English Language Centre

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ELC was established in 1997 with the aim of offering top quality courses in a welcoming and professional atmosphere.

The English Language Teaching is accredited by the British Council and by EAQUALS, while the International Foundation Programme is accredited by York St John University. The Teacher Training Courses are accredited by the University of Cambridge (ESOL). 

ELC York is very proud to be members of English UK which is a national association representing English language providers in the UK including private language schools, colleges and universities. English UK works in partnership with the British Council to manage the Accreditation UK scheme, a worldwide guarantee of quality.

The school is completed with excellent facilities such as18 classrooms with several Interactive Whiteboards or large plasma screen TVs with computer connectivity, Library of over 1000 books (graded readers, reference books, exam preparation material, novels), 100s of DVDs, DVD players, 12 laptop computers with wireless internet connectivity, Interactive whiteboard, Selection of magazines
ELC York Online allows you to practise your English and keep in touch with other students during and after your stay. The school also provides range of learning resources covers grammar, vocabulary, listening, news articles, FCE exam preparation, and more. All of this access continues for 6 months after leaving the school.

There is a year-round social programme with, usually, two or three events each week during winter and three to five a week during the summer season. 

In addition, every Saturday during summer there is a free coach to many beautiful places around Yorkshire. There are three main types of weekend excursion: Town, Country or Coast. The school tries to vary these on a rota basis to ensure that those students on short courses can get a diverse taste of Northern England while studying in York.

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