About Us

Experience English


We are delighted we will soon be joining the British Study Centres family, with new centres in Brighton and Oxford! Click here to find out more about our new courses and locations. While we are busy preparing, you may see some changes to the site. In the meantime, we will be taking all enquiries and bookings as usual.

We believe in Life Changing Learning

We are a collection of four high-quality teacher training centres in fantastic UK cities: Hampstead School of English (London), Manchester Academy of English, English Language Centre York, and Edinburgh Language Centre.

Our philosophy is simple: we believe in Life Changing Learning.

As a teacher trainee we want you to have a fully immersive experience that leaves you not only with a new set of invaluable skills, but also close friendships, unforgettable memories, and a new-found confidence to leap into a world of international opportunities.

Our pillars


Immersive activities


Innovative learning


Authentic locations

"Doing the CELTA course before I came to South Africa to teach was absolutely the right decision. It has given me confidence and a base for working with these young people that has already been richly rewarding."

Diane, Edinburgh Language Centre

"English Language Centre York’s CELTA has been a brilliant four weeks - intense, challenging, incredibly rewarding and great fun. We were supported throughout by the expertise, experience and care of the excellent tutors, and our small group quickly became a supportive team of friends. The course is well organised and superbly delivered. It has boosted my confidence as a teacher and I’d highly recommend it."

Claire, English Language Centre York

"Completing the CELTA course is one of the best decisions that I've made for my career because it has opened up so many doors."

Laura, Manchester Academy of English

"I decided to take the CELTA course because I think that teaching it is one of the most rewarding jobs. Inspirational teachers change lives. It excites me to think that I could make an impact and play a part in changing someone’s future - anywhere in the world! Only a few weeks after completing my CELTA in London, I was offered a job teaching English in Hong Kong! I lived there for almost 2 years and it was an unforgettable experience. I am now looking for my next adventure."

Francesca, Hampstead School of English