Founded over 35 years ago, the Centre of English Studies (CES) is one of the best known English language schools in Ireland. CES comprises of two prestigious year-round schools, which are located within one minute’s walk of each other. CES Dublin is the official IELTS Test Centre for Dublin city centre and is also a Pearson PTE Test Centre. The school offers a complete range of courses and programmes for adult and junior students. In summer CES operates 4 junior centres.


CES is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, on the same street as Dublin’s top visitor attractions – Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral and Dublin’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar.


  • 23 classrooms, many of which feature state of the art technology.
  • 2 multimedia centres with the most up-to-date technology and software
  • 25 computers and 15 tablet computers, personal laptop access points
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi access.
  • A dedicated self-access study library
  • Self-access listening centre
  • Guided e-Learning pre, during and post course/CES online and on-the-go.
  • CES café
  • Large student lounge with games area and daily film screenings.
  • 2 rooftop gardens.


  • ACELS (Irish Department of Education)
  • MEI (Marketing English in Ireland)
  • IALC (International Association of Language Centres)
  • EAQUALS (Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services
  • ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)
  • IELTS and Pearson PTE Test Centre


CES Gallery

CES Accommodation


One of the best ways for students to improve their English speaking is to choose homestay accommodation. Family life is informal and the people are welcoming, friendly and talkative, so students will have plenty of opportunities to practise speaking English. All CES homestays are carefully selected and regularly visited by the school’s Accommodation Officers, to ensure consistently high standards. All of the homestays are located close to CES schools or close to public transport links.

Student Residence

CES has three small year-round residences available for use by students who do not wish to stay in homestay:

  • Crestfield
  • Auburn House
  • Baggot Street/City Centre

Students can choose from single en-suite, twin en-suite, double and standard rooms. Each residence has a fully fitted kitchen and communal dining area. All have free Wi-Fi access, as well as satellite television.

CES Dublin’s city centre residence, YWCA, is located on Baggot Street, a 20 minute stroll from the CES schools or a few metres from the bus stop. Both Auburn House and Crestfield are close to public transport links and have a wide choice of buses to take both to and from school.


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CES Social

Social Programme:

CES organises a varied and interesting social and cultural programme for all their students throughout the year. As well as being a great way to improve your English, their social programme includes visits and tours that enable you to see Dublin through the eyes of the local people. CES Dublin has a dedicated team of “Yellow Shirts” responsible for coming up with new and exciting things for you to see and do.

Activities include:

  • An orientation tour on your first day
  • Visits to the museums and art galleries close to your learning centre
  • Visits to areas of historic or natural scenic beauty
  • Movie afternoons
  • History and nature walks
  • Quizzes and games
  • Sports afternoons – football – bowling – baseball
  • Afternoon dance and singing lessons
  • Saturday or full-weekend tours to the most popular historic or tourist sites in Ireland

CES Prices

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Our prices are as varied as the range of options that we offer. The overall cost will depend on the school, course, duration of study and accommodation selected by you. You pay no extra cost for our service and we guarantee that our prices are the same as or less than the prices advertised by the individual schools.

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