The Ancient Town of Colchester

Colchester is located in the south-east of England. It is Britain’s oldest recorded town and was the Roman capital of Britain when the Romans ruled here. It is a vibrant, growing town with a population of over 100,000. ILC Colchester is located in a beautiful, historic building close to the town centre. History is everywhere in Colchester and the centre-piece is Castle Park with its beautifully laid out gardens. The castle itself is an impressive and iconic reminder of our Norman and Roman past. Colchester also has a great shopping scene and night life. There are many attractive places of interest in the surrounding country and the coast is not far away. On top of all that, it has great transport links to London, Stansted and the rest of the country.

Why choose ILC Colchester to learn English?

✓ A beautiful building in a pleasant residential area.

✓ Close to a historic town centre with a great variety of independent shops and well-known retail outlets.

✓ Close to the University of Essex.

✓ Within an hour of London by train.

✓ Surrounded by rural beauty spots such as Dedham and coastal villages like Mersea.

ILC Colchester

Come and learn English in a relaxed and cultural town where you can focus on your studies and enjoy the atmosphere as well. Colchester is rich in history and is home to the site of Claudius’s temple which was destroyed by Boudicca, an ancient Celtic queen.

ILC Colchester is a short walk from the town centre in an attractive residential area. We provide a caring, individual service with interactive, fun language lessons and a great chance to meet people, make friends and improve your language.

At ILC Colchester, we aim to provide more than just language classes. Our English lessons are interactive and engaging and our social programme provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the best of UK culture. We are particularly proud of our IELTS class and our record of helping people move on to university.

We welcome all students into the ILC family, which is part of a multi-city community that supports and guides students in their journey to full language fluency.


Free Wi-Fi
11 classrooms
Student Common Room and Conservatory
Social Programme every week
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Offers a picturesque study environment and a supportive student community, surrounded by stunning gardens. Located within easy reach of the historic city centre, it features impressive study, social and leisure facilities.
  • 30 classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Learning resource centre
  • 2 computer rooms
  • Fully equipped science laboratory
  • Dining room and outside eating area
  • Disabled access/facilities

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