English Summer School Teachers

Tim and Liz set up Nab Cottage in 1983 after having taught in Italy, North Africa and France. Since then we have worked with over 2500 people from 45 different countries.

Our vision has been to create an environment where people feel confident, relaxed, and happy – and therefore, we feel, better able to learn. At Nab Cottage we bring together much of our experience in working in education, working with groups, healing and bodywork, and living most of our lives in community.

Our teachers are motivating, passionate and resourceful and bring a wide range of complementary skills including art, drama, coaching and mentoring.

We also use local facilitators who bring specific skills to the centre. These include musicians, storytellers, dancers, or simply people who enjoy the conversation, the food and the life here at Nab Cottage.

English Language Students

Our students come from all over the world and range in age from 18 to 80. Here are just some of the many kind words we have received over the years.

”I enjoyed deeply the time in your precious home. It`s a special place.  I was touched because tears got space and were welcomed.”
Rosemarie 2017

”We would like to book for the first two weeks of summer, as we’ve done so often before”
Auli 2017

“I came back richer than when I went to Nab”
Maria 2016

“I was feeling so much warmth, kindness, love, compassion, security, support… I know that your really care about your students and this is fantastic! Thank you!”
Anna 2016

“Thanks for organizing this kind of courses. They are more attractive, fun and to know other people better than any other courses”
Rosa Mata 2016

“Nab Cottage, the interesting students, the beautiful landscape, the food, the house and the barn and last but not least all the fantastic activities and the exceptional lessons with you.”
Hans 2015

“Thank you for your welcome and for teaching us a different way to learn, not only English.”
Paola and Jacopo 2015

“You and your team were incredibly friendly and attentive. I will never forgot all new experiences that I have tried and the landscape’s beauty”
Margarita 2014

“I would like to thank you for a very inspiring and relaxing week. I learnt a lot not only English but also about myself. The Lake District is a really charming place that has impressed me a lot.”
Dorota 2014

“I’m missing the Cottage, the 2 weeks in Ambleside were fantastic, unforgettable…”
Lincoln and Tiemi 2014

“You have very interesting methods to teach us….I am richer now than before ”
Verica 2013

“For me it opened my heart ”
Claudia 2013

“I have never had the experience of such a community before – being accepted and integrated. ”
Britta 2012

“A feeling of wellbeing, experiencing shared values of respect and openness, long-lasting feeling of the English language, and feeling part of the impressive circle of humanity ”
Antonietta 2012

“No shopping lists, no cooking, no cleaning, nothing I had to remember to take care of. And all that in a pleasant and stimulating environment ”
Tarja 2011

“A perfect concept. I’ve never met a language school like this.”
Barbara 2010

“I’ve passed 6 fantastic weeks here. I’m going to bring into myself this experience for all my life. I’m sure that Nab Cottage has changed my life in a better way. I leave here a piece of my heart.”
Alessandro 2010

“Great, incredible, deep, moving experience of physical, mental and spiritual growth, as usual! Thanks again!”
Vania 2009

“After this training I feel self-confident. I’m not afraid to ask questions and communicate with other people. I’m ready for new challenges.”
Tomek 2008

“I really loved my stay at Nab Cottage in summer. And now – retrospective – I am sure it was the first and necessary step for my inner change. The coaching with you and the other students was really impressive.”
Geraldine 2008

“Nab cottage has been a marvellous experience to me. First the landscape, then the cottage with such a long history, after the room where I can see all the time the lake, the ducks, the rain. And at the end, the people – teachers, workers and students. Thank you everyone to be here with me and help me grow in experience and feeling.”
Amelia 2007

“One week is certainly not enough to improve the fluency, but absolutely enough to appreciate the atmosphere you have created – which is unique.”
Gusto, July 2007

“I felt here like I’d known the people here all my life”
Carmen 2007

“It was a very good experience for me, I learned not only English conversation, but also communication with others, foreign customs and views, And I think I could develop myself”
Naomi 2007

“You’ve made me feel comfortable with all the people, and also with myself.”
Lorena, August 2006

“Dear Nab Cottagers. To be here has been more than just an English course for me. Thanks for all new insights I have gained.”
Eva, September 2006

“To stay here is one of the most interesting experiences of my short life. When something is wrong in your life you can find here a new way to think and to love. You can take a break to start again with new power.”
Vincenze September, 2006

“After these 4 weeks I’m a different person: willing, relaxed, open, fresh. Anywhere else I go I’ll always remember the Nab, my second home, my paradise, the place where I was happy like a little child.”
Eduardo, August 2006

“Thank you for your patience, optimism and spirituality”
Joanna, 2004

“In your lessons everyone feels so calm and self-confident”
Dina, 2004

“Thanks for everything – the people, the atmosphere, the food. We had a lot of fun, met great people, and learned a lot – about other cultures, different ways of learning English, and ourselves! Thank you.”
Kristin and Julia, June 2003

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