Professionalism, personal attention & flexibility… we offer General, Business & Examination English courses for adults in Shrewsbury – one of England’s most beautiful historical towns, providing real immersion in English lifestyle, language and culture.
is something we have all experienced at one time or another in our lives. It depends on experienced teachers understanding your individual needs as a learner; and then having the flexibility and skill to adapt to them, helping you learn as much as possible. We have a team of such teachers – enthusiastic, well-qualified and caring - and have developed courses and teaching methods which inspire, motivate, and most of all, deliver the language progress you want.
...in an adult learning environment...
minimum student age 20; typical age-range 22 – 55; average age 28-35. Throughout the academic year all classes are maximum 6, average 4-5 people; in summer (July/August) morning classes only are max. 8, av. 5-6 people. Severnvale accepts a maximum of 40 adults at any time – typical numbers are between 22 and 35 at most times of year. All lessons are of 45 minutes’ duration. Facilities are extremely comfortable, and include 9 classrooms, computer & listening centres, library, separate lounges for smokers and non-smokers, sun terrace etc.
...in a unique location
Shrewsbury is one of the finest medieval towns in England. A regional capital with a population of 100,000 - centrally located with no regional accent - yet not dominated by tourism and with just one accredited language school - Severnvale Academy. This is a place where total immersion really is possible.
John Rogers (Principal) & brother James Rogers (Director) established Severnvale Academy in 1982 and have continued to run the school throughout its history. Jane Crawshaw-Parry joined the team in 1990, becoming Director of Studies in 2002.
Welcome to Severnvale Academy!
Professionalism, combined with the personal attention & flexibility which only a small school can offer… Severnvale provides expert teaching in a friendly, supportive adult environment.
Our English language courses in England are listed below:
General English language courses in England:
English courses in England 25 lessons - Course G1
English courses in England 30 lessons - Course G2 & G3
English courses in England 35 lessons - Course G4
Business and executive English courses in England:
Business English courses in England 32 lessons - Course B1
Business English courses in England 37 lessons - Course B2 & B3
Executive English courses in England 32 lessons - Course E1
Executive English courses in England 37 lessons - Course E2
Executive English courses in England 42 lessons - Course E3 & E4
Severnvale has been providing English training for professional people for over 20 years, and currently undertakes training for some of the world's largest companies. Programmes are offered in mini-groups, combination of mini-group and 1-to-1, and full-time 1-to-1 depending on needs and aims.
During the summer months, all of Severnvale's adult courses continue, but there are extra social events and excursions adding to the seasonal 'flavour' of the programmes.
Severnvale is an examining centre for FCE, CAE and CPE (Cambridge University English examinations) and we also prepare a lot of students for IELTS and TOEFL. We have many years experience preparing students for all these exams (very successfully!)
Severnvale provides small-group and combination (small-group + 1-to-1) General English tuition for serious, motivated learners. Our minimum age here is 21 and the average age of our students is between 31 and 35 at all times of year.
Severnvale is one of central England's leading providers of homestay-based courses for young people (aged 13-18 years). Combining excellence in English teaching with an exciting and varied excursion/activity programme, all in one of the UK's safest and most attractive historical towns, it's a perfect place for young people to learn English.