Study English at Centre of English Studies (CES)
Centre of English Studies (CES) has three year round English language
schools based in Dublin, London and Worthing. CES offers the full range
of English language courses for both Adult and Junior students.
Established in 1979, CES/Swandean School of English has over 27 years
experience and is one of the leading English language schools in Europe.
During this time we have gained an international reputation for the care
and attention that all of our clients receive. Over the last 30 years
CES/Swandean has helped thousands of students from the four corners of
the world improve their English language skills and abilities by helping
them to achieve their language passport to their future. We offer a
wide range of professional English language courses in a warm, friendly
and caring atmosphere.
CES/Swandean has welcomed learners from over 55 countries and from all
cultures. Many students come back to study with us several times - the
majority have been referred to us by their friends and family who have
previously attended one of our courses. This undoubtedly confirms the
very high standard of our programmes and services.
Our courses and programmes are very carefully designed to meet the needs
of the modern learner. We are acutely aware that a good knowledge of
English is essential in today's business and academic world. During
your stay with us you will have the opportunity to practise your
language skills in the school, in shops, in your homestay and with
students of many different nationalities.
CES/Swandean has three year round schools in Ireland and England.
Our DUBLIN school is located in the very heart of Dublin
on the same street as Trinity College and Dublin Castle. We have two
prestigious buildings within two minutes walk of each other and a
short stroll will take you to the cobbled quadrangle
of Trinity College or the Georgian splendour of Dublin Castle. The schools are surrounded by all of the best shops,
restaurants and cultural attractions.
Both teaching centres are imposing buildings within the boundaries of
medieval Dublin. Dame Court has been renovated to the highest of
international standards and its strong bright colours make the
classrooms and leisure areas fresh and vibrant, allowing you to feel
relaxed and comfortable at all times.
We have a total of 25 pristine classrooms, all with facilities for tape
recorders, TV and video. Our multi media centre has the most up-to-date
technology and software with free broadband Internet access, WiFi and
personal laptop access points. A listening centre and self-access study
library are available and a teacher is on duty every afternoon for
advice and guidance on additional study. We can also help you prepare
for an exam in your own country.
We at CES/Swandean know that a comfortable
environment and caring staff are essential to effective language
Our reception area in the entrance hall doubles as a booking office for
tours and activities and students are encouraged to join in the visits
and in the fun don t make the mistake of missing out on what CES/Swandean
and Dublin have to offer!
Our basement area has a cafeteria that provides light snacks and
drinks. It is the ideal environment to stay and chat to friends after a
busy day and our leisure area with plasma screen TV provides up-to-date
news throughout the day plus a movie every afternoon.
Our academic team is here to help and guide you for the duration of your
stay with us.
The School Manager and Director of Studies are easily accessible to our
clients so it is easy to make an appointment if you have any learning
worries or need any study advice.
CES/Swandean Schools of English take great pride in the high quality and
motivation of our academic team. The Director of Studies, in each
school, is available to give you advice and help during your course and
after you return home.
All our teachers are TEFL-qualified university graduates with CELTA or
above in the UK. Our trainers have extensive experience of teaching
multinational classes and dealing with the learning difficulties and
demands of students from many different cultural backgrounds. We have a
policy of continuous in-service training to keep our staff at the
forefront of English language training.
Our teachers are chosen not only for their qualifications and experience
but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to
make language-learning fun.
Your first day
When you arrive at CES/Swandean on your first day, a member of staff
will help you register, then you take a multiple-choice and writing test
to help us determine your exact level of English followed by a short
oral test with our Director of Studies. A senior member of staff will
give you an introductory talk about studying at CES/Swandean 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.
Self-access study is an important part of our programme so all schools
have a multi media centre with broadband Internet and e-mail access.
The most up-to-date video, DVD and cassette 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.
Highly effective learning technology
Most CES and Swandean/CES Schools are equipped with a dedicated
multimedia centre where you can work on your language needs, improve
your pronunciation, sharpen your listening and work on examination
offer a wide range of courses for adults throughout the year. You can
choose either group or individual classes, at six different levels from
Beginners to Advanced. There are progress tests for all students, and
long stay students receive a personal report each month. Whether you
require English for professional, academic or social purposes, CES/Swandean
has a course to meet your needs.
Standard Course 20 hours tuition per week
Intensive Course 26 hours tuition per week
Combination Course Standard Course + 5 hours
Individual Tuition per week
Executive and Professional Courses
IELTS Preparation Course
Cambridge Examination Preparation Courses
Teacher Training Courses Comenius recognised
Summer Standard Course with options Conversation
Business English or
Anglo Irish Literature
Junior English Language and Activity Course
Junior English Language and Golf Programme
Junior Winter Stage Programme (Groups only)
High School Programmes
CES Social and Cultural Programme:
CES offer a very wide and varied programme of tours
and visits during the winter months. There are movies on daily in the
CES cinema and we also have three afternoon visits per week as well as
one evening activity that include visits to pubs with live traditional
During the summer months the Social Programme takes
on a new look as we have 5+ different afternoon activities (sports,
visits and tours) and 1 evening activity per day Monday to Thursday! We
also arrange full day tours every Saturday and every second Saturday we
arrange weekend trips to Galway!
Out team of social co-ordinators or Yellow Shirts
will ensure that you enjoy the many activities CES organise.
One of the best ways to improve your English is by
taking homestay accommodation. Our homestays are all visited and
checked by our Accommodation Officers and are chosen for their
friendliness and the warm welcome that each student is given. Homestays
are located close to our schools and to public transport links.
We will send you details of your homestay and you
must make contact with the office and your homestay to confirm your
flight number and time of arrival. You will have breakfast and evening
meal in your home from Monday to Friday and all your meals at the
weekends. It is advisable to bring your own towels and toiletries.
Breakfast is a light meal consisting of
juice, cereal, toast or brown bread. Dinner usually consists of soup,
main dish of meat or fish and dessert. The main evening meal takes place
between 6pm and 7pm, which allows you to join our evening programme or
to take part in some sporting activity during the long summer evenings.
We can also arrange accommodation in:
Self Catering University Residence
Self Catering University Apartments
Bed and Breakfast
1 or 2 bed luxury apartment
Centre of English Studies
31 Dame Street