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Here are 20 of the most common questions we are asked:

1. How can I book a course at Accent?

2. What course options are available at Accent?

3. What course options are available for groups from companies?

4. How can I travel to Accent?

5. What do the course fees include?

6. Can I bring my family to Accent?

7. Can I have online training from Accent?

8. What social activities are included in Accent Courses?

9. How much money do I need to bring with me to Accent?

10. Can Accent arrange to pick me up from the airport?

11. What accommodation options are available?

12. What type of accommodation does Accent recommend?

13. How can I find more information about Accent courses?

14. I need specialist English for my job. Can Accent provide a course for me?

15. Why should I choose Accent International?

16. Can I combine an English language course at Accent, with another activity?

17. What do past participants say about Accent International?

18. I want to study for English exams (e.g. TOEIC, IELTs), can Accent help me?

19. Can I download an Accent Brochure?

20. What are my guarantees of quality?

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1. How can I book a course at Accent?

  1. Select the course that suits your needs and budget.
  2. Complete our online registration form and needs analysis.
  3. You will receive confirmation documents from our Office Manager.

2. What course options are available at Accent?

At our UK centre in England, Accent provides full immersion training in three main formats:

  1. Individual,
  2. Small Group and
  3. Combinations of these two choices.

More information can be found on our courses page.

We also provide special Corporate Programmes for companies in the form of Closed Groups, Seminars and Simulations.

More information can be found on our companies page.


3. What course options are available for groups from companies?

We provide special Corporate Programmes for companies in the form of Closed Groups, Seminars and Simulations.

More information can be found on our companies page.


4. How can I travel to Accent?

It is easy and straightforward to get to Accent from several major international airports.

Information about the different options can be found on our travel page.

Please contact us for advice and information. We are happy help you to book tickets for your transfer from airports to Exeter by private car, train or bus.

If you would like advice about the best way to travel to the UK and which airport would be the most convenient - again contact us and we shall help.


5. What do the course fees include?

All Accent courses provide a complete package. Everything is included so that the only additional money needed is pocket money.

The course fees include*^:

  • Transfers between Exeter and Accommodation
  • Lunch with trainers every day of the course
  • Full social programme
  • Initial diagnostic assessment
  • Final report and advice for the future
  • Daily Transport to/from Accent by Accent cars
  • Refreshments during the day
  • All materials and equipment
  • Course design
  • Membership of Accent Alumni

The number of hours per week includes lunch and breaks as these are always with trainers and are planned as an integral part of the course. Contact hours, in fact, always exceed the number of hours indicated.

* Course fees do not include accommodation.

^ Course I20 is a half-time course and is intended for those who would like a lighter course and less work. Therefore the price for I20 does not include lunches or social programme.


6. Can I bring my family to Accent?

The minimum age for a course at Accent International's UK centre is 21.

However, we do provide the English for Families programme, which allows the combination of Accent English language training with a family holiday in the beautiful local area.

We can also combine a course at Accent International with local schools; who can provide English language courses for participants under the age of 21.

Contact us for more details.


7. Can I have online training from Accent?

Yes!

Using our accentVirtual platform, you can have online, face-to-face lessons from Accent trainers.

These are great for flexibility and if you have a limited budget.


8. What social activities are included in Accent Courses?

As part of the course, Accent organises an evening activity in the middle of every week and a full-day excursion every Saturday.

Evening Activities can include: Classical Music, Theatre, Jazz, Cinema, Golf, Bowling, Tennis, Fishing, Dinners, Pub Crawls, Coastal Drives, Late Night Shopping, Barbecues etc.

Saturday Excursions can be: The English Riviera, Dartmoor National Park, Exeter and Plymouth, Cornwall and King Arthur, Castles and Croquet, East Devon Heritage Coast, Boat Trips, Bath and Wells, Stonehenge and Salisbury etc.

The cost of the social programme is included in the price of the course*.

*: Course I20 is a half-time course and is intended for those who would like a lighter course and less work. Therefore the price for I20 does not include lunches or social programme.


9. How much money do I need to bring with me to Accent?

If you select an Accent course with Executive Homestay Accommodation, the only additional money you need is pocket money!


10. Can Accent arrange to pick me up from the airport?

Yes!

We can arrange for you to be collected by a private car from anywhere on the mainland UK.

Contact us for more details and prices.


11. What accommodation options are available?

At Accent International, we offer three types of accommodation:

  1. Executive Home Stay Accommodation
  2. Hotel
  3. Self-catering

Contact us if you require more information or help deciding the best option for you.


12. What type of accommodation does Accent recommend?

We strongly recommend Executive Home Stay Accommodation.

These are the beautiful homes of English professional people.

You have a bedroom with private bathroom and have breakfast and evening meal every day and lunch on Sundays.

The food and accommodation are both of a very high standard. In addition, you are welcomed into an English home.

This means that your total immersion in English is complete because before and after your course you are surrounded by English.

We receive fantastic feedback from our clients that choose Executive Home Stay. Many senior executives, CEOs and Presidents of companies who have stayed with executive families, and they very much enjoyed it.

It is also usually cheaper, which means that you could have a bigger budget for your English course at Accent.


13. How can I find more information about Accent courses?

Contact us with your specific enquiries.

We will give you any information that you need.


14. I need specialist English for my job. Can Accent provide a course for me?

Yes!

We have experience in delivering courses with specialisms from A-Z.  Follow the link for more information on some of the specialist courses that we provide.

Or contact us if you have any specific enquiries.


15. Why should I choose Accent International?

The philosophy of Accent can be summarised as, "Personal, professional, quality training".

Personal - because although Accent works internationally, our centre is small and the number of participants is carefully limited. In this way, we can provide personal attention and design courses to suit individual needs.

Professional - because Accent uses qualified and experienced trainers who usually have qualifications and experience in specialist areas such as business, finance, science or IT - in addition to language teaching qualifications.

Quality - because Accent is committed to quality - in training, in materials, in our facilities, in accommodation and in client-company relations. We believe that all parts of a training programme are equally important - from initial contact to final report.

Training - because Accent is used to working with businessmen, companies and professionals.

All of our services are based upon training concepts, not teaching. The atmosphere on an Accent course is totally different to that of a school - the approach, relationships and environment are suitable for serious, mature adults with a professional need for English.

To get an idea of the "Accent International Experience" watch our videos, they should help you to decide!


16. Can I combine an English language course at Accent, with another activity?

Yes!

More and more students are enjoying our English and Golf course, which marries first class one-to-one training and practice in English at Accent International with first class one-to-one training and practice in Golf at Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club.

With this in mind, you could try:

  • English and Horse Riding
  • English and Sailing
  • English and Swimming
  • English and Horticulture
  • English and Tennis
  • English and Running

These are just suggestions................................You can choose the activity!

As always at Accent International, we want to provide courses that meet your specific needs, so just ask and we will try to arrange it!


17. What do past participants say about Accent International?

Find out What our clients say.


18. I want to study for English exams (e.g. TOEIC, IELTs), can Accent help me?

Although Accent does not run examination classes, yes we can help you!

If you select an individual one-to-one course with Accent, we will be able to help you prepare for a full range of English examinations depending on your objectives.

We always design courses to suit individual needs.


19. Can I download an Accent Brochure?

You can download a pdf version of our Brochure here.

If you would like a hard copy of our brochure, please contact us.


20. What are my guarantees of quality?

Accent is fully accredited to teach English by the British Council - which regularly inspects us and ensures that high standards continue to be met.

We are also a member of IALC.  IALC is an internationally recognised quality seal of a well-established, professional language-teaching institution, which meets demanding quality standards through regular inspection, annual auditing and compliance with the IALC Code of Ethics.

Accent is also a member of English UK, which is the professional body of the English Language Industry and provides another quality monitor. Finally, we are members of BusinessEnglishUK which is the specialist organisation for Business English providers.

These are your recognised guarantees of quality.

The real guarantee, however, is the satisfaction of our clients and course participants, the length of time we have worked with companies and the participants who return for more training with Accent.

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