News from Corporate members

English UK's corporate members include examination bodies, insurance brokers, student accommodation providers, IT software and support companies, and communication system providers.

To find out more about the corporate members featured this month, click on their logo below. For information about all English UK's corporate members, please click here.

Please note that English UK takes no responsibility for the services provided by corporate members.










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Richard Thacker

Group Student Travel and Course Fees Insurance

Richard Thacker & Company is a Specialist Insurance Broker providing competitive insurance products and solutions to Language Schools and Colleges in the UK.

We are pleased to offer a Group Student Travel and Course Fees Insurance facility with wide cover at very competitive premiums, cover includes:-

  • Cancellation Curtailment or Change of Itinerary
  • Course Fees
  • Medical Expenses
  • Personal Belongings
  • Money
  • Personal Liability
  • Overseas Legal Expenses
  • Personal Accident

Option to include Partners and Dependent Children

The insurance is specially designed to provide protection for students travelling outside their country of residence to attend an academic course. It provides your students with peace of mind and provides greater protection for your fee income.

If you are interested in obtaining a quotation please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tel: 0161 428 5232








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PPI Business Communications Ltd

PPI will be ten years old this May, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their loyal support over the past decade.

As a celebration of reaching our 10th year, we would also like to offer a 10% discount to all new clients on their first order with PPI and a 10% discount to all existing clients on new services. With many schools turning their minds to new marketing materials for the 2015 season, it's a great time to take advantage of this offer and with many new services added to our portfolio such as translation, website design and online marketing, we can now supply a truly complete marketing solution.

To take advantage of this offer simply quote '10th Birthday offer' when placing your order.

In country printing and distribution

PPI have continued to add to our in country printing and distribution options as more schools look to local production to reduce their costs. We now have offices in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and of course the UK.

Why not contact us today to plan your marketing strategy for 2015, or pop along to our stand at StudyWorld London.

Tel: +44 20 72318000








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Learning Resource Network

Learning Resource Network (LRN) is recognised as an awarding body by Ofqual, specialising purely in ESOL qualifications, our qualifications are used by educational institutes, training providers, schools and employers.

We have a wide ranging qualification portfolio including a range of International English Qualifications for those who want to boost their English language skills for their professional or personal development, or citizenship. These qualifications are internationally recognised by employers, governments and professional bodies as providing proof of the skills and abilities they are looking for.

As an organisation we move from strength to strength, we have achieved the international ISO 27001:2013 certification for provision and online verification of certificates.

Any prospective organisations or enquirers should contact us at:

Learning Resource Network
Delta House 
175-177 Borough High Street 
SE1 1HR 
Tel:  +44 207 8594223









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City & Guilds

City & Guilds International English Examinations are standardised English language tests recognised both nationally and internationally as valid measuring tools of learners' English language competencies.  

City & Guilds works hard to ensure learners' needs are always at the forefront of the products we create. This is especially evident during the spoken exams, where candidates are interviewed by 'Interlocutors' who are trained to maximise spoken performance without the pressure and distractions of assessing the performance.

We are proud to have created an exam content with a wide range of applicability, whether learners wish to pursue academic studies or use English at their workplace. With that in mind, the language which is elicited and assessed during the spoken exam focuses on a wide array of skills integral to successful communication ranging from presentation skills to adept use of language functions, with both formal and informal registers.

City & Guilds International English exams create a professionally immaculate harmony between learners' fond exam memories and objective external assessment. They reduce learners' anxiety without affecting exam integrity.

Both spoken and written exams are marked centrally by City & Guilds by a team of standardised markers, which maximizes assessment reliability and ultimately the value of the qualifications. 

Tel: +44 20 72942885









Uni-Pay is an international payment and collection provider for overseas student fees that has been designed specifically for universities and language schools.

For education providers, Uni-Pay removes the banking and credit card costs associated with collecting fees from overseas students, whilst offering the student a more competitive rate when making their payment.

Uni-Pay can help education providers offer their overseas students an improved payment experience, whilst delivering other administration savings for themselves.

Tel: +44 845 8645190





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Hosts International

Hosts International is one of the best known home stay companies in the UK because of the quality and branding of its products as well as the reputation of its own clients. We offer exceptional accommodation, ground handling, close proximity booking for groups and fantastic terms with no booking fees, no minimum stays and no summer supplements or hidden areas to concern yourself about.

We can offer English UK member centres, on a preferential basis, a special and carefully managed service as a complete provider or as an overspill for your existing service.

Tel: +44 20 73235244



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