Colchester English Study Centre (CESC) was established in 1969 by Oxford University Press. CESC is an independent language centre, based in Colchester famous for being Britain’s oldest recorded town. CESC offers programmes in General English, Exam Preparation, Junior Courses (11-17 years) and an International Foundation Diploma. CESC also focuses on specialised and tailored programmes. Since 1969, we have designed and run more than 1,250 specialised courses for a wide range of clients such as; nurses, engineers, diplomats and business professionals. We deliver learning opportunities of a high level to students who wish to improve their knowledge of English as a foreign language for academic or career purposes. We foster a learning environment which is friendly, supportive and professional. Our entire team takes pride in the welfare and support we provide to each individual to help them reach their goals. The Centre is open all year round for adult students aged 16 and over. CESC also runs year round closed group courses for students aged 11 – 17 and a junior summer programme under the name of International Language Holidays. We are proud to have homestay providers who have been working with us for more than 30 years. 99% of our homestay providers are native English speakers. By living with one of our carefully selected friendly and welcoming homestay providers, students will learn more about British life as well as improving their speaking and listening skills. This provides an important cultural immersion experience. The Centre is only 50 minutes by train to London and is easily accessible from London airports. This not only enables us to offer students a genuinely British cultural experience without distraction during their studies, but also provides an opportunity for them to travel easily to England’s capital. This makes us a popular base for international students.
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Colchester that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.