You can contact the following people for any questions you may have:
Academic – Max Walsh, Principal
Welfare – Maria Walters, Welfare & Accommodation Officer
Accommodation – Francesca Ambrosini, Accommodation & Marketing Officer

You can call us directly on +44 (0) 1206 544422 if you have a course enquiry. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have. You can email direct to Once you have enrolled with us, you will be given particular information on the Centre and how you can contact us and when to do so as a student.

We always encourage the use of English in the Centre. You will have an opportunity to communicate with the CESC team, your teachers, other students and your homestay provider. We encourage all students to attend the free social programme activities which may include our communicative ‘i-chat’ workshop and other speaking activities.

CESC offers all students a social activity programme with mainly free activities including speaking clubs, drama, clubs and barbecues. We charge a small fee of £8-15 for activities like bowling or going to the cinema.
In addition, there are golf facilities, private health clubs and spas and several gymnasiums in and around Colchester. We’re always happy to provide information on activities that you specifically want to do.

Insurance is not covered in your course fees. We strongly recommend that you organise your own insurance in case of course cancellation, travel problems or ill-health. This will provide you with peace of mind as we know an English course package is a big investment in your future so you need to protect it.

If you want a holiday, please talk to the Principal. We normally require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.

Yes. CESC can provide transfers from the major London Airports (Gatwick and Heathrow) and also from Stansted Airport.  If you are arriving at another location, please enquire how much the fare will be.  The transfer service is ‘door-to-door’ for individuals, meaning that you will be met at the airport by our transfer service and delivered directly to your homestay provider. Groups are met by a representative and welcomed at CESC before the homestay providers come to meet and greet.

All students and groups are encouraged to arrive in Colchester no later than 22:00 on the Sunday before the course starts.

The minimum age of students we can accept at CESC is 16 in open enrolment classes. Written permission is needed from a parent/guardian for students aged 16/17 to join adult classes. We can accept students aged 11-17 in closed groups.