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ELC York

Set in the heart of the historic town of York, the English Language Centre is a beautiful place to learn English.

Match this with the city and the school's reputation for academic excellence, and you have a brilliant place to study.


York: The English Language Centre

Quick Facts

  • Location: York, North East England
  • Types of Course: General, IELTS, TOEFL, Business, Cambridge Exam, TOEIC, for Professionals
  • Hours per week: 15-30 hours

Set in the heart of the historic town of York, the English Language Centre is a beautiful place to learn English. Match this with the city and the school's reputation for academic excellence, and you have a brilliant place to study. 

You should certainly be able to find your perfect course at ELC York, due to its huge range. The school offers from just 15 hours for one week, to 30 hours a week for six months, in everything from IELTS and TOEFL exams, to English for professionals.

Students are taught in 18 modern and well-equipped classrooms, and can also make use of a multi-media centre and extensive library. Many of the students that study at the school will stay with a local family and be treated as a member of that family, as part of the 'Homestay' scheme. However, the school also has its own student residence just a short walk from the classrooms.

York itself is a historic city filled with ancient and beautiful architecture. However, in contrast it is also very much a student city, and therefore has a good selection of entertainment facilities such as bars, pubs, clubs and theatres.  

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Hampstead School

After being formed in 1977, Hampstead is now one of London's best language schools. 

It offers a huge range of English language courses from short intensive ones to loger part-time courses 


Manchester Central School of English

Quick Facts

  • Location: Manchester, NW England
  • Types of Course: General, IELTS, Business, Cambridge Exam, Intensive, Evening, Summer
  • Hours per week: 5-22 hours

Though the Manchester Central School of English only opened in 2005 it now offers quality teaching and a wide range of courses to students from all over the world. As well as all the standard courses you would expect (see right), the School also offers more tailored summer, evening and part-time courses, as well as intensive programmes that include one-to-one tuition.

The school is dedicated to maintaining small, friendly classes which allow the experienced teachers to offer individual attention and faster learning. There is also a focus on active studying outside the classroom through autonomous learning and self study through homework and online.

Away from work, the School provides interesting and lively social activities for its students to meet new friends and experience English entertainment. The location of the school right in the centre of Manchester is ideal for students to take advantage of the huge range of bars, restaurants, cafes,
shops and sporting facilities that the city has to offer.

Oxford: St Clare's

Quick Facts

  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Types of Course: IELTS, Uni preparation, Summer, Academic Related
  • Hours per week: 10-22 hours (full-time)

St Clare's is an independent international residential college in the centre of Oxford offering English Language courses for adults, juniors and teenagers on its own three separate campuses. Students from around the world study at the school, with over 40 nationalities represented amongst the student body. The school boasts "excellent facilities, a city campus location, experienced teachers, small class sizes and a high staff to student ratio".

St. Clare's offers a wide range of English Language courses for adults from 2 weeks to 12 months throughout the year, as well as short holiday courses in June, July and August. English courses are taught at all levels and include English for Everyday Use, Combination English, Intensive English and personal one-to-one classes. Advanced level students can choose their English plus Academic Subjects course and study alongside university students from the US. For students wishing to apply to university in the UK or US they offer a one year University Foundation Course.

In summer St Clare's runs English Language courses for teenagers age 15-17 and juniors age 10-15 on two separate sites. The teachers make learning English fun and students have the chance to go on some great trips and take part in lots of activities on campus.

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