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Our membership of these organisations are your guarantee of quality.
EnglishUK is the world’s leading language teaching association with more than 400 members – all accredited by the British Council – including private language schools, educational trusts and charities and language centres in further education colleges and universities.
Our schools are separately accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language. To obtain accreditation, the schools must be inspected regularly and meet very strict criteria.
The British Council last inspected and accredited:
ELC Brighton in July 2019. ELC Brighton achieved 15 out of a possible 15 overall areas of strength compared with the average for BC accredited schools of 3.6. This makes ELC Brighton jointly the No. 1 school in the UK and a Centre of Excellence (based on EL Gazette’s rankings!). You can read the full 2019 British Council report here.
ELC Eastbourne in April 2019. ELC Eastbourne achieved 13 overall areas of strength, well above the average for BC schools of 3.6. You can read the full report here.
English in Chester in May 2019. English in Chester achieved 14 overall areas of strength. You can read the full report here.
TEN is a group of established, experienced, independent English language schools that have a reputation in the market for quality and personal service.
ELC has 3 of the schools within The English Network.
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) is a worldwide network of leading independent language schools that teach the language of their country to students from abroad. Member schools are governed by the IALC quality assurance scheme, which demands high standards of professionalism in all aspects of service.
BusinessEnglishUK is the national association of accredited training centres who specialise in providing English courses for professional people worldwide. Only ELC Brighton and ELC Eastbourne are members of Business English UK.