About Us

OUR PURPOSE

Chaucer College was established in 1992 by the Shumei Foundation, a Japanese educational charitable organisation. Amongst our purposes is to promote international co-operation and friendship through the medium of the study of the English language.

OUR APPROACH

Our professional and friendly teaching staff are committed and passionate with internationally recognised qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language, ensuring the highest quality of tuition is delivered in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

Our courses are designed to develop your communicative competence with a particular focus on contemporary speaking and listening and natural use of English. Our enjoyable and exciting social activities will build your confidence and fluency in English as well as help you form new, international friendships.

Chaucer College has a reputation for being welcoming and caring organisation. We place the well-being and success of our students at the centre of everything we do and make a point of ensuring that the lessons and activities engage our learners to the full. We aim to provide quality teaching in a friendly, safe environment and set out to make sure that every course will leave you with unforgettable memories of fun, challenge and friendship.

CARE & SUPPORT

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and take our responsibilities very seriously. We have 24 hour monitored CCTV surveillance at all times. There is a residential ratio of at least 1 adult to 12 students in College.

All Chaucer College staff have oversight of the safeguarding of our students and are fully DBS (Police) checked to ensure students’ safety and well-being. All students will be accompanied by College staff and group leaders on all excursions and activities. Where students are accommodated in homestay, all adults in the family are police checked. There is also a minibus pick-up service provided to transport all students to and from the College each day.

For information on travelling to and staying in England please visit the following links:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/safety_first_2012.pdf
http://www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation-safety-first.pdf
http://www.britishcouncil.org/first_steps_2011-12.pdf