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The College
  • An established English language school with an international reputation and over 46 years of experience
  • An ethos of quality and individual attention to every student’s needs
  • 13 ‘strengths’ in last British Council inspection, currently the highest scoring state college in the United Kingdom (last verified May 2015)
  • Nominated a ‘Centre of Excellence’ six years in a row by the EL Gazette
  • Very high student satisfaction over many years

The Courses
  • A wide range of courses designed for adult learners: intensive English, exam preparation, international foundation, pre-university and teacher development
  • Small classes with a maximum of 12, and an average of 8 students
  • A team of experienced permanent tutors motivated to help students reach their full potential fast and effectively
  • All course materials and coursebook included

The Location
  • Located in the lovely seaside town of Broadstairs in south-east England
  • Situated in the town centre, 800 metres from the beach
  • Broadstairs has a modern shopping centre, cinemas, cafes, restaurants and bars and a range of sporting opportunities
  • In a small, friendly town where the cost of living is much cheaper than bigger cities
  • Close to London (80 minutes) and also to Paris (2 hours)

College facilities
  • Multimedia learning centre, study portal, free Google Apps for Education account, and free Wi-Fi access
  • Snack bar, prayer room and theatre on campus
  • College open Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm

A home away from home
  • Carefully selected, caring homestay families
  • Your own room and no other student with the same language
  • Welfare support and assistance available 24 hours

Social programme
  • A full social programme of sports, talks and evening activities
  • Half day trips every Friday e.g. Canterbury, Dover Castle
  • Full day trips every Saturday e.g. London, Oxford, Cambridge


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