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Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester, England UK

4.2/5

Rating: 4.2/5.0

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 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 a well-maintained Georgian building in a 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 (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalNCC

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Video game console

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Our price includes

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

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 80
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

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

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):

3
4
3
14
3
1
11
34
2
1
2
11
8
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Stansted.

London Heathrow Airport:
160 £ pick up
320 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
160 £ pick up
320 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
160 £ pick up
320 £ return (both ways)
London City Airport:
160 £ pick up
320 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
105 £ pick up
210 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 10:40
Afternoon: 11:10  - 12:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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20 lessons per week of General English plus 5 lessons per week for specialist purposes which could include:
- Business English
- Medical English
- English for IT
- Culture.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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Junior
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Supervision 24/7
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
25 Henley Rd, IP1 3SG, Ipswich
Starting dates
2020: 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € 333 665 981 1308 1635 1962 2489 3111 3733 3770 6581
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:50  - 14:55
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Colchester English Study Centre can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 75.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 £. 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

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(charged by school)
Price in £ 155 310 465 620 775 930 1085 1240 1550 1860 155 50
Price in € 173 345 517 689 861 1033 1205 1377 1721 2065 173 56
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
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Extra charge for hosting medical conditions/allergies (including gluten-free/coeliac): GBP 25 per student per week.
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking (average reported by 30 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 02 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140 50
Price in € 156 311 467 622 778 933 1088 1244 1555 1865 156 56
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Extra charge for hosting medical conditions/allergies (including gluten-free/coeliac): GBP 25 per student per week.
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 02 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
Bed & Breakfast and Hotel accommodation available on request.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Football (soccer)3.2 km
Golf3.4 km
Horse riding10 km
Music 
Squash3.2 km
Swimming3.2 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis2 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0 
Other
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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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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
Teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
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
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0

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    FAQ about Colchester English Study Centre, Colchester

  • English courses at Colchester English Study Centre start at 257 £ for Main Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Colchester English Study Centre
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (160 £), Luton Airport (160 £), London Gatwick Airport (160 £), London City Airport (160 £), Stansted Airport (105 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Colchester English Study Centre varies from 14 students (Main Course Intensive) to 14 students (Main Course Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at Colchester English Study Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Colchester English Study Centre comes from Italy with a 34% representation, followed by students from France (14%) and Spain (11%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Colchester English Study Centre offers courses from 11 years (Ipswich Summer Centre, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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