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Serious Study


  • Level testing on arrival
  • English lessons with a focus
    on communication
  • Beginning and end-of-course
    oral testing
  • Academic reporting
  • Course completion certificate
  • Free course book or alternative
    learning resource
  • Average class size 10 (max. 12)

Our approach

Forget about exams, Harrow School Short Courses focus on communicating with English-speaking teachers, staff and peers both inside and outside of the classroom.

We encourage students to put their knowledge into practice, meaning they enjoy their language lessons, improve rapidly and feel proud of their progress. We call this ‘Serious Study’.

Our courses are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and we are a member of EnglishUK, meaning our approach follows the best learning methods.


More than 60 nationalities

We’ve had a great mix of students joining us from over 60 countries around the world!

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

Classroom lessons

Students improve their communication in English by doing interesting and exciting activities in their lessons. Teachers use course books and teaching material from our excellent resources from top EFL publishers. We make lessons fun for young learners by using the internet, film and music in class.

Pronunciation practice

Teachers use games, competitions and songs to help students work towards pronouncing English like a native speaker.

Language activities

Students have fun while improving their spoken English through drama, role-play and games. At most centres students can practise talking to native speakers on class trips to places such as a local cafe or the train station.

At the end of the course there is a prize-giving ceremony. Students receive an academic report and course certificate. Most centres offer a group photograph so you can look back and remember your new friends from your Harrow School Short Course.

Harrow School has hosted Japanese and Chinese high schools every summer for over 30 years. These courses offer students the opportunity to study English through leadership workshops, drama and British cultural experiences. These courses are only accessible through our network of approved suppliers.


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