North Devon School of English is situated in the friendly market town of Barnstaple. The school is in a central location, close to shops and facilities.

We have five classrooms, spacious and light, as well as rooms for visiting teachers to use. We keep our class sizes small, and aim to have no more than 12 students per class.

We offer a range of courses, for all ages and levels of English. Our teachers are experienced and fully qualified.

We offer:

Standard courses of 7-10 days

Our standard English courses combine morning classes with afternoon excursions around the North Devon region. English classes focus on speaking and listening, and groups are split according to ability. » more

Specialised courses in Ecology, Media and Business

These courses consist of content that is vocational, with the language and the content of our English classes customised to fit the programme. Our Eco, Media and Business English courses include a project and presentation element, encouraging practical language skills. » more

Specialised course – English through film and video

Lights, Camera, English! is a unique experience, using English in a practical environment. Students learn basic skills in script writing, camera work, sound and editing. » more

Teacher Training programmes

Are you an English teacher in your school? Are you a teacher looking to improve your English? Why not join one of our specialised teacher courses… » more

Customised courses – made to suit your requirements

As an independent language school we are more flexible than larger organisations . If you are looking for a course that is different, please email us and will do our best to accommodate you! » more