English UK is the national association of accredited English language centres in the United Kingdom. We are a UK registered charity with the key aim of advancing the education of international students in the English language, in the home of the English language.
To ensure students have the best possible experience learning English in the UK, we pursue excellence in all aspects of English language teaching and strive to create a welcoming environment for international students in the UK. We represent, support and promote our 450+ members and the UK ELT sector both at home and internationally.
With 450+ member centres ranging from small, family-run centres and boarding schools to international study centres and state universities and colleges, English UK has plenty to offer the world. We promote our members and the UK as a great study destination around the world and at inward missions, English UK fairs and StudyWorld London.
The Eddie Byers Scholarship
The Eddie Byers Scholarship has been created in memory of our late chief executive, Eddie Byers, to help aspiring students study English in the UK and further the association’s charitable mission of advancing the education of international students in the English language.
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English UK activities include
We work alone and with partners to lobby governments and other bodies for the benefit of the industry, students and our members.
Our annual programme covers management, teaching and marketing and industry issues.
We raise standards in ELT centres through our specialist qualifications, wide-ranging training days for all members of staff, and CPD.
Marketing and promotions
We promote the UK as the world’s leading English Language Teaching destination through English UK fairs targeting different world regions, inward missions, and our innovative course finder.
We also work with agents to raise standards and promote the UK as a destination through our Partner Agency scheme, which shares expertise and contacts with the very best agents.