Bell celebrates 60 years with new student-led portfolio

15 September, 2015

UK-based language provider Bell is celebrating its 60th anniversary by launching a 2016 product portfolio focused on a personalised experience for every student.

Bell was founded in Cambridge in 1955.

Greg Hoile, Chief Executive of Bell, said, “Our student stories are our heritage. We’ve helped over one million students across the world in the last 60 years and each and every student is special to us.”

He added that “students as individuals” was one of Bell’s core teaching principles. “Now our 2016 portfolio takes this a step further with courses every student can personalise to achieve their own goals.”

For adult students in 2016, Bell said it would work with each learner to understand why they want to learn English, then help them choose one of four core English courses and customise their programme with Skills Workshops, Business Studies, 1-to-1 tutorials and Language in Action, with the latter taught outside of the classroom.

A feature of the new Young Learners programme is Young Cambridge Scholars, a subject-based course for academically high-achieving students looking to progress to a top English-speaking university, including content delivered by University of Cambridge lecturers.

The new English Explorer course will allow children to develop language skills through project-based lessons, study tours and a range of 24 electives, including performing arts, outdoor survival and journalism.

As well as the new portfolio of courses, Bell has launched the #mybellstory project to connect students across the school’s 60-year history, with several former students coming back to visit the school in its anniversary year.

Bell was established in Cambridge in 1955 by Frank Bell, a University of Cambridge graduate, with the vision of promoting intercultural understanding through education following his experience as a prisoner of war.

Today Bell offers young learner, adult and university preparation programmes and has three year-round centres in the UK as well as a range of summer centres.

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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