English Language Holiday

Combine an English Language Course with Sightseeing

It doesn’t need to be all “Work, work, work”!

If you are too busy to take an Executive Intensive English course during a working week, why not take an English Language Holiday during your holiday time? You might like to combine study with sightseeing in this beautiful part of the country. You might even bring family or friends with you.  

The beautiful UNESCO city of Bath is one of the most popular tourist cities in the UK because of its unique concentration of Georgian architecture and its Roman history as the top European spa town, outside of Italy. 

From Bath it is also easy to reach a number of other interesting cities, such as Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford and London. You are also close to iconic landmarks such as Stonehenge or you might visit a picture postcard village such as Lacock, a location featured in the popular Harry Potter films or Castle Combe, a backdrop for the film which became a West End Show, Warhorse.

See the bottom of this page for schedules, fees and accommodation.

Afternoon Trips

Bath is set in very beautiful countryside, within easy reach of some of Britain’s most famous tourist attractions, as well as other interesting towns and cities. 


Day Trips

By train or car, the following places can be reached in 1-2 hours from Bath.


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The host family ‘total immersion’ experience is the most popular accommodation option with our customers. Staying with a host family guarantees you an authentic taste of Bath life and provides the opportunity for conversation and friendship building. Some of our learners keep in contact with their host family for years after their visit.

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Whether you choose one of our friendly host families, a bed and breakfast, or one of Bath’s top hotels, we can help you to find the perfect place to stay while you study with us at EMB.

Click here to view our accommodation page.

  • Course Preparation and Follow Up

    When you book your English Language Holiday course, we will give you a language test. We will also carry out a needs analysis interview to find out about your specific learning goals and learning style preferences. Then we will advise you on the best way to prepare for your course.

    At the end of your course, we will assess your language skills again, and advise you on how to consolidate your learning. We will also provide you with a comprehensive course report, demonstrating the progress you have made.

  • English Language Holiday courses can be booked throughout the year, except for the Christmas period. Courses are generally booked per week; however, we can arrange courses to suit most schedules.

    The most simple English Language Holiday programme is three hours of morning lessons, followed by afternoon and evening activities; however, there are also a number of one or two day-trips to consider, so we can adapt your programme to suit your chosen activities.

    If you would like to be accompanied by a member of the EMB language training team, we can arrange that for you too. In addition to your personal schedule of activities, you are most welcome to join trainers (and other participants) for EMB lunches and social evenings. 

  • There are many options to consider with the English Language Holiday programme, but the fee will largely depend on the number of hours you wish to study, and whether or not you wish to be accompanied by a trainer for sports or cultural activities.

    The following is an example of a fifteen hour one to one tuition course, and a social programme which does not include the participation of an EMB trainer. The charge is €1400 / £1000. This excludes entrance fees and travel costs (where applicable) associated with the social programme. 

    • fifteen hours of one to one morning study over five days

    • ten extra contact hours with a trainer at lunches and a social evening

    • tailor-made programme of culture and sport over seven days. 

    There is a €75 / £55 booking fee for all Bath courses. 

    We invoice customers one month before the start of an English Language Holiday course. EMB is unable to book travel to and from the UK. Some cultural activities can only be paid for on the day (by you). You will need to make advanced credit card bookings yourself, but EMB will show you where and how to do that. 

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