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10 Best language schools in Canterbury (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Canterbury? Canterbury is a historic city, famous for its cathedral and medieval architecture. The city also offers a good deal of shopping, restaurants, a peaceful countryside, theatres and cinemas. London is only one and a half hours away by train.
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What our students said about Canterbury

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I absolutely love this city! History is all around you! It's small and medieval, there are city walls and it feels like you are in a fairy-tale.

Anastasiia
Russia

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Canterbury

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

The school itself and the facilities were great.
It was a good experience.

17 July 2019
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 10 years

karamfila
Bulgaria

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 18 reviews

Central location, very helpful and patient teachers.

10 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course A+ - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Agata
Poland

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 18 reviews

The good teachers
The school and the teachers are fine, I was happy about this. The problems were about the family who hosted me... they are good person but were cheapskates (they never cooked me any fish or steak during my 4 week stay there.) The temperatures at times were cold in the house, and they cooked me potatoes 85% of the time. It seemed they hosted people just for money and not for passion.

10 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course A - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Riccardo Paolo
Italy

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 18 reviews

Classes made by an international group

27 August 2018
Course: General Course B - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Carlo Guido
Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

Centrally located, nice garden and a good café

22 August 2018
Course: General English 25 - 2 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Cecilia
Sweden

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

Opportunity to combine courses and holidays. River tours are a must. Most interesting topics and good teachers.
Mostly high standards of teaching competence.

15 July 2018
Course: General English 15 - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Irmelin
Norway

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 18 reviews

It was definitely one of the best places I have ever studied! Very kind staff and great teachers.

26 February 2018
Course: General Course B - 2 weeks
Student age: 46 years

Cheila
Brazil

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 18 reviews

The location in the city.
Concerning the advanced level, this is a rather low-cost school. There is a good price-quality ratio, nonetheless, a student will not be able to progress easily. You will have to cope with your level on your own. For instance, I did not read any difficult articles from a newspaper or an interview/video on YouTube. This is a pity.

18 December 2017
Course: Intensive Course A - 4 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Pierre
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

The academic environment was very good.

5 September 2017
Course: General English 25 - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Alonso
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

The teachers were all great. Although the level of my first class was too easy for me (similar to the high school level), the school didn't change my class at first. The school reallocated me to another class after my third request. It seems that I wasted my time during taking the unmatched class. The school should offer a level check test(progress test) more often.

27 March 2017
Course: General English 25 - 8 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Nao
Japan

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

People working at the reception desk. Almost a perfect grade.
Excellent school. I won't hesitate to recommend it.

27 September 2016
Course: General English 25 - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Suzanne
Canada

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

the sufficient homogeneity in the composition of the class
they should anticipate, by email, the teaching material which is then used during the course

24 August 2016
Course: General English 15 - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

Sergio
Italy

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 18 reviews

The size and the small number of students per classroom. Different teachers for each session.

21 June 2016
Course: Intensive Course A - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

María Isabel
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

Good organization Good test level at the beginning Good Teachers Good atmosphere Good location

21 December 2015
Course: General English 25 - 4 weeks
Student age: 73 years

Rene
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

The teachers are very good at their jobs.

30 December 2013
Course: General English 15 - 7 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Raúl
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

small group (10 students), no French in my group, mix of nationalities, 1:1 lessons with Paula were very profitable and made me progress a lot
A big problem regarding host family accomodation : I called the family the day before departure, and I discovered that she could not host me and that she had warned the school. Fortunately the person I contacted on the emergency number solved the pb. But it is a bad surprise the evening before departure. Especially as I was not as close to the school as before. Moreover the school's address was not good: I've discovered this upon arrival. The new family was very friendly and caring but the house was not clean

11 November 2013
Course: Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 17 years

Chloé
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 81 reviews

Afternoon lessons were very intuitive.

12 October 2013
Course: General English 15 - 4 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Gregor
Switzerland

What school directors said about Canterbury

The city is pretty and historical

Key Facts about Canterbury

Population: 47,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Kent

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.4114 USD)

Canterbury quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (105 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 3 (rankings of universities in Canterbury)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 473 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 430 £

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):2.90 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    Public transportation in Canterbury

    What to do in Canterbury

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    Arrival Airports

    London Gatwick (LGW) - 88 km. from Canterbury city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 30 minutes, 54,00 GBP, 140 minutes.

    Main stops: Gatwick Airport, London St. Pancras International LL + St. Pancras International, Canterbury West

    Taxi: 70 minutes drive to city center of Canterbury

    Stansted (STN) - 88 km. from Canterbury city center

    Public transportation to city center:

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    Every 30 minutes, 50,00 GBP, 170 minutes.

    Main stops: Stansted Airport, Coach Station, London King´s Cross St. Pancras + St. Pancras International, Canterbury West

    Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Canterbury

    Direct international flights from:
    • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Derry, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Newquay
    • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon
    • USA: Las Vegas Mccarran, Orlando International, Orlando Sanford
    London Heathrow (LHR) - 108 km. from Canterbury city center

    Public transportation to city center:

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    5+60, 44,00 GBP, 155 minutes.

    Main stops: Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 Underground, King´s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station + St. Pancras International, Canterbury West

    Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Canterbury

    Direct international flights from:
    • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
    • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
    • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
    • Singapore: Singapore Changi

      FAQ about schools in Canterbury

    • Students rated the activity program at Stafford House International as the best.
    • Stafford House International has received the best overall rating in Canterbury.
    • Concorde International, located in 19/20 Arnett House, Hawks Lane has been voted as the school with the best location in Canterbury.
    • Concorde International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Homestay' at Concorde International is the best rated accommodation in Canterbury.
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