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Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester, England UK

  • Special Offers
  • What we like about the school

    • ISI monitoring inspection: Grade 1, the highest grade possible in all areas.
    • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors

    Colchester  

    Colchester English Study Centre

    The language school Colchester English Study Centre was founded in Colchester, England UK in 1969. The school is located less than 10 minutes' walk from the town centre in three well-maintained Georgian buildings in a leafy residential suburb of this University town. The road that links the school and the centre of Colchester contains a number of boutique shops, restaurants and cafes.

    The school address is: 19 Lexden Road, CO3 3PW - Colchester (England UK).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Cafeteria

    • Snack vending machine

    • Drink vending machine

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Movie rental

    • Free after-class access to language learning software

    • Movie room

    • Games room

    • Lounge

    • Garden

    • Student support desk

    • Copy machine

    • Printer for student use

    • Billiards

    • Soccer field / football pitch

    • Table tennis

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    22

    Number of public workstations:

    13

    Prices include

    • Organized activities
    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Wireless LAN zone at school
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes
    • Language level placement test before arrival
    • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
    • For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
    • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

    Course material:

    Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 150
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 80
    • Junior courses in summer: 240

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 23 years
    • throughout the year: 26 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 7
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
    • Junior courses in summer: 4

    Minimum age of students

    • 16 years
    • 11 years for specific Junior courses

    Exams offered:

    • IELTS,
    • Cambridge First,
    • Cambridge Advanced,
    • CELTA

    Average examination results:

    6.5 - 7.00 at IELTS, 80% at Cambridge First, 70% at Cambridge Advanced, .

    English teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    0.14
    2
    0.61
    0.11
    6
    0.08
    2
    18
    1
    0.36
    12
    2
    4
    8
    5
    1.46
    0.83
    0.07
    0.14
    Chile 0.14 %

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Stansted. It takes 50 minutes by Bus or Taxi to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 26.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016

    Courses

    All prices in £ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in £ 290276 580551 870827 11601102 14501378 17401653 20301929 23202204 29002755 34803306 290276
    Main Course 20 lessons + 4 x 65 minutes of Speaking OR Skills.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday . Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
    Afternoon: 13:50  - 15:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 27.Aug.2016
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 10 weeks -
    Buy 9 weeks and get 1 week free tuition and a low season price.
    .
    Summer Special: on accommodation fees only -
    No high season supplement.
    . Only valid for bookings at this website. before 31.12.2016. Only valid for courses starting before 31.12.2016.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in £ 235224 470447 705670 940893 11751117 14101340 16451563 18801786 23502233 28202679 235224
    Starting dates
    Every Monday . Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 10:40
    Afternoon: 11:10  - 13:50
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 £ High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 27.Aug.2016
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 10 weeks -
    Buy 9 weeks and get 1 week free tuition and a low season price.
    .
    Summer Special: on accommodation fees only -
    No high season supplement.
    . Only valid for bookings at this website. before 31.12.2016. Only valid for courses starting before 31.12.2016.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15
    Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 97509263
    Starting dates
    Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    Required language level
    Upper intermediate (B2)
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in £ 575561 11501122 17251682 23002243 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Afternoon and weekend activity program and bus pass included. Single room supplement: £10 per week. Arrival/departure on Sundays ONLY. Students have to arrive at the homestay centres between 8h00 and 22h00. The cost of an individual taxi transfer to Ipswich via Stansted is £95, a return journey costs £190. An individual taxi transfer to Heathrow or Gatwick is £160, a return journey costs £320. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
    25 Henley Rd, IP1 3SG, Ipswich
    Starting dates
    2016: 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016. Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
    Required language level
    Elementary (A2)
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in £ 575561 11501122 17251682 23002243 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Afternoon and weekend activity program included. Single room supplement: £10 per week. Arrival/departure on Sundays ONLY. Students have to arrive at the homestay centres between 8h00 and 22h00. The cost of an individual taxi transfer to Colchester via Stansted is £70, a return journey costs £140. An individual taxi transfer to Heathrow or Gatwick is £130, a return journey costs £260.
    Starting dates
    2016: 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016. Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
    Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
    Required language level
    Elementary (A2)
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in £ -- 10951041 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Starting dates
    2016: 06.Jun.2016, 05.Sep.2016. Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
    Afternoon: 13:50  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Lower intermediate (B1)
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in £ 299285 598569 897853 11961137 14951421 17941705 20931989 23922273 29902841 35883409 299285
    Classes available at 2 levels - B1 and B2
    Starting dates
    Every Monday . Fully booked on: 06.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
    Afternoon: 13:50  - 15:00
    Required language level
    Upper intermediate (B2)
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 27.Aug.2016
    Special Offers
    Summer Special: on accommodation fees only -
    No high season supplement.
    . Only valid for bookings at this website. before 31.12.2016. Only valid for courses starting before 31.12.2016.
    Exam dates
    09.Jan.2016, 13.Feb.2016, 05.Mar.2016, 02.Apr.2016, 16.Apr.2016, 07.May.2016, 21.May.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 18.Jun.2016, 16.Jul.2016, 13.Aug.2016, 03.Sep.2016, 24.Sep.2016, 08.Oct.2016, 05.Nov.2016, 03.Dec.2016
    Note: All courses offered by Colchester English Study Centre can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    Lesson duration: 50 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 75.00  £
    Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 65 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 145 290 435 580 145
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
    Price per person
    Extra charge for hosting medical conditions/allergies (including gluten-free/coeliac): £25 per student per week.
    Price extra night:
    22 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    19 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
    Includes:
    Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 19.Jun.2016 - 27.Aug.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 10 £
    • Bed & Breakfast and Hotel accommodation available on request.
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Single room: always

    Leisure activities

    Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
    Dancing  
    Football (soccer) 3.2 km
    Golf 3.4 km
    Horse riding 10 km
    Music  
    Squash 3.2 km
    Swimming 3.2 km
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis 2 km

    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 
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.4/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.4/5.0 
    Other
    4.1/5.0 
    Students liked about Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester
    Good atmosphere between teachers and students
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    3.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Ask about the distant between the school and the host family
    very entertaining lessons and lovely teachers
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: very friendly environment
    Very nice and interesting to meet people from other countries.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: The teachers are just wonderful! Well prepared every lesson and engaged. Great humour! I loved them!
    meeting people from everywhere
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    3.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Cambridge
    Other comments: skilled teachers
    People come from all around the world.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0

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