Study English in the South of England

Study English in the South of England

The South of England is home to coastal towns, big sandy beaches, pretty harbours and dramatic cliffs.

If you study English in the South of England, you can play sports on the beach, eat fish in chips by the sea, or visit the colleges and museums of Oxford. If you love to be active you can try watersports like kayaking or sailing, go hiking along the Jurassic Coast, or spend a day cycling in the New Forest National Park. 

 
 
 
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Where can you study English in the South of England?

In the South of England, there are British Council-accredited language centres in:

You can find out more about the study locations below, or use the English UK course finder if you want to find an English language courses in South of England.

Study English in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a waterfront city with a famous naval history, on England's south coast.

The city's Royal Dockyard is home to historic ships and museums. Students can visit Gunwharf Quays for discounted designer shopping, or head to Portmouth's old town to see cobbled streets, ancient pubs and galleries. 

 
 
 
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Study English in Southampton

Southampton is a port city on the south coast of England, best known for the famous ship Titanic, which sailed from here in 1912. The city is still a centre for sailing and cruise ships, and you can catch a ferry from Southampton to the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Southampton is also the perfect base for discovering the New Forest National Park, a popular tourist destination famous for its wild ponies and extensive cycling network.

 
 
 
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Study English in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is one of the most popular places to study English in the UK and is home to lots of accredited English language schools. It's the biggest town in Dorset, and its large sandy beach is often voted the UK's best beach.

 
 
 
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Study English in Christchurch

Christchurch is a smaller town on England's south coast, with sandy beaches, a pretty harbour, historic centre and two castles. It's close to Bournemouth, Poole and the Jurassic Coast to the west and the New Forest National Park to the east, which is a great place for cycling.

 
 
 
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Study English in Poole

Poole is a coastal town on England's south coast, right next to Bournemouth. It is home to Europe's largest natural harbour, award-winning beaches and a historic old town.

From Poole you can visit the Jurassic Coast, or Brownsea Island nature reserve, which is famous for its red squirrels and other wildlife.

 
 
 
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Study English in Weymouth

Weymouth is a seaside town in the county of Dorset with a beautiful beach and a picturesque harbour.

It is on the Jurassic Coast, a dramatic stretch of coastline which is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. This area is famous for fossils and fossil-hunting is one of the activities you can try.

 
 
 
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Study English in Winchester

Winchester is a charming, small city in the South of England, with historical buildings and Roman history. It was once the capital of England!

The city has been a filming location for productions including The Crown and The Da Vinci Code, and Downton Abbey fans can visit nearby Highclere Castle.

 
 
 
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Study English in Oxford

This famous university city is known as the 'City of Dreaming Spires'. Oxford one of the most popular places to study English in the UK, and there are lots of different school and course options.

Top things to do in Oxford include university walking tours, punting on the river Thames, Oxford Botanical Gardens and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, which is the world's oldest university museum. Oxford is also close to the pretty villages of the Cotswolds.

 
 
 
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Find the perfect English course for you in the South of England

Use our course finder to search for British Council accredited English courses in the South of England: