Cheltenham is a beautiful
town with traditions. It is a university centre with
many shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, cinemas and
theatres. It has 110.000 inhabitants, so it is
small enough to be cameral and safe, and in the same
time big enough to be an interesting place. Cheltenham
is very conveniently located in the west of England, in
the centre of Cotswolds region, one of the most
beautiful regions in Great Britain, near many other
places worth seeing - it lies 2 hours from London, 1
hour from Bath, Oxford, Bristol, Stonehenge, Birmingham, Cardiff
and only 45 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon (place of
birth of Shakespeare).|
Participants of the course have
the opportunity to 'dive' in the British
culture and improve language skills in a pleasant and
calm atmosphere, with no stress and inconveniences of
Apart from language programme the
participants may also take part in cultural activities,
social and sports meetings organized in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham was opened in 1990 and from that
moment it has a very good opinion. It is known as a
place where the level of language teaching and client
service is very high. Individual needs and interests of
the course participants are here the most important.
where the general English courses are held and building,
where business English courses take place are located
near each other, in the city centre, only 30 metres from
the main street. It is a perfect location as all bus
stops, shops, hotels, theatres, restaurants and pubs are
you can meet people from all over the world and fully use
the time spent on the course to broaden your mind.
standard of the offered courses, lecturers'
qualifications and accommodation were certified by
independent commissions in competence to control
has an accreditation of British Council to teach English
as a foreign language (EFL), and also takes part in the
governmental project "Investor in People", the aim of
which is to assess the involvement of the companies in
development of their employees.
is our strength, we constantly monitor our syllabus, we are also open for suggestions and comments
of the course participants.
All lecturers at
inlingua have the certificates CELTA (certificate
of teaching English) or TESOL (certificate of teaching
English as a foreign language) or higher pedagogical
education. Many of them have additional qualifications in
certain fields. The teachers control the achievements of the
students and inform about them the head of the educational
institution. The teachers also take part in professional
trainings and weekly self-improvement meetings.
- students at inlingua can ask for help in every
situation. A special person is appointed to solve any
problems connected with accommodation (Accommodation Officer).
services - inlingua offers many additional
activities, tourist information, booking of the tickets,
information regarding good shops, pubs, restaurants.
in 1968, chain of the schools inlingua International is
the biggest association of private language
schools in the world. About 300 institutions in 22
countries is united not only by the name, but first of all
by the high standards of teaching thanks to modern
teaching techniques and education materials.
is an institution chosen by thousands of students all over
the world. Centre of Pedagogical Services in Bern,
Switzerland, is working all the time on improving methods
and education materials practiced and used in inlingua to
make sure that the participants of the courses are taught
on the highest level in all branches of inlingua.
Main seat of inlingua Cheltenham
The building, where the
general English courses are held is located on Rodney
Lodge street in the centre of Cheltenham, 50 metres from
the main street of the town. Usually 50 to 100 people
from all over the world learn here. During holidays the
number of students at inlingua Cheltenham rises up to 160
inlingua combines friendly
atmosphere of a small school with conveniences, rooms,
equipment and professional service of a big language
centre. inlingua has:
common room for students
/ café with satellite TV and DVD
free access to the
inlingua guarantees the
following facilities for its students:
Tutor at request will help
you to plan your effective learning programme, he will
tell you how to deal with documents and forms connected
with Cambridge examinations, IELTS or TOEIC. Tutor may
also advise you on your admission to the British college
Friendly and helpful staff
at the reception desk will be glad to help you. You can
ask for help with buying an international telephone card,
renting a car, finding sports club in Cheltenham or
booking the ticket for a play in London. Whatever you
need, you will get necessary help.
Welfare Officer is a person who will help you solve any
problems connected with accommodation, host family or
acclimatization in England.
Free classes are available
every day, when there are programmes of teachers'
training. Usually there are three different levels. Such
classes are a great opportunity to polish your English
and make new friends.
Information about Cheltenham.
day at school
courses start on Mondays, if there is a place in a group.
Students living with families will get from them advice
how to get to school. Students who chose other type of
accommodation will get the instructions how to get to
school before their arrival at Cheltenham, so that they
are able to get there at 8.45 on their own.
their first day students will visit Cheltenham and see
where are the most important institutions.
their first day at inlingua Cheltenham students write a
qualification test to specify the level of their English
fluency. The test consists of written part (multiple
choice questions) and oral part. Then students are
ascribed to the proper group. Achievements of the
students are monitored by the teachers in order to be
sure that the group for particular student was chosen
students should buy insurance before their arrival at
Cheltenham. Neither school nor the family insure the
student in case of an illness, theft or loss of the
luggage or accidents. It is advisable to buy insurance
of the luggage in case of its loss. Students coming from
the countries of the European Union should have
insurance form E111. It entitles you to medical care in
unexpected accidents and to visit some doctors. E111
does not cover the costs of dental treatment.
Cheltenham is mild, extreme temperatures are rather
rare. Students should take some warm clothes and
waterproof coat or an umbrella in case of rainy weather.
Temperatures in winter sink under 0ºC only for a very
You may take your own
cellular phone with you. If you have the roaming service
on you can use your phone. However, in case of local
calls (with host family, with friends) the most
convenient option would be buying a starter package
card. Such starter packet costs about 10£.
Arrival to inlingua
from which you have convenient connections with
Cheltenham are: London Heathrow, Bristol
International, Birmingham International, Manchester,
London Gatwick or Cardiff.
Weekly net bus ticket in
Cheltenham costs 9£.
Rail station in Cheltenham is called
Cheltenham Spa and is conveniently connected with other
big cities: London, Birmingham , Bristol, Cornwall and
the north part of the country.
Details and timetables
available on website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Express is a national net of bus connections. Express
buses run between big and middle towns and cities.
Details on the website: http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk/
of the courses