Welcome to Colchester English Study Centre

English Language Courses for International Students and Professionals in Britain's oldest recorded town

General English courses for levels from beginners (A0) to advanced (C2). Our courses can provide a quick boost to your language over a short period, or a long-term change in proficiency. View our brochure.

IELTS and Cambridge English ESOL preparation courses to assist you in your learning progression to examination success. Students should be at B1 level on the CEFR framework.

A choice of specialist courses including: Business Communication, Medical English, Teacher Training and Adult Vacation courses.

An authorised Open Test Centre for IELTS and Cambridge English qualifications.

We run three English Language Summer Centres for students aged 11-17, two homestay and one residential. 

International Language Holidays

Rated 7th in EL Gazette's Top 20 Summer Schools in the UK. We run 3 junior summer centres for students aged 11-17, two homestay and one residential. These are located in the countryside near Colchester.

Excellent results from ISI inspection 

In the recent 2013 ISI monitoring inspection earlier in July, CESC was reconfirmed as Grade 1, the highest grade possible in all areas — official confirmation of the Centre's quality.


We are pleased to have partnered with Course-u-can.com to offer our students their 'Student Studyguard' travel insurance policy. This is an insurance policy specifically designed for students resident in the (EEA) European Economic Area travelling to undertake a course of study anywhere in the world, outside their country of residence.

CESC is a member of English UK, accredited by the British Council, has undergone educational oversight by the ISI and is a member of IALC.
CESC is a Highly Trusted Sponsor licensed to bring students into the United Kingdom on Tier 4 General Students visas. Licence no KXH7CFC90.