Language Programmes in the UK

Why learn English in England?

Perhaps Britain's greatest contribution to the world is not art or technology or sport, but the English language itself. Great Britain is home to the first language of business, science and travel. The story of English begins more than a thousand years ago, but its global importance means it is still making history now.

So where better to learn English, than in England? Study in the country that’s home to Shakespeare, the Royal Family and some of the UK’s most interesting towns and cities. Take your pick from the bright lights of London to cities famous for their history to lively seaside locations. Embassy English carefully picks each location to give you the best possible student experience.

Every year, an estimated 600,000 international students come to the United Kingdom to improve or perfect their English language skills.

Here are some of the benefits that learning English in the UK offers you:

  • Courses for all ages and abilities: It is thought that the UK has more English language courses than any other country. Come to the UK and you can learn English for your career, for educational purposes, or for fun. You can also study English on its own, or with other subjects at the same time.
  • Inspiring teaching and learning: In the UK, English language learning is about having fun and taking part. Instead of just listening to your teacher, your classes will involve games, problem-solving and discussions. You might also listen to songs, watch TV or read magazines to practise your comprehension skills. It might not feel like work at all!
  • Quality assured: Accredited UK English language centres are regularly inspected to ensure high standards of teaching, accommodation, welfare support and facilities.
  • The home of the English language: When you explore the UK you'll be surrounded by native speakers, so you can practise using the language in real-life situations. You will find that your skills improve enormously in a short time. You might even start dreaming in English after a few days!
  • Prepare for your future: English language skills are valued by employers, universities and colleges worldwide, and are a powerful tool in thousands of careers. Improving your English is a great investment in your future.
  • A unique cultural experience: Learning English in the UK is also an opportunity to make new friends from around the world, discover the UK’s culture and history, and explore beautiful countryside and cities. 

Plus, a recent global survey found that the British accent is considered the world's most attractive!

How about practising your English while finding out more about everything the UK has to offer? 

Choose the right course for you

Across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there are thousands of English language courses on offer. Perhaps you want to do a course just for fun? Maybe you want to gain an internationally-recognised qualification to help you enter university? Or perhaps you want to improve your business English skills?

In the UK, you can choose a course that is suited to your:

  • Age group: There are courses specifically for children, teenagers or adults of different ages
  • Ability: You can choose a course for beginners, intermediate or advanced learners
  • Interests and ambitions: You can choose a general English course or one with a particular focus – for example, you may want to train to be an English teacher or do a business English course. You don’t have to study English on its own either – you could combine it with another subject, such as art, tourism, fashion, football or science.

Study modes

English language courses can be part-time or full-time. Full-time courses are usually around 15 to 24 hours of classes per week. You can choose a course lasting anything from a day to a year. Holiday and vacation courses are very popular in the summer (June, July and August), and are a great way to fit your studies around your job or your school life. The most sociable way to learn English is to join a course where you will learn alongside other students in a class, but for a more personal experience, you could choose one-to-one tuition.

The academic year

In the UK, the typical academic year for school, college and university starts in September and runs until June or July. English language courses are far more flexible. Courses that start in September, January and July are particularly popular, but there are lots of other choices too.

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