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Canterbury - a very English city

In addition to the quality of your training and accommodation, we strongly believe that immersing yourself in a typical English city and its culture are key to your faster improvement. That's why we provide you with a truly authentic, English setting in one of Britain's most historic and cultural cities.

Canterbury is a beautiful town of human dimensions (city population: 46.000; area population 135.000) with a rich history. It is surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside and is close to the attractive coastline, with the charming oyster town of Whitstable, with its thriving artist community, working harbour and seafood restaurants, only 10 kms away.

Social Programme

See this month's social programme in Canterbury.

Local Area Map

Download a local area map of Canterbury which shows locations of nearby hotels, cinemas, ATMs, shops and stations.


Discover more about Canterbury and Kent's rich history.


Discover lavender fields, orchards and oast houses in the Garden of England.


Chalk cliffs, beaches and fishing villages on our varied and beautiful coastline.

Food & Pubs

Fresh organic produce washed down by a glass of local beer.

Sport and keeping fit

Walking, jogging, cycling, horse-riding or playing golf - there's something for everyone.


Enjoy a classical or contemporary performance at one of the city's two theatres.

Travelling around Kent

Kent has 4,200 miles of public rights of way that criss-cross its countryside and coastline, ideal for exploring or travelling across the country by foot or by bike.


Access thousands of years of heritage and culture.

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Language tips and blog

Use our Language Talk page to help build your vocabulary, skills and knowledge.

Language talk

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