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Reviews of Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester, England UK

Total number of reviews: 93
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Based on 93 reviews of former students of Colchester English Study Centre
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Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester, England UK
4.2/5.0 
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 4.0/5.0 
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Homestay 4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.5/5.0 
other 4.2/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Colchester English Study Centre
5. Sep. 2017
1.  (44 years) - Italy
101. Course:  Main Course Intensive - 2 weeks

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31. Aug. 2017
2.  (62 years) - Italy
102. Course:  Main Course Intensive - 3 weeks

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18. Jul. 2017
3.  (52 years) - Italy
103. Course:  Main Course Intensive - 1 week

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18. Aug. 2016
4.  (19 years) - Spain
104. Course:  Main Course Intensive - 4 weeks

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People come from all around the world.
9. Sep. 2013
5.  (44 years) - Italy
105. Course:  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
6. Pablo (37 years) - 
106. Course:  Main Course - 3 weeks

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

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

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27. Jul. 2013
9.  (16 years) - 
109. Course:  Main Course - 2 weeks

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

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I think that Italian schools should take inspiration from you
25. Sep. 2012
11.  (29 years) - 
111. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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

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

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6. Aug. 2012
14.  (23 years) - 
114. Course:  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
15.  (20 years) - Spain
115. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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12. Jul. 2012
16.  (17 years) - 
116. Course:  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
17.  (27 years) - 
117. Course:  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
18.  (25 years) - Spain
118. Course:  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
19.  (25 years) - Russian Federation
119. Course:  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
20.   - 
120. Course:  Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 4 weeks

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London
27. Sep. 2011
21.  (56 years) - Spain
121. Course:  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
22.  (16 years) - Spain
122. Course:  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
23.  (65 years) - Spain
123. Course:  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
24. Azzurra (24 years) - 
124. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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Too many Italians...
26. Jul. 2011
25.  (44 years) - France
125. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 8 weeks

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16. May. 2011
26.  (39 years) - 
126. Course:  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
27. Aurélia (24 years) - 
127. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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8. Nov. 2010
28.  (54 years) - 
128. Course:  IELTS Preparation Course - 1 week

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8. Nov. 2010
29.  (59 years) - Austria
129. Course:  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
30.  (31 years) - 
130. Course:  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
31. Josette (67 years) - 
131. Course:  Fifty Plus Course - 2 weeks

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29. Sep. 2010
32.  (34 years) - 
132. Course:  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
33.  (28 years) - 
133. Course:  Main Course with IELTS Foundation - 2 weeks

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7. Sep. 2010
34.  (39 years) - 
134. Course:  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
35. Jorge  (16 years) - 
135. Course:  Standard Low Season + Standard High Season - 2 weeks

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

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21. Aug. 2010
37.  (18 years) - 
137. Course:  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
38.  (16 years) - 
138. Course:  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
39.  (20 years) - 
139. Course:  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
40.  (47 years) - 
140. Course:  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
41.  (19 years) - 
141. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 3 weeks

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4. Aug. 2010
42.  (18 years) - Italy
142. Course:  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
43.  (16 years) - 
143. Course:  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
44.  (44 years) - 
144. Course:  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
45. Oriana (20 years) - 
145. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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10. Mar. 2010
46.  (31 years) - 
146. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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8. Mar. 2010
47.  (34 years) - 
147. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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High number of students from Saudi Arabia
13. Oct. 2009
48.  (46 years) - 
148. Course:  Standard 20 - 12 weeks

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Highly trained teachers and good atmosphere to study
8. Oct. 2009
49.  (17 years) - 
149. Course:  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
50.  (26 years) - 
150. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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9. Jul. 2009
51.  (38 years) - France
151. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 3 weeks

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avoid the peak season (too crowded)
10. Jun. 2009
52.  (24 years) - 
152. Course:  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
53.  (20 years) - 
153. Course:  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
54.  (23 years) - 
154. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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17. Nov. 2008
55.  (25 years) - 
155. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 3 weeks

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The Welcome.
14. Nov. 2008
56. Clara (26 years) - 
156. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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22. Oct. 2008
57.  (16 years) - Norway
157. Course:  Junior Program Clacton, home stay (14-18 years) - 2 weeks

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Both fun and challenging.
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Meet with other students outside of school too. Dont hesitate just because you dont know them yet; you will!
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Some activities should be in scheduled groupes, a mix between different nationalities, to prevent from forming groups like "the french people", "the chinese" etc.
22. Oct. 2008
58.  (41 years) - Switzerland
158. Course:  English for Academic Study - 2 weeks

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The teaching was excellent and all the staff members were very friendly. I was totally satisfied with this school.
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A thorough assessment takes place the first morning so that the level of language corresponds to the teaching and the class.
22. Oct. 2008
59.  (34 years) - 
159. Course:  Summer Teachers Course - 2 weeks

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Teachers are friendly and well organized
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Colchester is a quiet place to live in
2. Apr. 2008
60. Antonio (34 years) - 
160. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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2. Jan. 2008
61.  (38 years) - 
161. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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Teacher: "Dan Coleman"
22. Dec. 2007
62.  (31 years) - 
162. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 4 weeks

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Ask about the distant between the school and the host family
12. Dec. 2007
63.  (26 years) - Ukraine
163. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 4 weeks

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I like it!
22. Nov. 2007
64.  (34 years) - 
164. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 10 weeks

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they are competent and funny
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you must be friendly
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the town is nice and there are many parties
15. Oct. 2007
65.  (40 years) - Sweden
165. Course:  English for Professionals - 1 week

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12. Oct. 2007
66.  (40 years) - Sweden
166. Course:  English for Professionals - 1 week

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I am very impressed of the way you changed the arrangements for our group of three and made it possible for us to discuss our job (needs) and at the same time learn English.
26. Sep. 2007
67.  (27 years) - 
167. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 3 weeks

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very entertaining lessons and lovely teachers
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very friendly environment
27. Aug. 2007
68.  (18 years) - Germany
168. Course:  Standard English - Main Course - - 4 weeks

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22. Aug. 2007
69. Martin (32 years) - 
169. Course:  2 weeks

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17. Aug. 2007
70.  (23 years) - 
170. Course:  Standard (High Season) - 4 weeks

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the friends and the hospitality of the family.
22. May. 2007
71.  (29 years) - 
171. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 1 week

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the mixture of several cultures
22. Nov. 2006
72.  (27 years) - 
172. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 4 weeks

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clean and cosy
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in low season they have some difficulties with the planning of the weekend trips because they seldom reach the minimun number of students.
20. Nov. 2006
73.  (40 years) - 
173. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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9. Nov. 2006
74.  (46 years) - Sweden
174. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 3 weeks

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Friendly staff, wery nice family
9. Nov. 2006
75.  (54 years) - Sweden
175. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 3 weeks

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Very nice and interesting to meet people from other countries.
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The teachers are just wonderful! Well prepared every lesson and engaged. Great humour! I loved them!
8. Nov. 2006
76.   - 
176. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 4 weeks

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nice atmosphere
13. Oct. 2006
77.  (18 years) - Germany
177. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 3 weeks

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meeting people from everywhere
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Cambridge
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skilled teachers
17. Aug. 2006
78.  (21 years) - 
178. Course:  Standard (High Season) - 2 weeks

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the courses and the building
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the weekend trip to london
20. Jul. 2006
79.  (38 years) - 
179. Course:  Standard ( 2 wks high season - 1 wk low Season) - 3 weeks

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25. Apr. 2006
80. Babs (32 years) - 
180. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 4 weeks

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Because of the effort of excellent teachers, the quality of lessons is very high!
24. Apr. 2006
81.  (38 years) - 
181. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 4 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
82.   - 
182. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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library, computer room
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Don't be noisy and get used to the english way of life!
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It's all right
19. Dec. 2005
83.   - Germany
183. Course:  Standard ( Low Season) - 1 week

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nice surrounding, easy to find
19. Dec. 2005
84.   - Uk
184. Course:  English for Academic Study - 4 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
85.   - 
185. Course:  Standard + Business or Conversation or Extra Writing - 2 weeks

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14. Apr. 2005
86.  (47 years) - 
186. Course:  General Course

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2. Sep. 2004
87. Rosario (25 years) - 
187. Course:  General Course

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15. May. 2004
88. Michael  - Deutschland
188. Course:  General Course

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16. Apr. 2004
89.  (28 years) - Japanese
189. Course:  General Course

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PCs in this school are always full with students and they were sometimes broken, so it is better to bring your own PC if you are going to stay for long.
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I recommend this school because staff is very kind, colchester is a very beautiful and quiet place.
23. Mar. 2004
90. Peter (46 years) - Switzerland
190. Course:  One-to-One

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10. Dec. 2003
91.   - Japanese
191. Course:  General Course

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High-quality teachers.
6. Dec. 2003
92. Anonymous (44 years) - Germany
192. Course:  General Course

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13. Aug. 2003
93.  (29 years) - España
193. Course:  General Course

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A lot of PC's. Hi-speed Internet access.
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Bring an adapter
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Overall, the school has met my expectations in all key areas; infrastructure, level of education, school environment, family,... Colchester is also a great city. Not very big but it has everything you may need. It's very well connected and has many tourist spots to visit. The beach is 20 minutes far by train.

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