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Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

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49-51 Princetown Road , Belfast (view map)
98% (58 reviews)
      

About Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

We do not offer a typical course or even an intensive course with a few extra hours per week. With these options you inevitably speak your native language in your free time.
We offer TOTAL IMMERSION WITH 100% ENGLISH GUARANTEED.
You live with us and another teacher in our house/guesthouse in Bangor, near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
We, the owners, Gavin and Sonia, are professional teachers but additional teachers come to our house/guesthouse to teach.
This means we have the energy to offer you

12+ hours per day WITH TEACHERS AND MAX 4 STUDENTS PER TEACHER.

· Classes according to level (17.5 hours)

· Meals with teachers

· Study-trips with teachers

Better value for money than any similar Immersion Course.

Bangor is a beautiful town of 70,000 on the coast 30 mins from Belfast but we are the only Language school in Bangor.





Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Water sports

Activities

  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Dancing
  • Culture Shock presentation
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Architecture
  • Historical sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Sauna / Wellness
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film

Accommodation

  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Host family accommodation

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Squash

Courses

General English

95% 38 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

English Exam Preparation

100% 2 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside, Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Academic preparation

98% 2 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge CAE, Cambridge FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT Prep, Cambridge CPE

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Business English

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge CPE, SAT Prep

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

English online

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Professional English

98% 3 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT Prep, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Tailor made English courses

100% 5 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Summer Courses

99% 6 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, TOEFL, SAT Prep, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge FCE

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Teacher Training

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

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Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Brazil   

studied English Summer Courses

Movingon

The was like a big family, we spoke English all the time. We had all the meals together, some classes one to one, others in group. The house und rooms are big and beautiful. The host are teachers too and very friendly.

posted 2 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Andorra   

studied General English

Enriching experience

I've had the opportunity to spend a week at Mouving on courses and the truth... it hasn't disappointed me, quite the opposite! The combination of: English classes in the morning (with different teachers and therefore different methodologies that enrich your knowledge), sharing lunches and dinners with Sonia and Gavin, as well as cultural visits / excursions / walks in the afternoons accompanied by Sonia, has done for me this week something more than a simple English course. It has been a very enriching experience on all levels. I also had the opportunity to meet other students, which enriched this week even more on a personal level. I would also like to highlight what an excellent cook Sonia is, who made me delight with each of her dishes. In addition, I would like to comment that the city in which they are located (Bangor) is charming, next to the sea, and invites you to disconnect.
To finish, I would have liked to have been able to stay longer. Personally, I think the ideal is at least 2 weeks. So don't hesitate, if you want to improve your English, Mouving on Courses is the right place

posted 3 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

Good experience

A full immersion in English but also a friendly atmosphere, professional teachers, and lovely hosts, Sonia and Gavin, thank you for such a great time¡¡. And specially thanks to lovely Deirdre, Sonia´s Mum, I will never forget your scones. It was a ptiy I could only stay two weeks, but, even though, now I feel more confident in English. MovingOnCourses is without doubt a great way to improve your English and a good experience. See you soon¡¡¡

posted 4 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Italy   

studied General English

wonderful experience

I discovered MovingOn courses absolutely by chance, while looking for something different from the usual commercial offerings that, over the years, have never allowed me to learn English as I would have liked. My professional growth necessarily passes by a good knowledge of English, and I confess that I had almost given up hope. Fortunately, I got involved once again and found something really special, useful, unique and absolutely effective.
Not only is the course highly personalized, but the owners of both the school and the host guest house are incredible people, excellent professionals, capable of imparting to you not only skills, but enthusiasm and drive. I was only able to spend two weeks in Bangor, but I felt the difference. My goal is to come back soon to finish the course. The people who come there are special, they want to get involved, to experiment, to immerse themselves in the language and experience. Last but not least there is great food, Sonia is passionate about cooking and prepares delicious dishes. I had really a great time

posted 4 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

More than I expected, the best place!

I was in MovingOn Courses for four weeks. It is not just a course, it is a complete experience. If you are looking for something real, different, professional and friendly at the same time; If you are really committed to improving your English, MovingOn Courses is the best place, why? 100% English, really 100%, classes with 4 students max, live with teachers, extra activities, no commuting, friendly atmosphere...
4 students (max), in my case we were 2 or 3 students, you can ask for some topic that you are interested in, ask all you need, improve your pronunciation..
The teachers are very professional with a wide experience (because you have more than one, i had four, this enriches your experience), different accents, styles... but well coordinated.
You live with teachers and the other students so, it is not just the classes, you whole day becomes in a class. Lunch and dinner is a time to speak and do some presentations that you have prepared. The food is healthy, tasty and Sonia cooks veeeery well and she is very considered with our preferences or intolerances, there are always fresh fruit avaibable.
In the afternoon there are study trips, you visit different and interesting places while you are learning moooore English, a perfect way to remember at the same time enjoy the open air, normally you finish the trip visiting some special pubs :). This is when we you review your mistakes and any new vocabulary. It is another class

posted 5 months ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Italy   

studied General English

Amazing Experience

Hi Guys, I strongly recommend MovingonCourses in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Their Intensive English course was very useful for me. I lived in a home with teachers and that encouraged me to speak English as much as possible. Meals and afternoon activities are with teachers, so you will speak only in English. This is more than a Super Intensive English Course, it is a Full English Immersion in a family-environment. I stayed there for 2 months and a half and my English has improved a lot.

posted 2 years ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Italy   

studied General English

Amazing english academy, recommended!

I’ve been here for three months during the corona virus lockdown, and I can tell you MovingOn courses is more than just an English academy, It’s a lifetime experience and once you enter in this house it’s definitely going to be your second family.
In a normal day, the classes start at 8:30 a.m. and here there is the first cool thing about MovingOn courses, your room is in the same house as the classrooms are, you just need to go down the stairs and enjoy your class.
The class in the morning are usually three, with three different teacher and other 3 students at maximum. I think having more than one teacher helps a lot because you can listening different accents and different way of speaking. They let you speak as much as possible understading where you need to focus more and designing week after week lessons adhoc for you!
When the morning is over, do not think there is time to switch back to your native language or relax, if you are in this academy you must be aware that the day is literally 100% in english.
At lunch (the same format also for the dinner) is when the real english starts, you will eat with Sonia and Gavin talking about casual topics like news, life, hobbies. There isn’t any better way to use what you’ve just learned, and don’t worry they will always help you, correct and explain your mistakes, just speak and even when you think you have nothing to say they are so amazing in giving you everyday new stimulus!
Sonia is a great cook, the food is always delicious (i’m italian and I have quite high standard) and if you any preference just tell her without problem.
Once a week when the lunch/dinner is over you have to give a little presentation (about whatever topic you fancy) in front of the teachers and the other students, which will challenge your english skills and it’ll train yourself speaking to a little audience.
After lunch, it’s time to begin the study trip, the teachers will bring you to visit interesting places in the area, and again the learning never stops because every place is a good place to learn new vocabolary, and when you learn something in a particular situation that you are in, it’s even more effective! Before returning at home a stop at the cafe or a typical Irish pub will conclude the study trip, here you will play with the new vocabolary in order to revise in a funny way.
Finally if you aren’t exhausted yet after dinner there are also other activies that you can do like visit one of the several pubs in Bangor, go to the cinema (On Tuesday there are cheap tickets) or just hang out with other students and keep practicing.
About Bangor, you won’t be disappointed is a nice town on the sea, with a long long coastal path where you can work out, walk, explore it’s a great scenery! Plus it’s plenty of typical pubs and restaurants and Belfast it’s just 30 minute bt train and the train station is 5 minutes’ walk.
The room was comfortable and spotless with television and desk where you can do your homework. (yes there are also a lot of homework!)
If your plan is to stay for a long period of time, you can decide the work/study option to decrease the costs as I did, Gavin will always find some new job for you.
MovingOn course is a genuine product that works perfectly and I strongly recommend it if you aim to improve your english, the enviroment is relaxed but at the same time very serious about the english language. I feel my english exponetially improved and much more confident while I speak
And now a little extra: I ended up in a problematic situation due the coronavirus, I wasn’t able to go back to home because all the flights to Italy were cancelled, and I’m sure all the other academy would have closed forcing me into an emergency situation, what happened with MovingOn was different though! I was the only student left and they host me for two extra week with a very special price understanding the situation but mostly they had still given me classes, meals with teachers and study trips (respecting the social distancing and rules at time being in UK), they genuinely put people before the business that in these days it’s impressive, I couldn’t have asked for more.
Thank you Gavin & Sonia you’ve been my lockdown and my company in all of this, thank to my teachers Chris and Brian and to all the students I’ve met, it was one of the most wonderful experience of my life and I will remember all of you forever.

posted 2 years ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Spain   

studied General English

A great experience

I'm very satisfied with the English course and I hope to do a new one in the future.
I think I've improved my English level a lot.
Amazing teachers, in my case, Chris, Brian and Sonia...thank you!
I've been very comfortable in your guest house.

posted 2 years ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Poland   

studied Tailor made English courses

Eureka

I took English classes in Moving on Courses with my teenage daughter for one week.
I can assure you that my child was enjoying stay in this academia and it change her approach to use of English language to more practical. She has told me a lot of times, that she wish her education would be organized this way: only one thing at a time, full immersion, friendly atmosphere and no grades (yes, child can learn something without grades, eureka!).
Honestly, I recommend this academia for young learners too.

posted 3 years ago

Aston Academy - previously MovingOn Courses

Ireland   

studied General English

Movingoncourses!!!!

Just arrived from Bangor!!!!Great Experience !!!! I’ve been studying English for a week , living with Sonia and Gavin , Bryan and Cris more than excellent teachers giving us classes until lunch , and during lunch classes continue , then study trip with Sonia , 2 per week, nice visits to different interesting places, don’t forget to take a notepad !!!!!, afterwards coffee time in a cafe to speak about visit and check new vocabulary, very helpful !!Beautiful Unique experience as no other offers, you will discover Sonia ‘s healthy cook!!!Confortable Hotel room , I’d say it worth every penny you invest in learning English!!! Thanks all the MovingOnCourses team , I hope to see you soon !!!Federico.

posted 3 years ago

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