Center of English Studies

CES (Centre of English Studies) – Toronto

Founded in 1979, CES has over 40 years of experience teaching the English language to students from all over the world. CES is one of Europe’s most respected language schools. He received the Star Language School of Europe and Language Travel Magazine awards for 5 years in a row.

CES Toronto is located 30 minutes from CN Tower. It offers General English, Intensive English, Business English, IELTS Preparation, Cambridge exam preparation courses. CES Toronto has free internet, study areas and student lounges. CES Toronto is the official IELTS and Cambridge Exams testing center.

CES Toronto facilities

  • 27 Grade
  • 3 student halls
  • billiards table
  • Ping pong room
  • 1 mobile laptop lab
  • 1 mobile tablet lab
  • 1 computer lab: 48 terminals in total
  • Free internet access and wireless network
  • 24 Microwaves, 2 student refrigerators, snack machines
Semi Intensive Programs
Semi-Intensive Programs It is designed as 20 lessons per week, the lesson hours are generally 4 hours a day, and lessons can be taken before noon in general. Semi-intensive programs of General English allow students to extend their education over the long term and to devote more time to social activities during their education. It is the type of program preferred by students who want to practice their English knowledge.
Intensive Programs
Intensive Programs The weekly course hours are designed as 25, 35. The daily course hours of the programs vary between 5 and 7. Intensive English is the ideal program for students who start English at a basic level, summer school students, students who want to take elective courses such as General English, Business English, and exam preparation.
Super Intensive Programs
Super Intensive Programs The daily class hours of the programs, which are designed as 30 or 35 hours per week, vary between 5 and 7 and the courses are offered on a full day. Intensive English is the ideal program for students who start English at a basic level, summer school students, students who want to take elective courses such as General English, Business English, and exam preparation.
General English
General English The CES Toronto General English 30 years+ program gives students the same great English communication and grammar training, but with methodology and topics specifically adapted to suit the needs and interests of students 30 years and older. The core curriculum combines targeted lessons to explain grammar and practice it in a communicative manner through dialogues and conversations relevant to the age group.
  • Meeting People and Networking
  • Family and Relationships
  • Jobs and Careers
  • Global Issues
  • Travel and Tourism
Business English
Business English Students follow the Standard Course in the morning and take Business English lessons three afternoons a week. Business English lessons are designed for students who want to improve their communicative competence in a business environment. Lessons can be tailored to the needs of a particular student group and focus primarily on the specialized language of Business English. Please note that this course is only offered when at least 8 of our students are booked. The minimum age is 16 and there is a maximum of 14 students per class.
Ielts Preparation Program
IELTS Preparation Program The CES Toronto IELTS preparation program is specifically designed to prepare students wishing to take the Academic or General Education IELTS exam. Students develop four skills tested in the IELTS test; listening, writing, reading and speaking. Practice tests are done frequently.
English for Academic Purposes and Pathway Course
English for Academic Purposes and Pathway Course Academic success is more than language skills. Our newly expanded English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) at CES Toronto goes beyond listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students also develop essential study skills and interpersonal strengths. At the end of the 12-week course, students will learn about strong academic language skills and college and university culture. Our innovative EAP course is uniquely designed to support students with the diverse skills required for success. Course Description: This course prepares students for the skills and strategies they need to move onto college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students are encouraged to develop independence in a variety of academic tasks. They will attend seminars, lead classroom workshops; reading and interpreting various academic texts; takes effective notes during lectures and in-class discussions; writes essays, narratives and reports; and will be able to effectively apply a variety of learning strategies and research skills. Students will develop their ability to respond critically to written and media texts such as press reports. Students will learn about academic culture, time management, academic integrity and cooperative learning as part of successful post-secondary experience. Morning Lessons 8:45 - 12:20 Through an integrated language skills approach, students will read a series of academic papers and research-based reports that focus on improving note-taking and pre-writing strategies and editing skills. They will also conduct academic speaking and listening exercises that include formal presentations, seminar discussions, and learning, learning to communicate effectively with professors and peers. Critical thinking and academic vocabulary are included in each study unit. Afternoon Classes 13:05 - 15:30 Through case studies, project-based assignments, and collaborative learning, students learn about academic culture and personal success strategies in post-secondary education. Topics covered:
  • Academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism
  • Stress reduction and time management
  • Student Rights and responsibilities
  • Online learning and communication
  • Research skills
  • Working effectively in groups
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
A wide variety of teaching and learning approaches are used to support student success. These:
  • project-based learning
  • cooperative learning in groups
  • lessons with active listening exercises
  • close examination of sample texts (student essays, reports)
  • online learning components for independent study
  • oral presentations and guest speakers from colleges and  universities academic portfolios
Parent and Child Program
Parent and Child Program Learn English with your kids in the beautiful city of Toronto! The CES-Toronto Parent and Child program offers families the opportunity to travel, learn and experience Toronto together! This package comes in 2-8 week options and includes 20 hours of English lessons per week at CES Toronto This package comes in 2-8 week options and is 20 lessons per week for parents at CES Toronto, and 15 lessons per week at one location on the University of Toronto St George campus, usually from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm off-site for children. Parents and children will stay with the same family, receive training in age-appropriate programs and have the opportunity to participate in activities together. University of Toronto's St George campus has been outside the Youth Activity Program for over 20 years. It is located a 10-minute walk from CES Toronto. Children are fully supervised by CES staff at the University of Toronto and can be returned to CES Toronto if desired. Parents have the opportunity to participate in some activities with their children/children if desired, for an additional fee.  


Homestay accommodation

Stay with a Canadian family

Private room, bed and table

All homes passed the CES review and approval process

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