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English Language Centre

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Learning English in London

Our English Language Centre offers a wide variety of courses to suit your personal goals – based in royal Regent’s Park in the heart of London. 

We offer a personalised, practical approach to teaching with the chance to practise your language skills on the ground in one of the world’s most exciting capital cities. 

We’re intentionally global. You’ll mix with students from over 40 countries in the ELC, and over 140 across the University campus – making friends from all corners of the globe. 

We can work with you to arrange everything prior to your arrival: from obtaining student visas to organising airport transfers and accommodation in London. 

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Why Regent's?

Studying at the English Language Centre offers much more than an academic education – become part of the Regent’s community, immersing yourself in student life on campus: 

  • Our secure campus is set in a quiet, leafy park in the centre of London – offering a safe respite from the city, with gated access and a 24/7 security presence 
  • Access everything the University has to offer, from sweeping lawns to breakout study areas, a library, IT suites, cafes and bars 
  • Experience a taste of student life – attend extra-curricular activities including Conversation Club and mix with students across all degrees and nationalities 
  • Enjoy practical learning – join walking tours to improve your fluency and test your language skills through mini challenges as you explore the city 
  • Receive personal support from our student wellbeing team and book one-to-one sessions with friendly advisors – just like a full-time student 
  • Join a tailored induction programme built specifically for our ELC students – introducing you to campus and helping you access the library, study rooms and your student email 
  • Receive Associate Alumni status when you complete a course of 10+ weeks – giving you access to discounts, clubs, events and volunteering opportunities.


Running for 27 years     Students aged 16+     8 to 12 students per class

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Health & safety

We’ve been working hard to ensure the safety of our students and staff on campus. Here's what we're doing:  

  • Providing students and staff access to rapid COVID-19 tests, taken twice a week 
  • Hosting testing and induction sessions online, rather than in person 
  • Spreading classes across campus, using larger classrooms and staggering break times 
  • Increasing ventilation, making hand sanitiser widely available and regularly cleaning classrooms 
  • Encouraging students and staff to wear a mask and utilise a one-way traffic system 

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Meryem El Hayani
Studying at the English Language Centre prior to my master’s really prepared me for the academic language of Regent’s as well getting to know the University, lecturers and students. I left feeling so much more confident. Meryem El Hayani, past ELC student and MA Management alumna
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ELC closures

Our courses run year-round, with a three-week break during winter. Please note we have no classes on the following dates (and do not offer refunds for bank holidays or other pre-scheduled closures):

Christmas 2021: 20 December 2021 – 7 January 2022