The UK is a great place to learn English with a long tradition of excellent courses on offer, there are many options for improving your English skills to help you begin your UK education or prepare you for work.Whether you want to learn English for work, for study or just for fun, you will be taking a great step forward when you study in the UK. You’ll be joining a community of more than 600,000 English language students who come to the UK each year from all over the world.
What’s so special about English?
Take a look at some interesting facts:
- More than two-thirds of the world’s scientists read in English
- About four-fifths of the world’s electronically stored information is in English
- More than a third of the Internet’s estimated 200 million users communicate in English
- English has official or special status in at least seventy-five countries with a total population of over two billion people.
A great career boost
As English is such a popular business language, it is a great idea to improve your fluency if you want to give your career a boost.
Many global companies agree that people who apply to work for them are more employable if they can speak English or another second language. So improving your English is a good investment in your future career.
Why learn English in the UK?
When you learn English in the UK, you are at the heart of the language, studying in its birthplace. You can choose from a vast range of courses, so you know there will be one to suit you.
Even better, you’ll be studying where English is spoken all day, every day. So when you explore the UK during your free time you’ll be surrounded by native speakers – a great chance to practise your new language skills and to discover how friendly and multi-cultural the UK is. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the UK’s culture and countryside.
Of course, the UK is where you will find some of the world’s top schools, colleges and universities as well as excellent language centres. When you study English language in the UK you may be inspired to take the next step and move on to further studies at excellent centres of learning.
Use the Education UK Search (top right of every page on Education UK) to find English language courses that suit you. There’s more information in the Types of Course section.