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Study travel agents visit schools across the UK

Fam trips celebrating 40 years of excellence in UK English language teaching 50 study abroad agents visited schools in the UK this month on Fam trips organised by English UK members. The trips in early September were part of the 40th anniversary of Accreditation UK, British Council's inspection scheme for UK English language teaching centres. The four… Continue reading Study travel agents visit schools across the UK

5 reasons to study English in Scotland

What makes Scotland special? Scotland is home to historic cities, vibrant culture and spectacular natural scenery, which make it an exciting place to study English. Students can experience Scottish traditions and practice speaking English with friendly local people. There are 15 English language centres to choose from in Scotland, so there are plenty of course… Continue reading 5 reasons to study English in Scotland

Young learners arrive for an unforgettable summer in the UK

The UK's summer schools are excited to welcome international young learners back to their centres for summer 2022. Young learners will build confidence communicating in English and make new friends from around the world. What better way is there to spend a summer? As English language classes and activity programmes commence, let's see what young… Continue reading Young learners arrive for an unforgettable summer in the UK

It’s a great time for students to explore the UK

The UK is open and welcoming students from around the world once more. With life back to normal, it's a great time for students to improve their English language confidence while exploring a new country. Tourist attractions, bars and restaurants are all open, and the UK's English language schools are organising activity programmes and excursions… Continue reading It’s a great time for students to explore the UK

Juniors enjoy Easter programmes in the UK

With life back to normal, junior students have been able to explore the UK this Easter, making new friends from around the world and building their confidence along the way. Like summer courses, Easter programmes are a great chance for young students to study English, try new activities and experience living in another country. Here… Continue reading Juniors enjoy Easter programmes in the UK

Young man on Isle of Skye

UK ends all Covid travel requirements for arriving passengers

On Friday 18 March, the UK's remaining Covid travel rules ended. There are now no Covid travel requirements for passengers arriving to the UK. It's easy to travel from anywhere in the world to start an English language course. Since 4am on Friday 18 March: - No Covid tests required on arrival - No quarantine… Continue reading UK ends all Covid travel requirements for arriving passengers

Good news for students as UK travel rules reduce

Published 11 February 2022 It's great news for anyone who wants to learn English in the UK: travel rules reduced today making it easier for students to arrive. For most international visitors, the only requirement is to fill in the simplified passenger locator form before travel. English language schools are open and planning ahead for an… Continue reading Good news for students as UK travel rules reduce

How does Omicron affect international students in the UK?

Information updated on 26 January. The Omicron variant brought fresh uncertainty to international travel plans at the end of 2021. Thanks to the UK's rapid booster vaccine programme, numbers have been declining since early January. English language schools are open as usual, and students arriving now or later in the year can expect a study… Continue reading How does Omicron affect international students in the UK?

What’s new for European students who want to study English in the UK?

What do European students need to know before travelling to the UK? It's easy to come to the UK to study English and most Europeans don't need to apply for a visa before they travel. There were some changes when the UK left the European Union, so here we answer some frequently asked questions from… Continue reading What’s new for European students who want to study English in the UK?

The UK is open – what is life like for international students in 2021?

Life in the UK has been almost ‘back to normal’ since July 2021. Most adults are now fully vaccinated, most restrictions have been lifted, and English language schools in the UK are welcoming students back to their classrooms. We know many students are excited at the idea of travelling after so long spent at home.… Continue reading The UK is open – what is life like for international students in 2021?