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You can learn English by taking face-to-face lessons in our teaching centres or at home via our online courses and learning tools. And we can demonstrate your progress by providing you with internationally recognised proficiency tests.
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English for kids and teensTeenagers chatting in a classroom
Give your child the best start in life with our popular courses and online support for kids and teens. They are specially designed to be fun, interactive and very effective.
English for university studentsStudents sitting in a university lecture hall
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English for the workplaceColleagues talking in an office
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English learning solutions for companies
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You can improve your English whilst studying in the UK
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