Adult Courses

Intensive Courses

Junior Summer School

English & Horse-Sports Courses

Business English

General Information


Adult Courses

General English / Exam Preparation (Year Round)

Hours p/w: Part time minimum 2 classes per week (5 hours).
Full time: 16 or 21 hours per week.
Levels: All

Study general English Monday to Friday throughout the year* either on a part-time or full-time basis. Our courses focus on grammar, everyday expressions, vocabulary building and developing the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Our small class sizes ensure our lessons are very communicative and particularly benefit students who wish to develop their confidence in English.

Students wishing to take the IELTS exam may do a comprehensive preparation course as part of the year-round programme at the school**. Although the IELTS exam can be taken throughout the year, our preparation courses run from January, March, June and September.

Preparation for other exams, such as the Cambridge First Certificate may be available depending on student numbers. Please contact us for further details.

*with the exception of usual school holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Please contact us for specific details of school holidays.
**exam fees are not included in the course price. Please see the IELTS web site for up-to-date exam costs.

1-9 weeks
(£ per week)
1 Term
(12 weeks)
2 Terms
(24 weeks)
Full Academic Year
(36 weeks)
16 hours per week
21 hours per week
One to one tuition is also available. Please contact us for details.

Part-time students: £31.00 per class (3 hours).
Additional 1:1 lessons if required. £30.00 per hour (general English)
£40.00 (English for specific purposes)




When: Available year round to groups of 4 students or more.
The dates to suit your group!
Hours p/w: Choose between 16, 21 hours (25 hours available for groups)
Levels: All


Whatever your interest – whether it’s sport, gardening, jazz or theatre – we are happy to design a full programme combining general English with a busy social and excursion timetable. Simply contact us with your required dates and group interests and we will do the rest for you!

Adult summer school

Make the most of your holiday by combining a general English language course with a busy sight-seeing and social programme. Our summer school prices include:

  • 15 hours tuition per week
  • 3 x half day local excursions per week
  • 1 x full day excursion per week
  • 2 x evening activities per week



Junior summer school

Take this fantastic opportunity of meeting new friends and seeing some of England’s most beautiful sights by joining our exciting, fun-packed junior summer school programme. Your time at the school will be spent studying in lively English classes, followed by a busy timetable of arts and crafts, sport, local excursions plus other exciting activities. Our summer school prices include:

  • 15 hours tuition per week
  • A full daytime activity programme Monday – Saturday (supervised)
  • 1 x half day local excursion per week
  • 1 x full day excursion per week
  • 3 x evening activities per week

Our promise to parents: Our junior courses are fully supervised by our staff. Junior students travelling without a group leader or a parent will be allocated a personal leader to help them with all aspects of their course.


English and Sports Courses

WOULD YOU LIKE TO STUDY ENGLISH in the heart of the Cotswolds and combine it with your favourite outdoor activity? Well, here is your chance! Cotswold International Language School has teamed up with one of the top UK riding schools and a number of Cotswold golf courses to offer fantastic English and horse-riding or English and golf adventures.
These course are available to both junior groups and adult individuals/groups of all abilities and you will spend half your time studying English at our friendly language school (16 hours per week of English tuition for adults and 15 hours per week for juniors) and the other half taking classes in your favourite sports!
In addition, you will have an exciting evening activity programme and will be taken on a full-day weekend excursion to either London, Oxford, Bath or Stratford upon Avon.

English and Horse Riding

The Talland School of Equitation is a world renowned BHS & ABRS approved equestrian centre offering top class tuition in dressage, show jumping, cross country and side saddle.
Equestrian facilities include 80-100 horses and ponies, cross country course, 100 acres, indoor and outdoor schools. Horses range from safe and quiet schoolmasters for the nervous or novice to advanced dressage, show jumpers or event riders.
Talland offers the opportunity to ride quality horses and ponies under highly qualified instruction and watch international horses in training. Talland prides itself on its warm welcome to visitors of all ages and abilities.

English and Water Sports

OUR FUN-PACKED ENGLISH AND WATER SPORTS COURSE gives students more than just an education in the classroom. The English lessons take place each morning Monday to Friday, and then students get the chance to learn a new skill on the water in the afternoon!
The water sports take place at the South Cerney Education Lake, part of the impressive Cotswold Water Park, just 5 minutes drive from Cirencester.
South Cerney Education Lake has been managed by Gloucestershire County Council since 1971, and employ highly qualified instructors.
This course is currently only available to groups of 3 students or more, but both adults and junior courses are available.

English and Golf

Whether you are a beginner or an expert on the golf course, you can join this learning holiday which combines English tuition in the mornings (Monday to Friday) with a relaxing but busy afternoon programme visiting some of the most beautiful golf courses in the Cotswolds, as well as enjoying local excursions. This course is available to groups of 3 or more. Individuals may apply but courses will be subject to availability.



Business English

  • 21 hours one-to-one business English per week
  • 1 x half day local excursion per week
  • 1 x full-day excursion per week
  • 2 x evening activities per week
  • Airport transfers*

*airport transfers to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Bristol International and Birmingham International are included in the fee. Transfers to and from other airports may be available at an additional cost.

We are also able to provide in-house training to locally based employees who require professional English tuition. Please contact us for further details.



Fees/Intensive courses

Intensive Business Courses: - Prices include 21 hours of 1:1 tuition per week, an evening social programme and one full day excursion per week.

1 Week
2 Weeks
Additional Weeks
Business English 1:1
£625 per week


Holiday Study Programmes

Prices include 16 hours of English, a social and excursion programme (and sports tuition for English and sports courses).


1 Week
2 Weeks
Additional Weeks
English and Horse Riding
£605 per week
English & Water Sports*
£595 per week
English & Golf (standard)
£595 per week
Adult Holiday Programme
Junior Summer School
Group prices available – contact us with your requirements.

*minimum group sizes apply

Additional Costs

Home Stay: Our host family accommodation is priced at £115.00 per week for a single room and £95.00 per week twin or double, on a full board basis.
Residential: Residential accommodation is available to groups during the summer period at an additional £165.00 per week. This may be available to individuals – please contact us to check availability.

Excursions: Throughout the year we run a number of optional excursions and activities in addition to those featured on intensive programmes. The cost of these will be available to the student upon their arrival in England.

Airport transfers – prices are for one-way transfers:

London Heathrow to Cirencester - £85          London Gatwick to Cirencester - £120
Bristol International - £80                            Birmingham International to Cirencester - £80.00



General Information/Things you should know

Who? We accept students of all abilities onto our general English courses, subject to availability, but we may need to restrict entry for exam preparation courses or other specific subjects. If you are from a non-EU country and wish to study in the UK for more than 6 months you must observe the UK Borders Agency rules on entry levels. All our students will be asked to take an entry test either before coming to the UK, or on the first day of the course. We have a minimum enrolment age of 18 for adult courses.

When? We run adult courses all year round so it is possible for students to start a general English course on any Monday throughout the year. However, we do close the school for seasonal holidays - please contact us for specific dates. Students taking 1:1 tuition can study at any time of the year, except for weekends and national bank holidays. Students taking group exam preparation classes will need to enrol in either January, April or September.

What books do I need?
CILS will supply you with a course book and any additional material you need for your course. However, some students prefer to buy their books so they can take them home. We can help you with this once when you arrive at the school. Course books cost approximately £20.

How many students will be in my class? We have a maximum of 8 students per class for adult courses because we want you to feel comfortable. Because our groups are small, students have more opportunities to practice their spoken English and the teacher can find your mistakes much quicker!

Do I get a certificate? All students will be given a certificate and a progress report from your their teacher when they leave the school.






Cotswold International Language School, Ingleside House, 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1BN, England.
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