English Language and Culture summer course

English course english language courses (From 2 weeks)


July, August


Develop your English language skills and immerse yourself in British culture, with our summer school in Cambridge. Study on our vibrant university campus, just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful, historic city centre.

Full description

Course content

Our English and Culture summer school comprises of 15 study hours a week.

The course content includes:

English language skills

  • Fluency focus – speak better
  • Reading, listening and writing skills
  • Pronunciation focus
  • New vocabulary
  • Grammar practice – using language accurately
Cultural topics
  • British class systems and the Royal Family
  • British cuisine
  • Customs and celebrations
  • British media and newspapers

There's also an active social programme, so you can see the sights and get a feel for UK culture. We'll enjoy one full-day visit and one half-day visit per week.

Full-day visits may include:
  • London
  • Warwick
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Oxford
Half-day visits may include
  • Cream tea in Grantchester
  • Ely city visit
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Historic English Heritage site

Download the English Language and Culture course description and sample timetable

Course dates and fees

We run our English Language and Culture course in the summer. You can choose a two-week or four-week course. We welcome both individual and group bookings.

Course length Arrival date* Start date End date Departure date Course fee
2 weeks 5 July 2020 6 July 2020 17 July 2020 18 July 2020 £1,650
4 weeks 5 July 2020 6 July 2020 31 July 2020 1 August 2020 £3,200
6 weeks 5 July 2020 6 July 2020 14 August 2020 15 August 2020 £4,600
2 weeks  19 July 2020  20 July 2020 31 July 2020 1 August 2020 £1,650
4 weeks 19 July 2020 20 July 2020 14 August 2020 15 August 2020 £3,200
2 weeks 2 August 2020 3 August 2020 14 August 2020 15 August 2020 £1,650

*Please note you can move into your accommodation on the Sunday before your course, and should leave on the Saturday. It may be possible to book extra nights but we cannot guarantee availability.

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The course fee includes:

  • 15 hours per week of language and cultural classes
  • weekly day trips to cultural tourist attractions
  • local visits and activities both on and off campus
  • campus accommodation in Cambridge, with free Wi-Fi
  • free airport pick-up.

The course does not include meals but you will have use of a fully equipped kitchen in your accommodation. There are also cafes on campus and plenty of restaurants nearby.


There's no formal assessment but you will receive a certificate of attendance.

We'll also invite you to a leaving ceremony to celebrate the end of your course with your classmates and Language Centre staff.

Where you will study

Your department and faculty

Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.

We offer a wide range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.

You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

Explore our Cambridge campus

How to apply

To apply for this course, complete the application form on this page and send it to language@aru.ac.uk.

Once we have received your application form, we'll send you an offer letter by email. Please return the acceptance slip (included in the offer letter) and pay for the course in full.

Before you start your course we will send you a pre-arrival guide with information on your accommodation and how to arrange your free airport pick-up.

Please note we will not be able to confirm your place on the English Language and Culture Course and reserve your accommodation until we have received the acceptance slip from you offer letter and received full payment.

Entry requirements

Your English should be at intermediate level or above. To join this course you may need to apply for a short-term study visa, (if you are applying as an international student). You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course.

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