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About Us

CESC/ilh (International Language Holidays) runs summer centres in Ipswich and Colchester. This programme provides short, intensive summer courses where young people aged 11-17 can learn English, have fun and enjoy an interesting cultural experience.

Our summer centres provide a safe, friendly and motivating environment for students. In addition to classroom lessons, there is a range of social, cultural and sporting activities. There are also many trips to places of local and national importance.  Our students learn a lot, have fun and make friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

Our courses are designed for students who are already level A1 and above. We accept both group and individual bookings. Our students come from many different countries.

Many of our teachers have been working with us for many years and have a lot of experience of summer centres. We use a special syllabus with lessons on topics that interest young people. There is a strong focus on communication and using web-based materials.

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 2019.

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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