English course in Cambridge
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Information on the English School in Cambridge
The Language Center of Cambridge is right in the centre 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 a good number of 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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Choose your English course in Cambridge
General or Intensive English Course in Cambridge for Adults
[+] 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
One to One Lessons in Cambridge
[+] 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
Certify your study stay in Cambridge
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
Superior Castle Street - Residence
[+] Castle Street 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
[+] 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
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Cambridge
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Cambridge
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Cambridge is adored for it’s picturesque surroundings and how it perfectly manages to blend between city life and being at 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 and 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, but without 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 there. In comparison to other cities, it has a very 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 people from all walks of life, whether during your course, or down at the local pub. There are 31 colleges in Cambridge, and this 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.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER27 % 27 %
- TURKISH16 % 16 %
- BRAZILIAN14 % 14 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN11 % 11 %
- ITALIAN8 % 8 %
- SWISS7 % 7 %
- KOREAN7 % 7 %
- OMANI5 % 5 %
- SPANISH5 % 5 %
- JAPANESE5% 5%
Here the age groups at the English school in Cambridge:
- 18-2990 % 90 %
- 30+40+50+10 % 10 %
Structure and timetable of English course in Cambridge
First day in Cambridge
The first day begins at 08:30 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.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Cambridge students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Cambridge, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Cambridge, 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.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Cambridge
Not to be missed!
- 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
How to get around Cambridge
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- 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
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Cambridge
If you are NOT European
Click on: requirements.
If you ARE European
Here's what changes:
National ID cards are no longer accepted in the UK, you must travel with your Passport.
You need a valid health insurance to enter the UK, if you don’t have one, please tick the “insurance” box on the booking form.
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