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Channel Islands English Academy

The Academy was founded in the idyllic isle of Guernsey in 1990, and every year since has attracted many English learners to the island, many of whom have developed a strong tie with Guernsey and their host families and continue to return. Guernsey and its surrounding islands offer an ideal environment to learn English against the rich backdrop of Guernsey’s local heritage and are conveniently placed with travel links to Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Cherbourg and St Malo.

You will experience Guernsey’s culture in a safe, small town full of local history with English lessons from qualified teachers in small, personalised classes. We offer a wide variety of EFL courses for children and adults, with your learning and holiday needs rolled into one, varying from English with golf to children’s summer school courses.

Choose between the warm hospitality of host families for an immersive homestay or comfortable accommodation in a hotel or self-catering apartment.

English language courses in the Channel Islands

Who is it for?


Why not take advantage of all that the Channel Islands has to offer whilst improving your language skills?

We know you have limited time so why not try combining both – alone or with a friend or as a family. We are ready to welcome you and make the most of your time with us!

Courses are available for individuals, couples, families, Bildungsurlaub and groups so it is possible for everyone to learn English and enjoy their holiday.


Help your child’s confidence grow with our specially designed English Easter or Summer Schools.

We have been hosting these courses for 30 years and have created a rewarding language experience with high-quality teaching in the mornings and a fantastic range of activities in the afternoons and evenings. Living with our friendly host families enables children to practice English in an immersive setting.

We also offer private tuition in the mornings for more specified language needs.

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Guernsey is a beautiful little island with spectacular scenery, beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic coastal views and plenty to do outdoors – but don’t forget, we also have a rich and unique history to explore!

Whether it’s Victor Hugo’s life on the island or a marine and bio-diversity project which interests you, or you want your students to do some extra English classes; we can organise the ideal stay for your students and your school.

Its relaxed pace of life and its safety make the island the perfect place to bring young students on a school trip. We will work with you to find the best option to suit your needs!

Student reviews

  • Perfectly adapted lessons

    I’ve been studying English in the Academy during 2020. I chose the format “private tuition”, the lessons were adapted to what I wanted to master (listening and speaking skills) so you don´t lose your time with things you are not interested on and the teacher couldn’t have been better, always willing to help and choosing actual and interesting topics. I recommend this school without any doubt; surely they have something perfectly adapted to what you need.

    Inma L

  • Warm welcome

    It was the first time our daughter came to Guernsey to approve her English. She was very happy to spend time in her family who reserved her a warm welcome. I want to thank you for the quality of this first linguistic journey for our daughter.

    Bonneau D

Why you should Learn English in the Channel Islands

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.