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Centre of English Studies (CES), Dublin, Ireland

What we like about the school

  • School location on the same street as Trinity College and Dublin castle.
  • Rooftop terrace

Centre of English Studies (CES)

The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1979. The school has two year-round centres located in the very heart of the city. Both schools are within walking distance of public transport, many tourist attractions and Dublin's main shopping street, Grafton Street.

The school address is: 31 Dame Street, Dublin 2 - Dublin (Ireland).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

23

Number of public workstations:

20

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 350
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 200

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 7
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • TOEFL

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

7
1
4
9
5
1
12
19
6
5
4
14
1
1

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dublin Airport. It takes 30 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 17.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 23.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 22.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 631600 914869 11981139 17641676 23522235 29402793 35283352 36923508 65526225 284270
Standard Course + afternoon classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 526500 757720 988939 14101340 18801786 23502233 28202679 27302594 45364310 210200
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 13091277 19291881 25712507 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Price also includes: afternoon cultural & sports programme, and excursions on Saturdays.
Project work, Irish culture, history and legend are an important part of the course.
Each extra day will be charged at the rate of 100€/day. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Dublin
Starting dates
2016: 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016.
2017: 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 17131671 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Price also includes: Golf on 3 days (1 hour), afternoon cultural & sports program, and excursions on Saturdays.
Not suitable for complete beginners in golf. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Dublin
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 15961557 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) The programme is designed to help young players improve all aspects of their game from passing, kicking and tackling to nutrition, stamina and strength as well as the mental side of the game.
Price also includes activity programme. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Dublin
Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016.
2017: 26.Jun.2017, 10.Jul.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 17521709 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Programme also includes: 3 afternoons of musical dance theatre per week. Students will learn to sing, act, dance and will perform in a showcase for their peers on the final day of the course. No prior experience necessary. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Dublin
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1051999 14711398 19291833 24022282 28752732 33483181 38213630 47674529 57135428 473450
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 631600 914869 11981139 14701397 17641676 20581956 23522235 29402793 35283352 284270
General English course + Business English lessons every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 680646 13601292 20401938 27202584 -- -- -- -- -- -- 680646
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 350333 700665 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
For non-native English Teachers. Course includes:
10 hours/week devoted to language usage, awareness and development.
10 hours/week dedicated to the exploration of methodologies.
Afternoon schedule of Lectures and Visits.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016 - 09.Sep.2016.
2017: 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 19891890 -- 26132483
Course length varies with start date. Dates as follows:
04.01-04.03 (9 weeks)
07.03-03.06 (13 weeks)
13.06-12.08 (9 weeks)
29.08-25.11 (13 weeks)
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 29.Aug.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 19891890 22102100 26132483
Course length varies with start date. Dates as follows:
04.01-11.03 (10 weeks)
07.03-03.06 (13 weeks)
13.06-12.08 (9 weeks)
29.08-25.11 (13 weeks)
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 29.Aug.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 526500 757720 988939 14101340 18801786 23502233 28202679 27302594 45364310 210200
There is a test at the end of each week and a complete practice IELTS examination during the last week of the course.
Students can take the exam at the school at the end of their course. Official exam every month.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 631600 914869 11981139 17641676 23522235 29402793 35283352 36923508 65526225 284270
Standard Course + IELTS Preparation Tuesday to Thursday afternoon.
Students can take the exam at the school at the end of their course. Official exam every month.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Note: All courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES), Dublin can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 67 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: There are 3 different junior centres, depending on the dates of the course: Mount Temple School, St Pauls College and Mercy College.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 350 525 700 175 70
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jun.2016 - 24.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 175 350 525 700 175 70
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jun.2016 - 24.Sep.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 196 392 588 784 196 250 70
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
10 bedroom house situated in Whitehall, a mature residential area in Dublin within easy cycling distance (approx. 5km) from the city centre.
Check-in is Saturday or Sunday, check-out is Saturday only.
IMPORTANT: Airport Transfer on Arrival MUST be booked. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
28 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 196 392 588 784 196 250 70
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
6 bedroom house situated in Whitehall, a mature residential area in Dublin within easy cycling distance (approx. 5km) from the city centre.
Check-in is Saturday or Sunday, check-out is Saturday only.
IMPORTANT: Airport Transfer on Arrival MUST be booked. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € -- 370 555 740 185 70
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
4 bedroom layout - all rooms are single en-suite with shared dining & living area.
Wheelchair accessible.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
41 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on: 28.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016, 01.Jan.2017 - 30.Jun.2017, 28.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 270 585 900 1215 315 70
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Located predominantly in the historic areas of the Trinity College campus, in the heart of the city.
Bedrooms are situated in adjoining houses, many overlooking historic squares.
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on: 28.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016, 01.Jan.2017 - 30.Jun.2017, 28.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Dublin Airport: for 70 € (pick up)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing  
Golf 4 km
Horse riding 20 km

Reviews

City
4.4/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
3.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Centre of English Studies (CES), Dublin
Communication with teachers and students. All are focused on results and at the same time are all very friendly and open. Also at the private lessons teacher takes into account all interests and wishes of the student.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Crestfield School Residence
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Do not be afraid to communicate in English, forget for a while about your native language and live and think only in a foreign language.
The dynamic way of teaching english
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
2.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
the familiar athmosphere
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: the school is in the very city centre
the classes are quite littl, maximum 12 people
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
1.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: the computer room isn't good: the machines are old and it is closed at 1 o'clock so if you have afternoon classes you can't go there
The teachers' level (Ashling, Gareth, Brian)
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Forget about using the Wi-fi, it never works :(
Other comments: Good general level

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