Welcome to Colchester English Study Centre

English Language Courses for International Students and Professionals in Britain's oldest recorded town

General English courses for levels from beginners (A0) to advanced (C2). Our courses can provide a quick boost to your language over a short period, or a long-term change in proficiency. View our brochure.

IELTS and Cambridge English ESOL preparation courses to assist you in your learning progression to examination success. Students should be at B1 level on the CEFR framework.

A choice of specialist courses including: Business Communication, Medical English, Teacher Training and Adult Vacation courses.

An authorised Open Test Centre for IELTS and Cambridge English qualifications.

We run three English Language Summer Centres for students aged 11-17, two homestay and one residential. 

International Language Holidays

Established in 1988, we run 3 junior summer centres for students aged 11-17, two homestay and one residential. These are located in the countryside near Colchester and include 15 hours of lessons each week with supervised afternoon and evening activities. Visit our site for more information on this years' courses.

Excellent results from ISI inspection 

In the recent 2013 ISI monitoring inspection earlier in July, CESC was reconfirmed as Grade 1, the highest grade possible in all areas — official confirmation of the Centre's quality.


Enrol for 9 consecutive weeks or more in any one calendar year and you will pay a low season price and also receive one week’s free tuition for every 9 weeks you pay for, but you must pay for all 9 weeks in advance.

Example: 10 weeks on MAIN COURSE costs £2115 (9 x £235), this being consecutive tuition in any one single calendar year.

Course extensions on this offer for up to 8 weeks receive a 5% discount on published pricing.

Email us for more information or to enrol now: info@cesc.co.uk or telephone our Admissions office on: +44 (0) 1206 840299.

Please quote “9+1(2015)” when you contact us.


CESC is a member of English UK, accredited by the British Council and has undergone educational oversight by the ISI.
CESC is a Highly Trusted Sponsor licensed to bring students into the United Kingdom on Tier 4 General Students visas. Licence no KXH7CFC90.