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Our passion for language learning has inspired us to develop a wide range of courses designed to engage you. Whether you are following an Adult Course at our ‘boutique’ school in Southampton (the city famous for the Titanic, 75 minutes from London), a Junior Course at one of our four attractive summer centres, or a Theatre Express workshop delivered to your school, you’ll benefit from a creative, educational and stimulating programme that builds your confidence with English. Experts in our field since 1976, we can also deliver tailor-made teacher training courses in your school.

Here’s a brief introduction to each of our main areas of business.

Adult School

  • Located in Southampton, UK

  • Open all year round

  • Ages 16+

Established in 1976, our main school is located in the centre of Southampton, a dynamic university city on the south coast of England, just 75 minutes from London. We occupy four attractive 18th century townhouses and are situated opposite a beautiful park and next to Southampton Solent University.

Our school welcomes students from around 50 nationalities every year. We provide homestay accommodation all year round and residential accommodation in summer. We also run a lively social activities programme with a wide range of trips, parties and other events. Courses include General English, IELTS, Academic Year Programme, and Private (1:1) Lessons.

We received a Centre of Excellence award following our successful British Council inspection in 2017, where we achieved 8 areas of strength.

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Front of Lewis School of English

Junior Programmes

  • 3 summer & 2 year-round UK locations

  • Homestay & residential options

  • Ages 8-17 (year-round courses) and 11-17 (summer)

We welcome junior groups all year round in Southampton and in London Colney. In summer, we run additional programmes in Southampton, Reading and the New Forest. These combine fun and challenging lessons with a full activities programme including sightseeing trips. Our syllabus is designed to build students’ confidence with spoken English, and links classwork with trips and other cultural activities. As both tourists and language learners, our students have a truly unforgettable experience! All centres provide a fully-supervised programme and a 24-hour welfare service.

All our junior centres are British Council accredited. Like our main school, our summer centres also receiving a Centre of Excellence after achieving 8 areas of strength at the most recent British Council inspection.

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London trip - junior English language programme

Teacher Training

  • Courses, consultancy and INSET

  • In Southampton (UK) or in your country!

  • For new and experienced teachers

Located next to our language school, the Lewis Teacher Training Centre offers a dynamic and modern learning environment for teachers.

You may be new to teaching and wish to gain a recognised qualification such as the Trinity CertTESOL, or you may be an experienced language teacher eager to develop your skills further through our methodology courses. You may even be eligible for government funding to attend one of our courses – we can show you how. We also provide training conferences for educational institutions and a free consultancy service for schools and universities.

Whatever your needs, we offer an excellent range of English teacher training and development services in the UK and in your country!

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Theatre Express

  • We come to your school!

  • Projects all year round

  • Ages 5 to adult

A unique and creative school, we specialise in performing arts projects for students of English, which we find a highly effective way of bringing language to life. A member of our talented Theatre Express team visits your school and guides your students through an exciting after-school project, building up to a final show. Each project is tailor-made for your school.

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Theatre Express performance

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