Sidmouth May Cottage


Sidmouth May Cottage

From 1110 CHF

Course start dates

21.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 23.11 / 30.11 / 07.12 / 14.12 / 21.12.2019

Key points

● Family run school

● Secure location

● Nationality mix

● Seaside location

● Small, traditional English town


Levels: Beginner to Proficient

Accommodation: Host family

Airport transfer: from/to London Heathrow Airport. For more information please have a look at the airport transfer tab below

Arrival and departure: Saturday to Saturday

Special diets: Allergies, vegetarian/vegan meal - extra fee will be charged





Age range: 8 - 13 / 14 - 17 / 16 - 18 Years

Learn English with friLingue in Sidmouth

This small town in South West England is located by the sea and boasts beautiful beaches. It is human-sized, friendly and represents the quintessence of English life, with its traditional architecture, markets, restaurants and cafes. The climate here is mild, facilitating many fun activities.
In Sidmouth, to feel the mood and lifestyle of a small English town, you will be staying with a host family. In the morning, you will attend classes and in the afternoon you will participate in many fun activities: barbecue at the beach, boat trips, karaoke nights, shrimp fishing, exploring the cities of Exeter and Dartmoor, disco nights, international olympics, various games, tennis, golf, horse riding and much, much more!

Spring, Summer and Autumn
Here we have language camps for three different age groups: 8 to 13 years, 14 to 17 year olds (all year round) and 16 to 18 year olds. For more information about each course, please visit the Dates & Prices section.

Course duration:
1 - 18 Weeks
Beginner to Proficient
Age group:
Language course:
Start dates:

21.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 23.11 / 30.11 / 07.12 / 14.12 / 21.12.2019

About this course:

This course is designed for students who wish to concentrate on their individual needs in a small group. The teaching focuses on the aims and interests of the students and encourages each student to develop their full potential. All four language skills are practised in class and effective communication is encouraged alongside both accuracy and fluency. Homework is set and marked on a weekly basis. Lessons every day (Monday to Friday) from 9:00 to 12:30 (includes 30 minutes break) with a maximum group size of 9 (Easter/October) and 15 (Summer) people and during the afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 13:30 to 15:30 with a maximum group size of 6 (Easter/October) and 9 (Summer) people. Included in the price: Total 21 hours tuition per week 15 hours (20 lessons) of group tuition in English language (09.00 - 12.30, includes 30 min break) 6 hours (8 lessons) of English language tuition (13.30–15.30, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) Guided independent learning & advice on study skills Personal tutor (4 weeks or more) All tuition materials and books Full social, sports and cultural programme Host family accommodation (includes half-board weekdays, full board weekends) Transfer from/to London Heathrow airport Registration fee  


Weeks Price
1 Week 1110 CHF
2 Weeks 1690 CHF
3 Weeks 2320 CHF
4 Weeks 2800 CHF
5 Weeks 3280 CHF
6 Weeks 3860 CHF
7 Weeks 4440 CHF
8 Weeks 4970 CHF

In Sidmouth you will live with a host family in a twin room. The school always tries, if possible, to host two young people of different mother tongues in the same family, because it is fundamental that students practice speaking English as much as possible.

The host families live within walking distance of the school. According to the principles of our partner school, there are many families whose priority is not to earn money, but rather to host young people and exchange with them!

Breakfast and evening meals are included, with a light lunch on weekends. Lunch is not included during week, but easy to buy on site.

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
Host family Most host families are easily accessible on foot from the school No Fee
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 - 10:30 Evaluation test Course
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Course
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Activities Course Excursion until 18:00 Course

This is a sample programme. Activities and excursions can vary significantly depending on the weather, or other factors that are beyond our control.

There will be many opportunities to participate in different activities:

  • Test your skills on the obstacle course.
  • By playing different team games you will have the opportunity to get to know your classmates better.
  • Race ahead by going quad biking or go-karting.
  • Do not forget about water sports, such as kayaking and paddle boarding.
  • Relax during the time at the beach.
  • Become an actor or actress at the theater.
  • Let loose on the slip-n-slide!

There’s even evening entertainment:

  • The disco, essential to each camp, will surely be the highlight of your stay.
  • The movie night is more peaceful and, since all movies are shown in English, you’ll even learn something.!
  • Fun & Games: An evening full of entertainment and diversion.
  • In addition, a barbecue is included in this perfect language stay.
  • And who could forget the campfire by the sea?


Each week, a full day trip and a half-day excursion are organised.

  • Exeter - Charming little town with a university, historic cathedral and town hall, superb shopping center, river and canal.
  • Bristol - A major port city that is one of the largest cities in England. The historic docks, famous ships, zoo, shopping center and magnificent cathedral make Bristol famous.
  • Dartmoor and Buckfastleigh - A beautiful picturesque park with wild horses and walking paths. Buckfast Abbey is famous for its honey made by Benedictine monks.
  • Totnes and Dartmouth - Totnes is a small town known for its crafts, cruise ships and castle.
  • Bath - As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Bath is home to many museums, an abbey and various Roman ruins.
  • Wookey, Wells and Street - Wells is one of the smallest cities in England but has many assets: a magnificent cathedral and an episcopal palace surrounded by moats. Street is well known for its cheap shoe and designer stores.
  • Plymouth - Modern city with excellent shopping, Plymouth is home to the largest shipyards in Europe. Students can sail around the harbor and visit the historical museum that tells the story of the city.
  • Exmoor and Dunster Castle - Located on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor Park, Dunster is a preserved medieval village.
  • Stonehenge and Salisbury - Stonehenge, whose name means "Supended Stones", is a megalithic monument erected during the Neolithic era. Salisbury has a cathedral containing the oldest clock still in working order.

Airport transfer

We offer free transfers to and from London Heathrow Airport every Saturday throughout the year. The bus will arrive at the airport at 12:00 and leave at 16:30. The average journey time (including stopping) is 3h30.

To qualify for this transfer you will need to:

  • Arrive at Heathrow before 15:30
  • Depart Heathrow after 13:45

Please not that participants under 14 years old (travelling alone) must reserve the "Unaccompanied minor" service. The school recommends that children arrive (the Saturday) between 12:00 and 15:30, and leave between 13:45 and 16:30. The staff of our partner school will assure this service (included in the price of the stay).


Regular shuttles connect Heathrow Airport with:

  • Gatwick Airport (80 min travel time) 
  • Stansted Airport (90 min travel time)

Please not that participants under 14 years old must reserve the "Unaccompanied minor" service. The school recommends taht

Arrivals and departures are always on Saturday.
Transfers to and from London Heathrow Airport are included in the price.
Please note: outside the mentioned time periods the transfer will not be guaranteed.

The flight is not included in the price.

=> Airline that we recommend: Swiss


5 reasons to choose friLingue

Language Camps

12 Years

Nationality mix

friLingue is hugely popular in the domestic market as well as internationally, providing international and local Swiss students the opportunity to mix and exchange languages within the camp.


We place emphasis on a young, creative and motivated teaching body and an international atmosphere with volunteers from all over the world


Our camps are held in some of Switzerland's most stunning and unique locations - expect Alpine mountains and freshwater lakes that will take your breath away!


Our young, creative and diverse group of teachers are encouraged to use more fun and interactive methods, making the language more accessible to each student.

Small class sizes

Our classes are held in small classes of around 6 students, providing more teacher-student contact that allows the teacher to focus upon the specific learning needs of each student. Average number of students per class in 2017: 5.

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