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About Us

CESC has offered summer schools in Ipswich and Colchester  under the name of ilh (International Language Holidays) since 1988. This programme provides short, intensive summer courses which are designed to maximise students’ understanding of and increase their confidence in the use of the English language.

From our students’ first day with us to their last, we make sure they are free to learn English in a safe, relaxed environment. Our summer courses offer an opportunity for children and teenagers (aged 11-17), who have a minimum A1/elementary level of English, to develop confidence in the use of the English language in a variety of situations during lessons and whilst enjoying a range of social, cultural and sporting activities and excursions.

It is our belief that taking a study holiday in an environment with students from other countries offers an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, experience different cultures and make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

We accept both group and individual bookings. Our students come from over 15 countries and many return summer after summer.  We also work with a network of international representatives, some of whom have been working with us since we started the junior summer courses over 25 years ago.

We have a high return rate of teaching staff, which enables continuity and a great sense of community at each Centre. This is appreciated by the students and their group leaders. Our dedicated and enthusiastic teachers work hard to ensure classes are both educational and fun!

Our Centres are located in the east of England, near to both London and Cambridge, and run throughout the 4 weeks in July. Students stay with local homestay providers close to their chosen Centre.

Students may stay for a minimum of 1 week or up to a maximum of 4 weeks at any one Centre.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2018.


What our students say:

“I came last year and it was amazing. This year I am having a lot of fun because we are doing a lot of activities. I think the college is so good. You have a lot of things to have fun so I like it really much.” Cristina – Spain

“I love my holidays in Ipswich with the ILH. I meet very nice people and the school is beautiful.” Lara – France

“I think it is a good experience for a  teenager who wants to learn the language. The families can help you if you have never been alone in another country. The teachers are good, very friendly and they can help you if you have a problem. The visits to others town are nice: We saw London, Colchester, Ipswich and Cambridge.” Teresa – Italy


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