What is English UK Central?
It is an informal 'coming together' of English language schools (known for short as EUKC) that really care about providing a quality experience in a wonderful part of the country. All of the schools are paid-up members of the national association called "English UK" so in working with EUKC you have all the quality guarantees of the largest association of language schools in the world!
The aim of EUKC is to promote this wonderful part of England to the outside world as a place to visit as well as promoting the English language courses at individual schools. You will find throughout this web site links to information about the area as well as information about the schools themselves.
Schools featured on this website contribute in a 'not-for-profit' manner toward providing familiarisation visits (known as fam trips) for language travel agents from abroad. If you are an agency regularly sending students on English language courses in the UK please get in touch.
The schools featured on this website range in size from small residential centres to large state colleges, and varying in location from the peaceful countryside to bustling, exciting cities. All provide something different but all share the same passion for quality.
What is the Heart of England? What is the Midlands?
You will sometimes hear the Central England region referred to as the "Heart of England" or "The Midlands".
In English we regard "the heart" as the centre of something. It is also considered to be the place where energy is generated - as in the human body. Central England is both the centre of the country and a vibrant and interesting place - a source of energy and enjoyment. It covers an area centred around Birmingham, Britain's second city, of some 60km radius. This includes Nottingham in the north, Cheltenham in the south, Shrewsbury in the west and Stratford-upon-Avon in the east.
The region is also referred to as the Midlands. This simply means the area in the middle of England. If you hear Heart of England, Midlands or Central England you can take this as the same thing. We prefer to use the name "Central England" because we think it is clear and simple!