English in Birmingham
Located in the heart of the West Midlands, Birmingham is a thriving, modern city. The second most populous city in the United Kingdom, it is also one of the most diverse areas of the country, making it the ideal place to learn English. People from all over the world have made Birmingham their home. According to the latest census data, almost 25% of the city’s population was born outside of the U.K., and over 11 different languages are spoken here. Despite this diversity, English is the most commonly spoken language in the city. The most recent national census revealed that just over 84% of Birmingham’s residents speak English. So, by learning English in Birmingham, you will open yourself up to a new, vibrant world of opportunity. Let’s get started! Contact us today!
Why Study English in Birmingham
For Work: Birmingham has a lot of opportunities for those who are seeking employment. Many conferences and exhibitions held in the U.K. are held in Birmingham, such as Worldskills UK Live or The National Franchise Exhibition. Consequently, tourism and hospitality are two key areas of Birmingham’s economy. The importance of this sector is always growing, and this can be seen in Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games. By studying English in Birmingham, you will be ready and able to take advantage of these opportunities. Also, Birmingham’s history is rooted in its important engineering and manufacturing background, and major companies, such as Jaguar Land Rover and Cadbury, are still based here. These companies employ a significant number of skilled workers. However, the service sector is now Birmingham’s largest employer, and all of these companies require their employees to be fluent in English. Make an investment in your future and start learning with us!
For Studies: If you want to pursue higher education in Birmingham, you will be happy to know that the University of Birmingham welcomes applications from academically qualified students all over the world. However, it asks international students to show proof of their English proficiency. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative official qualifications, which need to have been taken within two years of the start date of your programme. If you have not sat for one of these exams yet, don’t worry! Just get in touch with us and we will start designing an Exam Preparation Course suitable for your needs!
For Travel and Culture: The 2019 Mercer Worldwide Quality of Living report ranked Birmingham as one of the best places to live in the world. It is also a go-to destination for city breaks. Visitors can soak up a range of cultures and cuisines, including the city’s famous Balti Triangle, home of UK-Pakistani cuisine. There are also numerous music venues, museums, galleries and theatres. If the modern Bullring shopping centre is not to your taste, there are traditional markets and small, independent businesses that thrive alongside the city centre’s historic canal. So, if you do decide to learn English in Birmingham, you won’t be short of places to visit to practise your new skill. Did you know that the city has one of the best train hubs outside of London? You will be able to get around the country and practise your English in new places! And if you would like to go abroad, you will be happy to know there is also an international airport that can take you almost anywhere in the world!
Where to Learn English in and around Birmingham
Taking English lessons with us is very easy! At Language Trainers we specialise in providing personalised language courses tailored to your needs; we can even design a course for your whole family, if that is something that interests you? Our teachers are native English speakers living in Birmingham, so you will start feeling at home in a very short time.
You are in charge of deciding where you want to take your classes, so our tutors can go to your home or office, or meet you at a public place, if you prefer. Some suggestions are the Library of Birmingham on Broad Street or some nice coffee shops like 200 Degrees Coffee Shop on Colmore Row and Six Eight Kafe on Curzon Street.
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1-on-1 General English Course in Birmingham
Our general one-on-one courses in Birmingham will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business English Course in Birmingham
Our English courses in Birmingham are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in Birmingham (closed group)
Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Birmingham
Matthew is a qualified English teacher who has taught English to learners in the UK and Italy. He holds a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) as well as his CELTA certificate. He is experienced in teaching English in both private lessons and groups.
Born and raised in Brazil, Simone is a native Portuguese speaker who has vast experience in language teaching and interpretation. She has taught both Portuguese and English to students in the UK and Brazil. Her clients as an interpreter have included the NHS. She has also worked for Derby City Council applying speaking tests for students taking GCSE exams in Portuguese.
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Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”Very satisfied with my teacher Gwen's methods, talent and teaching abilities; they have been a very useful part in the preparation for my exam.”English course in Birmingham, Beiersdorf UK Ltd
”I was very satisfied and enjoyed a lot my English lessons with Clara my teacher because it was very interesting for me and diversified.”English course in Birmingham, Lafarge