Unlock the Power of English

Studying at Bell is more than just registering for a course and booking a flight. There are many decisions that you will have to consider in order to make the most of your stay here. Whether you are studying academic English in Cambridge and need advice about your university options, business English in London and cannot decide where to live, or considering sending your child to one of our English and activity schools, Bell can help you to improve you prepare yourself for UK life!

With 60 years' experience in teaching effective English, Bell is the perfect partner to help you fulfil your learning goals. Through a winning combination of inspiring lessons, stimulating activities, social and cultural experiences and self-study, your Bell English, academic, exam or young learner course will unlock the power of English, enhancing your future academic or professional success.

Why study with Bell?

98% of students said Bell matched or exceeded their expectationsExceptional teaching and facilities

  • Expert language tuition

All of our teachers are highly qualified and experienced in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

  • Dedicated learning centres

Our learning centres are available for private study five days a week and stay open after teaching hours. They are fully equipped with laptops, computers and learning materials to improve your English including books, DVDs, journals and self-study aids.

  • Free sports

Play tennis, football, table tennis and croquet; visit a museum, go to the cinema or take a trip to the seaside - just a few of the many activities you can do for free thanks to our exceptional on-site facilities and social and cultual programme.

24 hour supervisionAn integrated learning experience

  • 24-hour English

Your Bell experience extends beyond the classroom. Our courses equip you with the everyday language you need to speak English at all times throughout your stay.

  • Social and cultural programme

Our dedicated social and cultural programme's team arrange a full programme of fun activities to allow you to relax, make friends, and most importantly, improve your English.

  • Students from all over the world

With students from 90 different countries each year, you'll have to use English to make new friends.

Outstanding services and welfare

  • Creating your Bell learning experience

Find the best English course and school to suit your learning needs with the help of our multiligual customer service team.

  • Living in the UK

Our accommodation team will help to organise your place to stay, whether you choose to live with a local family or in residential accommodation.

  • Open door policy

If you have concerns or questions about any aspect of your Bell experience, there is always a member of staff available to help.

  • 24-hour emergency helpline

A reassuring service for you and your loved ones - our emergency helpline provides assistance at any time of the day or night.

Guidance and support to help you succeed

  • Defining your goals

Your language learning is shaped around your personal goals. After initial testing to identify your language level, your teacher will talk to you about the areas you would like to improve and recommend a study plan including lessons and activities both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Recording your progress

Your progress will be assessed through regular testing and results recorded in your personal learning journal. At the end of your course you will receive a certificate of your achievements.

  • Next steps

Whether you'd like to study for an English exam such as IELTS or the Cambridge English FCE exam to demonstrate your language level, apply to university or prepare for your future career, we're here to help. We also offer a free higher education advisory service for students wishing to study a university course delivered in English.

Excellent teaching and facilities

  • High-quality teaching

We have a global reputation for high-quality teaching. Our English courses are accredited by the British Council and the Independent Schools Inspectorate and our experienced staff will help your child reach their educational goals.

  • Courses for every learner

Whether your child is looking to explore English through sports and activities or prepare for a future in global business. Bell has an English course for every level of learner.

  • A choice of fantastic learning centres

Bell's young learner courses take place at some of the most prestigious schools in England. Whether your choice is based on location, atmosphere or course, each centre offers your child an unforgettable experience.

An integrated learning experience24 hour supervision

  • 24-hour English

Language is at the heart of every young learner programme with students encouraged to use English at all times, both in and out of the classroom.

  • Students from all over the world

With over 5000 young learners from over 70 countries visiting Bell each year, English is the natural language of communication, helping students create lasting friendships.

  • Aiming high

The Bell experience is about more than just learning English. Each course aims to:

  •                   improve students' confidence and communication skills
  •                   promote cultural understanding
  •                  develop students' knowledge of British life and culture

Exceptional welfare and student care

  • Comprehensive supervision

Safeguarding your child is of prime importance to us. Students are supervised throughout the course from arrival to departure. Every member of staff has been background checked.

  • Dedicated houseparents

Each accommodation block has its own houseparent, responsible for your child's welfare. They are available for advice and support at any time.

  • Communicating with family

We encourage all students to contact their families on arrival and throughout the course with regular computer access and time for phone calls. Parents are also welcome to visit our centres.

  • 24-hour emergency helpline

A reassuring service available for parents if needed - our emergency helpline provides assistance at any time of the day or night.

Outstanding services and support

  • Creating your Bell experience

Find the best course and centre to suit your child's needs with the help of our multilingual  customer service team.

  • Pre-course information

Our pre-arrival information will help you prepare for your child's Bell experience and answer your questions on everything from transfer arrangements and pocket money to timetables and meals.

  • Individual records of achievement

To provide a record of your child's time on the course and demonstrate their progress, each child's achievements are recorded in a personal language portfolio which contains:

  • project and language lesson work
  • certificates showing activities explored
  • 'can do' statements demonstrating the level of English achieved
  • a student report
  • 10 reasons to choose Bell


Excellent facilities

Expert English language tuition

Dedicated learning centres

Free weekly talks by visiting speakers

Individual record of achievement

Independent higher education advice

Full programme of social and cultural activities

Friends from all over the world

24-hour emergency helpline

Outstanding value