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

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in England UK in the last 12 months

Centre of English Studies (CES)

The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in London, England UK in 1976. The school is located on a lovely area, a 10-minute walk from the tube and train stations in Wimbledon. There's a patio garden where students can relax and there is a large student common room with vending machines and a microwave.

The school address is: 271 Kingston Road, SW19 3NW - London, England UK (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOBritish councilEAQUALSEnglish UKIALC Tier4Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalISI

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • 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

  • Tennis courts

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

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

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 100

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

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
3
10
3
3
3
7
15
8
10
5
10
7
5
1
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW).

London Heathrow Airport:
115 £ pick up
230 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
135 £ pick up
270 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
115 £ pick up
230 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 21.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

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

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 13
Price in £ -- 549 522 821 780 1080 1026 1310 1245 1572 1494 2096 1992 2620 2489 3144 2987 5976 5678 3328 3162
Price in US$ -- 673 1006 1323 1605 1926 2568 3210 3851 7320 4077
Standard Course in the mornings + 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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 13
Price in £ -- 394 375 584 555 766 728 920 874 1104 1049 1472 1399 1840 1748 2208 2098 4152 3945 2314 2199
Price in US$ -- 483 716 939 1127 1353 1803 2254 2705 5086 2835
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 36
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3144 2987 5976 5678 8496 8072
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3851 7320 10407
You can take a 3, 6 or 9 month programme to reach IELTS 5 or 5.5 at the end of the course. Then you'll be ready to take a Foundation Year course at one of the school's partners.
Classes from Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 13 of General English and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, classes in the afternoon from 14:00 to 16:30 of IELTS preparation.
Starting dates:
02.01: 6 months
26.03: 3 months
01.10: 9 months.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- 715 680 1055 1003 1385 1316 1705 1620 2046 1944 2387 2268 2728 2592 3069 2916 3410 3240 4092 3888
Price in US$ -- 876 1293 1697 2089 2507 2924 3342 3760 4177 5013
Standard course in the mornings. One-to-one classes: 2.5 hours two afternoons.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 825 784 1650 1568 2475 2352 3300 3135 4125 3919 4950 4703 5775 5487 6600 6270 8250 7838 9900 9405 825 784
Price in US$ 1011 2022 3032 4043 5053 6064 7074 8085 10106 12127 1011
Participants must complete a Language Needs and Analysis before arriving.
Starting dates
Every Day .
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 24
Price in £ -- 549 522 821 780 1081 1027 1310 1245 1572 1494 2096 1992 2620 2489 3144 2987 3328 3162 5976 5678
Price in US$ -- 673 1006 1325 1605 1926 2568 3210 3851 4077 7320
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 290 276 580 551 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 356 711 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lectures and visits in the afternoon.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018.
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
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2164 2056 -- 2886 2742
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2651 -- 3535
Fixed duration: 9 weeks (January & June start) or 12 weeks (March & September start).
Lessons in the morning from Monday to Friday + 3 afternoons, from Tuesday to Thursday.
PET or CPE on request.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 10.Sep.2018.
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
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 24
Price in £ -- 549 522 821 780 1081 1027 1310 1245 1572 1494 2096 1992 2620 2489 3144 2987 3328 3162 5976 5678
Price in US$ -- 673 1006 1325 1605 1926 2568 3210 3851 4077 7320
Standard Course: Mornings. Specialised IELTS classes: Tuesday to Thursday afternoons.
Exam every month.
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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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 mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 £. 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 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 350 525 700 -- 55
Price in US$ 452 677 903 71
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 02.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 306 459 612 -- 55
Price in US$ 395 592 790 71
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
21 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 02.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- -- -- 1180 -- 55
Price in US$ 1522 71
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Reservations for this accommodation must be made and paid for in full at least 2 weeks before arrival.

When booking, please allow at least 6 weeks before arrival as there is a high demand for this accommodation.
Price extra night:
41 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Bedding/linen, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 30
  • Special diet supplement (coeliac, gluten free, lactose free, vegan): GBP 20 per week.
    Christmas holidays homestay accommodation fee (21st December 2018 – 2nd January 2019): GBP 250 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball 
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf2 km
Horse riding2 km
Music2 km
Swimming1.5 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.1/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Centre of English Studies (CES), London
The atmosphere, the contact with the other students and the teachers. The teachers were really good, helpful and really patient.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Camden town and The Tate Modern Gallery were among my favorites.
Other comments: I had 4 great weeks at the school and in London. Just wished I could stay longer!
The teachers, tre extracurricular activities, and the classmates.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
I liked the friendly and relaxed cooperation.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Everybody was very friendly and helpful, good atmosphere
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Minimum amount of students from Russia
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: To come alone
Other comments: Very good teachers

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