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Overseas Teachers of English

Sidmouth International School is a successful teacher training centre and is actively involved in teacher development.

We offer developmental courses for overseas teachers of English delivered by our experienced teachers.

  • Courses for qualified and experienced teachers of English
  • Courses for teachers still training
  • Courses for closed groups of teachers

This course is available all year round for a minimum of one week.  Language and/or methodology development courses are designed to meet the specific needs of teachers.

21 hours (28 lessons) per week

15 hours (20 lessons) language development in mixed-nationality groups,(09.00-12.30, Mon - Fri, includes 30 min break)

6 hours (8 lessons) per week specialist ELT sessions to include methodology, materials etc (13.30-15.30, Tues, Wed, Fri)

Class observations and follow-up discussions can be arranged.

Sample timetable



Very quick responses to emails, a solution for every problem/question. Bus service from door to door – luxury!
- Anja from Germany, aged 44 (October 2016)
As a mother (Italian MUM!) of a child of 12 years I was looking for a small school, where I was sure that my child was always supervised. My expectations have been absolutely respected. Staying with local families is an educational experience for our children. My son came back home with good vocabulary and older! Great experience. Thank you, SIS.
- Parent of Alessandro from Italy, (July 2018)
We spent a wonderful time, both leaders and students were happy to the utmost, enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and it could not have been much better.
- Mike (Group leader) from Switzerland (September 2016)
I had a nice, lovely, interesting, beautiful… week in Sidmouth. It was fantastic! So I thank you, all the teachers and my lovely family. I’ll come back next year!
- Laura from Italy, aged 45 (February 2016)
Thank you for Pauline’s great time in England! She returned so happy and satisfied. Her English has improved significantly and she dreams of coming back next year.
- Parent of Pauline from Germany, aged 15 (August 2015)

Course fees per week 2024

£660 ~ 3 June - 30 August

£483 ~ rest of year

Add registration fee (£85 low season and £120 in the Summer) and accommodation

Available all year     

Start any Monday

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General Information


Sidmouth International School is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and we aim to provide an environment where young people and children feel comfortable and safe.


Sidmouth International School is proud to be accredited by the British Council to teach English in the UK




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EX10 8EN

Tel: +44 (0) 1395 516754