English Summer Courses for Teenagers

Learning English during your summer holiday is the experience of a lifetime

At the Isca School of English (the best family-run English Language School in the UK*), you will improve your English, learn new skills, have fun and much more. The Isca School of English is a British Council accredited English language school.  We have specialised in teaching English to teenagers from all over the world since we welcomed our first students in 1966.

Our beautiful English language centre is in the city of Exeter, in South-West England. In June, July and August each summer, we offer these English language programmes to teenagers from all over the world:

  • English language courses for teenagers aged 14 to 17 (minimum 2 week stay).
  • Intensive 3 week Cambridge B2 First Certificate preparation courses* for adolescents aged 15 to 17.
  • Intensive 3 week Cambridge CAE preparation course for teenagers* aged 15 to 17.

*students can choose to take the offical Cambridge exam at the end of their course.

In June, September and October, we offer

  • tailor-made courses for school and college groups
  • ministays for closed groups


*English Language Gazette ranking, based on our latest British Council inspection report.

Coming to the Isca school of English is about learning as much English as you can and enjoying yourself too. We include excursions, activities and sports in all of our programmes so that you can have fun with the new international friends you will make here.

At this family-run school, every individual is important to us. We provide our students with a high level of care in a friendly and safe environment. We are passionate about teaching you English in a communicative way and helping you develop the language and global skills you will need for your future life in the 21st century.

You will live in a welcoming local home in Exeter, an invaluable immersion experience for learning more about English life, social English, British culture – and food! Sarah, the Principal, visits and carefully selects each of our homes herself.

You will learn English in small, multi-national classes with our qualified, creative teachers. Take our online English language placement test before starting your course and begin learning English on your first morning. No wasted time testing everyone on the first day, at Isca!

We look forward to welcoming you here too.


Covid – 19 Booking Guarantee

We want all of our students to feel confident about booking an English Course with us this Summer.
If you have to cancel your course before arriving in the UK because of Covid-19, we will refund your English Course in full.

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Covid-19 Travel Insurance

With all of our English Courses, you will have enhanced Covid-19 Travel Insurance Cover. This will protect you from the minute you arrive in the UK, to the minute you go home.

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The provision meets the section standard and exceeds it in some respects. The extensive experience and family ownership of the organisation work well for the benefit of both students and staff. Student administration is handled efficiently and effectively, communication is excellent, and managers proactively seek to improve and develop the provision offered. Publicity is clear and offers entirely realistic expectations. Staff management, Student administration and Quality assurance are areas of strength.
British Council Inspection report Management summary 2017
We’d like to say many thanks to you and your family for the perfect organisation! My daughter Isabella was back in Italy yesterday very enthusiastic. A perfect mix of study, sports, leisure, tours and stay with friend, old and new. It was a perfect experience; Isabella will remember it with joy.
Emanuela e Stefano P
I didn’t expect to find such a good place as Isca! It was probably one of the most incredible and unforgettable experiences ever, I’ll never forget it. Thank you for your kindness and availability at all times
Irene C, Spain

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On +44 (0) 1392 255342
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 09.00-16.30

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