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.


The Department for Transport has confirmed that from October 24th eligible fully vaccinated international passengers and most under-18s arriving in England from non-red list countries will be able to take lateral flow tests for Day 2, rather than PCR tests. Cheaper lateral flow tests will be available to book from October 22nd, and passengers will need to upload a photo of their test results to verify results. There will also be an option to book tests on arrival at testing centres in some UK airports.

Passengers who are vaccinated with approved vaccines and arriving from non-red list countries approved for vaccine certificates do not need to quarantine and will be able to take lateral flow tests on Day 2 from October 24th. The same rules will apply to under-18s from those countries.

Those who don’t qualify as eligible vaccinated status must day take pre-arrival, Day 2 PCR and Day 8 tests, and must self-isolate for 10 days after arrival.

The governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have slightly different rules and PCR tests are still required.
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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.