About us

EXKCEL is your key to success, offering a stepping stone to further studies. We can welcome you throughout the school year. Perhaps you would like to achieve that high IELTS score to be able to enter the university programme of your choice? Or would you like to be prepared for further studies in the medical or the legal field? We offer specialist English courses for Medicine, Law, Business and Engineering. For those interested in gaining a Cambridge Assessment English qualification, our well qualified and experienced EAL teachers are here to prepare you for the highly regarded FCE or CAE examinations. EXKCEL teachers are leaders in their field, they can bring out the best in every student and will support you to reach your full potential.

At EXKCEL we value a friendly learning environment in which all students feel supported. Our teaching groups are small, resulting in bespoke education. As you are here solely to improve your English, you will be able to concentrate on your language learning and make considerable progress during your course, whether this is a 4-week or an 8-week course. The length of any of our courses is flexible, so feel free to approach us about a stay that will fit in with other plans in life you may have.

Part of Kent College, EXKCEL Is located on the outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. The Senior School is proud both of its 130 years of history and tradition, and of its forward-looking, innovative approach to education. We were delighted that in the most recent full inspection (in 2015) of the main school, the Independent Schools Inspectorate judged the school to be ‘excellent’ in every aspect – the highest grade possible.

During the school day you will join the entire school community during mealtimes and be immersed in British culture. In addition to your course at EXKCEL, we can offer a wide-ranging variety of activities and clubs on the Senior School site and you can join weekend trips of the larger boarding community, giving you the chance to make new friends in a diverse community from all over the world.

I would like to invite you to take a look around this website to get a taste of what EXKCEL has to offer, then enrol in one of our English language courses and come to Canterbury to gain first-hand experience of the school and its unique atmosphere and offering. Join us and we will help you to excel!

EXKCEL online

  • Learn in the convenience of your own home. We are delighted to be able to offer online lessons with our highly qualified and experienced EAL teachers.
  • Please contact us directly to discuss how we can bespoke lessons for you. We can be flexible about teaching times during the day and the length of lessons required.
  • We are also able to accommodate a variety of students who are at different stages of learning English. The best way to find out what the best course is for you is to contact us directly for a chat.

Courses fees

  • 1:1 hourly tuition
  • £60 for intensive general English (B1 and higher)
  • £65 for specialist English courses (B1+ and higher)

Apply now

If you would like to get your child started on their EXKCEL journey, click below to begin the application process.