Why study English in England?
English is, as the name suggests, a product of England. This simple fact makes the country instantly attractive to English language learners and the natural place to begin our overview of English immersion destinations. Though technically a part of the United Kingdom, England possesses a dynamic culture and rich history that sets it apart from the rest of the commonwealth. Though famous as the seat of the once mighty British Empire, the country has one foot solidly in the past and another squarely in future. As a result it is well-suited to meet the needs of international students from all walks of life.
Where can I study?
Indeed, from the metropolis that is London to sleepy seaside villages and all manner of cities and towns in between, the country truly does offer a little something for everyone. From the rich legacy revealed by London’s Houses of Parliament and Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-Upon-Avon to some of the world’s most vibrant nightlife, there is a place for everyone in England.
Moreover, because only students admitted to accredited language schools can receive a student visa, students can be certain that they are receiving a quality education no matter where they study English in England. Indeed, as part of the accreditation immersion programs are regularly inspected by independent auditors. Thus, no matter if you are interested in studying English for academic, professional, or personal purposes you can rest easy and enjoy your time in England!
What are the student visa regulations like?
Best of all, England – through the UK Border Agency – welcomes international students. Though a study visa (the specific category of which will vary based on applicant’s age as well as on the length and level of the courses that he or she intends to study) is required for most courses of study, the process is transparent and straightforward. For more information about the specific visa qualifications, check the UKBA website. Given all of this it is little wonder why more than half a million language learners come to England each year to use the language in its natural home.
If you want to learn more, read on to see what it is like to learn English in the UK!