Executive and Professional English - Small Group Course (SG40)


Program Description

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Accent International

Small Group Courses

Small group courses are for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants of a similar level. Groups are farmed on the basis of the information received in the application form and initial needs analysis. Occasionally, a participant will be telephoned to check the level. During the assessment on the first day, the course composition is confirmed or amended by the course tutor.

Small Group Course Content

Small Group courses can be in General or Business English. The course usually consists of four modules - the first concentrates on Accuracy and therefore looks at correct use of grammar and vocabulary, the second focuses on Comprehension - or Receptive Skills - and helps the par6cOants to improve their listening and reading; the third looks at Skills and provides training in meetings, telephoning, socialising, presentations, etc. and the final component re-emphasises Communication and works in the areas of fluency, pronunciation, intonation and confidence. The content of every small group course is not fixed, however, and is adjusted according to the demands of the members of the group. It is constantly reviewed and revised as necessary.

Course Intensity

The Small Group course (SG 40) is for 40 hours per week: 09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday.

Course Periods

Small Group courses can be taken for 2, 3 or 4 weeks. The minimum period is 2 weeks and most participants attend for 2 weeks.

Starting Dates

Small Group courses begin on the first and the third Monday of each month. It is sometimes possible to start at other times because of the modular format of the course but we advise the first and third Monday for optimum effectiveness.

Small Group Course price

Course Details Per week
SG40 40 hours per week in a small group of maximum 4 participants. £1150

Optional Pre / Post Course Package

Description Price £
Face-to-Face, online training programme

6 x 50-minute sessions before UK

4 x 50-minute sessions after UK


Executive Home Stay Accommodation Per week
High-Quality Accommodation. Room with private bathroom, breakfast and evening meal from Monday to Saturday (lunch with trainers) and all meals on Sunday. £325

Booking Fees

Description Price per Booking £
Added to each booking to cover administration time and costs £110

Please Note:

  • Courses start every Monday throughout the year.
  • The School is closed between Christmas and New Year.
  • Course prices do not include accommodation.
  • The minimum age for Accent courses is 21 years.
  • Prices in euros are quoted on request.
  • Accent reserves the right to change these prices.

Included in Course Price

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

The courses 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.

Note*: 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.

Accent International’s UK Centre

Accent International Accent’s courses in the UK take place at Bicton College in the beautiful county of Devon in South W est England.

Bicton College was built in the early 18th century and is the former home of Lord Clinton. It stands in a private park of 200 hectares and is reached by a long tree-lined avenue. The building is surrounded by formal gardens, trees, flowers and fields and at the front is a large lake.

It is now a fully-equipped training centre, providing modern technology and facilities for participants travelling to Accent from all over the world.

From the entrance lodge along the only avenue of monkey-puzzle trees in Europe, past the lake and through the trees, you enter the collonaded main door.

As you pass the statue of Lord Clinton and ascend the stairs with their chandelier and stained glass windows you arrive at Accent’ s Executive Suite of offices and training rooms.

Accommodation, Lunches and Transport

Accent International

At Accent we offer three types of accommodation.

Executive Home Stay

We strongly recommend Executive Home Stay. 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.


Some participants prefer to stay in a hotel and we understand this. We work with several hotels and can arrange rooms from 1 star to 4 stars.


If you wish to travel with your family, we can provide accommodation in a house, cottage or apartment.


An essential part of Accent’s courses is the lunch programme. All participants have lunch with trainers in a selection of pubs/restaurants. This is an important part of the course programme and so is included in the price.

Daily Transport

Every morning and evening all participants are transported by Accent people-carriers between their accommodation and the college.

Social Programme, Travel and Administration

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Social Programme

Accent organises a social programme as part of each course. Every week there is an evening activity and every Saturday there is a full-day excursion.

Evening activities can include: Classical Music, Theatre, Jazz, Cinema, Golf, Bowling, Tennis, Fishing, Dinners, Coastal Drives, Barbecues etc.

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

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

Travel to Accent

Exeter airport is becoming more international every year with direct flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva, Dublin, Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Avignon, Nice etc. Many of our course participants connect in Paris or Amsterdam to fly on to Exeter, which is only 20 minutes from Accent. Alternatively, Bristol and London are not far away. Transport from Exeter to your accommodation is free. All other transfers are charged at cost price.


When you book a course at Accent, you must complete an application form and needs analysis. This can be done online from our website or by using the form with this brochure. W e need this information to plan your course and organise your accommodation.

Last updated Apr 2018

About the School

Accent was founded in 1988 as a specialist consultancy and English language training organisation for Companies, Executives, Managers and Professionals. Since then, we have worked closely with corpora ... Read More

Accent was founded in 1988 as a specialist consultancy and English language training organisation for Companies, Executives, Managers and Professionals. Since then, we have worked closely with corporate clients and individuals from all over the world to provide training solutions for language problems and help them to exploit the opportunities which are available on a global scale. Read less
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