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Centre of English Studies (CES)Dublin, Ireland

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4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of Centre of English Studies (CES), Dublin
Ranked #7 of 58 English schools in Dublin
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Other
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(32)
Students 18-30 years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(107)
Students 31-49 years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(40)
Students 50+ years
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

(18)
What we like about the school
  • School location on the same street as Trinity College and Dublin castle.
  • E-learning platform.
  • Optional language workshops.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Centre of English Studies (CES) Dublin is located in the vibrant and friendly city of Dublin, Ireland. The school is housed between 3 centrally located buildings, all within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, shops and many of Dublin's main attractions. Several museums such as the National Museum of Ireland, Dublinia and the National Gallery of Ireland are only moments away, with Stephen's Green Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the city's infamous Temple Bar, all just a short walk from the school's front doors. Students have a great number of activities and attractions to create many memorable moments. Students of all ages are sure to have a fantastic time in the city and surrounding areas whilst reaching their language goals with CES Dublin.

Course selection: Course selection offers something for junior and adult students of all levels. In addition to General English tuition over various schedules and intensities, CES Dublin also offers Exam Preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE), University Pathway, Business English, and English in conjunction with a work placement (unpaid). Throughout the summer months, immersive junior programmes are available as well as Teacher Training and CELTA courses.

School facilities: The school's facilities include everything a student may need to reach their language and learning goals from a vibrant and motivating environment. Facilities include a library, computer lab, free after-class access to language learning software, a cafeteria, a games room, lounge area, rooftop terrace and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. All classrooms are equipped with heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Accommodation: Accommodation is readily available through the school, in Homestay and Residence facilities.

School chain: Centre of English Studies (CES) has over 40 years of experience delivering top-quality tuition and student care to students from all over the world. They have many schools and locations within their group, offering courses to adults and junior students in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and Taiwan.

CES is recognised and accredited by the British Council in the UK and ACELS (the Irish Department of Education) in Ireland. CES Ireland is also a founding member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI).

Many of the CES schools are members of several international teaching associations such as EAQUALS and EnglishUK, with several also official IELTS or PEARSON Test Centres.
  • The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1979.
  • Legal name / parent company: Centre of English Studies Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 6596892W
  • Abbreviated name of school: CES Dublin
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES)

Comments about courses

Private lessons can be booked separately. Minimum of 2 lessons.

Digital E-book: EUR 35.
CES has 3 year-round adult centres in the heart of Dublin city: Dame Street, Dame Court, Coppinger Row.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
85.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 18 Mar 2024, 22 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 03 Jun 2024, 05 Aug 2024, 28 Oct 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops
Note: All courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES), Dublin can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Centre of English Studies (CES) (CES)

“We want to welcome you to our CES family in Dublin. With a fantastic group of teachers, administration staff and home stays we welcome students from all over the world to Dublin to help you improve your English and grow as a person. ”
Jonathan Quinn
– 
Jonathan Quinn
Director of Centre of English Studies (CES)
Accreditations and Quality seals
ACELSALTOEAQUALSIALCMEI / RELSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Student gender mix
40% male / 60% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Centre of English Studies (CES) and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • 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

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • 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: 40
    Number of public PC workstations: 15
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Additional comment about facilities of school

Pre and post course guided online assistance and learning Guided e-learning programme from the moment they register with the school, and up to 3 months after having finished their course * Beneficial apps "Front Desk" and "Grammar"

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 450
Throughout the year: 300
Junior courses - In summer: 500
Minimum age of students
16 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Dublin Airport:
85 € one way
170 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Dublin Airport.
More information about airports around Dublin and how to get from the airport to Dublin on your own here on our Dublin page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball2 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket3 km
Dancing-
Diving10 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf8 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking12 km
Music1 km
Rugby3 km
Sailing14 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis2 km
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

National Museum
National Art Gallery
Visits to a seaside town
Museum of Modern Art
Chester Beatty Library
St. Stephen’s Green
Free English classes
Orientation tour
National Museum of Collins
Barracks
Merrion Square
Dublin Quiz
Pub Quiz
Beach visit
* Football in summer

Adults - Paid activities

Approximate costs for excursions:
- Full day: EUR 45 - EUR 65
- Half day: EUR 15 - EUR 25

- Guinness
- Irish music and dance night
- James Joyce Center
- Dublinia
- Epic Ireland
- Dublin Hop-on-Hop-off Tour
- Cinema
- Trinity College und the Book of Kells
- Dog Racing
- Theatre

Junior - Free activities

National Museum
National Art Gallery
Visit to a seaside town
Museum of Modern Art
Chester Beatty Library
St. Stephen’s Green
* Orientation tour

Junior - Paid activities

- Guinness
- Irish music and dance night
- James Joyce Center
- Dublinia
- Epic Ireland
- Dublin Bay Cruise
- Dublin Hop-on-Hop-off Tour
- Cinema
- 10-pin bowling
- Dog Racing
- Dublin by Dart

Accommodation

Ratings of Centre of English Studies (CES) compared to ratings of all schools in Ireland

 Centre of English Studies (CES) DublinAverage of all other schools in Ireland
Overall school rating4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Homestay4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Student opinions about Centre of English Studies (CES), Dublin

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Yes, everything was really cool. I was only a month there, everything had gone in high gear. I was met heartily and seen off too. You should better take the intensive course, as I do not understand what to do if the classes will end at 12. It's exactly 4 o'clock after the intensive course, it's time to go for additional training to the Temple Bar Street :D
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I hope to come back here again.
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
28. Dec. 2015
Liked
It was a great experience with very motivated teachers, which were able to encourage you. Grammar, Conversation practice and everything else was well explained and there was always time for questions. I would book it again.
Disliked
Just little things :-) maybe the technical equipment and the furniture could be better. But for me, for two weeks it was fine. So I can recommend the whole school and probably I´ll book it again before I´m going to have my certificate.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The Trinity College, The little Irish Museum, Howth and the coast anyway because the beaches in Ireland are really gorgeous. Regarding to the school, there are social programmes available, take part and get in contact to other students if you like.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: It was busy but good!! I would book same again to get the most out of it in a short time.
Course: Intensive General English [Englisch] - 2 weeks
16. Nov. 2021
Liked
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.
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.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Crestfield School Residence
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Combination Course (20 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks
18. Nov. 2013
Liked
Exchanges between students the jovial teacher and listening to the dynamics of the course adaptation of the course according to the participants extracurricular activities offered
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Relax the classes, continue to make them fun and easy to assimilate
Overall rating
Value for money
Other comments Satisfactory home
Course: Standard General English [Anglais] - 2 weeks
29. Jan. 2018
Liked
Found the lessons super entertaining and also liked the method of explaining a word in English and thus improving my vocabulary very well.
Disliked
The allocation to the right class was a bit hectic and confusing.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

HeyDay Residence Carmans Hall
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments More water dispensers, possibly book sales = you can sell a used book with an indication of the chapters worked on and another classmate who joins at a different time can continue to use this book.
Course: Standard General English [Englisch] - 5 weeks
11. Mar. 2024
Liked
Teachers trained, professional and friendly at the same time. Excellent organization of social activities by the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss High percentage of Italians in the school, therefore also an high percentage in the classes.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard General English - 4 weeks
25. Sep. 2016
Liked
Incredible teachers, excellent organization. I followed the lessons really with great interest, Thanks CES School !!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don't book the transfer, because in Dublin, you can move easily by public transport.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Really excellent school, I had a great time and I thank the professors and all the staff.
Course: IELTS Preparation 26 lessons - 6 weeks
30. Oct. 2018
Liked
The attitude and desire to impart from the teachers and their know-how, as well as the materials shown and provided.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The course is scheduled for two weeks and it is worth to complete it, otherwise it falls short.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Teacher Training Course - 1 week
2. Sep. 2015
Liked
The teachers' competence and friendliness, classes with few students, a lots of activities and spaces for students
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay (Under 18)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard General English - 1 week
22. Aug. 2015
Liked
The school is right in the center of the city; Good teachers and very helpful staff. friendly classroom.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
17. Sep. 2014
Liked
The teachers were great and so were the lessons. The other staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Disliked
It was very cold and draughty in the classrooms.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

HeyDay Residence Carmans Hall
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: everything great
Course: Combination Course (20 group + 5 one-to-one) - 1 week
11. Dec. 2023
Liked
The teaching method of the professors and the various activities organised by the school
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The school is ready to help everyone and school spaces are well organised so as to be exploited to the full
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments It is located in a fantastic spot that favors those who want to visit the city during breaks. The teachers are fantastic and help anyone in need.
Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
2. Nov. 2018
Liked
I really liked the course times. Tues. - Thurs. longer, but shorter on Mon. and Fri.
Disliked
The class size was sometimes too big, so that the teachers could only selectively attend to the participants (listen / correct). If the participants are supposed to communicate with each other, this is not wrong per se, but if no one in the know is listening, it is only useful to a limited extent.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
20. Aug. 2023
Liked
Ease of achievement and availability for any questions, even extra-scholastic.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss For any doubt, the school is always available to the student.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: IELTS Preparation (General English + Exam Prep) [Inglese] - 11 weeks
14. Jan. 2019
Liked
This school has many sports facilities and the students got along very well.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss There are many people who'd only mix up with people of the same country which made it difficult to get to know them.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Junior English & Activity Programme (14-17 years) - 2 weeks
20. Nov. 2016
Liked
The teaching staff:-) The teaching methods. The school´s location.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Opinions differ but my experience was overwhelmingly positive.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I will continue improving my English in this school.
Course: Special IELTS Preparation (20hrs) - 7 weeks
4. Nov. 2014
Liked
Teachers were very good and friendly. Also the staff was doing well.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments At the beginning we wasted morning lessons. It would be better in future for students to take the test online, so they can have the whole day for studying. Thank you!
Course: Standard General English [English] - 2 weeks
24. Jun. 2019
Liked
Friendly and helpful teachers that help you throughout your stay.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Expanding your knowledge is good for the mind.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Crestfield School Residence
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Great facilities, friendly and helpful staff.
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
7. Oct. 2019
Liked
The organization and the staff, always available for everything.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I apply to those who intend to register for the IELTS Preparation afternoon course. I joined for two and a half months but from my point of view a month of preparation is enough and progresses, because after a while it began to be repetitive, and the last few weeks were getting really heavy and I was thinking of having thrown away money unnecessarily . Personally, therefore, I was a bit disappointed by the afternoon course, also because during the exam I also found things that I did not know, so the preparation course was not even completely useful, but in any case without the preparation course I would not have been absolutely able to take the exam. In conclusion: I recommend it undoubtedly, but not for too long. A month is enough, after it begins to be a huge waste of money and a waste of time.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: IELTS Preparation (General English + Exam Prep) - 11 weeks
28. Dec. 2018
Liked
Teachers who are ready to answer any questions and just talk
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General English + Business - 2 weeks
31. Oct. 2016
Liked
Most importantly, teaching, and how friendly everyone is.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Try to speak English with everybody, even Spanish speakers.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments It is very well located.
Liked
The teacher (Gavin) held great and entertaining lessons.
Disliked
Sanitary facilities in the school building.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Library in Trinity College.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Our teacher Gavin organized a week with teachers (= difficult clientele) very well. CES responded flexibly to the wishes of the participants.
Other comments Flexible, friendly atmosphere, good organization.
Course: Teacher Training Course [English] - 1 week
10. Aug. 2021
Liked
The courses were super dynamic and with rich content.
Disliked
They were too many people from the same country, leading to discussions in their language and not in English. Even after some reproaches from teachers and other students, it didn't change anything.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive General English [English] - 2 weeks
8. May. 2023
Liked
The classes are quite littl, maximum 12 people
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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
Course: Standard - 4 weeks
19. Dec. 2005
Liked
Good preparation and energy of the lecturer.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss It is worth using a methodical course.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments It was not very cool to change the conditions in the 2nd week. Other, smaller room, no coffee machine.
Course: Methodology and Language Development - 2 weeks
10. Sep. 2018
Liked
Teaching method, social afternoon activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss there are many locations, many Italians
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard General English - 1 week
8. Aug. 2018
Liked
The teachers' level (Ashling, Gareth, Brian)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Forget about using the Wi-fi, it never works :(
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Good general level
Course: Special IELTS Preparation (20hrs) - 2 weeks
15. Nov. 2016
Liked
The organization of the school is excellent
Insider tips about what future students should not miss It will be an unforgettable vacation
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive General English [Inglese] - 2 weeks
28. Aug. 2018
Liked
Meet people from different countries
Insider tips about what future students should not miss the way the lessons are structured
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Griffith College Student Residence
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Excellent experience
Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
3. Sep. 2013
Liked
The dynamic way of teaching english
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
11. Oct. 2007

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Questions and answers about Centre of English Studies (CES)

  • It is no problem to get also vegetarian food. There is a surcharge of 30€ per week for the special diet.
    Romo Lima, from Dublin - Nov 15, 2022
  • The seasonal junior programmes at CES can be booked without accommodation at discounted rates. The exact cost of the course depends on the number of lessons the student would like per week and whether the student would like to take part in activities and excursions, etc.
    Fraser Provan , LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 28, 2022
  • The rooms in the residence are single with private bathroom.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 04, 2023
  • Usually, the school is asking to the students to arrive between 8:00 and 22:00. Outside these hours, it is not always possible to find a driver.
    Melanie Besnard, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 05, 2023

FAQ about Centre of English Studies (CES),

  • The school recommends taking 2.5 private lessons per day.
    Lisa S. Schiwy, Area Manager from - Sep 23, 2022
  • The maximum required age for junior courses is 17 years. He can book the intensive or standard English course. These are adult mixed-age classes. Students under the age of 18 years have to book homestay accommodation.
    Angela, Consultant from Languagecourse.net - Mar 09, 2023
  • Your son will still be under 18 during his stay in Dublin so the accommodation option for him would be a room at a homestay
    Gosia Mazur, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 14, 2023
  • Yes, CES Dublin offers two types of preparatory courses for the IELTS examination (Standard or Intensive) and is also an examination centre. The exam can be booked through a form provided by the school itself or independently.
    Veronica Romualdi, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 23, 2023
  • 100% of teachers at Centre of English Studies (CES) hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Centre of English Studies (CES) comes from Italy with a 22% representation, followed by students from Spain (12%) and Brazil (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Centre of English Studies (CES) offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.

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