English UK welcomes newest regional group
4 July 2012

English UK is delighted to welcome its newest regional association, English UK East.

Formed in summer 2012, the group represents members over several counties in the East of England, including Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Northamptonshire.

Chair John Barnett, principal of the Cambridge Academy of Education, said: "We're really delighted to get recognition from English UK : our next step is to put the East of England on the map. There's been a lot of growth in the region as far as English language teaching is concerned, with more and more interesting destinations than we had a few years ago."

The association has around 20 members so far, including a university, FE colleges, a boarding school and private language schools including specialists in young learners.

The group intends to create a promotional website and run Fam trips to the region, as well as other marketing activities.

Why study in the English UK East region? John Barnett says: "It's not just about coming to Cambridge. There's great historical and cultural interest in this area, with beautiful towns and cities including Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Colchester and Ely. It's a very non-industrialised area of the country which does set it apart. There's a slightly different community here and students have a good opportunity to become part of it. It's easier for them to make contact with local clubs and native speakers."

The English UK East website is currently under construction. For further information on this association, please contact john@cambridgeacademy.co.uk.

For more information on other English UK specialist and geographical sub-groups, please click here.


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