Learning English in St Albans

I had a four week Business course in St Albans with Kate Irving. It was my first visit to the UK. My main aim was to improve my conversation skills because I have my own business and I need to speak English with my clients. Every day I had lessons for 4 hours and after that I had many socializing activities with Kate’s friends and family. Kate created a useful environment for me to improve my English. The food was excellent – we had many different dishes every day. We visited Cambridge and London. We saw Les Miserables in London. Kate arranged a meeting with a local accountancy company which provides the same services as my company. Finally I had an important meeting with my London branch and they were impressed with my improvement in English. I really enjoyed this experience and recommend this intensive method for business people who have limited time.

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Feedback from St Albans

My time here was very exciting. It was a good opportunity to have lessons and visit famous places in the UK. I recommend this method of learning. Come to Kate Irving – your time will be full of fun and learning.anna3 anna4

My first staying in the UK


My name is Olga and I’m from Ukraine. I really enjoyed my five weeks’ course with Kate. Staying with her family was excellent. Kate’s husband Peter and their children Jonathan, Lucy and Hannah are very friendly and cheerful. I like the methods of teaching, it’s never boring during the lessons and every day I could find out something new about the life in the UK. Also I enjoyed excursions to London and Cambridge. These cities are very beautiful and their history is very interesting. So I think this course was very useful for me English, I improved it and now can feel myself a bit more confident.


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My stay in St Albans

Hi, I’m Shino from Japan. I’ve learned English for two weeks in St Albans! Before I came to St Albans, I thought that staying in my teacher’s home and learning English for two weeks would be much longer and harder….so part of me was worried. But now, I can’t believe that I’ve stayed just two weeks! I mean, thanks to my teacher, Jeannette, I experienced many kinds of things and spent a great time with a lot of people. London is very close by and I visited Cambridge with another teacher and her student there were four of us. So I chatted a lot. Of course, I improved my English skills. These two weeks were more wonderful and enjoyable than I’ve ever had!! I wished I could have stayed longer… I’ll be back any


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Amaia in St Albans

I spent two weeks in Kate Irving’s home. She lives with her husband, Peter, who is a very lovely person. The house is in St. Albans which is a very interesting town very near London (you can get to London in 20 minutes by train).Kate is a very good teacher and she is very flexible in how you like doing the classes. I was very amused in my staying because they (Kate and Peter) have a very friendly life. During my two weeks with them we visited Cambridge; we went to two concerts in a church in St. Albans and, after that, we went to a pub with their friends. One evening they invited some friends to have dinner at home and the friends’ Spanish student came as well. Another evening we went to their children’s home to have dinner and another day we were in a neighbour’s house to have dinner too. We spent one evening watching and playing darts.I had the possibility to meet many different people and in my opinion this is very important to improve your English.

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