Center of English Studies

CES (Centre of English Studies) – Leeds

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.

Leeds is an ideal city to learn English in – big enough to find plenty to do, small enough to never lose your way.

CES Leeds is located in the very centre of Leeds in its own beautiful Georgian building. The school has been completely refurbished to the absolute highest standards.

CES Leeds facilities

  • 10 classrooms in winter – 20 classrooms in summer (external to main adult school)
  • Flat TV screens in all classrooms
  • Computers in all classrooms
  • Average class size of 10
  • Free Self-Access 3 hours a week
  • CES online free for all students
  • DVD library and graded readers
  • Computer room with 12 Chromeboxes
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
  • Student common room with vending machines, student fridge and microwave
  • Official Trinity Exam Centre
  • Official IELTS Test Centre
  • In peak sessions, we may use external classrooms at Aspire and University Centre at Leeds City College.
Standard English Course
Standard English Course This is the most popular course in all CES schools. The Standard General English Course takes place every morning from Monday to Friday, leaving you free to join the Social Programme or study on our CES Online e-learning platform and in our Self- Access facilities every afternoon. Your morning lessons are divided into two parts, usually taught by two different teachers. Lessons concentrate on building your knowledge of the language, focusing primarily on helping you increase your vocabulary and improving your grammar so that you attain the levels of accuracy you require. Lessons also work on improving your overall communicative proficiency and fluency, focusing on the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition to this, you will work on specific pronunciation difficulties and expand the range of language you use in real-life situations.
Combination Course
Combination Course On our Combination Course, you will follow the Standard Course in the mornings and have two afternoons of private individual lessons. These are designed to meet your individual requirements and give you the perfect opportunity to work on specific language areas of your choice with your own teacher. In advance of your course or during your first individual lesson, you will complete a Needs Analysis form with your teacher, in which you can identify particular areas to work on. This helps your teacher to plan your programme according to your learning needs and ensures you get the maximum benefit from your lessons.
General English with Business
General English with Business This option is designed for students who wish to improve their communicative proficiency in a business environment. Students follow the same programme as the Standard Course in the mornings. You will also have afternoon classes focussing primarily on the specialized language of Business English in the following areas:
  • Meetings and negotiations
  • Socializing and travel
  • Oral and written presentations
  • Analyzing figures and describing trends
  • Sales/Marketing/Advertising
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Written communication
Multi-Destination Course
Multi-Destination Course Experience more than one of our fantastic locations? CES gives you the unique opportunity to study in different countries and in any of our centres. This course gives you the opportunity to live in both the UK and Ireland and learn more about the culture, history and social life of these fantastic locations. Come and study in our Wimbledon school and experience one of the greatest cities in the world, London. Then come over to our Dublin centre for the next part of your programme to enjoy the famous Irish hospitality and visit some of the most breath-taking natural attractions in the world. Or why not start in Worthing on the sunny south coast of England and then make your way to the city in the heart of northern England, Leeds? You can also take in the University City of Oxford, the beautiful Spa Town of Harrogate and the culturally rich city of Edinburgh. You can divide your stay as you wish and can start your course in either England, Scotland or Ireland – the choice is yours! Students can take the Standard or Intensive course or even a mixture of both.
English for Professionals (One to One)
English for Professionals (One to One) CES has vast experience in delivering courses for professionals and managers across a broad range of business contexts. You will receive one-to-one tuition in language suitable to your profession and the social interaction you will encounter, giving you the confidence and vocabulary necessary for clear communication in the modern business world. Executive Courses Our Executive Courses are designed for business people, managers and professionals who wish to make the maximum amount of progress in the shortest possible time. Each course is designed to meet the specific needs and objectives of the participants. Clients return a completed Language Needs Analysis questionnaire to CES in advance to help us prepare the most effective course for your requirements. Your teacher will discuss the details of your course with you again and you will have the opportunity to change the emphasis and content as you progress. These courses are available for both individuals and groups. Please contact [email protected] to discuss your programme or requirements. Medical Personnel Topics include: attending international conferences, delivering speeches or medical papers to a conference, meetings and interviews and specific vocabulary and phrases for doctors and nurses. Aviation Personnel For a profession that requires correct terminology and clear communication at all times, CES can provide vocabulary and speaking lessons for air traffic controllers, pilots and airport managers.
Intensive English Course
Intensive English Course On the Intensive English Course, you will follow the same programme as the Standard Course in the mornings. You will also have afternoon classes, in which you will have the opportunity to improve your communicative proficiency through discussions, role-plays and topical debates. Our modern teaching methods and use of supplementary materials give you the best opportunity to build your language skills and maximize the benefits of the time you spend with us.
Standard Course + IELTS preparation
Standard Course + IELTS preparation The General English and IELTS Preparation Course takes place all year round, from Monday to Friday. Morning lessons follow the same programme as the Standard Course. There are three afternoons a week of IELTS preparation lessons. This course focuses on improving students’ English, as well as on developing their exam techniques. At the end of each week, students will be given a progress test. They will also have the opportunity to sit an IELTS exam during the last week of the course (exam must be booked separately.)
Cactus Foreign Language Classes
Cactus Foreign Language Classes Evening Courses with Cactus and CES Leeds Cactus is a leading provider of foreign language courses and has partnered with CES Leeds to run 10-week evening courses in Leeds. Course details: ● Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German ● Levels: Beginner to Advanced ● Start dates: January, April, July & October ● Classes: One 2-hour class on one evening each week for 10 weeks (20 hours total) ● Class size: Min 4 / max 12 students Ideal for: Long-term learning and those who want to learn the basics or brush up on an existing language before a holiday. Courses are taught by fully qualified, native speaker teachers who focus on practical language for use outside the classroom. Classes are lively, fun and engaging, employing a variety of teaching methods to practise the main language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Above all they are social, and you are guaranteed to meet like-minded people and leave the classroom feeling confident and inspired!

Homestay and Private Home Accommodation

One of the best ways to learn more about the people of England is to choose homestay/private home accommodation.

A homestay is a home that can accept up to 4 guests. The hosts treat students as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas. In homestays, you can expect to live with students of different nationalities (if you have not requested otherwise). Family life is informal and the people are welcoming, friendly and talkative, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practise your English.

Private home accommodation is accommodation in a private home for adult students (over 16 students) that can accept more than four students. There may be less direct contact with the host(s) as a consequence. Private home accommodation is not suitable for the under-16s. In private homes, you can expect to meet a number of other students of different nationalities.

CES is able to offer our students in Leeds a large selection of homestay/private home accommodation. Homestay/private home accommodation includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Average travel time from homestays/private homes and to the school is 30-45 minutes by public transport.

Residential Accommodation

1.Campus Living Village: a limited availability year-round.

CES has 2 dedicated self-catering flats year-round that have a kitchen-diner and have 5 separate lockable bedrooms, each with a large bed and en-suite shower/toilet. Campus Living Village has laundry facilities, reception and 24 security, and fast Wi-Fi throughout the building. Bed linen and essential kitchen utensils are provided.

Campus Living Village is located on Burley Road a 12-minute walk away from the busy Leeds city centre but it also boasts excellent transport links there, so you’ve no excuses to get to class on time!

2.Liberty Park: unlimited availability in July and August only

CES has unlimited access to flats at Liberty Park in July and August. Each flat is self-catering and shares a kitchen-diner and has 6 separate lockable bedrooms, each with a large bed and en-suite shower/toilet. Liberty Park has laundry facilities, reception and 24 security, and fast Wi-Fi throughout the building. Bed linen and essential kitchen utensils are provided.

This Liberty Park is only 7 minutes’ walk from the school and an easy walking distance from the city centre and all the city’s nightlife hot spots and restaurants.