A city with a proud sporting history, Leeds is an ideal city to learn English in - big enough to find plenty to do, small enough to never lose your way. Our school is surrounded by some of the best tourist and cultural attractions in England. Leeds has a large student population - meaning the nightlife is exciting, with some of the best clubs in the world!
Leeds is a vibrant, modern city surrounded by spectacular countryside, such as the Yorkshire Dales – a wonderful area to go walking in. Leeds is also a great place from which to visit other famous northern English cities, such as Manchester and Liverpool.
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 & Negotiations
Socialising & Travel
Oral & Written Presentations
Analysing Figures / Describing Trends
Sales / Marketing / Advertising
Understanding Cultural Differences
Oral & Written Communication (telephone, faxes, e-mails etc.)
IELTS preparation course run three afternoons per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (14.00 -16.30).
If you are starting your course at a low level you will be encouraged and carefully 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 Registrar will help you with registration.
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Every week your teachers will plan a scheme of work based on our Curriculum Framework, CEF (Common European Framework) Can-do Statements, the course book and your needs. We focus on all four skills, speaking and listening, reading and writing, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Learning objectives for the week are set and shared with students on Monday morning. These objectives are reviewed again at the end of each week. You will also have regular progress tests to help you review your learning and measure your progress. In addition, you'll have monthly tutorials with your main teacher where you can discuss progress and needs in more detail.
CES' International Junior Summer School combines expect English language training with a full programme of sports, activities and cultural visits. The morning lessons focus on developing the core language skills, with particular emphasis given to speaking and listening. Vocabulary and pronunciation work and integrated into each session. We use role plays, project work, and task- based activities to develop students' communicative skills. Students will be asked to research and give weekly presentations on various aspects of British Culture, myth and legend.
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