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We post regularly about life at Country Cousins. You can expect to read interviews, the latest school news, tips and advice about learning English and information about Country Cousins.
If you are a current or former student and you would like to contribute to our blog, or you have any suggestions or ideas please contact us.
July 2020 We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening our school from Saturday 15th of August 2020. Circumstances are changing day by day and over the last couple of weeks we [...]
May 2020 At this time of international crisis, we have all seen the huge impact COVID-19 has had on our lives and our industry. More than ever now, we can all appreciate just how [...]
MEET FINN Hi, I'm Finn, and I'm 20 years old and am currently working as an activity leader at Country Cousins! I first joined Country Cousins at the age of 14 as a PALS [...]
Channel School of English – Gateway to Opportunity!
“Why attend a summer school?” This is the sentiment some potential students express when their well-intentioned parents first cautiously broach the subject of an English language course abroad. After all, during the summer you can [...]
An Inspirational School
Innovation at the forefront is not quite what you might expect from an English language school at the geographical periphery, albeit in a stunningly beautiful and above all s, eye-catching landscapes and challenging extracurricular activities. [...]
Be a Host- Be a Prize Winner
Feeling a little low after the seasonal celebrations? or are you simply recovering from the cost? Well here is your chance to cheer yourself up by winning big. On offer in our host and homestay [...]
10 last minute Christmas gifts for teenagers
Dear Parents, Teenagers are the hardest group of people to buy Christmas presents for. More often than not, you will get a quiet nod for that very special gift you thought your child would [...]
Jose Wows Japan!
Promoting Country Cousins, Ilfracombe and North Devon in East Asia […]
Homestay Providers – Oscar Winners
Students Feedback awards 2018 […]
John Gale: Founding Father
Now almost everyone has heard of the Founding fathers of the USA, but not many people know that Channel School has its own, esteemed and gifted Founder. In fact it could be [...]
Stop Press: Teachers Go Back to School
Learning more than a language – critical thinking activities for summer courses […]
DIY Country Cousins Style
Before the next group of English language students arrive from the Czech Republic, the Country Cousins team have been hard at work. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were writing a blog about [...]
Thank you to our wonderful hosts
At Country Cousins, our priorities for our students are the promotion of self-confidence, international awareness and providing a healthy, safe and enjoyable learning environment for the practice and speaking of English. We would not be [...]
Vote for our favourite park in Ilfracombe
Here at Country Cousins we place great emphasis on our wonderful location here in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Not only does it contain some of the most spectacular scenery in all of the UK but, [...]
Jose at Study World 2018
Study World is the major trade event focusing on UK education. All accredited UK education exporters, their suppliers, and those who are serious about working with them were invited to attend Study World 2018. This [...]
The return of the students #2
We thought we would update and reissue this blog for 3 reasons: It was very popular the first time around. We have a new audience following our Insta takeover of English UK South [...]
Country Cousins Instagram Takeover
Country Cousins are taking over! For those of you that follow Country Cousins on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you will already be aware that something is happening from [...]
Surf’s Up – Country Cousins Style
Perfect weather, perfect sea, perfect beach - time to surf! Country Cousins English language students hit the beach for an action packed session of surfing on both the sea [...]
Learning English the Country Cousins Way
Teaching English as a foreign language is now much more than repetition, blackboards and chalk. We are very proud at Country Cousins of how our students are fully immersed [...]
Anyone for Tennis?
Our tennis mad students are, despite the sweltering heat. On the Friday afternoon before the crowds at the Tennis Championships at Wimbledon began to eat their way through 27,000 kilos of [...]