News from our 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 browse our Corporate Members' Directory.

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a2 International Education Fairs

Organisers of the most comprehensive study abroad fairs in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Erbil and Morocco

Since 2001 a2 Fairs has organised the most comprehensive study abroad fairs in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Erbil & Morocco with its 24 years of experience in the international education and counselling field.

a2 Fairs welcomes thousands of qualified students seeking undergraduate, graduate, high school and language programs abroad. Over 850 institutions from 56 countries participated and have been re-attending the a2 Fairs to recruit students from these regions.

a² Fairs not only connects international institutions to students, but also offers a wonderful opportunity to network with many consulting agencies, counsellors, embassies, local and international organizations, and foundations.

+90 212 2440095


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Alpha Guardians

Ensuring the best experience to students

Based just one hour from London in Suffolk, Alpha Guardians places students in both state and independent schools on short and long term programmes for cultural immersion as well as examination courses. We pride ourselves on being close by our students, schools and host families, providing the support and advice required, enabling the student to gain the best from their experience in the UK.

+44 1473 559015



Britannia Student Services

London's Number One Specialist for Summer Halls of Residence, Homestays and Shared Accommodation!

London's leading student accommodation agency is introducing a new modern, centrally located hall of residence this summer. International Hall (zone 1) is located close to Russell Square underground and is within a short walking distance of the West End!

Other halls of residence available (in summer and all year round), for short or long stays, include Britannia South Bank (Southwark) and Beaumont Court (Kings Cross) in zone 1, with Tufnell House (Tufnell Park) and Britannia Sunlight Apartments (Bethnal Green) in zone 2, all in easy travelling distance of central London. Also available are apartments on Oxford Street and house shares in zone 3. Homestays are located throughout London, from zones 1-5.

Having our own inventory means we can advise of immediate availability, so you can confirm accommodation to your students without the wait. 

We offer credit facilities (subject to status) to language schools and special net rates, which are lower than our direct rates, so you can make a margin on accommodation.

Officially registered with the British Council and accredited by ANUK.

Contact Britannia for more information:

+44 (0) 20 7436 7738


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High Schools International

World leader in the provision of high school opportunities for international students

High Schools International (HSI) is a world leader in the provision of high school opportunities for international students. With over 23 year experience, we are experts in all aspects of high school programmes.

Group High School Integration

HSI now offer groups of students aged 13 to 17 the opportunity to study in a British school for one – four weeks. Taking place during the academic year, groups of overseas students will be integrated into the regular school population, to study academic subjects and improve their English in real-world settings.

UK Guardianship Services

HSI are now offering our AEGIS accredited guardianship services on a standalone basis.  Choose between our Standard and our Premium service for durations from one term up to multiple years.

"There is no doubt that the level of service provided by the High Schools International Student Advisors is some of the best I have experienced in the industry."

"High Schools International embodies all that AEGIS stands for" – AEGIS Re-accreditation Inspection Report, March 2017

We also offer a wide range of full-service options:

  • State School with Homestay (ages 13 – 18)
  • State College with Homestay or Residential (ages 15 – 18)
  • State Boarding School (ages 11 – 18)
  • Private Day School (ages 16 – 18)
  • Private Boarding School (ages 8 – 18)

+44 1273 711606


London Nest 

London Nest

Our staff are here to help, every step of the way

Do you want to be a record breaker? Every year English UK London holds a summer garden party to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of students that choose to improve their English in the capital. This year in recognition of the all the different nationalities that come, London Nest is organising an attempt to set the record for the most nationalities in a language lesson. The attempt will take place on Friday 21 July.

According to the Guinness Book of Records the current record stands at 56. It is expected that English UK London will teach 100 different nationalities in this attempt. London Nest is on the hunt for two people to represent each country. They currently have most European countries. They are looking for people from African countries, Far East Asia and Central & Southern America. 

Looking ahead to Study World, London Nest will be hosting a seminar on 'Accommodation – the importance of getting it right' on Monday 4 September.

  • If anyone coming to London for the fair season and needs accommodation before or after Study World please contact us. We have a limited number of free spaces for agents.

+44 20 76970009


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Lost in London Ltd

Providers of social packages for students

Lost in London operates alongside UK based language schools providing social packages for students. We've built up a network of schools and have lasting relationships spanning 14 years.

Our company is based on the belief that good social experience is integral to a positive perspective of London and should therefore be taken seriously.

We offer a range of fun services including:

  • Tailored student parties at London's leading venues (Ministry of Sound, West End venues, boat parties)
  • Discounted tickets to London's top attractions, such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeon, Tower of London and many more
  • Under 18 parties during summer
  • Day trips to Bath and Stonehenge, Brighton, Cambridge and Oxford
  • Weekend trips to Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Paris
  • Full weekly/monthly social programmes.

We also have a very secure and user friendly online system, through which tickets can be easily accessed. Developed with busy schools in mind, agents are given a unique login where they can book and print tickets on the spot for events, tours and attractions.

Moving forward, the idea is to strike up relationships with agents providing 'Welcome to London' packages for their clients.

+44 203 657 5071


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IELTS speaking: identifying success using Pearson's new Expert IELTS course

How familiar is this to you? Students complete a speaking task in pairs; pairs summarise their discussion for the teacher and then the teacher provides feedback to the class. I have used this approach many times but does it allow each student to have a clear idea of whether they were successful in that task or not?

Success criteria have been used in mainstream education in the UK for some time. The idea is that learners analyse an effective model and, with help from the teacher, come up with a list of criteria that make it clear what success is in that task. Students complete the task, recording it if possible, and self-assess their performance against the criteria.  By having clear learning goals, learning is more visible to the student (Hattie, 2012).

Success criteria for IELTS tasks already exist in the form of the band descriptors and so feature in many IELTS lessons. However, the language used can make them inaccessible. By getting students to use models to come up with their own criteria for speaking tasks, it can be more meaningful to students when they later see similar criteria in the descriptors. By self-assessing against the criteria regularly and systematically, learners become more aware of their strengths, weaknesses, progress and what they still need to achieve to obtain a particular band. Expert IELTS is designed to better help students understand how to be successful at different band levels and recognise when they have achieved that success.  

Download a digital sample of Pearson Expert IELTS here. Pearson are offering 20% off all orders of Expert IELTS for English UK newsletter members, call: 0845 543 0246 or email: quoting EUKIELTS by Friday 28 July 2017.

*Hattie, J. (2012) Visible Learning for Teachers, Routledge: Abingdon

+44 (0) 845 543 0246


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Perfect Host Homestay Ltd

One of the longest running accommodation agencies in the UK offering homestay accommodation to international guests

Perfect Host Homestay Ltd. is one of the longest running accommodation agencies in the UK offering homestay accommodation to international guests from all ages, including extensive experience with unaccompanied junior bookings, group bookings and shared accompanied junior packages.

With our ever growing data base of quality accommodation options, meeting the British Council and English UK guidelines, covering London and the surrounding areas, along with our competitive rates we can offer a personal touch in managing your needs.

We also arrange airport transfers and sightseeing experiences for the total London experience.

+44 2084784111




Schoolworks Ltd

School management system developed specifically for the language school sector developed on the market leading Salesforce® cloud platform

The Schoolworks office is busy and buzzing as more schools are understanding the benefits of running their business from the cloud.  Our cloud version of Schoolworks is now in its third year and we are helping schools in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand reap the benefits of:

  • Accessing all of their data from a web browser, tablet or mobile device…… any time, any place, any device
  • Low start-up and ongoing maintenance costs (no more expensive servers or ongoing hardware/software upgrades)
  • Working with a flexible platform that can automate tasks, increase efficiency and eliminate mistakes

The core product includes state-of-the-art functionality to manage students, courses, agents, accommodation, timetabling, progress, compliance, feedback and finance with the option of adding on a fully integrated online booking system, teacher portal and learner portal so that you can manage the entire learner journey from one system.

Our powerful yet nimble platform has the added benefit of sitting on the world's leading CRM platform, Salesforce™.  If you are keen to bring your sales and marketing activities right up to date, the optional tools are at your fingertips.

If you'd like to discuss your school's needs, please get in touch.

+44 (0) 845 528 100



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Trinity College London

PON Funding 2017/18 for Italian students in the UK, Ireland and Malta

PON Funding is now available for the whole of Italy and Trinity GESE examinations are recognised as a valid examination for PON funded courses. The Italian Ministry of Education has agreed PON funds for 2017/18 and these can be used to send students abroad for English language courses.  Trinity GESE exams are ideal for short courses, perfectly complementing the requirements and ethos of the PON scheme, and are an exciting way to learn English.

Teachers and candidates find the Trinity approach to exams engaging and motivational with an emphasis on developing communicative skills and building confidence among candidates.

Italian students attending 3rd, 4th and 5th years of secondary education are eligible to receive PON funding (aged 16 – 19 years) and will have the opportunity to take English language courses at B2 and above. Students must have a certified level of B1 English to be eligible for the programme.  The maximum level of funding is €45,000 per group of 15. All students should take an approved external English assessment at the end of their course.

PON students from Italy can take their GESE examinations in the UK, Ireland and Malta. Please visit for a list of schools offering courses for PON-funded students.

Operating in over 60 countries worldwide, Trinity College London is an international exam board with a rich cultural heritage and over 75 years' experience in assessing English language proficiency. Recognised by regulatory authorities, our GESE qualifications are widely accepted as robust evidence of English language skills. Trinity's GESE exams have been awarded the ALTE Quality mark, meeting all 17 of Association of Language Testers in Europe's criteria.

+44 20 78206100



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Work Placements UK Ltd

Specialises in organising unpaid work placement programmes for European students in the UK.

 Work Placements UK specialises in organising unpaid work placement programmes for European students in the UK. We have over 20 years' experience of securing high quality work placements in the UK aimed at developing language and work based skills.

Our clients are typically vocational colleges, independent schools and groups with private or EU funding. We speak to all candidates on the phone and work closely with each individual to ensure the placements we offer are exactly what they need. Our work placements are centred around St Albans, Bromley or Brighton allowing groups of students to stay with host families in the same area.

We provide a complete service, including airport transfers, host family accommodation and pastoral care and support to the students when they are in the UK.

We would be very happy to discuss your requirements, please contact us on +44 1903 744331 or

+44 1903 744331



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