The towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate offer students the chance to enjoy an authentic English seaside experience
Why choose one of the Thanet towns as a place to study English
Tradition of High Quality Courses
Thanet has a long tradition of welcoming international students. The colleges and schools listed below, all of which are British Council Accredited, offer a range of high quality courses for all kinds of English language learners, from young people studying general English to adults studying for academic or professional purposes. There are different types of accommodation available including home stay, residential, self-catering and hotels. Students are able to stay within an easy travelling distance from their school. This creates a friendly atmosphere where the students can socialise together during their leisure time. The schools themselves organise social activity programmes so that students can practise their English in a relaxed environment.
Excellent Seaside Experience
Language students are able to enjoy an authentic English seaside experience. The coastal resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate each have their own distinct character and charm. Students can enjoy the beautiful beaches, coastal walks, sporting activities, cultural attractions and shopping locations. Thanet also has excellent restaurants and varied nightlife. There is a vibrant culture of music with festivals of folk, jazz and blues throughout the year.
Thanet is easily accessible from London via good road and rail links. The journey time by train is just 1 hour 10 minutes. To find out more about travelling here, please visit Travel Information. There are many interesting historical places to visit within the East Kent area, for example, Canterbury and Dover.
There is an organisation called the The Association of Thanet Language Schools (ATLS) which was founded in 1995 to help international students enjoy their stay in the area. This committee consists of the English language schools, the local authority (Thanet District Council) and the neighbourhood police teams.
A small group of students at East Kent College made a film for ATLS giving useful local information and advice.
Below is a list of accredited schools in our area:
• Churchill House School of English Language
42 Spencer Square, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9EQ
• English in Margate
The Towers, 38 Hawley Square, Margate, Kent CT9 1PH
• Hilderstone College
St. Peter's Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2JW
• Kent School of English
10 & 12 Granville Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QD
• London House School of English
63 Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate-on-Sea Kent, Kent CT8 8SW
• Broadstairs English Centre
2-4 St Peter's Park Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2BL