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Tellus Group Ltd Providing Lifelong Changing Opportunities in Work Experience and the Development of English Language Skills

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CONTENTS

Pages 2 – 3

Pages 4 – 19 5–6

Introduction

English Courses English with Golf

7 – 13

For Juniors

14 – 17

For Adults

18 – 19

For Teachers

Page 20

Vocational Education and Training Programmes

Pages 21 – 23

Work Experience

Page 24

Accommodation

Pages 25 – 29

Page 30

Prices

Director Profiles

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Contact Tellus Group Ltd Tellus House, 1-2 Bedford Park Villas North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8HL United Kingdom Tel. 00 44 (0) 1752 251 688 Tel. 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 Fax 00 44 (0) 845 673 3008 e-mail info@tellusgroup.co.uk

Planning to Visit Us We are located 5-6 minutes walk from the City centre, 6-7 minutes walk from the Rail Station and 10-15 from the Bus Station. You can take a taxi from the Train or Bus Station; alternatively ,arrange in advance for us to pick you up.

How to Get to Plymouth If you plan on making your own travel arrangements to Plymouth you can contact us for advice or use the below comprehensive links. Alternatively, get us to book you UK travel for you. By air (nearest airport first): Plymouth www.southwestair.co.uk Exeter http://www.exeter-airport.co.uk/site Newquay www.newquaycornwallairport.com Bristol www.bristolairport.co.uk By train (from London and London Airports, Bristol central and Newquay): www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk By bus: (from London and London Airports and Bristol/ Newquay Airport) www.nationalexpress.com (from London central) www.megabus.com

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Welcome to Tellus Group Ltd Providing Life Changing Opportunities in Work Experience and the Development of English Language Skills Tellus Group Ltd is a UK Government DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families [previously DFES]) registered School (registration number 23960) and consists of two companies: WORK EXPERIENCE UK (WEUK): Work Experience UK aims to provide participants with the opportunity to improve their CV, through working in a UK company, so to increase their career prospects and personal prosperity. Participants will also have the opportunity to improve their English language skills, in everyday situations and familiarise themselves with the typical English way of life, in the work place and home. There are many opportunities to participate in organised and informal social events, to improve their English language skills and make new friends from around the world. WEUK has over six years experience in hosting participants (students) in most workplace sectors. WEUK arranges work placements (Internships), accommodation and other services. We can provide work placements for groups or individuals in most vocational sectors. WEUK also arranges LdV / ERASMUS Mobility and VETPRO programmes. TELLUS PLYMOUTH ENGLISH CENTRE (TPEC): Tellus Plymouth English Centre aims to improve students English Language Skills, so that their life opportunities will open up. With improved English their CV will be enhanced enabling them to progress their career and increase their personal prosperity. They will have an opportunity to improve their English language skills in everyday situations and familiarise themselves with the typical English way of living. Students have many opportunities to participate in organised and informal social events to improve their English language skills and make new friends from around the world. TPEC, formally Plymouth English Centre, was started in 1988 and is directed by the founder Mr Kimmo Kosunen. Whether students require English for professional, academic or social purposes, TPEC has a course, which will meet their needs. All our teachers are qualified teachers, with a number of years' teaching experience behind them. Class sizes for adults are a maximum of eight. TPEC has teacher training programmes including those that attract Grundtvig and Comenius funding. What makes us different? • • • •

Customers come first - quality is our aim and value for money our focus Dedicated, well-trained and professional staff, at all levels of the company Diversity of programmes - we are a one-stop-shop for partners and clients looking for a wide variety of programmes A fun place to learn.

Partner With Tellus We look to form partnerships with like-minded organisations that put people first. Our aim is to provide responsive, cost-effective solutions in international education, training and language travel markets.

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English Courses The Plymouth English Centre was started by Mr. Kimmo Kosunen in 1988. At the Plymouth English Centre, we run full time and part time courses in General English, Exam Preparation and Business English either in-group study (no more than eight students per group [12 in youth activity programmes]) or on one to one basis for applicants of 12 years of age and above (unless otherwise agreed), all year round. The School is only closed for two weeks over Christmas. Applicants can enroll anytime and start any Monday or as agreed between the school and the applicant. Our flexible timetable allows you to study at the times that suit you: morning, afternoon, evening, or even a combination of them all. The Centre has two adjoining English Language Training Centres, one for adults and the other for youth students. For summer youth programmes, we utilise Unite University Student Accommodation in Plymouth. Our methods and approach to teaching English help applicants develop their language skills so that they can communicate effectively in situations where English is used. The lessons are based around topics, which incorporate all the fundamental language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our teachers use the most up-to-date course books and audio-visual materials and every effort is made to create both a varied and exciting learning experience. As student-centered teaching is recognised as the most effective way to learn languages, all the teachers aim to focus on each individual student’s language needs. We use interesting classroom activities carried out through pair and group work to encourage interaction and to motivate applicants. As well as all this, our friendly staff makes every effort to maintain a good relationship with the students outside their curricular activities, thus creating the optimum environment for learning. There is continuous assessment for all applicants, and long stay applicants get a regular progress report. A Certificate of Studies is given to each participant at the end of their course, as well as a report from the teachers outlining important aspects of the course and containing recommendations for the student’s further studies. The applicants can join the social and leisure activities programme organised by the school (see Social Programme), which includes excursions, sports activities, theatre visits, cinemas, live music, discos etc. All our applicants get guidance and support from us from the moment they make their first enquiry (about the courses) until the completion of their studies.

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English with Golf Introduction The English-with-Golf programme at the Tellus Plymouth English Centre in Plymouth, England, gives English language students a unique opportunity to improve their English whilst learning to play golf at the same time. The course lasts two weeks and combines high impact English classes with intensive golf lessons.

English Course (30 hours of general English, 15 hours per week) The course is designed not only to develop the students’ English level but also to prepare them for the golfing experience by covering the main terminology used on and around the golf course. Classes run from 09:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 16:00 or 17:00 to 20:00 weekdays (dependent on weather), and are in groups of 8 -12. Golf Tuition The golfing element of the programme is delivered by the excellent and highly professional team at the Plymouth Golf Centre, based in the beautiful countryside on the edge of Plymouth, within easy distance, of 14 golf courses, ranging from small nine-hole beginners courses up to a very challenging Championship course. Students will study a range of techniques, from grip, address and swing, through club selection and usage, to game strategy and shot selection. This course is suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more experienced golfer, and as far as the participant’s language level is concerned, for anyone with a basic knowledge of English. The minimum age of participants is 12 years of age.

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Included in the Package are -

All English language tuition Books and other learning materials TOEIC or TOEIC Bridge Test Tellus transport to and from the golf centre Golf tuition (10 lessons per week) Free use of golf clubs Airport transfer from and to London Heathrow (reductions for closer airports) Local bus pass Accommodation (home stay, full board)

In addition, and for a small additional fee, participants can take advantage of the discounts we have negotiated at a number of golf courses for optional weekend games. Dates and Outline Timetable The English-with-Golf Programme starts every second Monday throughout June, July, August and September. It begins on every second Monday morning with a language placement test. Each weekday, participants have their English classes, either in the morning or afternoon, with their golf lessons taking place during the remainder of the day. Group Size Tuition is given in groups of 12. We reserve the right to cancel Programmes if they do not achieve suitable numbers. The minimum number of participants is 8. We can accommodate smaller family/social groups at an extra charge – please enquire. Price Each English-with-Golf Programme costs just ₏2,164 per person. Discounts are available for groups of 10 students or more booked onto the programme and starting at the same time.

Booking This is a very popular programme and places are limited, and therefore early registration is advised. To reserve a place on the English-with-Golf Programme, please contact groups@tellusgroup.co.uk.

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One Week Youth & Optional Activity Programme Including State School Visit – Autumn, Winter and Spring Introduction The Youth & Optional Activity Programme run by the Tellus Plymouth English Centre in Plymouth, England, gives youngsters between 12 and 18 the opportunity to study English and enjoy a range of activities and excursions. The standard course lasts one weeks (arrive Sunday and leave Saturday) and combines high impact general English classes with activities. English Course The Tellus Youth & Optional Activity Programme provides 15 hours (12 where State School is visited) of practice in all the four key areas of language, i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking, with plenty of opportunity for active vocabulary development. The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the grammatical structures relevant to students level, including the English tense system, and is aimed at developing the participants’ language skills systematically, in which all the previous lessons lay the foundation for the new ones. The topics for each unit to be studied have been carefully chosen in order to create interesting, useful and authentic contexts for a fuller understanding of the language. The lessons have been structured to allow chances for the students to practice and use the language they are studying in a natural and realistic way, with ample opportunity, for example, to talk about themselves, their families, friends, countries, lives, work, interests etc. The maximum number of students per class is 12. State School Visit The purpose of the school visit is integration into a classroom environment so that the student can get a taste of English State School Education whilst providing the student an opportunity to practice their English skills with English students. The subject taught, will be at the discretion of the school.

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The Activity Programme In general terms, the programme varies from week to week and is subject to change according to the weather, time of year and other things outside of our control. On the whole, we split groups into age groups so that common interest is maintained. The age groups are generally 10 to 13, 14 to 16 and 17. A typical activity programme is outlined below:

Day

Morning 9 - 12

Afternoon 1 – 5 (Optional

Evening 7 – close

Sunday

Group arrives

Walk around Plymouth

Pool and Snooker in sports

Monday

English

Excursion to National Marine

Team Building Exercise

tests English Classes

www.national-aquarium.co.uk

English Classes

Excursion to Dartmoor National

Tuesday

Cinema

http://www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/ Wednesda

English Classes

Swimming or Ice skating http://www.plymouthpavilions.com/

Games Evening at the School

Thursday

English Classes

Sports events

Treasure Hunt Plymouth Hoe http://www.mayflowersteps.co

Thursday

Visit and general classes in local State School * Or English Classes followed by Bowling Excursion Mount Edgecombe English Classes

Friday

Quiz Night Goodbye Pizza Party

via ferry http://www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk/ Saturday

Departure

* The school visit will be subject to schools not being closed and so the option is not available in the below periods: th 27 – 31st October 08 nd nd 22 December 08 – 2 January 09 th th 16 – 17 February 09 th th 6 – 17 April 09 th th 25 – 29 May 09 rd st 23 July 09 – 31 August 09 th th 26 – 30 October 09 st st 21 December 09 – 1 January 2010

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Included in the Package are… -

Activity programme All English language tuition Books and other learning materials Tellus transport to and from activities – where required Full supervision (around one member of staff for every 10-15 students, depending on students age) Airport transfer from and to London Heathrow Local bus pass Accommodation (home stay, full board)

Group Size The preferred minimum number of participants is 10. For smaller groups, please contact us for details.

Price Price based on per person booking. Tuition, accommodation and airport transfer Afternoon activities (a) Evening activities (b) Afternoon and Evening Activities (a & b) Local travel pass

€588 €67 €67 €120 €25

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We will provide free accommodation, airport transfer and local travel pass to one Group Leader for every 15 students booked.

Booking This is a very popular programme and places are very limited, and therefore early registration is advised. To reserve a place on the Youth Activity Programme, please complete our registration form. Booking is subject to our standard terms and conditions as found on our website.

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Two Week Youth Activity HomeStay Summer Programme Introduction The Youth Activity Programme run by the Tellus Plymouth English Centre in Plymouth, England, gives youngsters between 12 and 18 the opportunity to study English and enjoy a range of activities and excursions. The standard course lasts two weeks and combines high impact General English classes with a comprehensive programme of activities. English Course The course provides 30 hours of practice in all the four key areas of language, i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking, with plenty of opportunity for active vocabulary development. The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the grammatical structures relevant to the students level, including the English tense system, and is aimed at developing the participants’ language skills systematically, in which all the previous lessons lay the foundation for the new ones. The topics for each unit to be studied have been carefully chosen in order to create interesting, useful and authentic contexts for a fuller understanding of the language. The lessons have been structured to allow chances for the students to practice and use the language they are studying in a natural and realistic way, with ample opportunity, for example, to talk about themselves, their families, friends, countries, lives, work, interests etc. The maximum class size is 12 students. Lessons take place in the City Centre University Residence. The Activity Programme In general terms, the programme varies from week to week and depends on specific numbers of students. On the whole, we split groups into age groups so that common interest is maintained. Age groups are generally 10 to 13, 14 to 16 and 17.

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Included in the Package are… -

Activity programme All English language tuition Books and other learning materials TOEIC or TOEIC Bridge Test Tellus transport to and from activities – where required Full supervision (around one member of staff for every 10-15 students, depending on students age) Airport transfer from and to London Heathrow (reductions for closer airports) Local bus pass Accommodation (homestay, full board)

Dates and Outline Timetable The Youth Activity Programmes are in the months of June, July and August (for other options, please, enquire). They start on Monday morning with a language placement test. Each weekday participants have their English classes, either in the morning or afternoon, with their activities and excursions taking place during the remainder of the day. Longer excursions / activities are provided during the weekend. Typical weekend excursions include a one-day tour of Cornwall including Newquay and Tintagel Castle (the mythical home of King Arthur and Merlin); Day trip to Exeter including a tour of the Cathedral, Canal walk and Tour of Roman and Norman historical buildings and a drive back through Dartmoor National Park with a stop at the Dartmoor visitor centre in the historical Princetown (famed in a Sherlock Holmes story). Group Size The preferred minimum number of participants is 10. For smaller groups, please contact us for details. Price 2 Each Youth Activity Programme costs just € 1410 per person. We will provide free accommodation, airport transfer and local travel pass to one Group Leader for every 15 students booked. Booking This is a very popular programme and places are very limited, and therefore early registration is advised. To reserve a place on the Youth Activity Programme, please contact groups@tellusgroup.co.uk Booking is subject to our standard terms and conditions as found on our website.

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Two Week Youth Activity Summer Residential Programme Introduction The Youth Activity Programme run by the Tellus Plymouth English Centre in Plymouth, England, gives youngsters between 12 and 18 the opportunity to study English and enjoy a range of activities and excursions. The standard course lasts two weeks and combines high impact General English classes with a comprehensive programme of activities. English Course The course provides 30 hours of practice in all the four key areas of language, i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking, with plenty of opportunity for active vocabulary development. The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the grammatical structures relevant to the students level, including the English tense system, and is aimed at developing the participants’ language skills systematically, in which all the previous lessons lay the foundation for the new ones. The topics for each unit to be studied have been carefully chosen in order to create interesting, useful and authentic contexts for a fuller understanding of the language. The lessons have been structured to allow chances for the students to practice and use the language they are studying in a natural and realistic way, with ample opportunity, for example, to talk about themselves, their families, friends, countries, lives, work, interests etc. The maximum class size is 12 students. Lessons take place in the City Centre University Residence. The Activity Programme In general terms, the programme varies from week to week and depends on specific numbers of students. On the whole, we split groups into age groups so that common interest is maintained. Age groups are generally 10 to 13, 14 to 16 and 17.

Included in the Package are… -

Activity programme All English language tuition Books and other learning materials TOEIC or TOEIC Bridge Test Tellus transport to and from activities – where required Full supervision (around one member of staff for every 10-15 students, depending on students age) Airport transfer from and to London Heathrow (reductions for closer airports) Residential accommodation in University Residence including breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. The accommodation is made-up of 4, 6 and 8 en suite bedroom apartments with a shared kitchen/ social area.

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The Youth Activity Programmes are in the months of June, July and August (for other options, please, enquire). They start on Monday morning with a language placement test. Each weekday participants have their English classes, either in the morning or afternoon, with their activities and excursions taking place during the remainder of the day. Longer excursions / activities are provided during the weekend. Typical weekend excursions include a one-day tour of Cornwall including Newquay and Tintagel Castle (the mythical home of King Arthur and Merlin); Day trip to Exeter including a tour of the Cathedral, Canal walk and Tour of Roman and Norman historical buildings and a drive back through Dartmoor National Park with a stop at the Dartmoor visitor centre in the historical Princetown (famed in a Sherlock Holmes story). Group Size The preferred minimum number of participants is 10. For smaller groups, please contact us for details. Price 3 Each Youth Activity Programme costs just â‚Ź 1510 per person. We will provide free accommodation, to one Group Leader for every 15 students booked. Booking This is a very popular programme and places are very limited, and therefore early registration is advised. To reserve a place on the Youth Activity Programme, please contact groups@tellusgroup.co.uk Booking is subject to our standard terms and conditions as found on our website.

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Three Week Summer Adult Residential Programme Introduction The Summer Adult Residence Programme run by the Tellus Plymouth English Centre in Plymouth, England, gives Adults over the age of 18 the opportunity to study General English and enjoy a range of optional activities and excursions. The standard course lasts three weeks and combines high impact General English classes with a comprehensive programme of optional activities which you can sign up for when you arrive. English Course The course provides 45 hours of practice in all the four key areas of language, i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking, with plenty of opportunity for active vocabulary development. The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the grammatical structures relevant to the students level, including the English tense system, and is aimed at developing the participants’ language skills systematically, in which all the previous lessons lay the foundation for the new ones. The topics for each unit to be studied have been carefully chosen in order to create interesting, useful and authentic contexts for a fuller understanding of the language. The lessons have been structured to allow chances for the students to practice and use the language they are studying in a natural and realistic way, with ample opportunity, for example, to talk about themselves, their families, friends, countries, life, work, interests etc. The maximum class size is 8 students. Lessons take place in our language school, which is about 7-8 minutes’ walk from the accommodation block. The Activity Programme In general terms, the programme varies from week to week and depends on specific numbers of students. The programme includes beach barbeques, visits to places of historical and scenic interest including Stonehenge, Newquay (surfing centre), Lands End (furthest point south west), National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor National Park, Torquay, Cornish Fishing Villages, Ice Skating, Bowling, Pub nights etc. Accommodation The accommodation is normally reserved for University of Plymouth students but in the summer the students go home and Tellus occupies this accommodation. The accommodation consists of a single room, private shower room including toilet and wash basin, shared kitchen and recreational area. The accommodation is arranged in groups of 4, 6 and 8 bedroom flats. You will be responsible for your own food and cooking but all other costs are included e.g. electricity, gas etc. The Package includes… -

All English language tuition Books and other learning materials TOEIC Test (optional €98) Accommodation (University Residence) Activity programmes (you choose the ones you want to join (ranging from Free to €30)

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Dates and Outline Timetable The Summer Adult Programmes are in the months of July and August (you can also study in September or October but only with Host Family Accommodation). They start on Monday morning with a language placement test. Each weekday participants have their English classes, either in the morning or afternoon, with a range of activities and excursions taking place during free time. Longer excursions / activities are available during the weekend, including a two day London tour (€140) including Tellus guide, hostel accommodation, entrance fee for Tower of London and London Eye. Price 4 The Three Week Summer Adult Residence Programme costs just € 1398 per person. If you prefer to stay with a Host Family the programme is the same but the cost is €1580. This price is based on half board (breakfast and evening meal). Bring a friend and get a 10% discount on your fees (that’s €139/ €158 discount). You will need to send us an email with the name of your friend - email groups@tellusgroup.co.uk with your name and the name of your friend.

Airport Transfer We can arrange airport transfer from all UK airports. Plymouth is Free, Heathrow is €79, Bristol is €60 and Exeter is €40. Please consult our website for other airports or advice on arranging your own transfer. Booking This is a very popular programme and places are very limited, and therefore early registration is advised. To reserve a place on the Summer Adult Residence Programme, please contact groups@tellusgroup.co.uk. We can accommodate for some physical disabilities – please, contact us for details. Booking is subject to our standard terms and conditions as found on our website.

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Four Week Summer Adult Residential Programme Introduction The Summer Adult Residence Programme run by the Tellus Plymouth English Centre in Plymouth, England, gives Adults over the age of 18 the opportunity to study General English and enjoy a range of optional activities and excursions. The standard course lasts four weeks and combines high impact General English classes with a comprehensive programme of optional activities which you can sign up for when you arrive. English Course The course provides 60 hours of practice in all the four key areas of language, i.e., reading, writing, listening and speaking, with plenty of opportunity for active vocabulary development. The course provides a comprehensive coverage of the grammatical structures relevant to the students level, including the English tense system, and is aimed at developing the participants’ language skills systematically, in which all the previous lessons lay the foundation for the new ones. The topics for each unit to be studied have been carefully chosen in order to create interesting, useful and authentic contexts for a fuller understanding of the language. The lessons have been structured to allow chances for the students to practice and use the language they are studying in a natural and realistic way, with ample opportunity, for example, to talk about themselves, their families, friends, countries, life, work, interests etc. The maximum class size is 8 students. Lessons take place in our language school, which is about 7-8 minutes’ walk from the accommodation block. The Activity Programme In general terms, the programme varies from week to week and depends on specific numbers of students. The programme includes beach barbeques, visits to places of historical and scenic interest including Stonehenge, Newquay (surfing centre), Lands End (furthest point south west), National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor National Park, Torquay, Cornish Fishing Villages, Ice Skating, Bowling, Pub nights etc. Accommodation The accommodation is normally reserved for University of Plymouth students but in the summer the students go home and Tellus occupies this accommodation. The accommodation consists of a single room, private shower room including toilet and wash basin, shared kitchen and recreational area. The accommodation is arranged in groups of 4, 6 and 8 bedroom flats. You will be responsible for your own food and cooking but all other costs are included e.g. electricity, gas etc.

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The Package includes… -

All English language tuition Books and other learning materials TOEIC Test (optional €98) Accommodation (University Residence) Activity programmes (you choose the ones you want to join (ranging from Free to €30)

Dates and Outline Timetable The Summer Adult Programmes are in the months of July and August (you can study in September or October but only with Host Family Accommodation). They start on Monday morning with a language placement test. Each weekday participants have their English classes, either in the morning or afternoon, with a range of activities and excursions taking place during free time. Longer excursions / activities are available during the weekend, including a two day London tour (€140) including Tellus guide, hostel accommodation, entrance fee for Tower of London and London Eye. Price 5 The Summer Adult Residence Programme costs just € 1498 per person. If you prefer to stay with a Host Family the programme is the same but the cost is €1680. This price is based on half board (breakfast and evening meal). Bring a friend and get a 10% discount on your fees (that’s €149/ €168 discount). You will need to send us an email with the name of your friend - email grouops@tellusgroup.co.uk with your name and the name of your friend. Airport Transfer We can arrange airport transfer from all UK airports. Plymouth is Free, Heathrow is €79, Bristol is €60 and Exeter is €40. Please consult our website for other airports or advice on arranging your own transfer. Booking This is a very popular programme and places are very limited, and therefore early registration is advised. To reserve a place on the Summer Adult Residence Programme, please contact groups@tellusgroup.co.uk. We can accommodate for some physical disabilities – please, contact us for details. Booking is subject to our standard terms and conditions as found on our website.

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Language and Teaching Skills for those whose first language is not English with School Placement About the course We offer English language courses for foreign teachers throughout the year including the summer holidays. Whether you represent an education department, an individual schools or college, and are thinking of organizing an intensive language course for the members of your staff or are a teacher looking for a course for yourself, we would be pleased to help. Course Outline The course can be run on either as a five or ten-day course, both of which are intensive. It is aimed at teachers from the in the primary, secondary or adult education who need to teach their subjects through the medium of English. The programme focuses on enhancing and upgrading the participants’ language and teaching skills while also presenting an opportunity to observe the British way of teaching their subjects in state schools by means of shadowing English subject teachers in their daily work. In addition, participants will also be able to obtain an insider’s view of life in Britain through activities conducted in English outside the classroom and the opportunity to live in an English host family. The course focuses on English language, education and language teaching methodology, not on specific subjects, the teaching of which can be observed live in selected schools. The language teaching element concentrates on everyday, general English, also including specific classroom language usage and management. The fee contains language tuition (6 Elements in one-week programme or 12 in two-week one), training and workshops (7 in one-week programme or 12 in two-week one), job shadowing at schools and full-board host family accommodation. The minimum language level required for this course is Intermediate. Funding Teachers from the European Union, and from certain other European countries, applying for this course at Tellus Plymouth English Centre are eligible for EU funding. Essential Preparation for the Course Course participants are kindly asked to write a (minimum) 250-word essay, in which they describe the following: A. Their most memorable teaching experiences, both positive and negative. B. Their most memorable learning experiences, both positive and negative. These contributions, which will be kept anonymous, will then lay the foundation for the first methodology workshop. In addition, prior to the course, we shall send each confirmed participant an electronic questionnaire to ascertain their needs so that we can adjust the course according to these requirements. The Methodology As far as possible, the participants are to be divided into multi-national groups so as to enhance their chances of practicing their communication skills through English, the common language for all. An important part of the course is based on workshops focusing on various aspects of teaching and learning styles, introducing various techniques in use, the problems involved and their solutions through discussion, role play, team work and assignments. The methodology, as well as the techniques used, aim to search and improve the ways the students at home can be supported to benefit from their lessons as much as possible. With the data acquired from the questionnaire, the participants’ individual needs are incorporated into each programme with continuous evaluation and adjustment throughout the course. Tellus House, 1-2 Bedford Park Villas, Plymouth Devon PL4 8HL t. 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 e. info@tellusgroup.co.uk w. www.tellusgroup.co.uk

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The Targets - Improvement of language skills - Boosting the participants’ confidence in teaching their subjects in English - Revision/Introduction of transferrable teaching techniques, e.g. multiple intelligences, editing reading texts and structuring them, reinforcement, and different approaches to teaching. - Comparison of teaching practices between UK schools and those at home - Gaining an insider’s knowledge of the British culture - Encouragement of exchanging and sharing best practices, ideas and materials between colleagues within the European Union. Expected Outcomes - Acquisition of practical language to be used in the classroom back home. - Heightened awareness of different classroom techniques. - Acquisition of new techniques, ideas, sources for materials and new contacts. - Enhanced personal language skills. - Through Points 1-4, boosted confidence in teaching other subjects in English. - Insights into British schools and subject-based teaching. - Insights into British life in general. Feedback and Follow-up Towards the end of the programme, each participant is to be provided with a private session with the tutor(s) so that feedback can be obtained and advice for further development given. Timetable To see a timetable of this programme, please visit our website on www.tellusgroup.co.uk. Course Fees - One week programme €900 - Two week programme €1,650 Inclusive of Homestay full board accommodation - Full Board Hotel Accommodation is available with a surcharge of €420 per week. Contact Kimmo Kosunen - Director of Education kimmok@tellusgroup.co.uk

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Vocational Education Training Programmes for Professionals (VETPROs) Tellus arranges training programmes for professionals in vocational education and training. Past programmes have included:          

Comparing Human Resource Policies and Practices in the UK to the participants home country and sharing best practice Comparing the use of ICT in UK educational settings with the participants home country and sharing practice and experiences Investigating the use of e-learning in the UK Investigating tourism strategies and practices in the UK Investigating best practice in the production of milk in the UK Investigating agricultural education and practices in the UK Investigating best practice in the delivery of Career Counseling and Guidance in the UK Furthering understanding of Cardular Vascular surgical practices in the UK Understanding the treatment of Asthma in the UK Furthering the understanding of the UK Education System and its History VETPRO programmes can be funded by the European Union Leonardo da Vinci programme. Contact us for more information. Whilst most programmes are one or two weeks in duration we can design virtually any length of programme and content to your needs. Please consult us for more information.

Arrangement and Administration of Programmes in Plymouth and the Surrounding Area For programmes of up to 10 days there is an administration fee of â‚Ź600 per participant. This is based on a minimum group size of five persons. For smaller groups please consult us. Arrangement and Administration of Programmes in another Part of the UK For programmes in another part of the UK For there is an administration fee of â‚Ź800 per participant. This is based on a minimum group size of five persons. For smaller groups please consult us. Note there may also be additional local travel costs. Accommodation Please consult our accommodation price options Local Travel Please consult our local travel prices Cultural Programme Please consult our Cultural Programme Prices Airport Transfer Please consult our Airport Transfer Prices

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Work Experience (Internship) Programme Unpaid career development in the UK In most vocational areas of study, the Tellus Work Experience/Internship Programme offers a unique way for participants to develop their personal and career goals through work experience, and interns are able to bridge the gap between the theoretical knowledge that they have gained at university/college and the reality of working in a business environment. The programme aims to provide the participants with means of improving their existing English language skills in a professional environment, enhance their employment opportunities within an increasingly competitive employment market while also increasing their awareness of international business and practical work experience. We aim to match work placements with each trainee’s career objectives. The length of placement ranges from three weeks to six months. We advise three to six weeks for those participants of 19 years of age and under and eight to thirteen weeks for older participants. Companies are selected on the basis of: •

their ability to provide our trainees with a suitable position in their fields of study and valuable practical work experience in order to support their future career objectives and the clarity of the companies’ job descriptions.

Programme Details Programme Start: Any Monday (or as agreed between participants and Tellus) English Level:

Intermediate and above preferred

Age Requirement:

17 and above (unless agreed otherwise)

Eligibility:

EU nationals only (if you are a non-EU national, you can apply for our Work Experience Programme for Non EU Citizens)

Length of Programme:

Minimum 3 weeks (unless agreed otherwise)

Locations:

Plymouth

Areas of Work:

Marketing & sales, engineering, travel & tourism, hotel & catering, finance & accounting, insurance, PR & advertising, law, international trade, human resources, administration & secretarial, media, it, website development, engineering, agriculture and horticulture, massage and other therapies, sports administration, building and other trades. Other options can also be considered

Accommodation:

Host family, bed and breakfast or budget hotel (please see our accommodation options)

Certification:

Tellus Work Experience Certificate EUROPASS

Why not combine the internship programme with a language course? We run English courses in our centre in Plymouth. For more information about our courses, please refer to our English courses section.

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In More Detail - Work Experience Procedures and Programme Management Work Experience, including Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus In partnership with companies in the below sectors Work Experience UK provides vocational training programmes, Accounting, Administration, Advertising, Construction, Catering, Coach Works, Electronics, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Hospitality, Horticulture, Hotel, Human Resources, Industrial, Insurance, International Trade, Information Technology (IT), Landscaping, Law, Marketing, Media & Communication, Medicine & related areas, PR, Reception, Restaurant (Waiters/Waitress), Retail, Sales, Science, Secretarial, Social Work, Software Programming, Theatre & Music, Teaching, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Web Development, Wood Working etc. The focus of WEUK is on being a part of a team. It is important for Promoters, Agents, Participants, the European Commission (for those on LdV ERASMUS programmes) and the work placement companies that programmes are run efficiently. Before the participants arrive in the UK, WEUK review their CVs and Registration Forms. It is from this information that the WEUK team of Work Placement Officers find the best possible work placement. We need Participant details a minimum of six weeks before they arrive in the UK, and will inform them about their work place, accommodation and language training (where required) before their arrival. As an integral part of our service, WEUK staff meet Participants on arrival in Plymouth and take them to their accommodation. All participants attend a welcome meeting where they obtain a welcome pack with information related to their stay in Plymouth, timetable, itinerary, maps, travel details etc. The welcome meeting lasts most of the day and includes, such issues as what to expect from the work place and the host family and how to deal with problems and includes an orientation of the City centre and historical places of interest. Every programme is rigorously monitored, initially at the end of the first week, mid-way through their programme and again one week before the Participant goes home. Copies of these evaluations can be sent to promoters and agents if required. Dependent on the length of stay Participants receive at least one visit from a Work Placement Officer to their place of employment during their stay. Every Tuesday evening participants are required to attend what we call our student evening sometime between 17:00 and 19:00 hrs. At this meeting each participant is given sufficient time with a member of staff who checks their timesheets and the other reports. Participants are asked what they are doing in their work placement, how they find their accommodation and about their general welfare. We find this meeting beneficial, as it enables us to identify potential problems before they arise. Participants are supported in the completion of any reports they are required to complete including their EUROPASS. For Leonardo da Vinci or Erasmus promoters WEUK prepare an end of programme report, which will help them to complete their final report for their National Agency. Partners and agents are given a named Project Coordinator employed within WEUK, who will provide whatever assistance or information is needed during the Participant's stay. Our evaluations to date have shown a high level of satisfaction from our Participants and Partners alike.

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WEUK provide a variety of accommodation to suit different budgets. We have the following types of accommodation available: - Self Catering in a single or double room - English Family - Half Board (single or double room) - English Family - Full Board (single or double room) - Bed & Breakfast - Hotel Welfare Support - 24 hours, 7 days a week in the event of problems In addition to the core programme elements listed above WEUK can help you to organize following services: - Airport Transfer - Local Transport Pass - Insurance - Cultural Activities Social Programme We run a regular, structured programme of social events designed to encourage all participants to mix with those from other countries. Cultural Programme €75 for three one day events. Events are timetabled throughout the year and occur on a Saturday. Examples include:  Tintagel Castle – Mythical home of King Arthur  Newquay – including Fistral Beach (home of surf championships)  Polperro and Looe – Polperro is a protected traditional Cornish fishing village; Looe is a traditional fishing village but with contemporary attractions  Torquay – Torquay proclaims itself as the English Riviera  Exeter followed by Dartmoor – Exeter was originally founded by the Romans and has historical places of interest and a modern shopping centre; Dartmoor is a National Park (we drive through the park with two of three stops as places of interest including the Dartmoor Information centre and museum)  National Marine Aquarium – not just a look at fish but an entertaining day out including a walk under the shark tank Certificate of Attendance Work Experience participants are issued with a certificate stating their work placement tasks and sector. They also receive a final evaluation from their work place supervisor, and references on request.

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Accommodation All our accommodation is carefully chosen and monitored to ensure that high standards are maintained and that you will be comfortable and happy. We keep in close touch with all our accommodation providers and students, and deal with any problems, which might arise (although, as our families are so nice, there are very few). We recommend home stay accommodation for those who wish to benefit from home comforts and a family atmosphere. Staying with a host family is probably also the best way to practice your English and generally learn about the British way of life. If two applicants are placed with the same host family, we try to ensure they are not of the same nationality, and, therefore, English is spoken at all times! All host families are a maximum of 30 minutes’ from the school or work place. The accommodation is selected before you arrive. If you book a programme at short notice, the accommodation officers will naturally do their best to find the accommodation type you require, but we would advise you to book accommodation at least four weeks before the date of your arrival to guarantee the type you require. Our Accommodation Manager will be pleased to arrange accommodation for you in Plymouth. You can choose from: HomeStay (host family) There are two types of HomeStay: •

Full Board: This is where you have a bed, breakfast, packed lunch (sandwich, chocolate bar and fruit), and evening meal. You live in a house as though you are part of family. You have your own key and come and go as you please paying respect to the family. We recommend HomeStay as it gives a student insight into English family life and all your needs are met. It's a safe and secure environment. Half Board: This is the same as above but without the packed lunch. You may choose this option if you want to buy your own lunch. Popular with our more senior students who want to try out a restaurant or cafe.

Self-Catering There are three types of self-catering: •

• •

Home Stay: This is where you live with a family or property owner. You will be responsible for buying all your own food and cooking. You have use of all the facilities within the house. e.g. kitchen, washing facilities etc, subject to the house rules. Student House: This is the same as Home Stay but you will be living with other students. University Student Residence: This is the same as the above but the accommodation is only available in the summer when the University students have gone home.

Note: Self catering is very basic. You may need to bring your own bedding, towels, cooking items etc. Please consult us. Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse This is generally a large house or small hotel. You get a bedroom to yourself and you have a choice of traditional English or Continental breakfast in the hotel. Hotel There are different hotel options available dependent on your budget. Tellus House, 1-2 Bedford Park Villas, Plymouth Devon PL4 8HL t. 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 e. info@tellusgroup.co.uk w. www.tellusgroup.co.uk

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Our Prices Work Experience (Internship) Programme Unpaid career development in the UK

The following prices are offered to all Agents, Partners and Individual Applicants. Please Note that all work experience positions are UNPAID. Work Experience with 15 hours of English Language Training and Accommodation PRICES per person in â‚Ź Inclusive of Work Place Arrangement, Management 15 hours English Language Training and Accommodation Weeks 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 12 FB 1120 1330 1510 1902 2294 2479 2664 3061 HB 1078 1267 1426 1776 2126 2290 2454 2809 For other lengths of stay please consult us.

13 3249 2976

FB = Full Board Accommodation (Bed, Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Evening Meal) HB = Half Board Accommodation (Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal)

Also included in the above fees:     

Cultural Tour of Plymouth (2/3 hrs) 15 hours of General English Language Training Tellus Certificate of Work Experience (Internship) Programme EUROPASS Mobility Documentation Completion of final report (LdV projects)

Work Experience with Accommodation PRICES per person in â‚Ź Inclusive of Work Place Arrangement, Management and Accommodation Weeks 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 12 FB 1020 1230 1410 1802 2194 2379 2564 2961 HB 978 1167 1326 1676 2026 2190 2354 2709 For other lengths of stay please consult us.

13 3149 2876

FB = Full Board Accommodation (Bed, Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Evening Meal) HB = Half Board Accommodation (Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal)

Also included in the above fees:    

Cultural Tour of Plymouth (2/3 hrs) Tellus Certificate of Work Experience (Internship) Programme EUROPASS Mobility Documentation Completion of final report (LdV projects)

Discounts 5% discount on the above fees for groups of 9 or more of mixed vocational placement requirements. Accompanying Teacher We welcome accompanying teachers and advise such for young participant groups. For accompany teachers please consult us about accommodation options.

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AIRPORT TRANSFER FEES BY TRAIN OR BUS (TELLUS DISCRETION) Airport Transfer The return trip (from and to the airport)

Amount

Per

Airport Transfer Booking Fee

FREE

Person

Plymouth Airport

FREE

Person

Exeter Airport - Plymouth

€ 40

Person

Bristol Airport - Plymouth

€ 60

Person

London Heathrow Airport - Plymouth

€ 79

Person

London Luton Airport - Plymouth

€ 96

Person

London Gatwick Airport – Plymouth

€ 98

Person

London Stansted Airport

€ 100

Person

Notes: 1. The airport transfer prices are based on Tellus organising and managing the airport transfer. 2. There is a 25KG limit on most bus carriers 3. To organise your own airport transfer, please visit one of the following websites: a. Coach travel - www.megabus.com b. Coach travel - www.nationalexpress.com c. Rail travel - www.nationalrailenquiries.com d. Air travel to - www.airsouthwest.com 4. Please note that if you book your airport transfer directly, we cannot accept any responsibility for this aspect of the project. AIRPORT TRANSFER FEES BY TAXI 1

Airport Transfer - one way

Amount

Per

Airport Transfer Booking Fee

FREE

Person

Plymouth Airport

FREE

Person

Newquay

€ 83

Person

Exeter Airport - Plymouth

€ 90

Person

Bristol Airport - Plymouth

€ 180

Person

London Heathrow Airport - Plymouth

€ 360

Person

London Luton Airport - Plymouth

€ 495

Person

London Gatwick Airport – Plymouth

€ 435

Person

London Stanstead Airport

€ 525

Person

Notes: 1. If you plan to use this option as a group note: a. Maximum of three persons in a standard saloon with one medium suitcase. b. For up to five persons in a people carrier with one medium suitcase add 30%

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LOCAL TRAVEL PASSES 1-5

Local Bus Pass

Amount

Per

Plymouth All Zone

€ 30

Person per week

Notes 1 - The local travel price is based on Tellus organising and managing the local travel 2 - It may be cheaper if you organise the local travel yourself directly. 3 - To organise your own local travel, please visit the following website: Local bus pass - www.plymouthcitybus.co.uk 4 - Please note that if you organise your own local travel pass directly, we cannot accept any responsibility for this aspect of the project.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME 1

Social and Cultural Programme

Amount

Per

Social and Cultural Programme

€ 75

Person

Notes Events are timetabled throughout the year and occur on a Saturday. Examples include:  Tintagel Castle – Mythical home of King Arthur  Newquay – including Fistral Beach (home of surf championships)  Polperro and Looe – Polperro is a protected traditional Cornish fishing village; Looe is a traditional fishing village but with contemporary attractions  Torquay – Torquay proclaims itself as the English Riviera  Exeter followed by Dartmoor – Exeter was originally founded by the Romans and has historical places of interest and a modern shopping centre; Dartmoor is a National Park (we drive through the park with two of three stops as places of interest including the Dartmoor Information centre and museum)  National Marine Aquarium – not just a look at fish but an entertaining day out including a walk under the shark tank

MEDICAL INSURANCE 1

Insurance

Amount

Per

Basic Medical Insurance

€ 22

Person per week

Notes 1 – Please see our website or contact Tellus Group for more information

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Other Options Cultural Programme €75 for three one day events. Events are timetabled throughout the year and occur on a Saturday. Examples include:  Tintagel Castle – Mythical home of King Arthur  Newquay – including Fistral Beach (home of surf championships)  Polperro and Looe – Polperro is a protected traditional Cornish fishing village; Looe is a traditional fishing village but with contemporary attractions  Torquay – Torquay proclaims itself as the English Riviera  Exeter followed by Dartmoor – Exeter was originally founded by the Romans and has historical places of interest and a modern shopping centre; Dartmoor is a National Park (we drive through the park with two of three stops as places of interest including the Dartmoor Information centre and museum)  National Marine Aquarium – not just a look at fish but an entertaining day out including a walk under the shark tank Workshops Job Hunting Skill for the EU Citizen  CV writing o Demonstrating your qualifications and skills o Personalising a CV to match the job requirements o Standing out from the crowd with honesty and integrity  Cover Letters o Demonstrating your qualifications and skills o Personalising a letter to match the job requirements o Standing out from the crowd with honesty and integrity  Finding job opportunities  Interview skills  Assessment centre’s including psychological profiling  Learning from not getting ‘that job’  Continual improvement of your CV  Career management Option 1  18 hours over three days with extra curricular workbook activities that form part of an assessment and feedback session.  Tellus Certificate  €145 Option 2  7 hours workshop  Tellus Certificate  €90 Starting a Business  The business Idea – generating and filtering  Protecting your idea  The entrepreneurial verses the lifestyle and other mindsets  The business planning stages – a map and details directions  Raising finance – overcoming the obstacles through leveraging  Taxes, legislation and politics – forget at your peril  Putting the plan into action  Coping with success and or failures on the way Option 1  18 hours over three days with extra curricular workbook activities that form part of an assessment and feedback session.  Tellus Certificate  €155 Tellus House, 1-2 Bedford Park Villas, Plymouth Devon PL4 8HL t. 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 e. info@tellusgroup.co.uk w. www.tellusgroup.co.uk

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Historical and Political Contrast to mainland Europe  The political and social history of the UK  The political system in the UK and two other EU states (changes depended on participants i.e. not their country)  The EU and its legislative and constituent parts, plans and future shape  Global Politics and Economy and its impact on the UK and the EU Option 1  18 hours over three days with extra curricular workbook activities that form part of an assessment and feedback session.  Tellus Certificate  €195 Option 2  7 hours workshop  Tellus Certificate  €105 Workshops are scheduled and dependent on student numbers – please consult us for programme dates.

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Director profiles Neil Pick Managing Director with responsibility for Marketing Neil started with Tellus in 2004. He started as the Operations Director and in May 2007 became the Marketing Director. Neil is now the Managing Director with responsibility for Marketing. Neil is married with two young boys and has lived in Plymouth for 17 years. Before joining Tellus Neil had a varied background in Management Education, IT and Management in Social Care. Neil has a Masters in Business Administration. 'Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one' 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 neilp@tellusgroup.co.uk

Kimmo Kosunen Director of Education Starting from Junior Lecturer in 1977 to Senior Lecturer to Deputy Head (Department of English) to Head of English to Director of Educational Services (including exchange programmes in teacher training overseas), then Director of a private language school, and, finally, Director of Education at Tellus Group since March 2006. Kimmo studied a BA in TEFL and a Masters in TEFL. Kimmo speaks English, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 kimmok@tellusgroup.co.uk

Terry McGahan Director of Studies Before joining Tellus Terry was a Director of Studies in a London British Council School. Previous to returning to the UK Terry was the Head of Language Dept. at American, el Colegio de la Universidad Americana. Asuncion, Paraguay. Terry moved to Paraguay in 1989 having made a career change upon leaving the Royal Engineers where he served for four years. Terry has an honorary Doctorate and TEFL Cert Terry speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and a little Guarani. 00 44 (0) 845 673 3007 terrym@tellusgroup.co.uk

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