Bell was founded in 1955 by Frank Bell, a University of Cambridge graduate, who believed in the power of language to change lives and transform the world. Frank’s inspiration came from his time as a prisoner of war during the Second World War. In the camp he taught his fellow prisoners languages, which quickly led to the creation of a “secret university”. He believed the route to international cooperation lay in learning. After he returned to England, he opened his first language school in Cambridge, which continues to follow his vision to this day.
Bell teaches English language courses to young learners and adults, prepares international students for English-speaking universities and trains the world’s EFL teachers.