The Meridian School of English's Plymouth school occupies the historic Swarthmore Centre, which was originally a Quaker house. It has been used for delivering education since 1919 but today it has been transformed into a busy, modern language school. For more information check the school website.
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Plymouth is a friendly, safe city full of history and located near some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches.

About Location

Plymouth is located between the beautiful Devon coast and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor National Park, which inspired the novels of Sherlock Holmes, and boasts its own breed of wild ponies.The school is close to the city centre, which ensures quick and easy access to shops, the beautiful waterfront, and the prestigious Plymouth University campus – home to over 33,000 students. The stunning landscape and beaches of Cornwall are only a 15 minute ferry ride from the city.

Teaching Method

For more than 35 years Meridian School of English has been teaching English language courses to students from all over the world. The two schools are located by the sea and provide a range of standard and intensive English courses.Each of the schools provides an opportunity for adults to learn English whilst appreciating both the city and the beautiful surroundings. Whether you love the sea or the countryside you will be spoilt for choice! The school has been enriching the students’ language skills and learning experiences for over 35 years, so the school knows what makes a programme successful.Meridian School of English believes the best way to learn English is in a native speaking environment; in a way which helps students reach their full potential and realise their goals.The school keeps the classes small and of mixed nationality (unless otherwise stated) to ensure that the teachers can give their students the personal attention they need.The language school also understand that it’s not just about the teaching, but the overall experience of spending time in the UK, meeting people from other cultures and engaging in a complete social experience.

Preparation Programmes

English preparation programmes


classrooms equipped with technology to aid teaching and learninguse of interactive online activities during lessonsstudent recreational areaa space to relaxFREE use of WiFi and a computer areastudy roomquiet room24 hour welfare support


Business ClassStandard ClassFull BoardHalf BoardResidential Student accommodation offers a private room, with en-suite bathroom and shared kitchen facilities. Student residences also have access to WiFi, as well as social and recreational areas. This is a great way to experience English life with other foreign students.


Your stay with us won’t be just about learning English in the classroom. The school has prepared a range of activities to give you the opportunity of experiencing British culture, exploring the city you are studying in (and the surrounding areas) as well as having fun with other students from all over the world!Each week they run a range of social events many of which are free to all students. These include: Orientation walks, English conversation class, British culture afternoon with book discussion group, film club and seminars, social evenings in traditional English pubs, a chance to taste world cuisine in the popular, local restaurants, listening to live music, karaoke, challenging your classmates at bowling, pool and skittles or going shopping.If, however, you are looking for something a little bit more adventurous then they can organise a range of activities for groups and individuals such as sailing, surfing, hiking, canoeing, riding, football and rugby. For further details check out the events calendar on the school's website for more info.

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