• Pre-sessional - English preparation for university
  • IELTS, FCE, CAE certificate courses
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  • Beginner to Advanced
Learn English with EnglishReady! 
We provide a beautiful family home with structured English lessons to certification standards. A fully immersive 'English' experience. Just call us now to book your EnglishReady immersive English course.

"Hello, visitor, and welcome! Are you ready to improve your English language, living in the home of your own, personal tutor? We are here to help. English-Ready offers you full accommodation, meals, local sightseeing, and as many English lessons that you need to either improve your conversational English or pass a certificate course. Please 'Contact Us' on the above menu, to ask ANY questions you might have. Thanks for visiting!"



Your hostess extraordinaire! - Lidia


Your teacher with a group of students in Devon

Hello and welcome to EnglishReady.

Come and learn English in a real English family home. Improve your English with private tuition.

EnglishReady is the team of Calvin and Lidia. We have been partners for almost five years, and own a spacious home where we host and teach foreign language students. We love hosting students of all ages and nationalities, and I (Calvin) am very enthusiastic about customizing English courses for students looking to improve their English quickly.

Why study with us?
EnglishReady is a language school with a difference. We offer full accommodation and meals in our family home, and private, individual tuition from a qualified English teacher. Perhaps you are preparing for university or an exam, or perhaps you are looking to reach a level of proficiency to advance in your profession - we can help. Students of any age or level are welcome.
A large variety of courses are available - business English courses, proficiency courses and learning for tests or exams (for example the Cambridge CPE, or IELTS), conversational English courses, general English courses for all levels from Elementary to Advanced, or the study of English literature or the arts.

EnglishReady offers the promise of rapid improvement. We are located in a quiet residential area and have an extensive library of resources in our home. You will enjoy constant interaction and conversation with an English teacher who has over twelve years of experience. The environment we offer is friendly and constructive. We have experience in hosting foreign students, and provide excellent cooked meals, free use of WIFI internet, your own bedroom and use of the laundry facilities, garden and communal living area.

Why come to Devon?
Devon is a county in the Southwest of England with many beautiful attractions. The Devon coast is spectacular, and only a short journey away from our home. There are picturesque villages and wonderful national parks and nature reserves located in scenic English countryside. There are the historical cities of Plymouth and Exeter. Devon is an extremely popular destination for tourists and English holidaymakers because of its enormous diversity. From tiny farmers markets to large modern shopping centres, from secluded little beaches to adventure theme parks, from quiet river cruises to dynamic city tours - Devon is a unique English county.
Our home is in the town of Newton Abbot. Newton Abbot is a historical market town, very well situated close to the coast, Dartmoor National Park, the town of Totnes and the cities Exeter and Plymouth. There are traditional markets two days a week, a magnificent local library, and, along with many other attractions, a cinema, a national horse-racing track and a kayaking lake. Newton Abbot is a friendly, peaceful, traditionally agricultural town. It is the perfect introduction to the English way of life.

How can we help you work and achieve cultural immersion in the UK?
If you are also looking to work in England, we can offer extensive advice and assistance in finding suitable local employment, or perhaps voluntary work, to help advance and naturalize your English language more quickly. We can help with CV writing and preparation for interviews. There are many opportunities in South Devon for a student of English to find employment. There is an excellent local public transport infrastructure - we are always happy to assist students in finding their way around the local area by train or bus.

How can you travel here?
Exeter and Bristol airports are both international, and situated close to our home. Newton Abbot is also connected by train and bus services to London and other major UK cities. We meet students on their arrival at Newton Abbot train station (also the destination for national bus services) and transport them by car to our home, and we also take students by car back to the station at the end of their stay. A friendly face awaits your arrival in Newton Abbot!

As a parent, how can I be sure my children are safe?
EnglishReady is both for adults and young learners. We have extensive experience in hosting and teaching teenage students, and have found this to be a pleasurable and unproblematic undertaking. I (Calvin) am also entrusted with teaching teenage students at a local language school, and have been for many years; my partner Lidia is a qualified and active social worker who is extremely attentive, experienced and highly-qualified in issues of pastoral care and safe-guarding. We happily offer professional and character references to any parent who requests them, and believe we provide the perfect, safe environment for young learners. If adult students are staying with us at the same time as juvenile students, the adult students are background-checked thoroughly for security. We believe that a home containing students of mixed age and nationality is a wonderful situation for both linguistic advancement and cultural enrichment.

So please explore our website, and enter the 'contact' page if you have questions or would like to make a reservation!

Many thanks,

Calvin and Lidia, @ EnglishReady.