Founded in 1979, CES has over 40 years of experience teaching English to students from all over the world. 

In the UK, all teachers hold a Trinity TESOL or Cambridge CELTA qualification as a minimum, and most hold specialist EFL teaching diplomas and degrees. 

In Ireland, all our teachers hold a university degree in addition to an ACELS-recognized teaching qualification, and many specialist EFL teaching qualifications such as DELTA.

At all our schools in Ireland and England, our teachers are chosen not only for their experience, but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and ability to make language learning fun.

All CES schools offer homestay and a wide variety of accommodation options. The academic knowledge, administrative skills and depth of experience of our staff in the UK and Ireland mean that CES can and will offer courses and services that will meet your exact needs.

In 2007, CES was awarded the ‘Star English Language School in Europe’ with four centers or less, and we were nominated for the same award every year from 2008 to 2011. CES is the only school to be nominated for this award 5 years in a row. ! CES is recognized and accredited by the British Council in the UK and ACELS (Irish Ministry of Education) in Ireland. CES Ireland is also a founding member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI).

CES is also proud that several of our year-round schools are full EAQUALS members. CES Dublin is also an official IELTS Test Center and a PEARSON test centre. CES Leeds and Harrogate is an official IELTS Exam Centre.


  • 3 centrally located teaching centers
  • 33 classrooms
  • Computer room
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
  • Guided E-Learning before / during and after the course / online and on the go CES
  • Cafe
  • 2 roof gardens
  • 2 private self-catering dorms available year-round for CES students only
  • Half-board accommodation in the city center for 1 year, only 20 minutes’ walk from the school
  • 2 city center self-catering residences in summer
  • Great homestay options
  • maintenance personnel
  • Great and experienced teaching team
  • 24 hour emergency hotline
  • Trinity Exam Center