There are lots of exciting things going on in East Kent this summer. Kent is England’s gateway to and from Mainland Europe, as it is only a quick ferry or Channel Tunnel ride over from France, so we enjoy welcoming visitors from all over and our influenced by our European cousins.
This makes East Kent a great place to come and learn or improve your English. We welcome many thousand student visitors every year and they really love visiting our beautiful county.
Canterbury is a particularly popular place with European visitors. It is a historic and significant city because of the famous cathedral. It has wonderful medieval streets to explore and beautiful public gardens in which to soak up the sun!
Canterbury is also the headquarters of the Concorde International language school. So you can choose to study here and be guaranteed of a quality English course whilst also enjoying all that the city has to offer.
There are lots of things going on this summer for visitors to enjoy. If you are in Canterbury on the 19th of July there will be the chance to see the Olympic Flame pass by.
It will also tour around a lot of Kent and will go past all of our junior summer school centres in Canterbury, Folkestone, Rochester, Broadstairs and Ashford. So if you are a young learner wanting to visit England to study English, now is a great time to visit and be part of the Olympic spirit.
If you enjoy the seaside there are some great events going on at attractive seaside towns in Kent. Whitstable has its famous Oyster Festival in July, which celebrates the town’s community and heritage. Herne Bay also hosts a festival in August with music and events for all ages.
Autumn is also a good time to learn English in Kent because there are several exciting events in Canterbury. The refurbished library and museum, called the Beaney Institute, is reopening in September. There will be some really great things to see in this beautiful building that has been extended to offer better facilities.
There are also two international festivals in Canterbury towards the end of the year. The Canterbury Food & Drink Festival in September celebrates the diversity of food from across the UK and Europe.
Then in October the annual arts festival, The Canterbury Festival, brings in famous writers, broadcasters, historians and artists together to talk about and display their work.
So throughout 2012 there is something for everyone to see and enjoy in East Kent. It is a convenient and enjoyable place to learn English whilst soaking in the atmosphere of the many events and activities on offer.