At Chaucer College, we provide intensive and specialised English language courses for International students at our two Colleges in Canterbury and Broadstairs in Kent, the ‘Garden of England’.

With over 20 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language, we look forward to working with you and developing your knowledge of the English language through fun and exciting lessons and a vast array of social activities, trips and excursions.

Chaucer College is committed to delivering high standard English language courses to all of its students at both its campuses in Canterbury and Kingsgate, Broadstairs.

This is evident by the accreditations and awards we have successfully achieved. Both Colleges are effectively managed, with well established procedures to provide a very high level of support to students and staff.

The British Council inspected and accredited both Chaucer College Canterbury and Chaucer College Kingsgate in December 2013.

A typical day for a resident at Chaucer College


The day starts at 7.45am in the dining room with a healthy, substantial and filling breakfast. Choose from the typical full English or continental choices, depending on your wishes.

You then have a morning of stimulating and interesting classes which start at 9am. You will study through fun and activity-based lessons which focus on communication. Writing, reading and listening exercises will complement and strengthen all aspects of the syllabus.

There is a half-hour break at 10.30am to give you a chance to refresh yourselves. Why not play some table-tennis or outdoor sports or just chat with your classmates? For those with a sweet tooth, the handy College Tuck Shop is open during the break.


12.30pm… Lunchtime! Our chefs have been busy preparing your meal, fresh each day. Catering for every need, choose from something hot or cold and a delicious light dessert.

Be sure to fill yourself up as after lunch at 1.30pm you will take part in one of our activities or project class. This can include a trip to Margate or Ramsgate, a visit to a local museum or for those with lots of energy, enjoy a game of volleyball or any other of your favourite sports.


After your active afternoon, replenish your energy with a hot evening meal at the College, in preparation for the evening programme. To keep you entertained, enjoy a bowling match, a laser shooting game or one of the other activities on offer.

If the weather is good, our experienced chefs are on hand to prepare a mouth-watering barbecue while you relax in our garden area or use up the rest of your energy in a friendly football match. On a wet day, our quiz and karaoke evenings will ensure you are just about ready for a good night’s sleep.