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EC Cambridge

Cambridge, GB
61 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Accreditations

The English Language Centre (EC) group was established in 1991 and now has schools in five countries across three continents. EC Cambridge is one of the only language schools situated right in the heart of this ancient university city. This modern school gives students the opportunity to learn English in a highly professional environment whilst experiencing life in one of Britain’s most historic cities.

EC Cambridge is part of the English Language Centres group, who opened their first school in Malta in 1991 and now have 21 English language schools in the UK, USA, Canada and South Africa.

The EC Cambridge school is one of the only language schools to be situated in the middle of the picturesque city of Cambridge which famous for educational excellence. The school is within easy walking distance to the city centre and is surrounded by some of the world’s oldest university buildings, as well as a truly international student
community. The school is housed in a modern building and boasts 14 well-equipped classrooms and a capacity to teach 203 students from all over the world.

Courses offered by EC Cambridge include:

● General English
● Intensive English
● One-to-One
● Business English
● Exam preparation (IELTS, Cambridge ESOL - FCE,CAE).

To help students achieve fluency quickly, EC Cambridge runs a varied social and extracurricular program which gives students the opportunity to practice their language skills outside the classroom. Activities include visits to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, punting (boating) on the River Cam and trips to London, an hour away by train.

Following a welcome and orientation programme, students are housed in one of three comfortable student residences or through the centre’s well-organised Homestay programme.

Courses

With 21 schools around the world, EC schools have a reputation for excellence in teaching English. All EC group schools follow a 'Communicative Method' syllabus, which works to develop all four English language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening. To give an engaging and relevant framework for learning these skills, each lesson focuses on a specific topic, which varies from current affairs to everyday issues.

The EC Cambridge team of professional and friendly teachers select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class. Students engage with the language, learning about other classmates and different cultures around the world, all within an English context. As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions, students
work on their language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects.

Classes are taught in a maximum of 15 (average 12) students and active participation from each student is encouraged. EC Cambridge is dedicated to improving fluency in English through fast-paced and fun lessons that immerse the student in the language.

Teachers:

During your time at EC Cambridge, you will be supported by a team of two teachers who will work together to assess your needs and monitor your progress. All teachers are qualified, native English speakers.

Feedback and Testing:

Students receive continuous one-to-one feedback with their teacher throughout each course, where they can discuss their progress and any areas for improvement.

At the beginning of each course, students are tested for language ability using the Oxford Online Placement Test (prior to arrival) or EC Cambridge’s own test (on arrival) to assess language ability. There are nine levels, from Beginner to Proficient, and students are placed in classes according to their place on the scale. EC Cambridge also
has a Progress Planner which helps students plan their route to fluency.

The EC Cambridge courses all carry the EC Guarantee, which means that if students do not progress at the rate expected, they will receive additional lessons to help them reach their goals, at no extra charge.

Student Welfare:

As well as teaching staff, EC Cambridge has a welfare team who provide full support to students as well as a varied social program. The team help with accommodation, airport transfers, transport and other personal issues during your time at the school.

Type of courses

EC Cambridge offer a range of general English courses to suit every need. The general courses are designed to improve all-round fluency in English, as well as teaching everyday communication skills and specific elective subjects. The courses provide full immersion in English and are taught in small groups of a maximum of 14 students, from beginners to advanced. Students are encouraged to take an active role in class discussion and fun activities, as well as learning through reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar practice.

General English Courses are divided into two categories:

1. General English: 20 lessons per week. Minimum 1 week duration. Offered all year.

2. Intensive English: 30 lessons per week. Minimum 1 week duration. Offered all year. 20 lessons of general English plus 10 lessons per week on an elective
course of the student’s choice (see above). Elective courses include: Global citizenship, Write Now, Media Studies, Comparative Culture, Get Talking, Academic Techniques, Living in English, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, A World of Words, Basic English Writing, The Language of Music.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught at the EC Cambridge school building from 09.00, Monday to Friday. Minimum student age is 16.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Course certificate: Certificate at the end of the course.

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EC Cambridge offers an ‘English for Work’ course designed for students who wish to use English in the workplace and to further their career. This intensive course combines general English tuition with 10 extra lessons focusing on communication and English language needed to succeed in the global workplace. Elements of the course include how to negotiate in English, management and human resources, branding and marketing, budgets and business ethics. You will also learn how to formulate a successful presentation and write reports in English.

Course details:

● 30 lessons per week (20 of General English and 10 of Business English).
● Pre-intermediate ability only. Minimum duration 1 week. Available all year.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught at the EC Cambridge school building, from 09.00, Monday to Friday.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Course certificate: Course certificate on completion

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) qualification is required by most British, Canadian, Australian, Maltese and South African universities, and in some cases, American academic institutions. IELTS is often required by professional bodies and is needed for immigration for Canada and Australia. The EC Cambridge IELTS exam preparation course is taught on a four-week or eight-week schedule and helps students to gain the highest score through intensive practice of each area of the exam.

Course details:

● 30 lessons per week. Taught in blocks of four or eight weeks, according to student requirements.
● Minimum language ability: Intermediate
● Minimum age: 16

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General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £265
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £340
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £340
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £340
Duration
45mins class
Duration
4 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

Features of the EC Cambridge school include: ● 20 internet-connected computers ● Free Wi-Fi throughout the centre ● Library facilities ● Self-study room ● Student Lounge ● Shops and cafes nearby

  • EC Cambridge Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • EC Cambridge Interactive Whiteboards
    Interactive Whiteboards
  • EC Cambridge Student Lounge
    Student Lounge
  • EC Cambridge Self Study Room
    Self Study Room
  • EC Cambridge Computer Room
    Computer Room
Location
61 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The EC Cambridge school is located in the centre of this picturesque city, close to one of the main shopping areas. Cambridge is a city in eastern England, 80 km north of London. The city is best known for its ancient university, founded in 1209, and has a reputation for world-leading academic achievement. Cambridge has everything to offer students looking to learn English in the UK, from beautiful parks and architecture to a broad variety of restaurants and buzzing nightlife. The city is home to a diverse international student community, yet you can still experience the quintessentially English way of life here, from floating down the River Cam on a punt (a type of boat pushed along with a long pole) to sampling cream teas or a beer in an ancient British pub. Other things not to miss are a tour of the largest of Cambridge’s famous colleges – Trinity – which houses original works by Shakespeare, Newton and Swift, or check out the city’s famous Folk Festival held each July. Cambridge is a compact city that can be easily navigated on foot or using public buses. Further afield, students can reach London by train in an hour or head to the windswept beaches of Norfolk, around two hours away. For students looking to learn English in one of the world’s most well-known university cities, EC Cambridge makes a great base to explore this fantastic country.

Accommodation

Student residence

EC Cambridge offers three student residences, one of which is for summer students only. All residences are within walking distance or a short bus ride from the school and offer students the chance to mix with their classmates and university students from all over the world. Residence 1: 91 Cherry Hinton Road House 91 Cherry Hinton Road consists of a mixed gender modern house. The house has two good size kitchens with all appliances, 6 shared bathrooms, 6 single bedrooms and 5 twin bedrooms. Next to the residence are shops, take-aways, restaurants and pubs. Features of Cherry Hinton Road House: ● 11 bedrooms - 6 single rooms and 5 twin rooms with shared bathrooms. ● 2 large fully-equipped kitchens ● Wi-Fi ● Laundry facilities ● Phone ● Bed linen provided ● Housekeeping service Accommodation address: 91 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BS, UK. Distance from the school: 25 mins by bus. Residence 2: Kite House Kite House is a modern city centre building less than one minute’s walk from the school. The house has 14 single rooms with private bathrooms and is very close to a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops. Features of Kite Residence: ● 14 single rooms with private bathrooms ● Communal kitchen ● Wi-Fi ● Laundry facilities ● Bed linen provided ● Housekeeping service ● Very close to school ACCOMMODATION ADDRESS: 1 Adam and Eve Street, Cambridge, UK DISTANCE TO THE SCHOOL: One minute walk to school Residence 3: CB1 Summer residence (available 2nd July to 27 August) CB1 is a mixed gender summer residence situated a 20 minute walk to the school. The residence consists of single ensuite bedrooms and shared common areas. It is located next to Cambridge railway station and surrounded by many supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Features of CB1 Summer Residence: ● 200 single rooms with private bathrooms, each furnished with a bed, desk, chair and storage space. ● Communal Kitchen ● Bed linen provided ● 24-hour on-site security ● Communal areas are cleaned once a week ● Laundry facilities available ● Mixed Gender ● WI-FI ● Available in summer months only ACCOMMODATION ADDRESS: CB1 - Crick House, Summer Residence, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1, UK DISTANCE TO THE SCHOOL: 20 minutes walk to the school

£177/week

Price/week: £177

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

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