Come to Birmingham!
Birmingham is a modern, vibrant city in the heart of the UK.
It is the ideal location to learn English giving you the change to live and study in a truly multicultural environment with a wide range of leisure facilities.
Birmingham is the second biggest city in the UK and while it offers services, venues and cultural opportunities equal to any large European city, you will find living expenses much cheaper than in London. There are a wide variety of museums, theatres and music venues as well as thriving nightlife, world-class sports events and venues and excellent shopping facilities.
Birmingham has unrivalled transport links with the rest of the UK. London is 90 minutes away by train and major tourist destinations like Stratford-upon-Avon (the birthplace of William Shakespeare) and Warwick Castle are less that 1 hour away. Birmingham International Airport, with flights to destinations all over Europe, is a ten-minute train journey from the city centre.
Birmingham was listed in Rough Guides’ top 10 places to visit in 2015.
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Study at Brasshouse Language Centre!
Brasshouse Language Centre is the largest Adult Education Centre in the UK specialising in language courses and language services. It is situated in the city centre in the Brindleyplace leisure and business area. The staff and students from all over the world bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the centre and create a dynamic, truly international atmosphere. Brasshouse is an authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations centre offering examinations for KET (Key English Test), PET (Preliminary English Test), FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).
Our English classes cover a wide range of language skills and will help you to use English more confidently and effectively. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in class guarantee that you learn and have fun at the same time. We have classes at all levels from Beginners (CEFR A1) to Advanced (CEFR C1). You can study General English or prepare for international exams like FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
Brasshouse Language Centre moves to the Library of Birmingham in September 2016!
In September 2016, Brasshouse Language Centre will move from its existing location to new purpose-built premises inside the Library of Birmingham. All of our English classes will take place in the new centre as of September. We are very excited to be able to continue providing the same high quality English Language training that students have enjoyed for many years in a brand new centre with the latest technology and access to the services of the biggest public library in Europe.
The Library of Birmingham is about 5 minutes’ walk from the current Brasshouse centre. It is located in Centenary Square in the City Centre, next to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) and close to other important cultural venues including The International Convention Centre, Symphony Hall, the Barclaycard Indoor Arena, the Town Hall and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.Click here for a map: http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/article/visitorguide/visitorguide-summary
Brasshouse Language Centre will be based on the first floor of the Library of Birmingham, the most visited tourist attraction in the UK outside of London. This iconic building was designed by internationally–acclaimed Dutch architects Mecanoo and occupies 31,000 square metres over 10 levels including 2 outdoor terraces, a café and the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The centre will have 24 purpose-built air-conditioned classrooms with interactive Information Technology facilities.
Brasshouse students will be able to join the Library of Birmingham free of charge and gain access to over 100,000 books and a vast collection of music, film and television on CD and DVD available to borrow. They will also enjoy free WiFi and a wide range of computing and printing facilities.
More information about our new centre will be available soon.
Click on the links below to download our Course Guide and Registration Form
Course Calendar and Course Fees
Click here for the 2015-2016 Course Calendar and Course Fees. These fees are valid for all bookings until 31 July 2016.
Click here for the 2016 – 2017 Course Calendar and Course Fees. These fees are valid for all bookings after 1 August 2016.
Click here for information about our Preparation Courses for Trinity Secure English Language Tests, starting in April 2016!