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Centre of English Studies (CES)Toronto, Canada

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Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of Centre of English Studies (CES), Toronto
Ranked #15 of 36 English schools in Toronto
What we like about the school
  • Two student common rooms with pool tables.
  • Two student common rooms.
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Location: Centre of English Studies (CES) Toronto is located in the culturally rich and diverse Canadian city of Toronto. The school is located in the prestigious Yorkville area of Toronto, a vibrant area directly across the road from the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto, surrounded by famous skyscrapers and many green spaces for students to explore.

Social and cultural: There are many places and happenings of social and cultural interest in Toronto. The city's main attractions and local excursions include the CN Tower, Toronto Island Experience, and Niagara Falls.

Course selection: In addition to General English programmes available to students of all levels, over various schedules and intensities, the school also supplies Exam Preparation programmes (FCE, CAE, IELTS), University Pathway courses, Business English, and several Junior programmes including Junior Tennis Camp and Junior English + Activity programmes.

Accommodation: All CES schools offer homestay accommodation in local families. In addition to this, CES Toronto also supplies accommodation in student residence facilities within walking distance of the school's front doors.

School chain: Centre of English Studies (CES) has supplied English language tuition for over 40 years. From its initial beginnings with a school in the UK, the CES group has expanded over the years, now containing more than eight international schools in such places as Toronto, Edinburgh, Worthing, Dublin, London, Leeds, Oxford and Harrogate.
  • Centre of English Studies (CES) operated previously under the name Global Village.
  • The language school Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1979.
  • Legal name / parent company: The Language Workshop Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: BC1168432
  • Abbreviated name of school: CES Toronto
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation

Information for all courses offered by Centre of English Studies (CES)

Comments about courses

Private lessons are 60 minutes.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
180.00 C$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 C$ per week.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85 C$. 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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 19 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 20 May 2024, 01 Jul 2024, 05 Aug 2024, 02 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 11 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
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.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
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Centre of English Studies (CES) (CES)

“We create experiences of a lifetime. Regardless of whether you come for to improve your language for business, higher education or language tourism. ”
Robin Adams
Robin Adams
Director of Centre of English Studies (CES)
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOIALCLanguages CanadaPreferential 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)
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
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General school facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Self-study areas

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 18
    Number of public PC workstations: 20

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Throughout the year: 300
Junior courses - In summer: 450
Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Toronto Pearson International Airport:
145 C$ one way
250 C$ return (both ways)
More information about airports around Toronto and how to get from the airport to Toronto on your own here on our Toronto page.

Visa Documents

You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online.
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
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 125 C$
South America: 125 C$
Asia: 125 C$
Free shipment via regular mail
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
Basketball15 km
Cooking15 km
Dancing15 km
Golf15 km
Ice Hockey15 km
Skiing50 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball10 km
Yoga15 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

CES organizes a range of afternoon and evening activities for students to join.

Adults - Paid activities

CES organizes a range of afternoon, evening, and overnight stay activities for students to join. Most popular day trip - Niagara Falls (CAD 100),
Algonquin Park CAD 175 Day Trip,
1 day of Ski/Snow-boarding (CAD 200),
3 day Trips: French Canada (CAD 395), New York (CAD 500), Boston (CAD 600),
Yoga (CAD 150/month), Hockey (CAD 550), Golf (CAD 575/week).

Junior - Free activities

Activities included on the junior course.

Junior - Paid activities

As part of junior programme: City Bus Tour, CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley's Aquarium, Sports Day, Blue Jays Baseball Game, Student Dance Party, Bowling, Go karting



112 Elizabeth Street - M5G 1P5 Toronto
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FAQ about Centre of English Studies (CES),

  • You can select a course that requires A1 level. Click on the course name to view the course information.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 24, 2023
  • The accommodation Tartu Student Residence (Economy Suite) is the most popular among all our clients of Centre of English Studies
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Toronto Pearson International Airport (145 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Centre of English Studies varies from 1 students (Private Exam Preparation 10) to 16 students (Super 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 Korea with a 16% representation, followed by students from Brazil (10%) and Japan (10%).
  • 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, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.


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