The Centre of English Studies (CES) is a family run private language school established in Dublin in 1979 as a registered limited company. The school’s primary objective is to educate in a caring, safe and professional environment. The aim is to achieve excellent quality across every aspect of educational provision, with the ultimate goal being the success of every student.
Our Wimbledon Language School is only 20 minutes from the centre of London by underground or main line train. Our new school, Nelson House, is located close to Wimbledon centre, and 10 minutes walk from Wimbledon Broadway and London Transport links.
Learn English in Wimbledon and enjoy the experience of learning in this famous and fashionable London suburb. Our school has 11 bright and comfortable classrooms, a modern student lounge with widescreen TV and room to relax, a listening centre and computer room with FREE broadband internet with email access.
The school is friendly and personal as our aim is to look after your every need. Not only will you learn English, but you will also be able to experience the culture and history of Wimbledon and London.
What Makes Us Different?
Why choose CES?
Our Services for Students
Your first day
When you arrive at CES on your first day, a member of staff will help you to register. You will then be given a multiple-choice and writing test to help us determine your exact level of English followed be a short oral test with our Director of Studies. A senior member of staff will give you an introductory talk about studying at CES and outline the Social Programme for you. You will receive a welcome letter, information pack and student card, before joining your class after the mid-morning break. Regular meetings with your teacher and our Director of Studies will keep you focused on the areas you need to work on.
CES staff know that self-study is an important part of your progress. All schools have a computer centre with broadband internet and e-mail access. All schools are WiFi enabled. The most up-to-date video, DVD and CD materials are available in our self-access centre, where our centre co-ordinator can help you choose the right materials. There are also listening stations and a self-study library, to guide you through to a higher level.
CES 24/7 Emergency Number
CES offices are open form 09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday.
Outside of these hours our 24/7 emergency number is 0044 208 5435150
General Course Information
CES Wimbledon has a wonderful range of Adult English Language Courses available:
Standard General English Course
The Standard General English Course takes place every morning from Monday to Friday, leaving you free every afternoon to join the Social Programme or study in our Self-Access facilities.
Intensive General English Course
This course is suitable for students who want to maximise on work carried out in the Standard Course.
On our Combination Course, you will follow the Standard Course in the mornings and you will also have two afternoons of individual lessons.
English for Professionals
CES is a dynamic centre of learning in today's ever changing world. Our course designers are very aware of the time constraints of our professional clients. They help the client to tailor a course that will cater for their social and business needs.
Why not let your clients experience more than one destination. CES and Swandean/CES give Agents a unique opportunity to offer clients a chance to study in two countries.
Cambridge Examination Preparation Courses
In today's competitive world it is necessary for job seekers to have the highest qualifications possible. Our examination courses are designed to prepare students for these examinations and allow them to achieve the best possible results.
IELTS Preperation Course
If you plan to go to university in either Ireland or the UK then you need to take the IELTS examination. CES will help you achieve your goal.
General Accommodation Information
Home Stay Accommodation
One of the best ways to learn more about the people of Ireland and England is to choose homestay accommodation. Family life is informal and the people are welcoming, friendly and talkative, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practise your English.
Our homestays are carefully chosen by our Accommodation Officers and all homestays have been visited and approved by us. You will live in a house with a garden in a pleasant suburb close to good public transport. Students travel to and from school by bus or train.
Having chosen a homestay suitable for you, details will be sent and we would suggest you make contact with them to confirm your arrival time. You will have a light breakfast and evening meal in your homestay.
Dinner usually takes place between 6pm and 7pm which allows you to join our evening programme or take part in some of our activities during the long summer evenings.
In CES Wimbledon accommodation is on half board basis.
All students, irrespective of nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, and political beliefs are welcomed to Centre of English Studies. All applications are dealt with on a case by case basis and there may be some very rare circumstances when we feel it is not in the student’s interest to be offered a place in the school. This is extremely rare however. Such circumstances are outlined below. Applications are accepted via post, email, the school website, or in person. All students must complete an application form which includes full personal information, course requested, and any allergies or special requests for the attention of the Accommodation Officer if accommodation is requested. Information regarding nationality and visa status is required from the student. Students with financial sponsorship are required to send proof of sponsorship for an English language course before we can issue enrolment documentation. Any students without financial sponsorship are required to pay a deposit of £100. If a student requests documents to be sent via DHL, a deposit of £165 will be required. The school may decline to accept a student if: we feel we cannot meet the needs of the student on medical or disability grounds, although every attempt will be made to do so. we feel there is a suspicion that the student will not comply with the requirements of their visa status. we feel that a student may pose a risk to the integrity of the UK border. we fell that false documentation has been submitted in support of an application. The above list represents a sample of the reasons why admission may be denied and is not exhaustive.
Terms and Conditions
Note: If a student wishes to return to their home country or take holidays elsewhere during the term of their English Language Programme they are free to do so, but no credit will be given for missed study time.
Fees include: • Tuition. • Assessment test at the beginning of the course. • Individual Report • Use of Listening Centre/Multimedia Centre for private study. • Self-Access, Listening and Interactive Technology Centre. E-mail Facilities.
Full payment of fees is due 2 weeks prior to the starting date.
If you have Special Dietary Requirements
CES reserves the right to impose a surcharge where requests for special dietary requirements are made. Counselling And Welfare CES have a full-time Accommodation Officer in all our schools to look after students' welfare and deal with any problems or worries that you may have.
The school is open throughout the year, with the exception of two weeks at Christmas. Please see our price list for course dates and national holidays.
The school will be closed on the following days: 2nd January, 6th and 9th April, 7th May, 4th and 5th June, 27th August. Class finishes 21st December. Office closed 21st December 2012 – 2nd January 2013.
Accreditations and Memberships
Accredited by: British Council, ALTO - Association of Language Travel Organisations, Private Further Education, EAQUALS
Member of: English UK, EAQUALS - full membership, ALTO, International Association of Language Centres (IALC)
UK Border Agency licensed sponsor under Tier 4 of the points-based system: Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS)