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Centre of English Studies (CES), Edinburgh, Scotland

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in ScotlandAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in 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)
Tax registration ID: 517963

School re-opening on 20 July 2020

Covid-19 school related information

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 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 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$ -- 707 1060 1414 2034 2712 4313 7675 7995 11253 313
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$ -- 504 755 1007 1430 1907 3005 5404 5629 7804 217
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$ -- 899 1348 1797 2180 2616 3052 3488 3924 4360 423
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$ -- 948 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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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 5 6 7 8 10 24 36
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4512 4287 6516 6191
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5404 7804
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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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 5 6 7 8 10 24 36
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6408 6088 9396 8927
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7675 11253
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$ -- 1698 2509 3311 -- -- -- -- -- -- 828
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
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$ -- 2453 3644 4822 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1209
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3981 7995 11253
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$ -- 707 1060 1414 2034 2712 4313 7675 7995 11253 313
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$ -- -- -- 1414 -- -- -- 2712 -- -- --
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$ -- 707 1060 1414 2034 2712 4313 7675 7995 11253 313
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$ 348 707 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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$ 480 719 959 1198 1438 1677 1917 2396 2875 240 76
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$ 424 636 848 1059 1271 1483 1695 2118 2542 212 76
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$ 681 1022 1362 1702 2043 2383 2724 3404 4085 341 76
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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