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Study English at BSC York

Explore the lively, medieval streets of northern England with a language course at our English college in York.

York  has  pretty streets and friendly locals that  will make you feel immediately at home. At our English language college, BSC York, you can improve your language skills in a welcoming environment with  the help of our qualified and helpful team.

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English courses in York

Our courses are designed to help you achieve your goals, whether that’s preparing for an exam or just improving your English fluency and understanding.  

Popular courses at BSC York
General English
IELTS Exam Preparation
Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam Preparation
Cambridge B2 First Exam Preparation
Business English
OET Exam Preparation
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Skills for Success

BSC's Ash, Pete and Sian explain how the Skills for Success programmes can help you develop your creative and critical thinking. In partnership with National Geographic Learning we have created two unique courses with a primary focus on the skills and learning strategies required for academic and career success. These dynamic, student-centred classes will develop your collaboration, problem-solving and communication skills.

More about BSC York

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Choose from our Student Residence, Homestay or Homestay Plus.

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Booking & Prices

Find out more about applying to study at BSC.

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York Fact file

More information on the college, social activities, student welfare and studying in York.

Choose BSC York

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Central location

BSC York is located in the city centre, meaning you can easily explore this historic location .

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Recommended by 93% of students

In a recent survey, over 93% of our alumni said they would recommend BSC to a friend. 

Begin your English language journey

Begin your future at BSC York. Find out what Baran has to say about learning English in the beautiful city of York.

The BSC York Experience

Our college is right in the heart of one of England’s most interesting and historic cities. Discover York and learn English at the same time. 

BSC York is a modern college, hidden inside a beautiful Georgian building. You can socialise in our comfortable common room, enjoy the sunshine in our outdoor courtyards, and continue your learning progress in our library. We’re also proud of our friendly team at BSC York, who have experience of living and working in countries all around the world.

Teaching quality

The Academic Team at our York English College are highly trained and will help you achieve your English learning goals.

Tim Ashurst

Director of Studies


BSC York

"I love the way that learning languages can allow learners to achieve existing ambitions, or open their eyes to new possibilities. In the classroom or when overseeing courses I enjoy drawing on the strengths, interests and energy of learners and setting up opportunities for individuals to be stimulated and challenged, so that they can enjoy learning and excel and grow."

Marta Barber



BSC York

“Teaching at BSC York is a sheer pleasure, as the school is attended by many highly motivated students who are willing to absorb the knowledge of English and immerse themselves in the British culture. The classes are well- structured which gives teachers the chance to deliver high-quality lessons, adapted to student’s needs."

Student Outcomes

"I have special and happy experiences at BSC York. The teachers are lovely and helpful. I’ve had a great time with them, I wish I could stay longer."

Jai-Tzu, BSC York student, Taiwan

Student Outcomes

"All the staff and the people I've met in York have been very kind and always ready to help. My English has improved a lot thanks to the fantastic teachers at the school!"

Stefano, BSC York student, Italy

Student outcomes

"Our teachers come from York itself and they are ready to welcome foreign students like me."

Pitchakorn, BSC York Student, Thailand

Student outcomes

"I like living in York because the atmosphere and the environment is fantastic. You can travel to cities near here like Manchester or Edinburgh.”

Veronica, BSC York Student, Mexico

Make the most of your time in York

Discover York and practise your English with our varied social programme.

Every week, the school organises a variety of social activities that are perfect for meeting new people and practising your English. Activities include meals out, museum trips, live music nights as well as theatre and cinema trips.

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Example Social Programme

Social Programme
Weekend suggestions
TourHorrible Histories -Roman, Viking, Medieval York TourVisit Scarborough, Whitby and/or Robin Hood’s Bay
Afternoon eventSpeaking and Listening ClubLadies Tea and TalkOdd British Food and DrinkConversation Club
Afternoon visitTour of York Minister
Evening eventGaming Evening
OtherTea and Biscuits
Social programme events are subject to change and some activities may incur an additional charge.