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English Language Schools in Cambridge - Ranking 2022

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20 Best language schools in Cambridge (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Cambridge? Dominated by its famous institute of higher learning, Cambridge is a ...
true university town, located in the east of England, only one hour by train from London. In addition to the University, it hosts cinemas, theatres, pubs and shopping centres. Cambridge is also referred to as Silicon Fen, due to the growth of high tech businesses.
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What our students said about Cambridge

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Small but charming city with things to do. I imagine that for very long periods, 5-6 months it is too small for you but you always have the train to escape to another city.

DANIEL
Spain

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Everything was fine but many Chinese tourists. I thought 'There is a China Town near King's college.'

Sungjin
South Korea

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cambridge

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

Nothing
I was in a higher class years before you but the school put me in a very low class.

5 September 2019
Course: General 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

HAMAD
Saudi Arabia

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

Friendly atmosphere
Unilateral transfer fees have been uncommon within the EU since January 2018, therefore delayed receipt of payment. The school, for its part, will not reveal the address of the accommodation until two days before the start of the course, despite the advance payment. Very uncomfortable when travelling abroad! Better: add the transaction fees to the total price from the outset, because the banks have to act according to the law - even after Brexit.

6 September 2018
Course: General 20 - 1 week
Student age: 59 years

Ursula
Germany

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

Morning lessons. Very bad and not organized afternoon conversation lesson

13 August 2018
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 54 years

Serafina
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 10 reviews

My teacher`s qualifications.
One-to-one lessons are very efficient.

26 December 2017
Course: Standard Programme Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Olga
Ukraine

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

The knowledge of the English language, the ability to convey, teaching language and the British culture, which is an important part of it all.
It is important that LSI Cambridge maintains the installation of ventilation systems in the classrooms so that adequate air change is ensured. According to LSI, there was a process in progress regarding the lack of ventilation.

4 October 2017
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 56 years

Hans Olav
Norway

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

The availability and cordiality of all the staff and students

22 June 2015
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 30 years

Manuel
Italy

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

I liked the fact to know people from all over the world, but the thing that I was pleasantly surprised the most has been the availability, kindness and friendliness of the teachers and of all the staff of the school.
Wonderfull !!!! As soon as I can I will return there. Absolutely recommended!

9 February 2015
Course: General 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Lucia
Italy

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

The location
Changing the student´s accommodation on demand is a myth. The school does not have sufficient resources for emergency rehousing

7 October 2014
Course: General 20 - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Irina
Russian Federation

What school directors said about Cambridge

Joanne Venter

Cambridge is a unique city with its famous University, and is at the cutting edge of the latest developments in science and technology.

Interesting information about Cambridge

Key Facts about Cambridge

Population: 129,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Cambridgeshire

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3452 USD)

Cambridge quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (200 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 327 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 419 £

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:82* (18% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.05 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Cambridge

  

Events in CambridgeBest time to take a language course in Cambridge

January
Cambridge Beer Festival
Cambridge Beer Festival

January 2022More than 200 local beers and 40 foreign, 70 ciders, 20 perries, 20 wines and 10 meads. all for you to try. You, and the approximately 35 000 people who attend this event every year.

June
Strawberry Fair
Strawberry Fair

June 2022One-day festival of music and the performing arts inaugurating the summer season every year. The volunteer-run, not-for-profit event has been running for 40+ years. Volunteers are known as the fairies and some of them even dress the part.

College June Bumps
College June Bumps

June 2022Bumps races are a special style of rowing race held here, on the narrow Cam river. Competing teams are generally made up of members from a specific college or house at the University of Cambridge.

July
Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

July 2022 - August 2022Eight weeks of open-air performances of Shakespeare's plays. With period costumes and live Elizabethan music, this festival presents The Bard's works in classic splendour.

Cambridge Folk Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival

July 2022 - August 2022Annual music festival dedicated to folk music, with a very loose definition thereof. Takes place over one long-weekend every summer and has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry since 1965.

What to do in Cambridge

King's College Chapel
King's College Chapel
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
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Arrival Airports

Stansted (STN) - 35 km. from Cambridge city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 27,00 GBP, 32 minutes.

Main stops: Stansted Airport, Cambridge

Every 120 minutes, 10,00 GBP, 50 minutes.

Main stops: Stansted Airport-Coach Station, Cambridge-Parkside (Parker´s Piece)

Taxi: 114 £, 40 minutes drive to city center of Cambridge

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Derry, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Newquay
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon
  • USA: Las Vegas Mccarran, Orlando International, Orlando Sanford
London Heathrow (LHR) - 90 km. from Cambridge city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 5 minutes, 30,00 GBP, 125 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 Underground Station, King´s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station + London Kings Cross, Cambridge

Every 60 minutes, 26,00 GBP, 50 minutes.

Main stops: London Kings Cross, Cambridge

Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Cambridge

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
London Gatwick (LGW) - 117 km. from Cambridge city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 40,00 GBP, 120 minutes.

Main stops: Gatwick Airport, London Victoria + London Kings Cross, Cambridge

Taxi: 140 minutes drive to city center of Cambridge

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Cambridge

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FAQ about schools in Cambridge

  • Select English has received the best overall rating in Cambridge.
  • Stafford House International, located in 15 Round Church St, Cambridgeshire has been voted as the school with the best location in Cambridge.
  • 497£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Cambridge. The average cost of a language course in Cambridge is 387£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at RLT Language School as the best.
  • Stafford House International was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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