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Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh, Scotland


Rating: 4.6/5.0

54 Manor Place - EH3 7EH Edinburgh - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Private garden for relaxing and socialising amongst students.
  • Best rated school in Edinburgh
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (4.7/5.0)

What we dislike about the school

  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 45% of students are from Italy
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 35 £ per booking.

Location: Centre of English Studies (CES) Edinburgh is located in the enchanting Scottish capital city of Edinburgh. Situated on the outskirts of the city's West End, the school is within walking distance of many of Edinburgh's main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Scottish National Gallery. Students also have an array of shops, cafés and restaurants at their disposal, ensuring many memorable moments can be had whilst achieving language goals with CES in Edinburgh.

School facilities: The school's facilities include everything a student may need to reach their language and learning goals in a vibrant and motivating environment. Facilities include a library, computer lab, free after-class access to language learning software, a garden and a lounge area. All classrooms are equipped with heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

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 Edinburgh also offers Exam preparation (IELTS, FCE), University Pathway and English & Culture programmes suitable to students aged 50+ at various times throughout the year. During the summer months, immersive junior programmes are available as well as Teacher Training and CELTA courses.

Accommodation: Accommodation is available through the school in selected 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 Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015.
  • Legal name / parent company: Centre of English Studies Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 517963
  • Abbreviated name of school: CES Edinburgh
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES)
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 £
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 57 £. 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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
03 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 02 Jun. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022 - 30 Dec. 2022.
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.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 £ per course level.

Our price includes

  • 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 at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
Note: All courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Day tours
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  • Playing sport
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  • Learning
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  • Focusing
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  • Outing
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  • Welcome to CES Edinburgh
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  • Making new friends
    Making new friends36/51
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  • Sites
  • Staff and students in Edinburgh
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  • Tours
  • garden
  • Students exploring
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  • Park
  • walking tour
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  • Hallway
  • Building
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  • Stairway

Centre of English Studies (CES) (CES)

Accreditations and Quality seals
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
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Bus: * Shandwick Place Tram: * Shandwick Place.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 3 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 2 minutes
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 - logoAmerican Express - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 12
    Number of public PC workstations: 8
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer:100
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 50
Junior courses - In summer: 200
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 50
Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 4
Junior courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Edinburgh Airport:
65 £ one way
130 £ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
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
Free shipment via regular mail

Leisure activities

activity possible
Football (soccer)
Table Tennis




Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall school rating of
Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

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What students liked about Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh
The teachers were helpful and open-minded.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The classrooms are small. There wasn't any projector in the classroom.


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Adult Fact Sheet 2022
Junior Brochure for CES Edinburgh
Junior Brochure for CES Edinburgh
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    FAQ about Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh

  • Absolutely! You can book the course and activities, and the fee for the accommodation will be deducted from the price of the programme.
    Johnathan, Employee from Centre of English Studies (CES)
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Edinburgh Airport (65 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Centre of English Studies varies from 1 students (English for Professionals Course (One-to-One) ) to 14 students (Intensive General English)
  • 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 45% representation, followed by students from Spain (12%) and China (4%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Centre of English Studies (CES) offers courses from 12 years (Junior English + Activity Programme - Homestay, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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