Hello and welcome to Select English
- About Cambridge
- Meet the Staff
Select English Cambridge is accredited by the British Council, and we are proud to achieve this in tandem with being a family run school.
Our campus is spacious and comprises 4 beautiful buildings. There are well-kept gardens at the rear of the school for you to enjoy when the weather is nice.
There are 16 well-equipped classrooms, most of which have touch screen interactive whiteboards. Our classrooms are bright and have all of the necessary resources to contribute to a great learning experience.
Select English has lots to offer. There is a student common room with magazines and comfortable chairs. Students have the opportunity to relax and watch TV, or play Playstation games with their classmates. We also have a quiet study area to promote learning after class. The common rooms have hot and cold water dispensers. If you are able to bring your own water bottle to fill up, we’d appreciate it as we are trying to reduce plastic waste.
There are computers and a printer for student use. Free WiFi is available in all of the Station Road buildings.Just ask a member of staff for the login or scan the QR codes displayed around the school.
There are spacious gardens with outside seating, table tennis and a basketball ball hoop.
Unfortunately, Select English Cambridge is unable to cater for students with mobility problems due to the nature of the school buildings.
Cambridge is globally recognised as a hub of international education and English language learning, making it a great place for students to study.
Thanks to the great number of cultural and historical points of interest, in Cambridge you will never have a dull moment. You can take tours around the university buildings or enjoy some time in a cafe. If you like to shop, head to the Grand Arcade or walk around the charming streets that surround it. Try punting on the River Cam for a real Cambridge experience. There are also plenty of green areas where you can play sports or just relax.
Cambridge is close to other major cities and sights. London is only a short 45 minute train journey away. Heathrow and Stansted airport are just 1.5 hours and 30 minutes from Cambridge respectively.
Top 5 things to do in Cambridge
1. Visit King’s College
King’s, founded in 1441 by Henry VI, lies on the River Cam and has its own imposing Gothic chapel. It boasts many famous alumni from scientists like Alan Turing, to novelists such as EM Forster.
2. Go punting
Loved by staff and students alike, a relaxing punt along the Cam under a blue, sunny sky is the perfect way to spend your afternoon after class.
3. Take Tea at Grantchester Orchards
Get a taste of the British countryside by walking to Grantchester and taking tea and scones in the Orchard Tea Gardens. Follow in the footsteps of Rupert Brooke, Virgina Woolf, EM Forster and John Maynard Keynes.
4. Visit one of the many great museums
There are many famous museums, including the Fitzwilliam, which always provides an interesting excursion for our students.
5. Quality shopping
Ted Baker, Apple, Fossil, John Lewis, Kurt Geiger, Levis, L.K Bennet London – these are just some of the fashion and technology outlets that can be found in the centre of Cambridge, not to mention the ever popular Primark.
Nadine Kaminska – Director of Studies
Select English is a family-run and caring school. I love welcoming students from all over the world on both summer and year-round courses.
This year students from more than 50 different countries have studied with us, all with different learning goals. Whether you’re studying to pass an exam, such as IELTS, need to improve your English for your career, or are simply looking to get better at expressing yourself, our team of dedicated teachers will be there to help you reach your goals.
What our students most like about our school is our teaching team, busy social programme and the importance we give to students’ progress. We conduct regular, one-to-one tutorials because we care about making your time with us productive and enjoyable. Our small class sizes ensure we can give you the attention you need.
Cambridge is a fantastic place to study and stay. It’s student-friendly, safe, and, above all, beautiful.
Our teaching team is enthusiastic, fun, friendly and motivated.
Here is a little information about some of our teachers:
Ben has a degree in German and French and has taught English in Poland. He has worked at Select since 2007. Ben is CELTA qualified and is studying for his DELTA.
Ben enjoys the professional atmosphere in the Select English staff room and is always happy to share his experience with colleagues.
Richard has a degree in Engineering and has taught English in Asia for 9 years. He’s been teaching at Select since the beginning of 2015. As well as the teaching he enjoys the social activities at the school, especially playing football with the students. In his spare time he loves to play squash and cycle. Richard is currently studying for his DELTA.
Andy is Senior Teacher at Select English. He studied Graphic Design at Leeds Metropolitan University, before spending a year teaching English in South Korea and then joining Select English in 2010. He holds the DELTA qualification. Andy likes working at Select because there is always a friendly atmosphere with supportive colleagues, and he enjoys teaching students of many different nationalities.
Dan studied Sociology at the University of Derby, before spending a year travelling Australia. Once gaining his CELTA Qualification, he spent a year teaching in the North of Spain. Dan joined Select English as a Teacher in 2017 and also runs the schools activity programme to ensure every student has the best time possible. Dan enjoys working at Select because of the friendly nature of the school and being able to teach students from all around the world.
Our Executive Manager
Select English is a small family-run school owned by Mervyn Martin. We aim to treat all students as individuals and offer a friendly, stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment to help you at every stage of your learning. Our Team, led by Sam Gross, Executive Manager are always happy to help.