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Rating: 4.7

4.73 reviews

Rating: 4.0

4.0
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school was founded in Cambridge in 1992 as a family business and is still owned and run by the same family. The school is accredited by the British Council, widely recognised in the... More

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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520£ 497£
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
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School accredited by British council School accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school overlooks the University Botanical garden and is a 15-minute walk to the city centre and many of Cambridge's famous colleges. It is easily accessible from most accommodations by... More

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General English Language Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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525£ 504£
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Rating: 4.6

4.65 reviews

Rating: 4.2

4.2
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Rating: 3.5

3.5
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ABC is small enough for us to get to know each student individually, but large enough to ensure that we have a good mix of nationalities and students within all age groups – making it... More

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Total English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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590£ 564£
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Rating: 4.0

4.0111 reviews

Rating: 4.0

4.0
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Rating: 3.6

3.6
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by Tier4 (Highly Trusted Status (UK))

A 10 minute walk from the main Cambridge train station is LSI Cambridge, a modest sized school, which prides itself on creating a family atmosphere, being both caring and supportive to all... More

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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630£ 603£
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Rating: 4.3

4.312 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
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Rating: 4.3

4.3
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is located in the heart of the storied city. It is in the old city just steps away from the most famous colleges in the world.  More

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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660£ 660£
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Rating: 4.0

4.031 reviews

Rating: 4.1

4.1
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Rating: 3.7

3.7
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by Tier4 (Highly Trusted Status (UK))

The school is situated in a very modern building adjacent to one of Cambridge’s main shopping areas. More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is located very central only 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes bus ride from the city. Cambridge is a truly English city rich history and incredible buildings that are absolutely... More

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General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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690£ 690£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Close to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the city centre. Located near the Cambridge train station which is ideal to travel in the UK. More

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General English Course 20 - Morning - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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724£ 724£
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School accredited by British council

Cambridge has lots of historic libraries and peaceful gardens. The campus is in a busy neighborhood full of coffee shops, cafés, cinemas, gastro-pubs and vintage shops.  More

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General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Accreditations:
School accredited by British council

Embassy Junior Centre in Cambridge is situated between two small villages Chesterton and Orchard Park. A 20 minute ride on public transport will find you in the heart of Cambridge. Both... More

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Summer Camp - Homestay - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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Rating: 4.2

4.210 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 January 2021
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

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General English - Classic - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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1880£ 1833£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Cambridge is a great place to be a student. It is rich with academic history, and learning and academia is a very important part of its culture. More

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Cambridge Summer Residential Programme - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1920£ 1872£
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

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Junior Programme - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 0
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2357£ 2299£
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School re-opening on 01 June 2021
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The Cambridge Advanced Studies Program (CASP) is held in Magdalene College, founded in 1428 and the seventh oldest Cambridge University College. Located just north of the city centre on the... More

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Cambridge Advanced Studies Program - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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3800£ 3705£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Central Language School Cambridge is situated in a modern building next to a beautiful stone church, right in the city centre of Cambridge. It is very near many restaurants, shops, a big... More

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Intensive English - 21 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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520£ 494£
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Our Main School is ideally situated next to Cambridge Railway Station and a short walk from the centre of town. Cambridge is a great place in to live and study in. It is small which makes... More

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EFL-20 Standard English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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630£ 603£
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Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The city of Cambridge is a traditional English city, full of history, and the home to one of the top Universities in the country. The Cambridge Centre for Languages (CCL) is an English... More

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English + Activities (Homestay) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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2095£ 2046£
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What our students said about Cambridge

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: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

HAMAD
Saudi Arabia

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 12 reviews

The wide range of themes, vocabulary and grammar studied.

29 October 2018
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Dora
Czech Republic

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: 4.3

4.3 | 12 reviews

The organisation, teachers, and the programme were very good. I stayed for only one week.

2 May 2018
Course: General English 30 - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Hernán
Germany

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: Standard 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: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Irina
Russian Federation

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

I really enjoyed the organization and the teaching method, the staff is very kind and always available.

23 August 2014
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Luna
Italy

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

excellent teachers, friendly and well-trained
absolutely recommended

19 May 2014
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Emanuele
Italy

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

The kindness of the teachers. The cultural diversity of students.

16 December 2013
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 39 years

Felix
Spain

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

In the first week I had very good lessons with Hal. The topics were interesting, he was always entertaining and very productive.

16 September 2013
Course: Intensive 30 - 5 weeks
Student age: 16 years

Maurizio
Germany

Rating: 4

4.0 | 111 reviews

The people I met and my English teacher.

5 August 2013
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Elisa
Italy

Key Facts about Cambridge

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.

Population: 129,000

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

Region: England, Cambridgeshire

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3381 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): 328 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 378 £

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):3.06 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in CambridgeBest time to take a language course in Cambridge

January
Cambridge Beer Festival
Cambridge Beer Festival

January 2021More 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 2021One-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 2021Bumps 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 2021 - August 2021Eight 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 2021 - August 2021Annual 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

    FAQ about schools 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 356£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Eurocentres as the best.
  • Eurocentres 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.
  • Eurocentres was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Stafford House International is the best rated accommodation in Cambridge.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for England UK is 4 weeks.
  • The student price index in Cambridge is 82.28. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Cambridge with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Cambridge electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Cambridge is Stansted (36.0 km from city center). Alternative airports: London Heathrow (90.3 km), London Gatwick (117.9 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cambridge.

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