EFL, ESOL & IELTS

Colchester Institute has been teaching EFL and ESOL successfully for 40 years with students achieving pass rates of 90 per cent over the past ten years. Our staff are highly professional and many students come through personal recommendation.

The English Language department is a member of English UK and is regularly inspected. In 2014, 100% of students who took the Preliminary English Test (PET), First Certificate (FCE) and Proficiency (CPE) examination achieved a certificate.

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Enter the English UK East Competition and you could win a free two-week English language course complete with accommodation!
English UK East

Our students come from many different backgrounds and study English for a variety of reasons – tourism and travel, for business and commerce, for hotel and catering work, for marketing, for science, for college and university examinations, for settlement and British Citizenship; in short, for success in their careers in work or study.

Full-Time English Language Courses for Overseas Students
Full-Time/Part-Time English Language for 16 - 19 Year Olds (UK & EU Residents)
Part-Time ESOL (For UK & EU Residents)
Part-Time EFL (For UK & EU Residents)
Part-Time IELTS (For UK & EU Residents)
What our learners say about us

Our English Language courses are delivered by tutors who are experienced practitioners in various subject languages. Their specialist backgrounds, professional expertise and knowledge is highly valued by our students. We offer a supportive and stimulating environment for those working towards specialist qualifications for adult literacy, ESOL and TESOL teachers. Our courses combine theory and practise based studies, enabling students to develop the relevant skills and experience to enhance their professional knowledge and career progression.

Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of specialist facilities for degree and postgraduate students including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.


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