Cambridge Academy of English

Established in 1975, the Cambridge Academy of English (CAE) is unique in being able to offer a whole range of courses for young adults, mature professionals, lawyers and young learners,all in one place.

CAE is located in a comfortable and safe residential area on the outskirts of the world-famous university city of Cambridge. All our year-round courses for adults and executives are held at our main campus. Young learner courses take place in our purpose-built modern building and at residential sites during the summer.

As all our homestays are within easy reach of the school, normally within walking distance, our students benefit from being able to stay on after class and use our modern learning facilities and return to join in the many cultural and social activities we offer throughout the week.

We want you to feel welcome and at home here – we even often teacher-guided study and social activities on Sundays!

Opening in summer 2020 - new residential group course for young learners at Riddlesworth Hall School

“Passionate teachers, great social life, green environment. I simply fell in love with CAE”

Zdenka, Czech Republic

  • Adult General English and Examination Courses (16+)
  • English for Law/Business
  • Intensive Professional English (25+)
  • Mini-Group & Individual Training
  • Young Learner Courses, Homestay & Residential (8-17)
  • Closed Group Courses
  • NEW residential group course opening summer 2020
  • Homestay (shared and private bathrooms)
  • Self-catering residence - individual en suite bedroom with shared kitchen/lounge area (summer only)
  • Hotel/Guest House
School Factfile
  • Offering quality English courses for 45 years
  • Located on the outskirts of beautiful Cambridge
  • Separate facilities for adults, executives, your learners
  • Homestays all within 2.5 kilometres of the school
  • Summer residential courses for children aged 8-17
  • Cafeteria, student social club, study centre and large gardens


Cambridge is one of the most famous centres of learning in the world. It is the ideal place to study English.

Even with all its university students, Cambridge has a population of less than 150,000. The university is over 800 years old and has wonderful colleges, chapels and museums for you to discover.
Alongside this traditional beauty, modern Cambridge offers great entertainment, festivals, restaurants, cafes and shops.

“It is a wonderful city with a beautiful, magical atmosphere! Great being here, studying here.””

Deborah, Angola

Cambridge Factfile
  • Cambridge is one of the most famous university cities in the world
  • CAE is in a safe residential area not far from the city centre
  • Beautiful colleges line the city's river
  • A vibrant student city full of culture and entertainment
  • London and its major airports are all within reach

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“At CAE each student is special and different, with particular needs and objectives. Each and every one of you is welcome in our international family.”

John Barnett, Principal

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