Nov 2016

Are you interested in studying in the UK and need to improve your English skills?

Representatives of some of the UK's leading English language centres are visiting Kurdistan in May for a Student Fair where all prospective students and their families are encouraged to come along, meet staff, and find out more.

All the language centres are members of English UK (, an organisation which insists on high standards of teaching and welfare, ensuring that students get the support they need to achieve the best results possible and settle quickly in a new country.

English UK and its members are keen to work closely with the Kurdish education system and have already visited once to find out about the Human Capacity Development Programme.

Jodie Gray, senior international manager for English UK, said: ‘We know that while there are good universities in Kurdistan, many people want to continue their education abroad and specifically in the UK's top universities. These students need excellent English skills, and we know it can be hard to find good, reputable language centres.

‘We believe we can help. We are organising a student fair on May 14 at the Erbil Rotana Hotel, when representatives of 21 of our member language centres will be present. These members have particular experience of working with students who may be away from home for the first time and need to become proficient in academic English.

‘We want to encourage any prospective students and their families to come along, meet everyone, and ask any questions they have about learning English in the UK.

Your questions answered

When is the Student Fair?
It is between 14:00 and 20:00 at the Erbil Rotana Hotel on May 14. All students, prospective students, and their families are welcome to come, look around and ask questions. You'll be able to find out more about learning English in the UK, and talk directly to some of the schools, colleges and universities where you can learn. The Fair is being organised by English UK and the British Consulate General in Erbil.

14:00 Registration opens for English UK Student Fair
  Grand Ballroom Foyer
14:30 – 20:00 English UK Student Fair is open to the public
  Grand Ballroom A
  During this time, the following sessions will be run (pre-registration is not necessary – places will be available on a first come first served basis):
15:30 – 15:50 English UK & choosing the right English language course
  Ishtar meeting room
16:30 – 16:50 Student life in the UK – what to expect
  Ishtar meeting room
17:30 – 17:50 KRG Human Capacity Development Programme
  Ishtar meeting room
18:30 – 18:50 The UK’s visa system for students
  Ishtar meeting room
20:00 English UK Student Fair closes to the public
  Grand Ballroom A

What is English UK?


English UK is the world's leading language teaching association. It has more than 450 members all over the UK, ranging from small family-run schools and private language teaching centres through to state colleges and universities.

Students choosing an English UK member have the reassurance of knowing that all our centres must pass rigorous inspections of their teaching, facilities and welfare run by the British Council and English UK.

How can I find out more about studying English in the UK?
Our website ( is full of useful information in 11 languages about studying English in the UK, and has a special course finder search so that you can find the perfect language course for your needs. And don't forget to come to our Student Fair!

Which language schools will be at the Student Fair?



Celtic School
Centre of English Studies
Clydebank College
Colchester English Study Centre
Concorde International
De Montfort University
Embassy CES
English in Chester   
English Language School - Regent's College
Foyle International
Global School of English - Edinburgh
Henley College Coventry
ILS English
INTO University Partnerships - INTO Manchester - INTO General English
Kaplan International Colleges
LAL Language Centres
Languages United Ltd
Queen Mary, University of London
Stevenson College Edinburgh  
Wimbledon School of English