Overview Frank Bell founded the first Bell Language School in Cambridge in 1955. His mission was to promote international understanding by providing high quality English language training to students all over the world. In 1972, he established an educational charity - the Bell Educational Trust (now trading as Bell International). Its main aims remain: to provide language education, mainly in English, for adult students and young learners; to train teachers of English; and to offer language learning and teacher training experiences that will promote international understanding and intercultural exchange. The Trust has no shareholders, and money from fees is reinvested in developing and improving the services and facilities for students, and the worldwide services that are offered. Bell staff and staff in Bell partner schools include among their numbers some of the most expert language teachers, trainers, educational managers, consultants and materials writers in the world, and Bell staff work closely with national and international organisations involved in language teaching worldwide. Today, Bell is an international training organisation with four intensive training centres in the UK , a thriving Young Learner operation, several wholly-owned subsidiaries and more than 20 partners throughout Europe and in Asia . This makes Bell one of the largest British-owned providers of English language and teacher training courses. Bell Schools in England The four main training centres in the UK are located in Cambridge, London, Norwich, and Saffron Walden. These schools cater for around 4500 students annually, and provide intensive English courses ranging in length from a week to an academic year. Courses cover general English and English for specific and academic purposes, as well as a wide range of options. Bell Saffron Walden provides full residential accommodation, while Bell Cambridge is equipped with a dedicated executive training centre for Professional students. In addition, the Bell Young Learners department runs residential courses for over 2000 younger students (aged 8 - 17 years), mostly during the British summer, in a range of prestigious locations.