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EC Cambridge

Open for face-to-face lessons

EC Cambridge is one of the only language schools in the heart of the city. The school is situated in a very modern building adjacent to one of Cambridge’s main shopping areas.

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Chris Lewis

Centre Manager

Javeria Hamid

Student Services Coordinator

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2004
  • Centre capacity: 203
  • Classrooms: 14
  • Minimum age: 16
    Students under 18 must travel with parents or book EC homestay, single room
  • Students per class: Average 12 (Max 15)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 20 internet connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the centre
  • Library
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge


EC Cambridge
Gibson House
57-61 Burleigh Street
Cambridgeshire CB1 1DJ


+44 (0) 1223 464364

Emergency Number

+44 (0) 7966976513
(For use outside of office hours)

Opening Hours

8:30 - 17:00 GMT


  • One of the only English schools in the city centre
  • Short walk to King’s College Chapel
  • Convenient for shops and public transport

Nationality Mix

  • Other
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Turkish
  • Brazilian
  • Italian
  • Omani
  • Korean
  • Japanese

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

My name is Lucas Pontello, I was a student of EC from February to April before the first lockdown started and I always liked to study at this school. I'm very happy to be able to study again right here during this new lockdow. I feel safe to study here because the school adopts all the protection measures to maintain the health of the staff and students, such as: use of masks, social distance, gel alcohol in all rooms, among others. In addition, the quality of teaching and functioning remains excellent, the staff and teachers continue to develop the great work they did before the lockdown started. In addition, the school has an excellent teaching structure that enables easy and efficient learning. It's great to be back!"

Lucas Pontello Araújo

Teacher Testimonial

Primarily I enjoy teaching English because I love the richness and complexity of the language. It is also a very rewarding to experience students progressing and achieving their own natural potential.

I like being in an international environment with overseas students from all over the worldwide and sharing different cultural experiences with them.

EC is in a wonderful location in central Cambridge and the working environment in the school is friendly, relaxed, committed and egalitarian. I enjoy being able to instill confidence and motivation in students through creativity and encouragement- by being myself!

My tip for learning English is never to be afraid of making mistakes and try to read something everyday in English, at your level. Immerse yourself in the culture as much as possible outside the classroom and listen to your teacher! Also, try to develop some workable study skills.

Christy Lane



Student from Colombia



Teacher at EC Cambridge



Student from Colombia

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Welcome Event Welcome Event

    Come and make some new friends

  • Tuesday

    St. Mary's Tower St. Mary's Tower

    Great views from one of the highest points in Cambridge.

  • Wednesday

    Punting Punting

    Meet in front of the school. Our most popular activity.

  • Thursday

    Sedgwick Museum Sedgwick Museum

    Meet in front of the school.

  • Friday

    Fez Club Fez Club

    A great place to meet new people and unwind after a hard week studying!

  • Saturday

    Weekend Trip Weekend Trip

    Details in reception.

  • Sunday

    Weekend Trip Weekend Trip

    Details in reception.