Welcome to our school: we are passionate about giving you the best possible experience of England and the English language

Our school has been teaching students from all over the world since 1994. We are passionate about giving our students the best possible experience of England. Our teachers are committed to helping students improve their English. Our friendly staff are always happy to help make your time in England a success. We have been accredited by The British Council since July 2003. At our most recent inspection, strengths were noted in the areas of staff management, student administration, quality assurance, premises and facilities, learning resources, course design and implementation, care of students, leisure opportunities and care of under 18s. Read more. Our school is in the centre of Norwich, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the main shopping area and 2 minutes from most bus stops. Between lessons, students can relax in the Student Area and adults that accompany groups can wait for their students in the comfortable Group Leaders Area.

The English Experience welcomes students from different countries, cultures and backgrounds; all students are 18 years of age or under (young learners). Our school is committed to safeguarding and believes that all young learners, without exception, are entitled to protection from harm, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or belief. The school therefore recognises its duty of care to these young learners throughout their stay and has in place policies and procedures to assure their wellbeing. A summary of our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

Meet our Senior Team:

  • Carol Syder - Director

    I am the director of The English Experience. I started organising groups of foreign students visiting Norwich for a study holiday course in 1989 and officially founded The English Experience in 1994. The school has gone from strength to strength and we became British Council accredited in 2003. Our market is constantly changing and we are now welcoming students from all over the world, as well as developing our English Camps courses abroad.

    Please contact Carol if you wish to make any general enquiry about The English Experience.

    Email:[email protected]

  • Sylvia Davies - Welfare Officer and PA to the Director

    Welfare Officer

    I am the Personal Assistant to the Director. I started working for The English Experience in 1995 as the Host Family Organiser, and for the last five years I have been involved in student welfare and the running of the social progamme. The best thing about this role is helping students to have an unforgettable experience here, and leave with lasting memories. I enjoy the opportunities my work gives me to meet young learners and leaders from all over the world.

    Please speak to Sylvia for more information or about booking a course.

    Email:[email protected]

  • Samuel Hemingway - Manager of Overseas Courses CELTA, BA in Journalism

    I have been working in language schools for 11 years and have been lucky enough to experience living in some fantastic places such as Warsaw, Bologna, Sicily and Norwich! I am keen to use the knowledge and experience I have acquired to deliver wonderful English camp experiences for our young learners overseas.

    Please contact Sam if you are interested in English Camps and overseas courses.

    Email[email protected]

  • Karen Dack - Accommodation Officer

    I have been a homestay host for many years and have hosted students from all over the world.  I am now Accommodation Officer and On-Call Coordinator and my role is to ensure your stay with your homestay host is an enjoyable experience and that you take home many happy memories.
    Please contact Karen for any hosting information.
    Email: [email protected]

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