Helping students to aim higher

Target English International (formerly known as ATC International) was established in 2009 and specialises in the provision of residential junior summer courses for groups of students aged 10 -18.  Our summer schools are based at university & college campuses throughout the UK. We also offer year-round residential courses & mini-stays for closed groups based at the University of Hull. In 2020 we launched our online junior courses which are available all year round for individuals and groups.

Our Mission Statement

At Target, we aim to provide our students with a comfortable and caring setting in the UK to improve their communication in English and develop skills for a more global society. We want our students to leave the course with a better understanding of UK culture and the inspiration to become life-long learners of English.

We want all of our students to leave us not only with great holiday memories that will last a lifetime, but also the feeling that they have really achieved something during their stay. We apply the basic principle of quality and added value for money to every aspect of our provision.

James Hordon, Director


We are planning on operating all our junior summer schools in 2022 and look forward to welcoming young learners back to the UK! Hull University is available now for low season closed groups.

UK TRAVEL RULES (Updated 13/01/2022)

Fully vaccinated passengers and under 18s Passengers arriving in the UK who qualify as fully vaccinated or are under 18 years old must do the following: (a) Book and pay for a Covid-19 test. This can be a PCR test or Lateral Flow Test and you must take the test before the end of Day 2 in the UK. (b) Complete a passenger locator form. This is to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK. You will be asked to input your Day 2 test booking reference. (c) Make sure you can prove your vaccination status by using the EU DCC if you are from an EU member state, or by using your Vaccine Certificate if you are from a country outside the EU. Passengers who qualify as fully vaccinated or are under 18 are no longer required to isolate on arrival.

Those who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must do the following: (a) Take a pre-arrival Covid-19 test. This should be taken in the 2 days before you travel to the UK and can be a PCR test or Lateral Flow Test. (b) Book and pay for a Day 2 and Day 8 Covid-19 PCR test – to be taken after arrival in the UK. (c) Complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England. (d) Quarantine at the centre for 10 full days.

Target English International will support any Group Leaders required to quarantine on campus, either prior to their students’ arrival or during the first 5 or 10 days of the students’ stay. In the latter case, designated Target staff will look after and supervise the group during the Group Leader’s quarantine period.



The safety and security of each and every member of our Target Community is always our first priority, but never more so than in these challenging times. We are working closely with our university hosts and other suppliers to ensure that we deliver our programmes in the safest way possible. We are following the guidance from the UK government and incorporating actions to tackle Covid 19 in all our risk assessments. Please download our latest Covid Policy pdf for more information