Chaucer College — language school in the UK

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • IALC
  • Summer English School
  • Canterbury CT2 7LJ, UK
  • From 9 To  age



Founded in 1992, Chaucer College is a British Council accredited language school with over 27 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language, at our study centre in Canterbury, Kent – ‘The Garden of England’.

Located within minutes of the city centre, our campus is private and secure, set within its own grounds, offering on-site residential accommodation, classrooms and dining room on one enclosed facility. Alternatively, students can choose to stay with any of our long-standing host families. Safety is of the upmost importance to us, with a porter on duty 24 hours a day, along with 24 hour monitored security camera surveillance.

With a teaching capacity of up to 300 students (maximum 14 students per class), our campus also boasts a student common room with leisure facilities, playing fields, other sports facilities and a basketball court. Wi-Fi is available all throughout the campus and residential accommodation.

With direct access to London within 1 hour by road or high-speed rail, we are perfectly positioned to explore what the South East of England has to offer.

Chaucer College delivers a range of English language courses all throughout the year to groups (minimum age 9 years) and individual students (aged 16 years +). We offer a range of courses in general English (standard and intensive programmes), exam preparation, teacher training, school immersion programmes and business and corporate training. During the summer, we run a very popular Junior Summer Camp for students aged 11 – 17 years.

Chaucer College is also the registered test centre in Kent for the IELTS academic examination.

Why choose this school

Experience – over 27 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language

British Council accredited English language school

Located in the world renowned City of Canterbury, in Kent – ‘The Garden of England’

Just over 1 hour from London & easily accessible from all major London airports

Perfectly positioned in the South East for popular sightseeing locations

Self-contained facility offering on-campus residential & nearby host family accommodation

Secure study centre with 24-hour monitored security cameras & on-duty porter

Wide variety of courses available for students of all ages & levels, groups & individuals

Fully adaptable courses to meet student needs. We work with you to provide exactly what you need

Flexible & caring approach with post-course support. We go above & beyond to ensure every student experience is exceptional

School infrastructure

  • On-site residential accommodation

  • Nearby homestay accommodation

  • Teaching capacity of up to 300 students

  • 24 classrooms

  • On-site duty porter, 24 hours a day

  • Dining room & in-house catering team

  • Student common room

  • Computer room with interactive smart board

  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout campus & residential accommodation

  • Tuck shop

  • Woodland walk

Sport infrastructure

  • Sports hall

  • Playing fields 

  • Basketball court

Hobbies and clubs

  • Bowling

  • Writing Club

  • Nature Walks

  • Laser shooting games

  • Workshops

  • Excursions

What else included

  • 7 nights, full board residential or host family accommodation
  • Up to 20 hours tuition
  • 1 full day trip & 1 half day trip
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme—2 evening activities for host family residents
  • All materials & end of course certificate
  • Free leader places offered in full board residential accommodation

A varied selection of afternoon and evening activities is provided, including tours of Canterbury, sports activities and games. Students enrolled to the Junior Summer Camp will share classes, trips and activitiies with other students/groups enrolled during the same week. Students will sit a placement test on arrival and allocated to classes accordingly. 

Additional fees required for visa invitation letters and airport transfers. 


morning day evening
Day 1 Arrival Free time Welcome BBQ
Day 2 Lesson Canterbury tour Disco
Day 3 Lesson Project Afternoon On-site activities
Day 4 Lesson Project Afternoon On-site activities
Day 5 Lesson Half day excursion On-site activities
Day 7 Lesson Out and about English On-site activities