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English Course in Cambridge for Adults – School Information

The Language Center – Cambridge is right in the center of the city. It is located in a very modern building, close to one of the most famous shopping streets of the city and within walking distance of Cambridge University. Green lawns, Gothic buildings, international students, pubs and clubs playing “live music” by bands from all over the UK, offer a decidedly British atmosphere. 
This city offers a true taste of English tradition, and is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in the world for a study abroad experience. Here, you’ll be sure to have a good time while practicing English. What lover of English wouldn’t want a Cambridge English course listed on their CV? The school has 14 comfortable, well-equipped classrooms, a room for self-study, a listening lab and a classroom reserved for use during students’ free time. Internet access is free of charge at the 15 computer stations or via Wi-Fi. Access to local public transport is right outside the door.

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Every English course in Cambridge includes:
  • Welcome Event
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Access to the Internet

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English Courses in Cambridge

General or Intensive English Course in Cambridge for Adults

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Cambridge and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Cambridge for Adults

30 lessons per week - From Pre-Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Cambridge. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

English in the City in Cambridge

30 lessons per week - from Pre-intermediate (only if close to Intermediate) - flexible duration

[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more

IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Cambridge

30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Cambridge

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Cambridge you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

CAE Exam Preparation Course in Cambridge

30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more

FCE Exam Preparation Course in Cambridge

30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more

Accommodation in Cambridge

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Cambridge, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

Apartments

Distance to School: 28 - 32 minutes walking, 7 - 9 minutes cycling - Room types: Single Room - Double Room

[+] This is the perfect solution for students wishing to be in close proximity to other students studying at the school. The apartments are the most cost-effective solution in comparison to renting your own apartment or a hotel. You will find them equipped with everything – kitchen, bathrooms, laundry ... >> Read more

Kite - Residence

Distance to School: 2 - 3 minutes walking - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom, Shared Kitchen

[+] Kite House is a modern city centre building which has recently been constructed. It consists of two good size kitchens including all appliances, 14 single rooms with private bathrooms and laundry facilities. The house is mixed gender. >> Read more

Study inn - Residence

Distance to School: 22 - 24 minutes walking, 10 - 12 minutes public transport - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom, Private Kitchen

[+] Study Inn is a purpose built student self-catering accommodation block. The rooms are large and furnished to a high quality. Each room also includes a private, fully equipped kitchenette with induction hob and en suite bathroom. >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 20 - 30 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, breakfast only, private bathroom - Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only - Twin room, half board

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why Cambridge? Some facts

Here is some more information on English courses in Cambridge

Why take an English course in Cambridge?

Cambridge is adored for it’s picturesque surroundings and how it perfectly manages to blend between city life and being one with nature. It is home to the River Cam, where punting was born, and it is clear that it is steeped in history, brimming with museums, galleries and theatres that intrigue and inspire you.  This city has paved the way for some of the greatest names in history – Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, John Milton…including hundreds of pop culture greats such as John Cleese, David Attenborough, Sacha Baron Cohen. Knowing you’ll be walking the paths of some of the most iconic names is enough to make your studies here a great adventure. The city is conveniently close to London, without having to be in the centre with the worry, expenses and jam-packed tubes! It’s less than an hour from London if you choose to pop over and spend the day. In comparison to other cities, it has a super low crime rate and the city is clean and welcoming. Due to the fact that it’s a famous place in which to work and study, you’ll meet with people from all walks of life, whether during your course, or down at the local pub. There are as many as 31 colleges in Cambridge, which has given rise to the eclectic and diverse community. Follow a course in Cambridge, and you’ll discover a city that is dedicated to academic learning and development, but also to artistic creativity and personal growth. Immerse yourself in a real life Harry Potter experience, in an impressive city dotted with towers, spires and sculptures of phenomenal buildings.

An international environment

Does this English course in Cambridge meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

Nationalities

  • Students of Ages 18-30 90% 90%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 10% 10%

Course structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 08:30 Check-in and registration at the school
  • 09:00 Test
  • 10:45 The first lesson of your English course in Cambridge!
  • 12:45 Lessons (if you have chosen Intensive English or English for Work)
  • 14:30 Tour of the neighborhood
  • 15:30 Welcome Pack
  • 16:00 Welcome Event

Welcome Pack

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Cambridge, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Cambridge for adults, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Welcome Event 

On the first day of your course  you are invited to a welcome event in the centre cafe or at another venue. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.

From Tuesday onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:

Morning

  • 9:00-10:30 First module*
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Second module*

Noon

  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-14:15 “Intensive” and “Business”** Lessons

Afternoon

  • 14:30-16:00 First module*
  • 16:00-16:15 Break
  • 16:15-17.45 Second module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Evening

  • Free time activities, workshops, events and optional extras courses

Useful tips for your stay in Cambridge

Some suggestions from those who live in Cambridge

Studying English in the UK

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Do not miss

  • King’s College Chapel
  • Cambridge University
  • River Cam
  • Market Square
  • Botanic Garden
  • Punt on the River Cam
  • Rent a bike
  • Take a day-trip to London
  • Explore the English countryside
  • Relax in a park

Cost of living in Cambridge

  • Big Mac £2.89
  • Sandwich £3.50
  • Can of Coke £.065
  • Coffee in a café £2.50
  • 1 litre of milk £0.80
  • 2 litres of water £1.50
  • A loaf of bread £0.80
  • Two course meal in average restaurant £15.00
  • Cost of sim card £10
  • Cinema £6 – £8
  • Entrance to clubs £5 – £15

Getting Around Cambridge

Make use of Google maps, which offers a number of useful tools that allow you to find the best public transport solutions. Moving around the city is easy… everything you need is within the city centre, and therefore within walking distance. There is an excellent transport network run by Stagecoach East Kent Buses. Click the link below for more information:

When is the best time to book my flight?

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What sites can I use to search for my flights?

There are hundreds of sites dedicated to flights, and we would recommend Skyscanner, which allows you to compare the different prices offered by various airlines. You can book directly through an airline’s site, and remember to disable your ‘cookies’!

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