As well as our UK based English and academic schools, Bell has a global presence with teaching centres, franchises and projects operating around the world. 

Switzerland | Training centre

Bell Switzerland is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Educational Services Ltd and is based in Geneva, close to the United Nations and to the head offices of many global companies. The school specialises in providing English, French, Spanish and a range of other languages for professional people working in a multinational or international context and their families. Bell Switzerland is the language training partner of many International Organisations, and multinationals in Switzerland.

Bulgaria | Franchise

Bell Sofia, also known as AVO-Bell School of English, was established in 1990 and became a Bell centre in 2000. The centre offers a wide range of English language courses for young learners, adults and teachers of English as a Foreign Language.


Macao | Franchise

MPI-Bell managed by Macao Polytechnic Institute is one of two centres in China. The centre opened in October 2003 and specialises in providing English for Specific Purposes to clients including government departments and the tourism and leisure industry. In 2008, MPI-Bell opened a sub-centre, the Macao-Xinjiang English Centre, in the Xinjiang Uygur Region of China.

Shanghai | Franchise

Bell Shanghai managed by Hu Dong Zhong Hua Shipbuilding Group, was founded in April 2003. In addition to providing English language training to the employees of Hu Dong Zhong Hua Shipbuilding Group, Bell Shanghai also provides a range of English language and exam preparation courses for young learners and adults. Bell Shanghai is one of two Bell centres in China.


ELS-Bell | Franchise

Founded in 1989 and operates language centres in Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Szczecin and Warsaw.

Thailand | Project

Bell runs after school English language programmes at the following schools in Thailand.

Assumption College Thonburi (ACT) 

Founded in 1962, the school is home to 4,500 boys, aged 6-17 years old. Girls are also admitted from the fourth year of secondary school. With a good reputation locally, particularly for English, competition to get into the school is extremely fierce. There are currently 700 students studying on the Bell programme. The majority of students on the programme are 11-14 years old, but classes are also offered to children in prathom 1–6 (6-11 years old).

The Thai Japanese Association School (TJAS) 

An established, private, co-educational day school for Japanese elementary and junior high school students in Bangkok. Founded in 1956, TJAS has approximately 2,400 Japanese and Thai-Japanese students, from grades 1 to 9. Students follow the compulsory education system as specified by the Japanese government and the language of instruction is Japanese. The Bell English programme focuses on conversational and skills-based English as the lessons are designed to supplement the school’s academic English programme. Students on the programme are 8 to 14 years old. They are taught in mixed ability groups.

Assumption College Bangrak (ACB)

There are currently 450 students, aged 11 and 14 years old, studying on the Bell after school English programme.

Assumption College Rama II

Situated outside of central Bangkok in the area of Samutsakorn, it is a brand new campus with outstanding teaching and learning facilities. There are excellent sporting facilities which are also used by the other Assumption Colleges. Bell started its English language programme in the summer of 2012 and in the academic year 2014-2015 will be offering classes to all students in the school.