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This is a question that we are sure that many of you have considered:
“Where should I go to learn English, and which English school is the best one for me?”
As with many of the most important questions in life, there are different correct answers for different people. So here we have prepared the following guide to help you choose the right English school for you. There are a number of different considerations:
Which city do I want to go to?
Here in the UK, we are proud to be the home of the English language, with centuries of history and culture which surround us with beautiful buildings and museums.
Many UK cities are wonderful places, with welcoming people and stunning attractions, but London is top of them all. With more theatres, museums, restaurants, concert venues, sports stadiums, historic buildings and shopping malls than anywhere else in the UK, you will never be bored in London. What’s more, the rest of the UK – and Europe – is just a train ride away when you want to spend a weekend in a different place!
If you are worried that London is too big, remember that there are many different residential parts of London, where you can relax in a peaceful area with its own shops and restaurants. It takes less than 30 minutes to travel to the centre of London and its visitor attractions by public transport from many of these residential areas – so you still won’t miss out on the best that London offers.
How do I know this school is a good quality one?
When you are considering a school, how do you know it is as good as its website says it is? Our answer is just one word – accreditation.
The best schools are regularly inspected by accrediting bodies, which check the quality of their teaching, student care, administration and management, to make sure that you will learn English in a safe environment, that your booking will be handled efficiently and you will get the course you have been promised.
Each school will advertise on its website which organisations it has been accredited by, so make sure you do a Google search to check what the accrediting body stands for and what their accreditation means.
Does this school offer the services I need?
Coming to UK to learn English is about more than just the lessons. Of course we offer quality teaching by experienced professional teachers, but what happens when your lesson has finished?
Do you want to do some extra study or borrow a book or DVD from our library? Do you want to take part in our regular social programme, to join your classmates having coffee with one of our teachers, or visit a museum? Would you like to sit in our comfortable student room to talk with your friends, or relax in the garden? Will you go home each night to quality, local accommodation that we have found for you?
While these things are secondary to your main objective of learning English, they all help you to succeed in your task, because they will help you to relax, have fun, make friends and enjoy UK – all while practising your English!
We look forward to meeting you soon!