Learn English In Plymouth

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Studying at Open Doors, learners can work towards ESOL, Functional Skills and Personal Progression qualifications.

Teacher Training

ODILS provides a unique environment where teachers and trainees alike work together to help learners from over 46 nationalities to live effectively in the community.

We have a range of additional courses on offer. Please click for more details.

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Find out what we do here at Open Doors International Language School, who we work with, what our students and staff say, and what we are most proud of.

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Learn to Teach English as a Foreign Language:

If you are looking for a career change or you are already a teacher within your field, this course is perfect for you.
A strong outreach tool into your growing community.

Partners And Award Winning Bodies

At ODILS we work with a number of partners and awarding bodies, both locally and nationally.


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Summer School Student Videos

Our international summer school students worked with us and PCA to make these videos.

Restore language support for UK driving test candidates

In 2014, after a deeply flawed public consultation, the Government withdrew the 'language support' that could be used by speakers of other languages to assist them in undertaking the UK driving test. All parts of the test, including the theory test, must now be undertaken in English (or Welsh). This has disenfranchised many migrants who have settled in the UK following the policy change, and in particular, the cohort of refugees resettling here under the ‘vulnerable persons resettlement scheme’ from 2015 onwards. It is holding back experienced drivers from working and preventing aspirant drivers, particularly women, from moving forward in their lives. Please sign the petition and support the campaign to get the Transport Select Committee to review the policy changes as was promised by the minister for January 2019 when the change was enacted. 

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