Study English in England with Concorde International

The best place to study English is undoubtedly the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Canterbury with its charming medieval cobbled streets, historic houses and magnificent Cathedral, and of course the home of the famous "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer.

6th November 2017 — It is called a ‘A City for all seasons’ as there is always something to see, do and enjoy through the 4 seasons, on weekdays and at the weekend, eg processions, pop-up rock groups or jazz musicians whilst you are out shopping, classic and contemporary art exhibitions, one of the best theatres outside London, lovely parks and gardens to visit and relax, a superb range of international cuisine with at least 20 different ethnic food restaurants!

The environment is friendly and easy to get around on foot with pedestrian-free zones in the centre of the city making it it so safe to visit, and to stop and chat to friends and neighbours on the street!


Traditional, historical, relevant - come to Canterbury and connect with Concorde International!

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The English School Concorde International is located in the heart of the city of Canterbury, just a few steps from the busy main High Street and Canterbury Cathedral. We have been established nearly 50 years and have been welcoming students from all over the world.

Students of different age groups have a choice of school buildings, eg the junior class groups study in Garden House next to the main High Street, and the young adults and older, mature students study at Marlowe House and Arnett House, the year round study centre near the Cathedral.

Qualified, native English teachers experienced in tutoring small groups of adult learners will help you to achieve your personal goals and improve your English. Don’t worry – we have a level just for your! Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and higher levels of English are available. There are Standard or intensive courses= to choose from: General English; Cambridge FCE, IELTS exam preparation, or if you want to go to University here in Britain, Ireland or in the USA, Canada, and Australia you can prepare for the International Diploma in Business Studies – a guaranteed pathway to university Higher Education.

We help you to succeed in improving your English level with the 4 essential skills of English: reading, writing listening and speaking (and pronunciation).

Canterbury Cathedral at Christmas
Canterbury Cathedral at Christmas
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Your learning isn’t restricted to the classroom – if you choose to stay in one of our inspected and approved homestays – a warm welcome awaits you. You will find that your host Mum/Dad will be interested in your studies but also in sharing their family life and British culture, at mealtimes and at the weekend whey they might have a family barbecue or a trip to a local place of interest – or to the beach which is only 20 minutes away!

If you prefer to be more independent you can choose to stay in the self-catering student residence where you will have your own room with private bathroom facilities, and you will share a common lounge and large kitchen with other students.

Some evenings can be great fun if there is a ‘Pasta night’ or Paella Party night or Turkish/Moroccan or Chinese evening! Everyone gets to cook something at the International Students Buffet... a great way to try everyone else’s food!

We are an established Cambridge Teacher Training Centre for CELTA, CLIL and Teacher Development – so if you are a teacher and would like to visit Canterbury and meet teaching colleagues you would be most welcome – give us a call or email us!


It was a pleasure meeting you and to get to know the Concorde family. It is a great environment, welcoming, homely and friendly. In the School there is a real feel of the worldwide solidarity which unites in fraternity and friendship people from different cultures and languages so that they become one family. This is also thanks to all the great people at Concorde who make this possible.
— Giovanni – from Italy

For School groups through the year who are accompanied by their teacher we also provide a very British experience - the Buddy Programme which give the opportunity to study in a British High School alongside an English buddy school mate! This has been a very popular choice in recent years and both the English school and the foreign students have benefitted enormously from the experience. In the summer time we welcome individuals and family groups who wish to study together.

If you are interested by any of the courses or programmes you see on this website – please don’t hesitate to contact us directly - we’ve been here a long time and want to show the ‘best of British’ in Canterbury!

We have international staff members and the following languages are spoken: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish – we’d love to hear from you!

Canterbury is situated in Kent often called The Garden of England and it is ideally suited to the student, visitor, tourist or young pupil coming either for a day trip or for longer studies. Fast trains speed you to London in 54minutes, or from nearby Ashford on the Eurostar Express to Paris in 2hrs 30mins, or further afield to Lille or Brussels.

Traditional, historical, relevant – come to Canterbury and connect with Concorde International!

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