One-to-one English Language Training for Professionals
You can benefit the most from our complete course customisation in one-to-one training with your own instructor. Each week you have a team of up to three teachers helping you concentrate on different areas and to expose you to different teaching styles and nuances of English.
We have taught our students everything from basic communications skills, negotiating leveraged buy-outs and conducting shipping deals, to even religious philosophy. Anything you need we can create. We can accommodate almost any learning requirement you may have. From one-week intensive refresher courses up to long-term English development plans with blended on-line learning.
Your Fellow Students
Our students are senior business executives, civil servants, politicians, academics, VIPs and private individuals. We aim to deliver the most effective English learning experience in an environment specially perfected to be conducive to study and language acquisition.
We have space for sixteen individual students per week, which guarantees the quality of your highly personalised training. This means that you are able to receive our absolute care and attention for every one of your needs during your stay. Our business depends on providing complete satisfaction and exceeding the expectations of every single one of our individual students and corporate clients.
Of the thousands of our students surveyed over the years, more than 95% rated their course and trainers at Riverdown “Very Good” to “Excellent”.
An Expert Teaching Team
Riversdown has built its reputation on the strength and experience of its teachers. Many of them have worked with us for over a decade and we continue to select and employ the best and brightest for our clients.
You will have one head instructor throughout your stay – whether one week or one year – who works with you to design your programme and coordinates with your other teachers to ensure maximum and efficient progress. Our instructors meet at the end of each day to discuss your progress and design your learning strategy and materials for the coming days.
Our Instructors have extensive experience in building personalised courses for professionals with the highest expectations every single week, so we will help you to make sure you get the most out of your time with us.
Your course is all-inclusive in the most complete sense. From the moment we pick you up at the airport until we take you back at the end of your studies, everything is taken care of for you so that you can concentrate all your energy on improving your communications skills as quickly as possible.
“Everything Included. Nothing else to organise.”
All training materials, meals and coffee breaks, accommodation, sports and leisure facilities, private laundry service, daily evening activities are included. All you need to do is book your course and arrive at the airport. We will take care of the rest for you.
For students staying more than one week, we also provide a weekend excursion each Saturday to an area of interest. Common destinations include London, Oxford, Bath and Stonehenge.
Your accommodation, learning centre, sporting facilities and dining room are all located within minutes of each other on our private estate, so there is no time and energy wasted on travel for you.
Your Daily Timetable
|08:15 – 08:45||Breakfast with fellow course participants
and read the British newspapers
|08:45 – 09:00||Some self-study at our widescreen computers|
|09:00 – 09:40||Training session 1|
|09:45 – 10:25||Training session 2|
|10:25 – 10:35||Session review|
|10:35 – 10:50||Tea / coffee break – a chance to
practise social English
|10:50 – 11:30||Training session 3|
|11:35 – 12:15||Training session 4|
|12:20 – 13:00||Training session 5|
|13:05 – 14:30||Lunch – another opportunity to
network with fellow participants
|14:30 – 15:10||Training session 6|
|15:15 – 15:55||Training session 7|
|15:55 – 16:05||Session review|
|16:05 – 16:20||Tea / coffee break – develop your small talk|
|16:20 – 17:00||Training session 8|
|17:00 – 19:00||Consolidate the day’s learning / Leisure time|
|19:00 – 20:15||Dinner with participants and staff|
|20:30 – 21:45||Unwind during our evening activity programme|
The lesson reviews, meal times and coffee breaks are utilised together with structured sessions as part of your learning. We will make sure that you are practising every moment of the day.
Your courses run weekly from Monday to Friday, with a variety of intensity options from five instructor-led sessions per day to a total of eight. Further sessions and weekend courses are also available.
*On Tuesdays and Wednesdays there are also optional excursions (at no extra cost) to a local English village and Winchester with your instructors to provide you with the opportunity to practise your English skills in an outside environment.
How much you want to be involved in the customisation of your course is up to you. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your potential learning options. And if you decide to learn with us, we will develop a much more detailed learning plan together.
Our aim is not only to give you a great English learning experience, but to give you one of the most intensive and rewarding learning experiences of your life.
At the heart of that aim is trying to make sure you learn more effectively and efficiently than anywhere else.