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RIVERSDOWN HOUSE, HAMPSHIRE
Welcome to the gentle hills of the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, home of Riversdown House. a wonderful residential language training centre for professionals. The maximum intake is 10 clients.
Riversdown offers a rich other-worldly English experience where Downton Abbey meets Jane Austen with a touch of Agatha Christie (without the murders). Top class comfort and training. But be prepared to be challenged daily by the intensive courses and your dedicated trainers. By the end of your stay, your English will have jumped to a new level. And you may also have improved your golf swing, read some Jane Austen and sat at King Arthur’s legendary roundtable.
Yes, it’s pretty amazing!
Everyone learns better when they are relaxed. The full-time chefs prepare delicious meals enjoyed in the superb dining room, which dates back to 1328. There is a nine-hole golf course, a fitness suite, tennis courts and cycle tracks. If you are feeling less energetic, there is a billiard table, a traditional Finnish sauna and plenty of comfortable chairs in the lounge.
But, it’s not a holiday at Riversdown House. You will be speaking English every minute of your waking day, from breakfast until bedtime. It is the ideal training centre for senior business and professional people, who need to improve their confidence, fluency and range of English quickly. Riversdown is at the crème de la crème of English language training centres.
Courses run from Sunday evening to Saturday morning. Popular visits include Cambridge, Bath, Oxford and Highclere Castle, where the TV series Downton Abbey was filmed. Even Downtown Abbey will look a bit ordinary after Riversdown House.
"Riversdown House is not just a professional English training centre, but a historic and charming English mansion. But be warned: You will be speaking English every minute of the day, from breakfast until bedtime. In addition, the food is delicious and the region is beautiful. It was a rewarding language experience as well as a rich networking experience with both the international mix of participants and the top quality trainers. It exceeded my expectations. I hope to be back soon."
- Manuel Arango, Chief Risk Officer, Pictet Group
WHERE IS IT?
In the south of England in the beautiful South Downs National Park. The atmosphere is tranquil, peaceful and quiet. Riversdown House provides a very safe and relaxing space.
WHERE WILL I SLEEP?
All bedrooms are on-site, either in or very near to the main house. They have beautiful views and have private bathroom facilities. All meals including coffee breaks and a three course dinner with wine are included in the price, as well as taxis to and from the airport of arrival. The Riversdown chefs serve delicious meals made from fresh, local ingredients.
WHAT CAN I STUDY?
- Super Intensive: 30 hours individual tuition
- Intensive: 26.25 hours individual tuition plus 3.75 hours self-study
- Dynamic: 22.5 hours individual tuition plus 7.5 hours self-study
- Effective Communication Skills Training – 5 days one-to-one or a combination (super intensive, intensive, dynamic or flexible)
GOOD TO KNOW..
- Capacity 10
- Average Age 40
- Minimum Age 18
- Number of training rooms 8
- Free wi-fi throughout the property.
- Riversdown House is recognised as efficient by the British Council.
- Visits to theatre, cinema and concerts, golf, cycling, tennis, fitness.
- Pub visits.
- Visits to Winchester including a visit to the original Round Table of King Arthur, according to some sources.
- Wine-tasting at an English vineyard. The winery recently won a competition against French champagne.
- Quiz nights.
- Guest speakers.
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A rich other-worldly English experience where Downton Abbey meets Jane Austen with a touch of Agatha Christie (without the murders). Top class comfort and training. Relaxing, comfortable, and safe. But be prepared to be challenged daily by the intensive courses and your dedicated trainers. By the end of your stay, your English will have progressed to a completely new level. And you may also have improved your golf swing, read some Jane Austen and sat at King Arthur’s legendary roundtable.