English UK works primarily in the UK market, but also welcomes non-UK teachers to their events. Formed in 2004 from two previous associations (ARELS and BASELT), English UK is the national association for ELT in the UK and has over 430 member centres in private schools, educational trusts and charities, further education colleges and universities. All members are accredited by the British Council who work in partnership with English UK in managing the Accreditation UK Scheme.
The association's key roles are to promote quality, represent members´ interests, and to help students to fully benefit from their learning experience in the UK. English UK promotes the development of ELT professionals through seminars, workshops and conferences in a wide range of practical subjects. They offer qualifications for ELT Managers (DELTM), Business English Trainers (Cert IBET) and Student Welfare Officers (WOCC).