A group of English language training providers in the UK, TEN members have a combined experience of over 400 years in delivering courses and services.
“Joining such a highly respected group of independent schools seems like a natural step”
It was established in 2010 to raise the profile of the quality, independent language school sector, and regularly runs workshops for agents around the world.
The London School of English, which has two branches in London and one in Canterbury, said they were looking forward to being part of the “growth and development of TEN in the years ahead”.
“We have known many of the TEN schools for such a long time and share many core values, so joining such a highly respected group of independent schools seems like a natural step,” said Hauke Tallon, the company’s chief executive.
The second new addition, Discovery Summer, was founded in 2002 and last year welcomed students from over 50 countries. It runs short, intensive summer courses in several locations around the UK.
“With 2020 being the 10th anniversary of TEN and the dawn of a new decade, could there be a better time to join such a like-minded group of ELT professionals?” Jane Merrick, the managing director of Discovery Summer, said.
“We are thrilled to be members and looking forward to sharing ideas and meeting new partners from around the world.”
TEN’s chair, Richard Day, said he was delighted to welcome the new additions and was looking forward to working closely with them.
Other members are BEET Language Centre, ELC Bristol, The English Language Centre Brighton, The English Language Centre Eastbourne, Cambridge Academy of English, English in Chester, Torquay International School, Wimbledon School of English.
It will be celebrating its 10th anniversary around the world this year.