Favorites heart icon
Favorites heart icon
X

26 English Language Schools in Cambridge Ranking 2024

English language course in Cambridge from 
Calculate price comparison
Cambridge
00:0000:00
 

Best English schools in Cambridge by category

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
Studio Cambridge
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students < 18 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students < 18 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(4)
See all 58 English courses for teenagers and children in Cambridge
TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
Central Language School
Students 18-30 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(5)
Students 18-30 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students 18-30 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
ILC - International Language Centres
Students 31-49 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students 31-49 years
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(8)
Students 31-49 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(5)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Central Language School
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(4)
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Studio Cambridge
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students all ages
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(17)
Students all ages
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(7)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Studio Cambridge
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Quality of teaching
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(15)
Quality of teaching
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(15)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
Central Language School
Leisure programme
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(15)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Central Language School
Value for money
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(15)
Value for money
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
Value for money
4.1

Rating: 4.1

(9)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
Stafford House International
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(15)
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(15)
Location of school
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(5)

Cambridge language school ranking

based on student ratings
Interested in online courses?
Have a look at our top picks of Live Online English courses at the best prices.

Map with location of English schools in Cambridge

Loading map content

Cambridge ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Cambridge

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Cambridge
254 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Cambridge
Nightlife
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Public transport
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Climate
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Cleanliness
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Affordability
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Shopping
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Safety
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What our students said about Cambridge

5.0

Rating: 5/5

It is a wonderful place. First of all, it is very safe. The people are polite and generous, and the overall atmosphere is more economically well off than in other cities. It is a moderately small, rural town, but when it comes to shopping, there are many upscale and renowned stores, probably due to the large number of tourists. The old town center is spectacular. However, it is not the most exciting or glamorous city. You can get to London in an hour by train, so it would be nice to visit from time to time.

Kosuke
Japan
4.0

Rating: 4/5

A beautiful city with many historic buildings (churches, colleges, city centre, churches, museums) and a very nice botanical garden. The city has several city parks and you can get out into nature very quickly.

Ingo
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

One of the most beautiful cities I know, a MUST for anyone who appreciates beauty, a cultivated cosmopolitan atmosphere with excellent food and fabulous leisure facilities (sports, culture, cafés, etc.).

Constanze
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

I can't judge the nightlife, as I also studied in the evening. For cycling ok, it's all flat. Traffic pretty considerate. Cycle paths great. Cambridge as a city ok, certainly not my preferred city.

Denise
Switzerland
4.0

Rating: 4/5

I think is a very nice city, not so big, but just to know it and live it. Easy to be explored on foot or by bike. Full of clubs and places to eat or drink something with friends.

Justyna
Poland
4.0

Rating: 4/5

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
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Museums, collages, churches. I would like to mention Daxfort air museum which i guess is not a part of Cambridge even if it is close to it but i was there and i loved it.

Ažbe
Slovenia
4.0

Rating: 4/5

It is very beautiful, I went there with the tour bus in and off, it was very instructive and I recommend it to everyone!

Damiano
Switzerland
4.0

Rating: 4/5

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

Sungjin
South Korea
5.0

Rating: 5/5

The city is all about studies. Different areas of knowledge for different audiences and ages.

Katia
Brazil
3.0

Rating: 3/5

I lived in Cambridge for 2 years, i will not give an opinion based on this course

Sofia
Italy
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed my time in the city and would like to come back for further studies.

Marcia
Brazil
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Cambridge is an expensive town, or perhaps it is a general problem in UK.

Maria
Spain
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Great that cycling is encouraged, lots of green space along the Came.

Christian
Switzerland
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Too crowded and too expensive. Oxford is nicer.

Letizia
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I loved it. I would repeat the city.

Carmen
Spain

What school directors said about Cambridge

Sian Serrano

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

Sian SerranoDirector of Central Language School, lives in Cambridge since 1994

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cambridge

EC English

Yes, overall I would say good. Although there are a few inadequate points. The school itself is doing very well, and the director of the school was very committed and courteous. The teachers also do a good job.
-

12 February 2024
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 33 reviews
DamianoEC English
Central Language School

Its closeness to the student and the familiarity of the groups.

11 December 2023
Course: General English - 13 weeks
Student age: 24 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
Central Language School

Incredibly warm atmosphere, very friendly, highly competent teachers who are always there for you, very varied lessons, very engaging, good, constantly changing methodology to promote all skills - TOP. Would go there again in a heartbeat.

13 November 2023
Course: Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 59 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
Central Language School

Location near city center. Easy to get lunch.

29 September 2023
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 45 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
Central Language School

The teachers are exceptional, and the environment is friendly and welcoming. There are also additional activities available.
Excellent school. Congratulations to the teachers for their dedication and competence

29 August 2023
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 60 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
Stafford House International

I enjoyed the lessons, which were very interesting and allowed me to make contact with the other students.

21 August 2023
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 16 reviews
Central Language School

The teachers are very dedicated and welcoming.

1 August 2023
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 47 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
EC English

The school has a very good location in the city centre. The teachers are very good and have a well-organised curriculum. The display boards are very large and can be linked to computers.
I am very happy with EC English, but I would not choose Cambridge again.

11 July 2023
Course: General English 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 67 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 33 reviews
Central Language School

Small, individual, international, mixed age groups

23 May 2023
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
Select English

Good, friendly and competent teachers: Many thanks to Magda and Filiz
ok

22 May 2023
Course: General English 20 - 5 weeks
Student age: 61 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 20 reviews
Central Language School

Very familiar touch. They care a lot about the students.

10 October 2022
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 54 years

4.9

Rating: 4.9

| 17 reviews
Stafford House International

The school is very central and, in general, I liked the teachers.

8 August 2022
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 16 reviews
Select English

I was ok with all except one thing...

18 July 2022
Course: General English 28 - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 20 reviews
Select English

This branch school is small and you will get to know everyone from the administration to the teachers very well. The location is not too far from Cambridge station and is in the center of the city.
Nick, Ben, and Richard, thanks for a great class! Nadine and Larissa, you were so helpful!

30 May 2022
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 20 reviews
Stafford House International

Friendly administrative and teaching staff, always willing to help. If you come for a long time, you can take a small break for a week (prior notice) and they will extend the week you missed. The facilities are fine.
Good location. Twice a week they have free activities with teachers to practice speaking with other students outside of the academy in a more relaxed environment.

6 November 2019
Course: General English 20 - 18 weeks
Student age: 33 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 16 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

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

4.0

Rating: 4

| 115 reviews
Stafford House International

I liked the open atmosphere, the helpful secretaries, the well-prepared faculty, the cheerful student body. I liked the smooth organization, the well-functioning social programs, the pleasant trips. I liked the themed city walk.

12 February 2019
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 16 reviews

Information about Cambridge

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.
What we like about Cambridge
  • Wonderful display of historical landmarks.
  • Well connected transportation links.
  • Prestigious University.
  • Choice of excellent local eateries.
What we dislike about Cambridge
  • Expensive.
  • Crowded throughout the year with locals and students.
Population:   159,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: England, Cambridgeshire
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2674 USD)
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of England UK in your country. List of embassies and consulates of England UK on the official website - Government Digital Service.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 535 £
Average course price per week (Low season): 294 £
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 82* (18% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 3.50 £
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
Climate Table
Legend:
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35 °F40 °F45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °FTemperature in °F
Water Temperature
32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F32 °F
Rainfall
44mm33mm42mm43mm48mm50mm44mm53mm47mm48mm51mm49mm
Best time to take a language course in Cambridge
May
Cambridge Beer Festival
Cambridge Beer Festival

20 May 2024 - 25 May 2024More 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

01 June 2024One-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

12 June 2024 - 15 June 2024Bumps 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 Folk Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival

25 July 2024 - 28 July 2024Annual 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.

King's College Chapel
King's College Chapel
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge
Cambridge video thumbnail
London Heathrow (LHR) - 90 km. from Cambridge city center

Public transportation to city center:

 + 

Every 5 minutes, 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, 50 minutes.

Main stops: London Kings Cross, Cambridge

Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Cambridge

Berlin Brandenburg (BER) - 909 km. from Cambridge city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi:  minutes drive to city center of Cambridge

  

Q&A - Questions and answers about Cambridge

  • It is not compulsory for adults to attend classes. For children, you can book English lessons only or English lessons + activities (if you already have accommodation), or the complete package including accommodation, but please note that the school will only provide accommodation for your child and parents will have to find their own.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 31, 2023
  • At the time of writing, LSI and Cambridge Academy of English offer English programmes in the summer for a 10-year-old student.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 03, 2023
  • Schools offer different types of General English courses, with a greater or lesser daily teaching load, exam preparation courses, business courses... The main thing to bear in mind when choosing a course is the main purpose of your trip, as it is different if you just want to brush up on your ideas or if your intention is to prepare for an exam, for example, for the IELTS or CAE.

    As a general rule, most students book a General English course. These classes are open to everyone and, as the name says, are the industry standard, covering a bit of everything: speaking, grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening skills. They are a particularly good option for students at a lower level who are still working to establish a solid language base, and also for people who are looking for a good course but still want to enjoy their free time.

    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • There are many English language schools in Cambridge, but we do not work with all of them, although we provide information on all of them to guide our visitors to the full range of language course options available there.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • Most of our junior courses are throughout the summer, but some schools run them all year round. For instance, Sir George Camp (14-17 years old) offered by the school Studio Cambridge, runs during the academic year: from January to June and from August to December.
    Irina Zotova, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 11, 2022
  • Absolutely, the accommodation can be arranged regardless the language level, as long as there's space for all the members of the family, you can stay in the same accommodation and practice the language at different levels.
    Antonio, LanguageCourse.net - May 20, 2022

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Cambridge

Bournemouth (city thumbnail)Bournemouth
27 schools
Brighton (city thumbnail)Brighton
41 schools
London (city thumbnail)London
127 schools
Oxford (city thumbnail)Oxford
41 schools
Didn't find what you are looking for?
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in England UK such as Abingdon, Aldenham, Ardingly, Arundel, Ascot ...
Show more

Questions about English schools in Cambridge?

Get free advice from our language travel experts to help you find the best school for you.

Don't just take our
word for it.
Fun stats
  • 1.000.000 US$: in course fees saved.
  • Pioneers: We were among the first sites to publish uncensored reviews of language schools. Established in 1999.
  • Leaders: We are one of the most visited independent sites dedicated to language courses.
  • >20.000 facebook fans.
Terms & ConditionsRefund PolicyPrivacy & CookiesAbout UsContact UsImprintReview & User Content PoliciesTrust & SafetyAdd Your School
© 1999 - 2024 LanguageCourse S.L.