Sidmouth May Cottage
From 1110 CHF
Course start dates
From 1110 CHF
Course start dates
● 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
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.
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
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
Transfer from/to London Heathrow airport
|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.
|Host family||Most host families are easily accessible on foot from the school||No Fee|
|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:
There’s even evening entertainment:
Each week, a full day trip and a half-day excursion are organised.
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:
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:
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.
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