Nab Cottage

Nab Cottage - a family, language school and small international community – all in one. A unique holistic model of learning, it is situated in the centre of the Lake District National Park, the most beautiful corner of England. Teachers, facilitators, and language students – a maximum of 20 - live together. The course is intensive, fun, motivating and relaxing. Learning takes place all day, every day; not just in lessons. There are 30 contact hours a week made up of small group classes, large group sessions, individual tutorials, workshops and activities.

We use a holistic model of learning: a harmony of body, mind and spirit. From the first day the group begins learning together; playfully and without fear or judgement. We build confidence and develop fluency and soon everyone is communicating only in English. Our students are independent adults, from 18 to 80 years old. They are looking for a new way to learn. They are looking for a place where they can be themselves. Many of our students return from year to year.

The school and the accommodation are together by a small lake and surrounded by mountains. There are study rooms, TV/DVD room, workshop space, quiet room and listening/reading library. There is free WiFi throughout. The accommodation, just metres from the school, has bedrooms, kitchen, dining rooms and sitting rooms. There are gardens all around with a summer house, orchard, hot tub and sauna. There is a lake for swimming and canoeing and fields and mountains all around.