There are accredited institutions throughout the England, from the south coast of England to the north. This means that you can choose the region that best suits your needs.
You can also choose the type of institution you want to study at: a specialised language school, a college of further education or a university. State and private institutions offer different advantages. In a state institution you will have the chance to mix with English students studying other subjects. In a private language school there are usually smaller classes and more individual attention and fewer English students.
Up to the age of sixteen, you will probably learn English in a language centre which runs summer courses. Independent schools also run these courses. You can also learn English at a British Council teaching centre in many countries around the world. If you are over sixteen, you can study at one of the following institutions:
Private language school: Full-time and part-time courses at all levels. Short and long courses. English language only courses will be in the majority.
Private and state language centres: Only short-term courses, normally in the summer, often including social activities and cultural visits. English language courses only.
Independent schools and tutorial colleges: You could study a range of subjects at these schools and colleges, and all your activities would involve using English.
Further education institutions: Full-time and part-time courses from beginners to advanced. They also offer career-based training and academic courses in classes where many students speak English as their first language. If you learn English language with another subject, the course will sometimes be called English Plus.
Higher education institutions: Full-time and part-time courses. Students would be of intermediate level, or better. Many of these institutions specialise in teaching English for Academic Purposes.