Welcome to Colchester English Study Centre

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

General English courses for 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.

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

Throughout the year CESC Young Learners offers closed group programmes for students aged 14-17.

We run two English Language Summer Centres for students aged 12-17 in Colchester and Ipswich.

International Language Holidays

Established in 1988, we run 2 homestay junior summer centres for students aged 12-17. These are located in Colchester and Ipswich and include 15 hours of lessons each week with supervised afternoon and evening activities. Visit our site for more information on this years' courses.



Beginning Monday 29 February 2016.


Flexible English language courses at competitive prices.


English for Life in the UK & IELTS Preparation top-up.




CESC is a member of English UK and accredited by the British Council.