"I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library"

Jorge Luis Borges

Minds UK

For many it has been just as poet laureate Jorge Luis Borges described it; 'My first encounter was chance, the second one was mere confirmation'. If at all by chance at first there is no doubt any visitor would want to come for more.


elephant Minds has always believed in the value of immersive language learning, as it offers a multitude of opportunities to engage with the language that you are learning. When you go to a shop, meet new people or speak with your host family in a foreign country you actively learn about your chosen subject and give yourself real world opportunities to learn the new language. The benefits of this are manifold and these combined with your caring and responsible elephant Minds teacher will allow you to progress very quickly with your studies. We currently offer immersive language courses in London and Buenos Aires, allowing students to learn two of the most spoken languages in the world.

Visit our Study Abroad Programmes page to see what we offer.


elephant Minds runs a variety of different English language programmes throughout the year, intensive international exam preparation courses, professional development, university preparation courses, and English for specific purposes including subjects such as Business, Legal and Financial English, Politics, History, and Culture. We wish to offer the courses that you need for your personal and professional development. What better place to learn English than England, or Spanish in Argentina and with caring and professional teachers who will help you to become the very best that you can be.

Visit our Languages and Skills Training pages to see what we offer.


Help us help them

When you book with us you help us encourage education around the world. Part of the profits from all our programmes are donated to the Elephant Minds Foundation to support those who have limited or no access to education.  We invite you to see some of our past and current projects.

Buckingham Minds

About Buckingham

Buckingham town is believed to have acquired its name from the first Germanic settlers. These were ‘Bucca’s people’, Anglo Saxons who lived in what was then a very small village by the river Ouse; The ‘meadow of Bucca’s people’. The name first appears in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle in AD 915. In the tenth Century the town was made the capital of the newly created shire of Buckingham.

Buckingham was granted the Royal Charter by King Charles II in 1684 and described as “The Loyal and Ancient Borough of Buckingham”. This idyllic and historic market town is over fourteen hundred years old and holds a fascinating history. From Great Fires, Civil War, Famine, Black Death, and huge losses during World War I to splendid royal visits, thriving commerce and exquisite landscape gardens, Buckingham has seen it all.

Home to elite schools, a wonderful community, and the United Kingdom’s only independent university, Buckingham is undoubtedly a place for great 'elephant Minds'.

*We invite anyone interested in Buckingham’s captivating history to read John Clarke’s work The Book of Buckingham.


Buckingham Minds runs its successful series of skills training and language courses every year. See our News section for further details or contact us at info@elephantminds.co.uk