About us



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Small is beautiful!

There are of course several English Language schools in the nearby city of Cambridge, but many are large organisations, often hosting hundreds of international students.  We will host no more than 30 students at any one time, ensuring a very personal and individually-tailored educational and cultural experience.


Ely is a small, safe city

and students are accommodated with one of our carefully selected host families where they will gain a unique experience of English family life. This provides the ideal opportunity for practising English in a welcoming domestic setting, learning about English culture and making new friends.

Student welfare is of paramount importance to us, and we will be available to students at all times throughout their stay to deal with any problems or questions.

Forehill in Ely

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The school is run by sisters Rosalind and Siobhan Lyons. Siobhan has an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL and has taught English for several years in the UK, and previously in a number of schools in Italy where she lived for 20 years. Siobhan is also a professional translator, and brings a wealth of linguistic experience to our school and will be principally in charge of language tuition.


Rosalind is a professional artist and has extensive experience as a lecturer in Further and Higher Education, and will be particularly involved in organising cultural activities, creative workshops and student welfare.

See Rosalind's art at www.rosalindlyons.com


All our experienced teachers are native-speakers and CELTA or Cert TESOL qualified.

Morris dancers

Ely Cathedral