The Suzanne Sparrow Language School based in Plymouth, is a friendly, family-run, professional school with over 38 years experience in providing English language courses to international students.

Our team of  qualified teachers specialise in teaching different course types including General English, Business and Examination training.

We offer a wide range of courses to both Individuals and Groups and you can be certain of receiving a high standard of English Language training at the school.

We are accredited by The British Council and are members of English UK Schools Association.

Our Courses

General English

Our General English courses are designed to improve all of your skills in English.

Intensive English for Professionals & Business

Total immersion courses for individuals or small groups of executives.

Teachers' Course

The courses are aimed at primary or secondary school teachers required to deliver lessons in English.

IELTS Preparation Courses

This course will help you to achieve the IELTS score you need to gain entry into a UK university. You will learn exam techniques and strategies as well as gaining a good understanding of the format of the exam.


Our Cambridge examination courses offer intensive exam preparation and are designed to raise your language level in all areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.


This course will help you to achieve the TOEIC score you require. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to approach the test with confidence.

Summer Course for Juniors

Available for juniors aged from 12 to 16 years old and runs throughout the summer from June to the end of August.

1 to 1 Lessons

Individual Lessons designed to meet the student’s specific requirements.


Flexible lesson times, with hourly rate lessons. Lessons in your work place or home and evening lessons.

Our Education Policy

“English is the premier communicative language throughout the world and our school provides the courses you need in a caring and professional environment”
Suzanne Sparrow Hon D.Ed, Chairman

The School

The school was founded in 1978 by Suzanne Sparrow to provide a friendly, welcoming environment in which students can improve their language skills. Click image to read more…

Plymouth University

We have a Memorandum of Understanding with Plymouth University – Find out how we can help you achieve the exam results you need to guarantee your place at Plymouth University.

The Sparrow Times

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