who will provide you with breakfast and an evening meal. The host families are chosen by me because they are friendly, welcoming and will also help you with your English!
You will study on a one to one basis or you can come with a friend whose English is of a similar level.
At Babel Fish we want give you a unique learning experience, Our courses run from Monday through to Friday, with a course tailored specifically to you. Learn English and absorb yourself in the Cornish lifestyle. (See Courses page for more info)
We love to surf at Babel Fish. Learn English, and Surf on one of our beautiful beaches all within 2 km of the Language School.
(See Surfing page for more info)
Browse through the images in the Gallery page, local images shot in and around Cornwall, Our main aim is to give you an idea of your surroundings while studying at Babel Fish.
(See Gallery page for more info)