about us

Our Mission...

“To promote international cooperation and friendship through the study of the English language.”

Founded in 1992, Chaucer College is a British Council accredited language school with over 26 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language. Our purpose built study centre is located in the world renowned city of Canterbury, Kent – ‘The Garden of England’.

We offer a range of courses for both groups and individuals throughout the year, from General English (both part-time and intensive) through to exam preparation and course specific modules. Our popular Junior Summer Camp offers a comprehensive course alongside a packed schedule of activities. 

Student welfare & support

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and take our responsibilities very seriously.

  • All Chaucer College staff have oversight of the safeguarding of our students
  • On duty porter, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We also have 24 hour monitored security camera surveillance
  • All staff & host families are enhanced police checked to ensure students safety & wellbeing at all times
  • Resident house parents are on hand overnight to assist any students & group leaders staying in our residential accommodation
  • Students are accompanied by college staff & group leaders on all excursions & during activities by a ratio of 1 to 15 students
  • Emergency phone numbers are provided to all students, group leaders & parents prior to arrival & are available to be contacted on 24 hours a day

Important Information for students

For more information on travelling to and staying in England, please read the following articles:

Chaucer College Policies & Procedures:

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Catherine Vines

Principal

Professor Mitsutoshi Horii

SHUMEI REPRESENTATIVE

Davie Hutton

Operations Manager

Louise Mead

HR manager

Dee Byatt

marketing manager

Ed Bailey

account manager

Richard Pigott

Director of High-School Courses

Tony Maver

Director of International Courses

Richard Venner

Director of University Programmes

Cathy Clark

Accommodation Manager

Mike Duckett

IT Manager

Graham Simpson

Catering manager