First Class Language Schools Agency
Welcome to my language agency
I have been involved in EFL for 21 years as a director of studies, teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, materials designer and resources consultant. During that time many people have asked me “Which school should I study at?” My answer is always: “The best ones”. That is what my language agency is all about - all the schools on this website have been selected as they offer excellence.
You can find details on their points of excellence and strengths as schools as well as information about their courses, social programmes, accommodation and their locations. At these schools you can guarantee progression and really see the difference when you return home. I’m a language agent who knows what students want from my day to day school management and classroom experience.
Why Choose A First Class School?
All First Class schools are based in the UK/ Ireland and offer exceptional service, unique character and a wide range of courses.
We take quality control very seriously and regularly monitor the quality of all our English language schools through student feedback, agent references and accreditation results. These must be of an excellent and consistent standard.
How do we choose the schools?
They must be independent and accredited by Accreditation UK (The British Council). Feedback from students and agents is monitored to ensure that students are very happy with their courses.
We visit the schools and this visit includes:
References from agents or corporate clients
Checking the support and monitoring systems that are in place for student feedback and for dealing with complaints
Reading and checking the most recent accreditation report
Speaking to the school manager
Speaking to the senior teacher/ education director about the qualifications of teachers and the academic standards
Whichever destination you choose, you will enjoy learning in a school with fantastic community spirit, convenient city centre location and a great student experience.
Centres of Excellence
What is Accreditation UK?
Accreditation UK is a quality assurance scheme for schools, colleges, and universities which offer courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The scheme gives an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course in the UK. Their external inspections assure that all accredited centres meet or exceed the agreed quality standards in management, resources and environment, teaching, welfare and (where applicable) care of under 18s.
Accreditation UK aims to give an assurance of quality to international students who are studying or planning to study English language in the UK. This is achieved by external inspection, ensuring that centres which are accredited through the Scheme meet agreed quality standards.
If accredited centres fail to meet the standards set out in the Scheme, Accreditation UK has a range of options to address these issues.
Centres are only awarded British Council accreditation after demonstrating that they meet the Scheme criteria. They also need to meet the following obligations to maintain their accredited status:
maintain a high level of service to international students in line with Scheme standards and contribute to the high reputation of UK English language teaching
promote and protect the name of Accreditation UK
share responsibility for providing alternative English language courses, at no additional cost, to students affected by the sudden closure of a local accredited provider
apply for re-inspection every four years
keep the British Council informed about any significant change, for example a change of premises or key staff
pay their annual fee and provide us with an annual declaration and a copy of any promotional materials
respond to complaints and co-operate with the complaints process
work within the spirit of the Scheme with integrity and professionalism.
First Class Schools attract students from many different countries around the world. Here you will meet students from South America, Europe and Asia. This means you will have a wonderful rich experience and can make new international friends or business contacts. If you are looking for an English language course, you are in the right place.
Why you can choose a First Class school with confidence:
Schools are selected from the best independent Schools throughout the UK & Ireland
Teachers’ qualifications and experience are very important for each school
There is a wide choice of courses in the BEST school network, you can find the perfect course for you
There are QE schools in many different types of town and city
You can also study for International examinations.
How to start the process
Send an email to explain your requirements (e.g. course type, location) and dates of travel to:
We will reply and oversee the whole booking process, helping with advice and practicalities such as visa applications where necessary.
We will be in contact with you regularly and will visit you if requested to talk about your experience and check that everything is excellent.
We will take up any issues you may have with the school management
This service is free for you because we are paid by the schools.