London is a great place to study English offering lots of interesting things to do. Our school is located in Wimbledon, a perfect location to explore and enjoy one of the most exciting cities in the world, but live in a safe and pleasant environment. While staying in London to improve your English language skills, you can also visit Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, wonderful museums, go shopping on London’s famous Oxford Street, and see plays or musicals in a West End theatre.
Our language school offers a good study, leisure and social facilities and a lively interesting programme all year.
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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.
Your morning lessons are divided into two parts and you will usually be taught by two different teachers.
In the first lesson the teacher concentrates on improving your accuracy, focusing primarily on grammar, reading and writing. The course-book is the basis for much of this lesson, with other resources also used in the class.
The second session concentrates on improving your overall communicative proficiency and fluency, focusing on your listening, speaking and vocabulary and consolidating the first part of the morning. You will also be able to work on specific pronunciation difficulties and improve the language you will use in real-life situations.
In addition, you'll have monthly tutorials with your main teacher where you can discuss progress and needs in more detail.
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.
IELTS is the most widely recognised university entry requirement in Europe. Most universities require a level of between 5.5 and 7.5. Exams take place at an external centre on a regular basis, usually once or twice a month.
Students follow the Standard General English course in the mornings and take the IELTS preparation course three afternoons per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are starting your course at a low level you will be carefully encouraged and monitored in preparation for joining an IELTS Preparation Course. The ideal level for joining this course is intermediate (B1).
Your course will focus on improving your level of English as well as on developing your exam techniques. At the end of each week, you will be given a test, and a complete practice IELTS examination during the last week of the course. If you plan to take the exam while you are studying with CES, the Director of Studies will help you with registration.
Students follow the Standard General English course in the mornings and take the Business option three afternoons per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Business English option is designed for students who wish to improve their communicative proficiency in a business environment. It can be tailored to meet the needs of any particular group of students and focuses primarily on the specialised language of Business English in the following contexts:
Meetings and Negotiations
Socialising and Travel
Oral and Written presentations
Analysing figures/ describing trends
Understanding cultural differences
Oral and written communications (telephone, faxes, e-mails etc.)
This course is intended for non-native English teachers who wish to refresh their own language skills and at the same time examine different teaching methods and approaches.
This course provides opportunities for teachers to discuss and share ideas with colleagues from Europe and beyond.
The sessions involve a variety of workshop, communicative and lecture formats, with 10 hours a week devoted to language usage, awareness and development. A further 10 hours is dedicated to the exploration of eclectic and pragmatic methodologies.
We can also offer a focused primary / secondary course if numbers permit.
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