On behalf of all the team at Channel Islands English Academy, I/ we would personally like to welcome you to our school. We started in 1990 with just a handful of students, and today we now welcome over 250 EFL students every year from every corner of the world.
The Channel Islands English Academy is a spin-off of Accent Language School, which offers foreign language tuition for everyone from pre-school children to university students and specialised courses for businesses or adults looking to learn a language for their holidays. We established the EFL side of the business soon after, and children and adolescents flocked to the island for our summer school. Over time we have updated the activities and modernised our teaching resources, but the core of the summer school has stayed the same, and the island’s natural charm continues to attract groups – young and old alike – from all over Europe and beyond, many of whom have developed strong ties with Guernsey and their host families.
Our qualified EFL teachers are friendly and professional and know how to develop every student’s language learning so that they can reach their potential. Our staff understand that younger students may experience homesickness and are trained in offering learners support where necessary.
Whatever you are looking for, we will accommodate. Our advantage of being located on a small island is that we have expert knowledge of what is available and will craft courses which perfectly combine EFL with activities to suit your individual learning and holiday needs.
Guernsey’s location near the French coast makes it a popular choice for French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Italian learners, who can cross from Cherbourg in under 2 hours via ferry. Alternatively, our airport has airlines with routes to and from London Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow, Jersey, Southampton and more. Guernsey and its cluster of islands boast beautiful beaches and coastal cliffs as well as vast natural habitats, and there is plenty to see and do here in terms of sports and water-based activities, walking routes and nature trails, gastronomical experiences, or cultural enrichment.
We collaborate with Guernsey’s silver and gold accredited guides who have undertaken rigorous evaluations and regularly to provide a myriad of tailor-made tours and trips to showcase the island’s extensive heritage and history. There are many well-preserved sites of local history spanning from the Neolithic period to medieval churches and bunkers from the Second World War. If you want to visit Herm’s sandy beaches or experience Sark’s breathtaking scenery. We will organise this for you in advance depending on your location and interests so you can sit back and not worry about planning on arrival.
Every student is a valued member of our Academy. You’ll always be welcomed back.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Anna Lisa & the CIEA team.