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Study destination: Why study in York?

Why study in York?

Choosing an English Language course is much more complicated than simply knowing which type of course you want. There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration including which country you want to study in, whether you want to be in a large city or small town, whether you want to study in a group or have one-to-one tuition, what kind of social programme you will enjoy the most, and so on.

Great Britain provides something for everyone and anyone interested in studying an English Language course. With its diverse countryside offering everything from mountains and lakes to stunning coastlines, and with towns which date back over 2000 years to modern cities with all the shopping and entertainment a student could wish for, there are options to suit every student.

Here we look at York which, founded in AD 71, clearly appeals to those with an interest in history and, in particular, the Vikings. There are many places you can read about York and its incredible past including: but here are some interesting facts about the city:

  • York came 3rd in a list of “Britain’s 20 Best Cities”, as voted for by the readers of the Telegraph Travel Awards 2016
  • It was voted “Safest place in the world to visit for short breaks” - by Post Office Travel Insurance in an independent survey published in March 2015
  • It achieved the status of “Best UK Destination for Groups” at the Group Travel Awards 2015
  • And for those interested in fine dining, it received the accolade of “Best Gastro Destination in the UK” by Trip Advisor (2011)

There are two Quality English schools in York, namely, Melton College and York Associates which between them, offer a wide range of English Language courses to suit the needs of any student.

Melton College is a family-run school which has been operating for over 50 years and has a range of courses for students of all ages and abilities. The courses include General English, Summer Courses, Young Learners and Exam Preparation classes. The school is the only IELTS Test Centre in York.

York Associates is a provider of professional English and international communication training which prides itself on the personal approach it offers its clients. The courses include Academic Preparation, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), International Communication, Business Communication and other courses for executives and professionals.

So, if you’re looking for a course in vibrant and safe city brimming with history and culture, then York could well be the place for you…


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