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For over 70 years, Eurocentres has been welcoming students into classrooms all over the world.

70 years of experience

With over 70 years of experience in language teaching, Eurocentres is committed to providing services of the highest standards at schools all over the world. Studying at an officially-accredited language centre under the guidance of highly-qualified teachers and dedicated industry advisors, you can be sure that your learning journey is in safe hands.
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    We make it easy for you

    A global network of schools and multilingual advisors at your service.
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    We make significant contributions

    ...to the field of language teaching. Since 1948, Eurocentres has committed to improving learning experiences for students worldwide.

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    Inside and outside of the classroom

    ... we provide learning opportunities. We believe that successful language learning is a personal experience that can take place anywhere. Eurocentres schools make it easy to immerse yourself in the culture of your destination country.
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    We believe in partnership and collaboration

    Having started as a single school in Bournemouth, opened in 1948, Eurocentres has become an international organisation that connects students with schools in 15 different locations across the globe.
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    Discover Eurocentres

    Eurocentres began 70 years ago as a meeting point for people from all over the world. Over seven decades, it has made significant contributions to the field of language teaching and remains committed to improving learning experiences by delivering excellent and innovative teaching.

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70 years of competence

Pioneer Period: 1948 - 1960

1948: Erhard Waespi opens the first Eurocentres school in Bournemouth.

1959: The early Eurocentres schools come to the attention of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. Founder Gottlieb Duttweiler takes over and opens three new centres in Florence, Barcelona, and Cologne.

1960: Duttweiler forms an independent Foundation under the Eurocentres name, creating a number of what he terms 'European Language and Educational Centres'. The total number of students studying with the Foundation rises to 4,300.

1960:

Duttweiler forms an independent Foundation under the Eurocentres name, creating a number of what he terms 'European Language and Educational Centres'. The total number of students studying with the Foundation rises to 4,300. 

Initial Expansion Period: 1960 - 1975

1960: Collaboration with France, Spain, and the USA begins.

1968: Eurocentres receives the "Statut Consultatif de la Catégorie 1" - advisory status in the field of language teaching and learning - from the Council of Europe.

1975: The number of students exceeds 20,000 per year.

Implementation Period: 1975 – 1985

1975: The first purpose-built school in London showcases innovative classroom design and self-learning facilities, as well as facilities for Computer Assisted Language Learning.

1984: Eurocentres Cambridge, the second model school for teaching adults, follows. 

1977

The first purpose-built school in London showcases innovative classroom design and self-learning facilities, as well as facilities for Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Second Expansion Period: 1986 – 1999

1986: The first purpose-built school for teaching German opens in Cologne.

1988: New centres are opened in countries outside of Europe, including the USA and Japan.

1990: Eurocentres aids in the development of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and is commended by the Council of Europe Language Policy Unit for its contributions.

1991: With the completion of a new purpose-built school in La Rochelle, there are now 3 year-round schools in France – Paris, Amboise, and La Rochelle.

1993: The "Eurocentres Scale of Language Proficiency" is put into practice. It is followed by the development of a computerised language testing system which enables teachers to generate reliable tests according to students' individual needs.

1995: The first consultancy agreements take shape in in Switzerland, Spain, and Brazil.

1999: International collaboration leads to partnerships in Canada and Malta.

1993

The "Eurocentres Scale of Language Proficiency" is put into practice. It is followed by the development of a computerised language testing system which enables teachers to generate reliable tests according to students' individual needs.

Third Expansion Period: 2001 – 2008

2002: There are now two Eurocentres schools in Canada, and further partnerships develop with schools in Malta, Australia and Spain.

2005: There are now two Eurocentres schools across Australia and a centre opens in Auckland, New Zealand.

2006: Cape Town, South Africa, opens its own centre.

2007: A new school for teaching German opens in Berlin.

2008: The Eurocentres school network in Australia is completed with the opening of Eurocentres Sydney. Today: Eurocentres remains an internationally-recognised organisation, with a network of schools, agencies and offices dedicated to maintaining global dialogues across cultures.

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Brochure

For detailed advice and information on what's available at any Eurocentres school, access our 2019 brochure now.

Success stories

  • Yuki Nakamoto

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    "Thanks to Eurocentres' help, I had the opportunity to work at a local primary school as a volunteer."
  • Andressa Rodriguez

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    "The course material is excellent and the teachers are fabulous! I love all of them."
  • Fusako Ishikawa

    Fusako Ishikawa
    "I didn't learn only French but also learned about the French culture, way of life, food and wine."