The Thought Leader course at CIS Cambridge

The CIS English school runs a unique course for adult leaders and emerging professionals in all fields. The minimum recommended age is 25 and a good level of English (CEFR  B1) is required. You will attend 50 lessons per week and have a minimum of 25 hours per week of formal learning in a class of a maximum of 12 students.

This Business English course, called The Thought Leader, is run by entrepreneurs who specialise in teaching English to busy people. It has been designed to teach you how to apply the latest findings in neuroscience to manage a successful business.

The action-based learning approach uses the understanding that English grammar, spelling and sentence construction are more interesting when you are learning real business techniques. You will learn techniques that will propel you into the boardroom and keep you there.

By focusing on practical, useful and new business skills through interaction in English, The Thought Leader course at Cambridge English  School is an excellent way to develop your English and business abilities.

Furthermore, you can personalise your course choosing from the several electives available, for example: the voice coaching, the safety circle and more to come.


Cambridge International School

The Cambridge International School , informally known as CIS, was opened in 2006 by Daniel and Harriet Sturdy, inspired by their belief in progressive education, and became an LAL Language Centre partner in 2016.

Students from over 40 countries, speaking over 30 different languages, make the CIS English school an international centre of excellence in Cambridge, with a particular focus on accelerated learning and a spirit of entrepreneurship. Indeed, it is the first school in the world to be dedicated to inspiring, equipping and nurturing adult and teenage entrepreneurs.

The school is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge and has free computer access and a student lounge. To get to CIS, you can make you own way or we can collect and return you to your airport. Reasonably-priced transfer are available for Sunday arrivals and Saturday departures at restricted times from and to London Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN) and Stansted (STN).


Key Facts

  • Free wireless
  • Free computer access
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair access

Leisure Programme

In Cambridge, one in every four residents is a student, so there is always something fun to do at night or weekends. On top of that, to ensure you make the most out of your time here, every week the school holds informal networking events with native-level business professionals most evenings.

Such events are perfect opportunities to meet innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to practise your English and share your business ideas. Who knows, you may come out with a connection you need to start your own business!

During the day, Cambridge has plenty of historic churches and university colleges that are worth a visit, just a short walk or bus ride away. Its ‘rival’ university city of Oxford or London can be visited  as a one-day excursion.

Your accommodation in Cambridge

For your accommodation we have two different options. If you want to experience how British people live, and practise your English at the same time, our selected homestays could be the best solution for you. You can choose from a wide range of options such as: single room, twin room, en-suite room, and different board types, such as bed and breakfast, half board, etc.

Alternatively, you can treat yourself and book one of the  rooms at the Regency Hotel just five minutes’ walk from the school. The hotel is in a Georgian townhouse with views of Parker’s Piece park. This traditional hotel in the city centre has chic, modern rooms which feature unusual wall murals.

Homestay accommodation

Our partner homestay agency arranges accommodation with carefully selected homes, which is a great way to practise your English and discover the British way of life.


Regent Hotel

5 minutes from the school

Set in a Georgian townhouse with views of Parker’s Piece park, this traditional hotel in the city centre has chic, modern rooms which feature unusual wall murals.


Why study in Cambridge?

Cambridge is famous for being the home of the University of Cambridge which is one of the top five universities in the world), founded in 1209 and a world-class hub of ideas, innovation and learning. The city is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen, Cambridge’s answer to Silicon Valley in California, with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies born out of the university.

Over 40% of the workforce have higher education qualifications – more than twice the national average. During your free time you can have a relaxing shopping experience through the local independent shops, all mingled in with the high street brands and magnificent traditional pubs and restaurants.

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