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Reviews of Centre of English Studies (CES), London, England UK

Total number of reviews: 50
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 50 reviews of former students of Centre of English Studies (CES)
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Centre of English Studies (CES), London, England UK
4.1/5.0 
City 4.7/5.0 
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Facilities 3.6/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
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Homestay 4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.1/5.0 
other 4.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Centre of English Studies (CES)
3. Sep. 2018
1. Luka  (27 years) - Croatia
101. Course:  General English with Business English [English] - 4 weeks

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19. Jul. 2018
2.  (18 years) - Mexico
102. Course:  Intensive General English - 4 weeks

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16. Jul. 2018
3. Andrea (16 years) - 
103. Course:  Intensive General English - 3 weeks

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12. Mar. 2018
4.  (59 years) - Italy
104. Course:  Combination Course (20 group + 5 individual) - 3 weeks

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5. Mar. 2018
5.  (53 years) - 
105. Course:  Combination Course (20 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

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1. Sep. 2017
6. Camilla (17 years) - Italy
106. Course:  Standard General English - 2 weeks

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17. Jul. 2017
7.  (18 years) - Mexico
107. Course:  Standard General English - 4 weeks

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10. Jul. 2017
8.  (17 years) - Italy
108. Course:  Standard General English - 2 weeks

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Clock Tower Shared House
6. Dec. 2016
9.  (26 years) - 
109. Course:  Intensive General English - 3 weeks

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Lessons in the morning and willingness of the school to change host family as with the first family there were a few problems.
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Avoid taking classes in the afternoon for the intensive course. Because no one is divided into appropriate levels but we were all together. This was not beneficial to the study of the language.
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The school is located in a very quiet area, well connected by bus and train to the center of London. Morning classes are structured very well.
15. Oct. 2016
10.  (18 years) - 
110. Course:  Standard General English - 3 weeks

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I liked the friendly and relaxed cooperation.
4. Apr. 2016
11.  (35 years) - 
111. Course:  Standard General English - 1 week

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Everybody was very friendly and helpful, good atmosphere
5. Oct. 2015
12.  (27 years) - 
112. Course:  Standard General English - 2 weeks

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Minimum amount of students from Russia
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To come alone
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Very good teachers
13. Sep. 2015
13. Inga Lypunova (36 years) - Denmark
113. Course:  Intensive General English - 2 weeks

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1. Jun. 2015
14.  (36 years) - Slovakia
114. Course:  Intensive General English - 1 week

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Excellent teachers, pleasant atmosphere, new friends, social activity (BBQ).
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Barbecue party - it was an excellent opportunity to have more conversation, it was something like a free lesson in an informal, very pleasant, atmosphere.
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I would like to express my appreciation to all the teachers, they are all professionals, the way they taught us was very interesting and fun.
26. Aug. 2014
15.  (23 years) - 
115. Course:  IELTS Preparation Course - 2 weeks

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Good relationship with teachers Great school organization
26. Aug. 2014
16.  (18 years) - 
116. Course:  Standard General English - 4 weeks

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Teachers. Really, they were the best.
25. Aug. 2014
17.  (19 years) - 
117. Course:  Intensive General English - 3 weeks

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To make new friends from all over the world, and also the kindness of teachers
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The Slug, London by night
17. Sep. 2013
18. Aleksei (25 years) - 
118. Course:  Standard General English - 3 weeks

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27. Aug. 2013
19.  (21 years) - 
119. Course:  Standard English + Business English - 3 weeks

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Residential
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Business English: the teachers were very good, I liked them! Standard English: good, but some teachers should improve their lessons
6. Aug. 2013
20. Nayra (18 years) - 
120. Course:  IELTS Preparation Course - 3 weeks

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10. Jun. 2013
21.  (23 years) - 
121. Course:  Intensive General English - 4 weeks

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Very kind teachers, nice activities
20. May. 2013
22.  (29 years) - 
122. Course:  Intensive General English - 4 weeks

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The teachers.
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Organize their own activities.
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Improve the extra activities.
6. May. 2013
23.  (21 years) - Russian Federation
123. Course:  Standard General English - 3 weeks

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Very kind and professional teachers! Comfortable classes. Friendly students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Of course, I absolutely advise to buy an Oyster card (7 day travel card) because it's much cheaper. Also try to practice your English with other students. Speak ONLY English even if there are other students from your country in your class. It will help you to speak more fluently in the future.
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Thank you CES. It was my best time ever!
12. Feb. 2013
24.  (25 years) - Netherlands
124. Course:  Intensive General English - 4 weeks

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The atmosphere, the contact with the other students and the teachers. The teachers were really good, helpful and really patient.
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Camden town and The Tate Modern Gallery were among my favorites.
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I had 4 great weeks at the school and in London. Just wished I could stay longer!
17. Dec. 2012
25.  (26 years) - 
125. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 4 weeks

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Great atmosphere and availability!
3. Sep. 2012
26.  (26 years) - Switzerland
126. Course:  IELTS Preparation Course - 4 weeks

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William as a teacher.
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The Full English burger at "lether and bottle".
27. Aug. 2012
27.  (28 years) - Spain
127. Course:  Paquete MEC 1 (20h/semana + Casa de familia - Hab. individual) - 3 weeks

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Some teachers are very good: James, Dominique.
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The teachers change very often, so it is difficult to learn English.
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45-minute lessons.
5. Jun. 2012
28.  (19 years) - 
128. Course:  Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Exam Preparation - 9 weeks

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Students from all over the world. Very intimate and cosy atmosphere
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I can only recommend this school, you won't regret it.
8. Nov. 2011
29.  (25 years) - 
129. Course:  Combination Course - Standard + 5 hours one- to-one - 3 weeks

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The courses were fun, and allowed you to socialize with students of other nationalities. The teachers used an interactive method that allowed you to revise the new skills learned. I found a great openness and a great availability. The classes were comfortable, no one felt different, moreover, there was no laughing and joking about the errors of the individual. The activities were well organized. Learn to discover and love the English language. The school became the family and developed a great relationship with all.
3. Oct. 2011
30. Marina (17 years) - Spain
130. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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12. Sep. 2011
31.  (22 years) - 
131. Course:  Combination Course - Standard + 5 hours one- to-one - 2 weeks

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The teachers are excellent and the course attractive.
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You must ask to go to Hedwards...
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If you don't speak in your mother tongue during the whole trip, your level increase quickly.
30. Aug. 2011
32.  (19 years) - Netherlands
132. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 2 weeks

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The social activities, like de BBQ.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Participate in the activities to meet other people!
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The CES doesn't have a good program of lessons, with clear purposes that the students can follow. It's chaos, it's all part of lessons and no structure! Very bad!
29. Aug. 2011
33.  (16 years) - Spain
133. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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29. Aug. 2011
34.  (17 years) - Spain
134. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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The kind staff and the lessons which were great fun.
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Public transport is by far the most expensive in Europe, so i would recommend future students either to bring large amounts of money for transport or try and get an oyster student card.
22. Aug. 2011
35.  (23 years) - 
135. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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The staff, the teachers and the enjoyable classes.
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Excellent value for money. Beautiful area.
12. Oct. 2010
36.  (34 years) - 
136. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 4 weeks

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The teachers, tre extracurricular activities, and the classmates.
22. Sep. 2010
37.  (19 years) - 
137. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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William's classes and the general atmosphere.
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It is best to choose a residence if the host family is never at home. At least, you make friends.
8. Sep. 2010
38.  (49 years) - 
138. Course:  Intensive General English language course - 3 weeks

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Good atmosphere and some of the teachers.
6. Sep. 2010
39.  (27 years) - 
139. Course:  Standard General English Language Course (4 semanas x 30 horas + 2 semanas x 20 horas) - 6 weeks

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6. Sep. 2010
40.  (26 years) - 
140. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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That the classes are well prepared and very enjoyable.
18. Aug. 2010
41.  (54 years) - Slovenia
141. Course:  Intensive General English language course - 3 weeks

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The school building is fine. Teachers are nice and skillful.
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The information about the transport possibilities.
3. Aug. 2010
42.  (19 years) - 
142. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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Teachers andclassmates , the groups were smal so everyone participated.
12. Apr. 2010
43.  (29 years) - Germany
143. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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The teachers were Okay.
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The school is far from the city, so it's no recomendable for short stays.
27. Mar. 2010
44. Philipp (21 years) - 
144. Course:  Intensive General English language course - 4 weeks

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Cheap meal on the irish pub near to the school.
1. Mar. 2010
45.  (22 years) - 
145. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 2 weeks

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irish pub and museum of war
30. Nov. 2009
46.  (42 years) - 
146. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 2 weeks

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Seriousness.
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That is an experience to do ...
21. Oct. 2009
47.  (30 years) - 
147. Course:  Intensive General English language course - 2 weeks

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professionalism
27. Dec. 2008
48.  (18 years) - 
148. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 5 weeks

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almost everybody is kind and openminded
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It was a great experience which I dont want to miss
14. Nov. 2008
49. Francisco (26 years) - 
149. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 3 weeks

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22. Oct. 2008
50.  (18 years) - Poland
150. Course:  Standard General English Language Course - 2 weeks

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