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Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh, Scotland

4.4/5

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Centre of English Studies (CES)

The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015. The school is located in the West End of Edinburgh, near to Haymarket station and Princes Street. It is close to shops, restaurants and green space.

The school address is: 54 Manor Place, EH3 7EH - Edinburgh, Scotland (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Centre of English Studies Ltd| Tax registration ID: 517963

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Centre of English Studies (CES)

Centre of English Studies has implemented a range of measures within the school to make sure that students and staff can work and learn with confidence. Reduced class sizes meet social distancing requirements and there are one way systems in place within the school to ensure a smooth journey around the building.

There may be a slight change in start times for lessons to ensure that common areas are never too busy,

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKIALC

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

12

Number of public PC workstations:

8

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

Course material:

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

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

Average age of students

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

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):

1
4
3
1
1
45
1
2
4
12
1
1

Optional airport transfer

Edinburgh Airport:
60 £ pick up
120 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 18 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 24 25 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1698 1614 2264 2151 3601 3421 6408 6088 6675 6342 9396 8927 261 248
Price in US$ -- 735 1102 1469 2113 2818 4481 7974 8307 11692 325
Standard General English course Monday to Friday plus afternoon classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 24 25 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 420 399 630 599 840 798 1194 1135 1592 1513 2509 2384 4512 4287 4700 4465 6516 6191 181 172
Price in US$ -- 523 784 1046 1486 1982 3123 5615 5849 8109 226
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 750 713 1125 1069 1500 1425 1820 1729 2184 2075 2548 2421 2912 2767 3276 3113 3640 3458 353 336
Price in US$ -- 934 1400 1867 2265 2718 3171 3624 4077 4530 440
Standard General English course Monday to Friday plus private lessons two afternoons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 791 752 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 985 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on linguistic knowledge, vocabulary and communication.

The social programme include in this course offers various tours and cultural experiences as well as an excursion mid-course.This course focuses on linguistic knowledge, vocabulary and communication.

The social programme include in this course offers various tours and cultural experiences as well as an excursion mid-course.
Starting dates
2020: 18 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 16 Nov. 2020, 30 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 24 36
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4512 4287 6516 6191
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5615 8109
Students will be able to live in the United Kingdom and Ireland and learn more about the culture and social life of both countries. They can start their course and finish it wherever they prefer.Approximately EUR 150 for return flight between UK and Ireland.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 24 36
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6408 6088 9396 8927
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7974 11692
Students will be able to live in the United Kingdom and Ireland and learn more about the culture and social life of both countries. They can start their course and finish it wherever they prefer.Approximately EUR 150 for return flight between UK and Ireland.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 1381 1347 2041 1990 2693 2626 -- -- -- -- -- -- 673 657
Price in US$ -- 1764 2607 3440 -- -- -- -- -- -- 860
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes an assessment test, individual report, free book rental and additional course materials, certificate of attendance, 24-hour emergency contact and all activities and excursions. Price includes afternoon cultural and sports programme as well as excursions on Saturdays.
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 1995 1946 2964 2890 3923 3825 -- -- -- -- -- -- 983 959
Price in US$ -- 2548 3786 5011 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1256
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes an assessment test, individual report, free book rental and additional course materials, certificate of attendance, 24-hour emergency contact and all activities and excursions.
Starting dates
2020: 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Work & Study
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 36
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3324 3158 6675 6342 9396 8927
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4137 8307 11692
Students can take a 3, 6 or 8 month programme to reach IELTS 5 or 5.5 at the end of the course. Students will then be ready to take a Foundation Year course at one of the school's partners.Course length varies with start date. Dates as follows:
3 months: 06 Apr
6 months: 06 Jan
8 months: 05 Oct (minimum language levels is elementary)
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Business
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 24 25 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1698 1614 2264 2151 3601 3421 6408 6088 6675 6342 9396 8927 261 248
Price in US$ -- 735 1102 1469 2113 2818 4481 7974 8307 11692 325
Standard General English course plus Business English lessons every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 11 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 1180 1121 -- -- -- 2264 2151 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1469 -- -- -- 2818 -- -- --
Standard General English course Monday to Friday plus FCE Preparation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.Course length varies with start date. Dates as follows:
4 weeks: 11 May, 03 Aug, 02 Nov
8 weeks: 14 Apr, 06 Jul, 05 Oct
Starting dates
2020: 14 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 24 25 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1698 1614 2264 2151 3601 3421 6408 6088 6675 6342 9396 8927 261 248
Price in US$ -- 735 1102 1469 2113 2818 4481 7974 8307 11692 325
Standard General English course Monday to Friday plus IELTS Preparation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 290 276 590 561 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 361 735 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is intended for English language teachers or teachers of other subjects who wish to refresh and expand their language skills and learn different teaching approaches and methods. This course includes afternoon activities.Course length varies with start date. Dates as follows:
1 week: 06 Jul, 13 Jul 2 weeks: 06 Jul, 20 Jul
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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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.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 56 £. 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190 60
Price in US$ 498 747 996 1245 1494 1743 1991 2489 2987 249 79
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
27 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 336 504 672 840 1008 1176 1344 1680 2016 168 60
Price in US$ 441 661 881 1101 1321 1541 1761 2201 2641 221 79
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 60
Price in US$ 708 1061 1415 1769 2122 2476 2830 3537 4244 354 79
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
A special diet supplement is GBP 20 per week.
Christmas holidays price for homestays is GBP 250 per week (from 28 Dec 2020 to 4 Jan 2021)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Rugby 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.4/5.0

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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Students liked about Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh
The teachers were helpful and open-minded.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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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    FAQ about Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh

  • English courses at Centre of English Studies (CES) start at 179 £ for Multi Destination - Long Term 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Centre of English Studies (CES)
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Edinburgh Airport (60 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Centre of English Studies (CES) varies from 14 students (Intensive General English) 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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