English Language and Culture: Summer course

Short course, english course (From 2 weeks)


July 2019, August 2019


Our English Language and Culture course offers a great opportunity to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in British culture. It is based at our vibrant university campus just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful, historic city centre of Cambridge.

Full description

Course content

The English and Culture programme comprises of 15 study hours a week. The course content includes the following:

English language skills

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

There will be an active social programme. This will include full and half day excursions to enhance your cultural experience in the UK. As well as fun sports activities on/off campus.

1 full day visit and 1 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
  • Visit to English Heritage site

English Language and Culture course description and sample timetable

Course dates and fees

We run our English Language and Culture course in the summer and you can choose from attending a two 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 8 July 2018 9 July 2018 20 July 2018 21 July 2018 £1,600
4 weeks 8 July 2018 9 July 2018 3 August 2018 4 August 2018 £3,050
6 weeks 8 July 2018 9 July 2018 17 August 2018 18 August 2018 £4,500
2 weeks  22 July 2018  23 July 2018 3 August 2018 4 August 2018 £1,600
4 weeks 22 July 2018 23 July 2018 17 August 2018 18 August 2018 £3,050
2 weeks 5 August 2018 6 August 2018 17 August 2018 18 August 2018 £1,600

*Please note you can move into your accommodation on the Sunday. It may be possible to book extra nights but we cannot guarantee availability.

Pay for your course online.

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/off campus
  • Campus accommodation in Cambridge (with free Wi-Fi)
  • Free airport pick-up

The course does not include meals but you will have access to a full equipped kitchen and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes on campus and close to the university.


At the end of the course there is no formal assessment but you will receive a certificate of attendance. You’ll also be invited to a leaving ceremony to celebrate the end of your course with your classmates and with our LSU 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 you will need to complete the application form and email this to lsu@anglia.ac.uk

Once we have received your application form you will be sent an offer letter by email.  You will need to 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.