Reviews of Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester, England UK

Total No. of Reviews: 89
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Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester, England UK
4.2/5.0 
(89 reviews)
City 4.1/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 3.7/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.4/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
9. Sep. 2013
1. (44 years)  -  Italy
1. Main Course + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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In the second week, a group of 15-20 Italian teenagers with their two English teachers was accepted. With fewer teachers than in the previous week, the school had to insert 5-7 Italians in the same class with negative consequences on the activities of the class.
2. Sep. 2013
2. Pablo (37 years)  - 
2. Main Course - 3 weeks

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29. Aug. 2013
3. Milena (27 years)  - 
3. Main Course + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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5. Aug. 2013
4. Aya (31 years)  - 
4. Main Course + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 6 weeks

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27. Jul. 2013
5. (16 years)  - 
5. Main Course - 2 weeks

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Go three for weeks minimum.
19. Nov. 2012
6. Marco (19 years)  - 
6. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 5 weeks

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I think that Italian schools should take inspiration from you
25. Sep. 2012
7. (29 years)  - 
7. Standard - 2 weeks

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14. Aug. 2012
8. Borja (17 years)  -  Spain
8. Junior Program Clacton, home stay (14-18 years) - 3 weeks

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13. Aug. 2012
9. (15 years)  -  Spain
9. Junior Program Clacton, home stay (14-18 years) - 4 weeks

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6. Aug. 2012
10. (23 years)  - 
10. Main Course with IELTS Foundation / IELTS Prep Course - 4 weeks

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I did not have enough time to enjoy the city
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The rhythm of lessons could be a bit higher: a lot of time was wasted in correcting homework, and call inattentive students to order...For the price paid, it is a pity
31. Jul. 2012
11. (20 years)  -  Spain
11. Standard - 3 weeks

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12. Jul. 2012
12. (17 years)  - 
12. Standard - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very good and helpful
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Don't be cold, be very sociable
10. Jul. 2012
13. (27 years)  - 
13. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 4 weeks

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The structure was efficient. The classrooms, library and computer rooms were very comfortable.
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It's a significant experience for learning English language and culture.
9. Apr. 2012
14. (25 years)  -  Spain
14. Standard - 3 weeks

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I liked the different cultures speaking with my classmates.
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It´s very helpful to keep a dictionary and a notebook
5. Dec. 2011
15. (25 years)  -  Russian Federation
15. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 4 weeks

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Colchester is very quete. If you want improve you English and not travel or relax choose IELTS course not general english
28. Sep. 2011
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16. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 4 weeks

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27. Sep. 2011
17. (56 years)  -  Spain
17. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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Smaller groups; also the classroom was tiny for 13-14 people. The social activities weren´t interesting; it could be better to organise to go to the theatre or visit some interesting place near Colchester after 5:00 when the school, museums and shops are closed.
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The mattress was very bad.
11. Sep. 2011
18. (16 years)  -  Spain
18. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 4 weeks

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About the school: I liked the facilities and the teachers, all of them are very friendly.
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Bring an adaptor and an umbrella.
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I liked the school and the family! I think that I´ll go again next year, but one tip for the school is that they need organise more activites in the free time and change them every week!
2. Sep. 2011
19. (65 years)  -  Spain
19. Standard - 3 weeks

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What I liked the most was the atmosphere in the classroom, especially with the teacher Brian, and the help from Rubén before I arrived. Thank you very much
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The social activities...
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Modernizing the software and change the PCs. Less Spaniards in every group.
30. Aug. 2011
20. Azzurra (24 years)  - 
20. Standard - 4 weeks

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Too many Italians...
26. Jul. 2011
21. (44 years)  -  France
21. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 8 weeks

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16. May. 2011
22. (39 years)  - 
22. IELTS Preparation Course - 4 weeks

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If you have any problems with your host family or in class, don't hesitate to talk about it to the school staff. They are at your disposal.
14. Feb. 2011
23. Aurélia (24 years)  - 
23. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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8. Nov. 2010
24. (54 years)  - 
24. IELTS Preparation Course - 1 week

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8. Nov. 2010
25. (59 years)  -  Austria
25. Fifty Plus Course - 2 weeks

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The combination of reading, speaking, listening and writing in English. All the activities in the school, in the host family and in the afternoons.
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To my course 50+: I had very interesting afternoons with the guides (Caroline and Phil). Both Ruth (a student from Brasilia) and I were shown a lot of nice places around Colchester. I would not miss those 2 weeks for anything!!!
2. Nov. 2010
26. (31 years)  - 
26. Standard - 6 weeks

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Teachers were very professional and teaching techniques were appropriate to the level of the students.
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The quality of food is not very high, but you know, we are in England! Often the apartments are not too close to the school.
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Excellent school, especially for elementary / intermediate levels
15. Oct. 2010
27. Josette (67 years)  - 
27. Fifty Plus Course - 2 weeks

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29. Sep. 2010
28. (34 years)  - 
28. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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Colchester is a quiet city which means you can get by easily on your own without problems
14. Sep. 2010
29. (28 years)  - 
29. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere.
7. Sep. 2010
30. (39 years)  - 
30. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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The multicultural environment, open-minded people from all over.
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In addition to learning a language, it is important to thbear in mind that you can learn about other cultures and ways of living. Just for that reason, the experience is worthwhile.
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My host family was definitely the best. In addition to helping me with my English, they made me feel at home.
29. Aug. 2010
31. Jorge (16 years)  - 
31. Standard Low Season + Standard High Season - 2 weeks

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24. Aug. 2010
32. Jon (21 years)  - 
32. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 3 weeks

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21. Aug. 2010
33. (18 years)  - 
33. Standard - 2 weeks

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the environment and the garden! In addition.. the opportunities to play games (chess, table tennis, billiards)
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Do not miss the pub to meet new people and make sure you get along with your host family.
19. Aug. 2010
34. (16 years)  - 
34. Junior Program, Ipswich home stay (14-18 years) - 4 weeks

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Get to know people your age from different cultures.
18. Aug. 2010
35. (20 years)  - 
35. Standard - 3 weeks

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After you finish the course and you go back to your country, you should continue to study English to keep improving the language.
17. Aug. 2010
36. (47 years)  - 
36. Standard - 2 weeks

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It requires basic knowledge of the language.
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Adoption of traditional methods of teaching perhaps because of some means' obsolete that the school provides.
10. Aug. 2010
37. (19 years)  - 
37. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 3 weeks

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4. Aug. 2010
38. (18 years)  -  Italy
38. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 4 weeks

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classmate and the relax area
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castle pub in paticular
2. Aug. 2010
39. (16 years)  - 
39. Junior Program Clacton, home stay (14-18 years) - 3 weeks

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Good rapport between students.Lessons were a little bit boring. Activities could be improved as they didnt explained anything during the tours.
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Bring you something to eat.
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You will make a lot of friends and will have a great time.I wish there were less students.
7. Jun. 2010
40. (44 years)  - 
40. IELTS Preparation Course - 4 weeks

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The openness of the teachers and the mix of students (multi-cultural)
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The trips to various cities
12. Apr. 2010
41. Oriana (20 years)  - 
41. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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10. Mar. 2010
42. (31 years)  - 
42. Standard - 4 weeks

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8. Mar. 2010
43. (34 years)  - 
43. Standard - 4 weeks

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High number of students from Saudi Arabia
13. Oct. 2009
44. (46 years)  - 
44. Standard 20 - 12 weeks

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Highly trained teachers and good atmosphere to study
8. Oct. 2009
45. (17 years)  - 
45. Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 4 weeks

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All staff, teachers, employees etc. have been very helpful and inspiring. Even in the afternoons they act as a stimulant. Their suggestions for activities and trips have been sociable und serviceable.
28. Sep. 2009
46. (26 years)  - 
46. Standard - 2 weeks

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9. Jul. 2009
47. (38 years)  -  France
47. Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 3 weeks

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avoid the peak season (too crowded)
10. Jun. 2009
48. (24 years)  - 
48. Standard - 5 weeks

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free coach trip on bank holiday, dramatic pronunciation on every Tuesday and lovely teachers!!
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If you want to improve your speaking ability more, you should join many activities after school which are prepared by CESC!! They are exciting:-)
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You can go to the cinema ODEON,many pubs,shops and so on which are near CESC. CESC is in a good location!! I had stayed at CESC only 6 weeks,but I could make many friends who are Polish,Korean,French,Czech,Turkish,Taiwanese,Japanese,Swiss and more!!
23. Mar. 2009
49. (20 years)  - 
49. Standard 20 - 10 weeks

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this school is multicultural, students come from every continent and the staff is really nice
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personnaly, colchester is too calm, but I can go to London for the weekend, it's just one hour by train
3. Feb. 2009
50. (23 years)  - 
50. Standard - 3 weeks

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