The courses take place at our premises in Hawley Square, Margate, a well-established, British Council-accredited language centre for foreign students. Housed in modern, comfortable classrooms, our Teacher Training Centre offers WiFi and all the other essential elements needed to run a professional and effective Course. A key advantage, bearing in mind that we consider teaching practice to be at the very heart of the programme, is the fact that we have a constant supply of students, from all corners of the earth, ready and willing to be taught. Equally, there will be countless opportunities to observe experienced teachers at work in these same classrooms – the ideal pedagogical approach!
Margate, one of Britain’s most traditional seaside towns, has countless attractions as well as proximity to multiple transport links such as Eurostar, London’s airports and the Dover ferries. With its temperate climate, low cost of living, excellent transport system, uncrowded nature and delightful neighbouring areas such as Broadstairs, Canterbury, Whitstable and Sandwich, Margate is the perfect place in any season to study and work. Meanwhile, for those who enjoy sports, tennis, swimming, running, horse riding, water sports, cycling and many others are just a stone’s throw away while glorious coastal walks along golden sandy beaches are also within easy reach.
Kent is a beautiful county with a rich historical cultural heritage. There are many castles to be found in Kent, including Leeds Castle, known as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, Dover Castle with its secret tunnels and World War history and many more all around the county.
There are many cultural visitor attractions, from stately homes and gardens, zoos and natural parks to museums and art galleries. You can explore the medieval walled city of Canterbury with its many boutique shops offering individual local artwork and crafts, old-fashioned fudge and sweets, designer clothes and more.
There are designer shopping outlets at Ashford, and Bluewater, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, is at the far edge of the county. Kent also offers stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, local fish and chips, oyster bars, quaint harbours and small fishing fleets at Hastings. There’s something for everyone, from countryside to coast.
Course members will have their own, very unique setting in which to socialise after a hard day’s training – the Hawley Club. Now well-established, it offers a lively bar area, pool table, darts, table football, Wifi and Internet, as well as an adjoining table tennis room. While the average age of those visiting the Hawley Club is around 30, all ages are very much welcome, from 18 upwards.
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