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

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    • Located in a traditional village close to the student city of Oxford
    • Host families within walking distance
    • Top rated school facilities

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    Centre of English Studies (CES)

    The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in Oxford, England UK in 1989. The school is located in the beautiful village of Wheatley, just nine kilometres from the centre of Oxford city, combining traditional village life with the excitement of great student nights out in the city.

    The school address is: 67 High Street, Wheatley, OX33 1XT - Oxford (England UK).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    British councilEnglish UKIALC Tier4Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Kitchen for student use

    • Microwave for student use

    • Fridge for student use

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Movie rental

    • Games room

    • Lounge

    • Garden

    • Copy machine

    • Printer for student use

    • Video game console

    • Billiards

    • Table tennis

    • Free coffee

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    • Free parking

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    10

    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
    • Language level placement test before arrival
    • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
    • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

    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: 80
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

    Average age of students

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 5
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 3
    • Junior courses in summer: 3
    • Junior courses throughout the year: 3

    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):

    2
    2
    1
    3
    1
    2
    1
    15
    4
    4
    15
    3
    3

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR).

    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.2017In 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 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$ -- 691 1032 1359 1996 2661 3326 3991 4225 7586 325
    Standard course in the mornings. Afternoon classes (Tuesday - Thursday) concentrating on authentic spoken and written English.
    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
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 6 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 7 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 9 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 10 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 13 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
    Price in £ -- 390 371 578 550 758 721 1104 1049 1472 1399 1840 1748 2208 2098 2314 2199 4152 3945 178 170
    Price in US$ -- 496 734 963 1402 1869 2336 2803 2938 5271 226
    Divided into two parts: grammar & communication skills. Two teachers usually share the class.
    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
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 6 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 7 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 9 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 10 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 13 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
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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$ -- 908 1340 1758 2165 2597 3030 3463 4329 5194 433
    Students are asked to complete a Language Needs and Analysis form prior to arrival to better organise time spent in individual lessons.
    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
    Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 6 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 7 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 10 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 13 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
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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 262 249
    Price in US$ -- 691 1032 1359 1996 2661 3326 3991 4225 7586 333
    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
    Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
    Special Offers
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 3 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 6 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    2 weeks for free: 2 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 7 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 9 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    3 weeks for free: 3 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 10 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
    4 weeks for free: 4 weeks for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 13 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 19.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 19.02.2018.
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    Note: All courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES), Oxford 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 £ -- 296 444 592 148 55
    Price in US$ 396 594 791 198 74
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    21 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Double room.
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, 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
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
    (charged by school)
    Price in £ -- 340 510 680 170 55
    Price in US$ 455 682 909 228 74
    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:
    15 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    • Homestays are located in 3 possible areas: some are within walking distance of the school in Wheatley; some are in the beautiful market town of Thame, 15 minutes away by bus; while others are between the school and Oxford city centre, about 15 minutes journey by bus.
      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
    • Optional airport transfer
      London Heathrow Airport: for 135 £ (one way); for 270 £ (return trip)
      London Gatwick Airport: for 165 £ (one way); for 330 £ (return trip)
      Stansted Airport: for 185 £ (one way); for 370 £ (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    activity possibledistance from school
    Ballet 
    Baseball1 km
    Basketball1 km
    Cooking 
    Cricket1 km
    Dancing 
    Field Hockey1 km
    Football (soccer)0.5 km
    Golf 
    Horse riding 
    Ice Hockey5 km
    Music 
    Rugby1 km
    Squash1 km
    Swimming3 km
    Table Tennis 
    Tennis1 km
    Volleyball1 km
    Yoga1 km

    Reviews

    City
    3.7/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.3/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.3/5.0 
    Social activities
    4.3/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.0/5.0 
    Value for money
    3.7/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.7/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.7/5.0 
    Other
    4.7/5.0 
    Students liked about Centre of English Studies (CES), Oxford
    good teachers and friendly classmates
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    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: Public transport is very efficient.
    The distance between a teacher and students is very close and we speak very friendly. As it's a small group, we can make friends with every students in a class. There's a kitchen and I was very happy to prepare the Japanese food not only for myself but also other students.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    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
    4.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I think it's important to speak without being very timid not only to improve English but also make friends there.

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