School Overview

To help you get a better idea of each school's feel, we include here a short summary of what to expect if you decide to book a course...

Abbey College, Malvern

Abbey College, Malvern

Located 60km south-west of Birmingham in the town of Great Malvern, Abbey College occupies a beautiful old building on the slopes of the Malvern hills. The College is a residential boarding school providing year-round secondary education as well as English courses for international students. It is set in a 30 hectare campus in a country setting so is ideal for sporting and other activities away from city life yet easily accessible by car or train.

Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham

Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham

Located right in the centre of the city in the "Library of Birmingham" which means you are in the centre of all the action of Britain's second city. Brasshouse is the largest adult education centre in the United Kingdom specialising in language courses and services. Excellent if you like the bustle of the city and the lifestyle that goes with it. Transport links to the rest of the country are the best!

Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury

Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury

Located 80km west of Birmingham in some of Shropshire's finest countryside, Concord College offers year-round boarding to students aged 13-19 years. The campus of 32 hectares is centered around an old English country mansion to the south of Shrewsbury and offers outstanding facilities. The College also offers a summer school programme which has been running for over 30 years. Access is best by train to Shrewsbury then by car / taxi.

Gloucestershire College, Cheltenham

Gloucestershire College, Cheltenham

Located 80km south of Birmingham, Gloucestershire College is spread over 3 campuses of Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, offering a wide variety of further and higher education courses. English courses are delivered at the Cheltenham campus, a very pleasant and well designed modern building on the outskirts of the town. Travel to and from Cheltenham is easy by train from Birmingham and London.

ILS English, Nottingham

ILS English, Nottingham

Located 80km north-east of Birmingham, ILS English is based in a modern building on a quiet, leafy business park with bright classrooms and comprehensive facilities. The centre is on the edge of the city but within walking distance so you can get the best of the quiet suburbs and the excellent vibrant night life offered by the city of Nottingham. Travel to Nottingham is very easy by train from Birmingham and London.

inlingua, Cheltenham

inlingua, Cheltenham

Located 80km south of Birmingham in the beautiful Cotswold town of Cheltenham, inlingua occupies an elegant Georgian building close to the retail centre. The school offers a very wide variety of courses to students from 16 years up, but has a separate building for business courses for mature adults. Cheltenham is an elegant town with a very pleasant shopping area, and travel to the town is easy by train from Birmingham and London.

St. Michael's College, Tenbury Wells

King's College Saint Michaels

Located 60km west of Birmingham in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, King's College Saint Michaels is a residential boarding school providing secondary education and English courses to international students. In addition the college runs a summer school for teenagers during the school holidays. The nearby town of Tenbury Wells has a range of local shops, hotels and restaurants. Travel is best by train to Hereford from Birmingham or London then take a taxi to the campus.

Kingsway English Centre, Worcester

Kingsway English Centre, Worcester

Located 50km south of Birmingham, Kingsway is a very small school offering short English courses to mature adults - both professionals and general / leisure travellers. The light and spacious school building is right in the centre of the city (pop. 90,000) so it is easy to go shopping at lunch times and the homestay families are all within walking distance. Travel to Worcester is easy by train from Birmingham and London.

Loughborough College, Loughborough

Loughborough College, Loughborough

Located 75km north-east of Birmingham, Loughborough College is home to 11,000 students and a wide range of courses from A-levels to vocational programmes to degree courses. Though established in 1909, the campus is modern and has undergone a lot of investment in recent years to provide an ideal learning environment with the latest technology. Travel is easy by train and bus from London, Birmingham and surrounding towns.

Oxford House College, Stratford-upon-Avon

Oxford House College, Stratford-upon-Avon

Located 50km south of Birmingham in Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, the college occupies a quiet building with a large garden, situated beside the beautiful river Avon and just 5 minutes’ walk over the medieval stone bridge from the centre of the town with its drama theatres, shops, cafes, bars and riverside gardens. Stratford is always buzzing with people and activity, and it's easy to get there from most major centres.

Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury

Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury

Located 75km west of Birmingham in the centre of the market town of Shrewsbury, Severnvale occupies an elegant building in the heart of the commercial area. The academy offers a range of courses to age 20+ students as well as a junior school in the summer holidays. Shrewsbury is a comfortable and pleasant town away from large numbers of tourists and access is easy from both Manchester and Birmingham.

University of Wolverhampton, Telford

University of Wolverhampton, Telford

Located 25km north-west of Birmingham, the main university occupies buildings in the centre of the city, however there are 5 campuses spread over the area, the International department being based at the Telford site 29km west of Wolverhampton. The department offers a range of pre-university courses as well as a summer programme. The nearest train station is Telford Central, about a 15 minute walk from the Campus.