We are still accepting applications for September 2020 starts.

Our campuses remain closed for the foreseeable future 

Easter Closure and return to study

The College will be closed from Saturday 4th April to Tuesday 14th April (inclusive), there will be no work set for classroom based courses over this normal 2 week holiday period, however we will be returning to remote working on Wednesday 15th April for staff to continue to prepare online learning and resources.

UCC students and Apprentices will return to their online remote learning on Monday 20th April.

Further Education students will return to online remote learning on Wednesday 22nd April. This delay is to allow teaching staff to prepare materials for the next few weeks of online learning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April.

EFL, ESOL & IELTS – English Language Courses

Its not too late to start a course with us this term!

We have some spaces left on English Language programmes during the day and in the evening.

You may be eligible to receive a free course if you are in in receipt of state benefits or earn under £16,000 per year* (*Terms and Conditions apply.)

Book an assessment with us now!

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.

In 2014, 100% of students who took the Preliminary English Test (PET), First Certificate (FCE) and Proficiency (CPE) examination achieved a certificate. The Cambridge: Advanced (CAE) is now recognised as an entry qualification by 100% of UK universities for EU students and 90% of UK universities for students from outside the EU.

Cambridge EnglishEL Gazette

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.

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.

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Full-Time English Language Courses

English Language (Full-time)International (Overseas) Students
ESOL Stepping Up (16 – 19 year olds)Level: E, 1, 2

Part-Time ESOL, EFL and IELTS (For UK & EU Residents)

English as a Foreign Language
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)