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English in Goa - India

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Why study English in Goa?

  • Ages 18+
  • From 1 week
  • Great school location next to Benaulim Beach
  • Wide range of activities
  • English and Yoga courses
  • Hindi courses
  • Residence accommodation



Deep blue waters, endless beaches and a unique laid-back vibe: Goa's sights, sounds and scents won't fail to captivate your senses. India's smallest state, home to 1.4 million people, is a haven of serenity on the west coast of the country.

Goa boasts incredible flora and fauna and a fascinating history and multicultural heritage where Indian and colonial Portuguese influences meet - from its World Heritage architecture to its richly flavoured cuisine. In Panaji (Panjim), the capital, as elsewhere in the state, Hindus, Catholics and a small Muslim minority coexist in harmony, all of them enjoying the balmy weather and glorious sunshine - except from June to September, when monsoon season hits.

Goa's beauty is best taken in on two wheels – explore the state at your own pace by bicycle and discover the breathtaking beauty of this tiny slice of paradise.


Our partner school is located just a few minutes from beautiful Benaulim Beach.

School facilities include:

  • 6 fully-equipped classrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • On-site cafeteria
  • Bollywood bar
  • Free WiFi access
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Roomy terrace
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Bikes for rent at €2 per day

Activities and events during your stay

Our partner school has full-time activity coordinator to help students get the most out of their stay in India, practise their English communication skills and make friends.

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Visits to Hindu temples and ancient cathedrals
  • Sea fishing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Bollywood movie nights
  • Yoga
  • Indian cookery classes


English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: Average 6 students (maximum 10)
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons
  • Placement test: writing on Sundays at 5 p.m., speaking on Mondays at 9.15 a.m.
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

Courses on offer

  • Standard English: 15 hours of group lessons per week (Mon to Fri at 9.30 – 13.00):

    3 hours a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as you practise all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Language level: all levels

  • Intensive English: 21 hours of group lessons per week (Standard + Conversation Class Mon to Thur at 14.00 – 15.30):

    The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes the above Standard English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 6 hours of conversation lessons per week. Afternoon mixed level group lessons primarily focus on practising and developing spoken fluency through theme-based guided discussions, role-plays and debates.

    Language level: all levels

  • Private lessons:

    You can opt for extra private lessons as part of your Standard or Intensive course to give you a boost, or take up to 5 private lessons a day for a fully personalized course tailored to your needs.

  • English and Yoga:

    This combo course includes 15 hours of morning English classes and 5 Yoga classes Monday-Friday. Yoga classes are held every morning from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Yoga classes are accessible to all students regardless of experience, ability or age. Practising yoga regularly brings a whole host of health benefits and is an excellent way to start the day.



Most students decide to stay in our partner school's on-campus residence. The school building is a former hotel and still has all the facilities available.


  • Shared 4-person room or single room
  • Shared bathroom (private for single rooms)
  • Breakfast included
  • Located on-site

Facilities and services

  • Linens/towels provided on arrival
  • Free WiFi access
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Weekly cleaning service; please note that outside of this service, students are responsible for cleaning their rooms

Optional Extras:

  • Half-board

Dates & Prices 2016-2017

Dates 2016-2017

Course start dates

Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be made up or refunded): 26/01, 23/03, 25/03, 01/05, 05/07, 15/08, 27/08, 11/09, 02/10, 11/10, 30/10, 03/12, 25/12.

Prices 2016-2017

Course prices -

All taxes and registration fees included, course, accommodation and meals as described

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Prices include: courses and residence accommodation, shared room, breakfast
Duration15 lessons21 lessons15L & 5H Yoga
1 week250 £280 £265 £
2 weeks440 £500 £470 £
3 weeks625 £715 £670 £
4 weeks760 £880 £860 £
6 weeks1,120 £1,300 £1,210 £
8 weeks1,400 £1,640 £1,520 £
12 weeks2,080 £2,440 £2,260 £
16 weeks2,760 £3,240 £3,000 £
18 weeks3,100 £3,640 £3,370 £
20 weeks3,400 £4,000 £3,700 £
24 weeks4,075 £4,795 £4,435 £
32 weeks5,385 £6,345 £5,865 £
36 weeks6,055 £7,135 £6,595 £
Extra weeks170 £200 £180 £
Course and accomodation - For Beginners - Hindi
Stay in residence, shared room, incl. breakfast:
4 weeks795 £
* For two people traveling together
Extras per week
Private lessons (per lesson)25 £
Individual room65 £
Half-board45 £
Extra night25 £
Transfer airport Goa (one journey)40 £
Transfer (both ways)55 £

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Residence accommodation, single or shared room, shared bathroom (private if single room), breakfast
  • Limitless WiFi access
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to Goa
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional extras
  • Midday and evening meals
  • Transportation in and around Goa
  • Deposit on arrival, where applicable
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance

Practical Info


Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Sunday

Arrival airports:

  • Dabolim (Goa), Mumbai

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Some airlines fly directly to Goa, but most international flights arrive via Mumbai.

Many domestic airlines have daily flights to and from Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode (Calicut).

In Mumbai, you will need at least an hour for your layover. You will need to go through immigration if arriving from outside India, claim your luggage and transfer to the domestic airport (via free shuttle bus.)

Taking the train or bus from Mumbai or Pune will provide you a journey through the breathtaking scenery of Konkan area. Travel from Mangalore to Goa is with Konkan Rail and you can witness its spectacular scenery and the magnificent Doodh Sagar waterfalls.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.