Learn English in Cambridge
Cambridge, the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, lies in the east of England, only a stone’s throw from London. For our participants studying English here doesn't just mean learning English in a renowned language school, but also experiencing and enjoying real British culture.
Our language school in Cambridge is one of the oldest and most renowned English language schools in the city. Because of the many years of experience, our school stands out for the high quality of its English language courses. Effective learning, comprising various instruction methods and learning experiences help students in their studies.
The four key areas of language learning - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are worked on and developed further. Participants are warmly welcomed at the school and enjoy a very friendly atmosphere throughout their stay. To perfectly learn English, the school makes various studying options available. Our participants can experience the British way of life first hand. The residence also offers comfortable surroundings, flexibility and helps to facilitate contact with the other participants.
The language school doesn't only strive for the ideal language course and most appropriate accommodation, but also offers interesting excursions in England. For instance, you can visit the lovely Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon for a day trip or enjoy the experience of live Premier League football in the stadium. You don’t even need to leave Cambridge to enjoy a number of the most exciting activities, which makes a language holiday here even more worthwhile.
Our School Location
Our language school in Cambridge is located close to the city centre. The Cambridge Botanic Garden and the famous colleges of the university are just minutes away on foot. Learn English in Cambridge and find out additional about the interesting history and culture of this city in the south of England.
The language school in Cambridge offers modern facilities and has a language lab, library, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. During your breaks you can relax in a beautiful garden. There is also a café bar where you can purchase snacks and drinks at reasonable prices.
High quality teaching is the top priority in our language school in Cambridge.
The school is accredited by the British Council, the UK's official international organisation for educational and cultural relations. Schools are inspected by the British Council with regard to the quality of courses and accommodation and if they are successful they receive accreditation.
Our partner school in Cambridge is also a member of English UK and meets the high standards they set out. The school meets the standards required by many countries to allow participants to qualify for educational funding.
"My teacher explains very well, is always friendly, amusing and helpful. Writing small essays as homework is a good practice."
"The school is very good because teachers and students have an important connexion. Teachers help students and classes are very interesting."
"My host mother is very friendly, helpful, and cooks very good. The school common room had a friendly and informal atmosphere, and the social organiser had a solution for each problem."
"It was a good decision to spend 3 weeks of my holiday to do an English course here at this school. I spent a good time here – thanks you!"
"I liked my class – they were very friendly and helpful. I could ask them when I had questions, and I liked it very much to stay here."
"I was very happy with my family and I think everyone can be glad if they get the chance to meet them. The self-access centre was really helpful to prepare for the exam because you can focus on the things you need to. I really liked the classes I had, they offered a good balance of all parts."
"It was very good that the classes were only about 10 persons, so it was easy to learn and it wasn’t too noisy. Thank you for the great time."
"My stay was perfect and I’m sad to go home. I recommend this school to all the students who want to improve their English. All the staff is very available and smiling and competent."
"I enjoyed my stay in the school: interesting and useful lessons, really nice teachers, nice building. I felt like I really improved my level of English and feel more confident with it."
"The family was so nice and welcoming. We could share the family life every time we wanted. Everybody in the staff was so cheerful and friendly. I spent a wonderful stay here and I will never forget it."
"I really like it that the office staff remember my name. The folder we got on the first day was very useful for me. I really liked this school and was surprised that everything is so well-organised. Very positive! I like the comfortable atmosphere during the break – it’s perfect to relax with a cup of tea."
People enroll in language courses in Cambridge for many different reasons. Some participants just want to improve their English language skills while others need to learn the language for their job and are usually looking for a different way to get to know England.
To serve the needs of all participants, the language school in Cambridge offers a wide selection of English language courses: a general English course, a career-focused English course and an examination course. Our language school in Cambridge offers language courses for students at nearly all proficiency levels, from an elementary to an advanced level. Unless you are a student attending an examination course or a student with just very basic knowledge of English, you can start your language course in Cambridge on any Monday.
You will have a placement test on your first day which ensures that you end up in the course group that is best for you. Classes are small with an average of 8-12 participants. There will never be a group with more than 14 participants. Highly qualified and motivated teachers who are native speakers of the English language are in charge of the English courses in Cambridge. It is important that you reach the goal you have set for your language course. That is why you will practise frequently and you will also be tested repeatedly.
At the end of the course, you will receive an official certificate from the language school.The programme at the language school in Cambridge is aimed at adults. That is why the minimum age of the participants is 16. The course books and all other educational material such as newspaper articles, magazine articles, song lyrics etc. are also included in the
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: courses as described, placement test and course certificate, course materials (except Cambridge courses), course book with deposit, information, leisure program (not including admission prices), free internet access, computer room and library.
Save! The longer the course duration, the cheaper the prices per week!
|English Course Prices (EUR)||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk||12 Wk||24 Wk|
|Standard Course (20 lessons)||-||529||794||1,058||1,587||2,116||3,174||6,348|
|Intensive 'Crash' Course (28 lessons)||-||575||863||1,150||1,725||2,300||3,450||6,900|
|Business English (20 lessons + 10 hours) *||1,242||2,484||3,726||4,968||7,452||9,936||14,904||-|
|Exam preparation courses **||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk||12 Wk||24 Wk|
|IELTS (28 lessons)||-||575||863||1,150||1,725||2,300||3,450||6,900|
|Exam preparation courses **||4 Wk||5 Wk||9 Wk||10 Wk||12 Wk||13 Wk|
|Cambridge FCE / CAE / CPE (28 lessons)||1,196||1,484||2,634||2,921||3,496||3,784|
* not in July / August ** Exam fee not included
Course Dates and Info
You should consider the following dates when planning your course and trip to Cambridge:
Cambridge FCE language course dates 2017: Start any Monday except summer courses. Summer courses are: 26 June - 28 July (5 weeks), 31 July - 25 August (4 weeks).
Cambridge CAE course dates 2017: Start any Monday except summer courses. Summer courses are: 26 June - 28 July (5 weeks), 24 July - 25 August (4 weeks).
Cambridge CPE course dates 2017: Start any Monday on request and availability.
Holidays in Cambridge (weekdays) 2017: 14 April, 17 April, 01 May, 29 May, 28 August. The winter holiday is from 18.12.2017 until 05.01.2018.
Choosing between different English language courses is not the only challenge when you are starting your language trip to Cambridge, England. Deciding on the suitable accommodation is just as important.
Our language school in Cambridge offers several options regarding the accommodation that can match any personal preferences. If you want to practice your English skills right after class, in everyday life, consider staying with a host family. You will be able to participate in some great conversations. You can choose from a list of carefully selected host families, and you can be sure that you will end up in a safe, clean, cosy and friendly environment for the entire length of your English course.
An alternative to staying with a host family while you are taking a language course is staying at the residence. The residence is at a very central location, 25 minutes on foot distance to the school. You can exchange experiences with other participants while you are staying here, and make new friends. The residence is the perfect place to stay if you want to be as independent as possible. Bear in mind that the residence is very popular so we advise you to make your reservation several months before the start of your language course. You will receive a response from us within a very short time with regard to availability.
Accommodation in a host family is very popular with our students and it gives them an insight into the British way of life. The families are carefully selected by the school. We always try to find the ideal family where you can feel comfortable and at home. Our school staff visit the families regularly to make sure the standards are kept up.
When you stay with an English family you can experience the British warmth and immerse yourself in British culture. Most of our Cambridge host families live between 15-25 minutes on foot from the school. There are regular buses that will take you to the school in about 10 to 15 minutes (weekly tickets are available for about £11).
You can choose between half board in either a single or double room. During the week, breakfast and dinner is prepared for you and at the weekend you will also receive a lunchtime snack. The majority of our host families provide a laundry service. Bed linen and towels are provided. The host family accommodation is from Sunday before the course starts until Saturday after the end of the course. Additional nights (at an extra cost) are available on request.
The self-catering residential is a modern and high-quality option, located on Castle Hill, just a 5-minute walk north of the historic university city centre. This type of accommodation gives you the independence you want and offers you the chance to socialise with other students.
The residence in Cambridge is in an excellent central location, with easy access to pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. It is only a 25-minute-walk from the school. Accommodation is in a single room and all the rooms have a private en-suite shower room, a private fully-fitted fully-equipped kitchenette and a TV. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The rooms are cleaned once a week. There is a coin operated laundry room, a gym, and a common room with table tennis, pool table and a large screen TV. There is also a 24-hour concierge service and a free unlimited wifi access is provided. The accommodation is available from the Sunday before the course starts until the Saturday after the end of the course. Additional nights are available at an extra cost on request.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|per person per week||Double||Single|
|Residence (SC, ensuite)||-||248|
HB: half board, SC: Self-Catering; ensuite: private bathroom.
Check in is normally on Sunday and check out on Saturday.
There is so much to discover in the wonderful university city of Cambridge and the surrounding area! The school offers a wide range of activities and excursions to give you the opportunity to get to know the city and immerse yourself in English culture and lifestyle.
Along the River Cam you must go on a punt. This boat is propelled with long poles and has been associated with the city for many years. From a punt you can enjoy the wonderful scenery and see the impressive university buildings as you pass by. Take a guided tour of Cambridge and the Universities when the history and traditions of the city are explained in an exciting way. The perfect way to discover Cambridge is by bike, and the school will help you to rent a bicycle cheaply.
As well as the activities in Cambridge, the school also organises excursions to nearby London. There is often a London musical or theatre visit on the evening program and you have plenty of time to explore the capital at the weekends. Not only London is worth a visit. The school regularly organises trips to other places within England and we highly recommend Stonehenge, Salisbury and York.