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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 road, a 10-minute walk from the tube and train stations in Wimbledon.

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

Accreditations and Quality seals

British 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
  • 16 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
20
17
10
20
10
1
1

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW).It takes 50 minutes by taxi  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 22.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

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 6 8 10 12 24 13 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 544 517 813 773 1070 1017 1572 1494 2096 1992 2620 2489 3144 2987 5976 5678 3328 3162 256 244
Price in US$ -- 683 1020 1342 1971 2628 3285 3942 7493 4173 321
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 6 8 10 12 24 13 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 390 371 578 550 758 721 1104 1049 1472 1399 1840 1748 2208 2098 4152 3945 2314 2199 178 170
Price in US$ -- 489 725 951 1385 1846 2307 2769 5206 2902 224
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 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 715 680 1055 1003 1385 1316 1705 1620 2046 1944 2387 2268 2728 2592 3410 3240 4092 3888 341 324
Price in US$ -- 897 1323 1737 2138 2566 2993 3421 4276 5131 428
Standard course in the mornings. One-to-one classes: 2.5 hours every Monday and Friday.
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$ 1035 2069 3104 4138 5172 6207 7241 8275 10344 12413 1035
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 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2143 2036 -- 2857 2715
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2687 -- 3583
Fixed duration: 9 weeks (January & June start) or 12 weeks (March & September start).
Lessons are every morning + afternoons: Tuesday to Thursday.
PET or CPE on request.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
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 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 544 517 813 773 1070 1017 1572 1494 2096 1992 2620 2489 3144 2987 3328 3162 5976 5678 256 244
Price in US$ -- 683 1020 1342 1971 2628 3285 3942 4173 7493 321
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 £ -- 340 510 680 170 55
Price in US$ 449 674 898 225 73
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:
24 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 296 444 592 148 55
Price in US$ 391 586 782 196 73
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:
20 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- 570 855 1140 285 55
Price in US$ 753 1129 1505 377 73
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): £15 per week
    Christmas holidays homestay accommodation fee (22nd December 2017 – 2nd January 2018): £240 per week
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    London Heathrow Airport:for 115 £(one way);for 230 £(return trip)
    London Gatwick Airport:for 115 £(one way);for 230 £(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Horse riding 
Music2 km
Tennis 
Volleyball 

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
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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