Chaucer College — language school in the UK

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • IALC
  • General English Short Stay - 7 Nights
  • 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 homestay accommodation
  • Up to 15 hours tuition
  • 1 full day trip & 1 half day trip
  • Full afternoon & evening activity programme—2 evening activities for homestay
  • All materials & end of course certificate
  • Free leader places offered in full board residential accommodation

Additional fees required for visa invitation letters and transfers. 


morning day evening
Day 1 Arrival Local Tour On-site activities
Day 2 Lesson City tour Disco
Day 3 Lesson Free time On-site activities
Day 4 Lesson Free time Activity
Day 5 Lesson Half day excursion Activity
Day 6 Excursion Excursion On-site activities
Day 7 Lesson On-site activities On-site activities