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

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

271 Kingston Road - SW19 3NW London - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Private student garden and patio area.
  • Students have access to tennis courts.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: The school is located in a lovely area, a 10-minute walk from the tube and train stations in Wimbledon.

School facilities: There's a patio garden where students can relax and there is a large student common room with vending machines and a microwave.
  • The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in London, England UK in 1976.
  • Legal name / parent company: Centre of English Studies Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 517963
  • Abbreviated name of school: CES London

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Business
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 May 2022, 02 Jun. 2022 - 03 Jun. 2022, 29 Aug. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022 - 27 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 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 at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Note: All courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES), London can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • CES school exterior
    CES school exterior2/29
  • Day tours
    Day tours 3/29
  • Orientation tour
    Orientation tour4/29
  • London streets
    London streets 5/29
  • classroom
    classroom6/29
  • Local pub
    Local pub7/29
  • walking tour
    walking tour8/29
  • The London Eye
    The London Eye9/29
  • Views from the window
    Views from the window10/29
  • School building
    School building 11/29
  • Students with train tickets
    Students with train tickets12/29
  • Going out for lunch
    Going out for lunch13/29
  • Seeing the city
    Seeing the city14/29
  • Making new friends
    Making new friends15/29
  • Lesson in program
    Lesson in program16/29
  • Working together
    Working together17/29
  • London bus
    London bus18/29
  • Tour
    Tour19/29
  • Streets of London
    Streets of London20/29
  • Centre of English Studies orientation
    Centre of English Studies orientation21/29
  • Excursions in London
    Excursions in London22/29
  • River Thames tour in London
    River Thames tour in London23/29
  • CES computer room
    CES computer room24/29
  • Fish and chips
    Fish and chips25/29
  • The All England Tennis Club
    The All England Tennis Club26/29
  • Excursions
    Excursions 27/29
  • Welcome to CES London
    Welcome to CES London28/29
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club
    Wimbledon Tennis Club29/29

Centre of English Studies (CES) (CES)

“We are British Council and EAQUALS accredited plus members of English UK and IALC. We offer homestay and residential accommodation available all year round. Wimbledon's All England Lawn Tennis Club, and Wimbledon Common are within walking distance. ”
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOBritish councilEAQUALSEnglish UKIALCYoung Learners English UKPreferential 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
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00
Student gender mix:
45% male / 55% female
School Size
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 - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

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

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 11
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:200
Throughout the year: 80
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
London Heathrow Airport:
125 £ one way
250 £ return (both ways)
London City Airport:
125 £ one way
250 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
145 £ one way
290 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
145 £ one way
290 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
125 £ one way
250 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW).

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
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
80 £
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
Baseball-
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf2 km
Horse riding2 km
Music2 km
Rugby-
Sailing2 km
Swimming1.5 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis-
Volleyball0.5 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Tennis Wimbledon quiz Talking café Football * Volleyball
Adults - Paid activities
BBQ is GBP 5 Table tennis is GBP 5 Cinema is GBP 12 International food party is GBP 5
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Summer Programme 2022
Summer Programme 2022

Accommodation

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of
Centre of English Studies (CES), London
57 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
School
Location of the school

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Facilities

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Course
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
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    FAQ about Centre of English Studies (CES), London

  • English courses at Centre of English Studies (CES) start at 187 £ 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
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (125 £), London City Airport (125 £), Stansted Airport (145 £), Luton Airport (145 £), London Gatwick Airport (125 £)
  • 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 12% representation, followed by students from Germany (10%) and Spain (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 23 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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