The first St Giles College was founded in London in 1955 by Paul and Diana Lindsay. Since then the organisation has grown in the UK, USA, Canada and Brazil.
Today, with more than 50 years’ experience teaching English and running schools, the St Giles Group of colleges is one of the largest and most successful international English language training organisations, with a total of eight year-round schools worldwide. Every year an average of 10,000 students, from over 90 different countries choose St Giles for their English language learning needs.
In 2006 we were voted Star English Language School worldwide in the Language Travel Magazine’s Star Awards!
All our UK centres are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK (formerly ARELS). St Giles San Francisco is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and its teacher training courses are approved by the California State Department of Education. The teacher training courses at St Giles Brighton, Highgate and San Francisco are all validated by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and the training courses at St Giles Eastbourne and London Central are validated by Trinity College London. St Giles Vancouver is a member of Languages Canada (formerly CAPLS) and the CEC Network.