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Founded in 1992 by Hiroshi Kawashima of the Shumei Foundation, Chaucer College began its journey as a language school for Japanese university and secondary school students. Embracing the foundational belief that international exchange fosters world peace, the college has evolved to offer English language courses for European and international students as well.

Our mission today is to promote international cooperation and friendship through the study of the English language


  • Choosing or tailoring the right course for you

  • Visa applications 

  • Guidance on travelling into the UK

  • Airport transfers

  • Ongoing support for students with help and advice on future language learning

  • Creating unforgettable experiences through day trips and excursions











Student welfare & support

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and take our responsibilities very seriously

  • All Chaucer College staff have oversight of the safeguarding of our students 

  • We have a security porter, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We also have 24-hour monitored security camera surveillance to ensure the safety of all students

  • All staff and host families are enhanced police checked to ensure students safety and wellbeing at all times 

  • Residents house parents are on hand overnight to assist any students and group leaders staying in our residential accommodation

  • Students are accompanied by college staff and group leaders on all excursions and during activities by a ratio of 1 to 15 students 

  • Emergency phone numbers are provided to all students, group leaders and parents prior to all arrival and can be contacted 24 hours a day