Intensive General English

Accelerate your English Language learning

Our Intensive English Course is designed to help you learn English on an immersive programme that maximises classroom time with continuous focus on improving your overall communicative skills and fluency. In Ireland, you’ll take classes from 09:00 - 13:00 (Monday - Friday) and from 14:00 - 16:00 Tuesdays - Thursdays.  In the UK, the lessons are from 09:30 - 13:00, Monday to Friday and 14:00 - 16:30, Tuesdays -Thursdays.  In Canada, the Intensive programme is from 09:00 -  12:15, Monday to Friday and 13:00 - 14:00, Monday to Thursday. 

Every afternoon, you have the chance to improve your language skills even further with carefully developed extra afternoon classes.

CES Dublin Adult Class

Key Info

Details may vary between course location

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From €370 p/w
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Minimum Level
Elementary (A2)
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Start Date
Every Monday
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Minimum Age
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Lessons Per Week
26 (Ireland), 30 (UK) and 25 in Canada
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Average Class Size
12 (Max. 14)

Course Details

In the morning lessons, you’ll build your knowledge of the language, focusing on increasing your vocabulary and improving your grammar so that you reach the levels of accuracy you need. You will also work on your pronunciation and explore how you can use the language in real-life situations, outside the classroom. Afternoon classes will introduce new learning tools like discussions, role plays, video work and listening exercises.  You may also have the chance to study for an exam like IELTS, Cambridge, or FCE - and practice key exam skills.  In addition, the Business English option, where available, will help you improve your language skills for work.

What you need to know

Designed for beginner-advanced level students, you will take 26 lessons per week (Ireland), 30 in the UK and 25 lessons per week in Canada. In the mornings, these will be from 09:00 - 13:00 (Ireland), 09:30 - 13:00 (UK) and 09:00 - 12:15 (Canada),  with each lesson lasting 45-55 minutes. This programme also includes afternoon lessons, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (14.00 -16.00 in Ireland, 14:00 - 16:30 in the UK),  and 13:00 - 14:00 in Canada (Monday to Thursday).



When can I start my course?

You can begin your Standard, Intensive and IELTS Prep courses every Monday morning. If you are taking Cambridge, IELTS Express, Business English and Teacher Training courses, these will have specific start dates and times during the year which they run.

What are the Class times?

In Dublin, your classes run Monday to Friday, starting at 09:00 and ending at 13:00. Classes break at 11:00 for 20 minutes until 11.20.

If you are taking the Intensive Course, afternoon classes start at 14:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, finishing at 16:00.

In the UK, your classes run Monday to Friday, starting at 09:30 and ending at 13:00. Classes break at 11:00 for 30 minutes until 11:30.

If you are taking the Intensive Course, afternoon classes start at 14:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, finishing at 16:30.

In Canada, the Standard courses run from 09:00 – 12:15, Monday to Friday.  Intensive lessons are from 09:00 – 14:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 – 12:15 on Fridays.  Super Intensive classes run from 09:00 – 15:15, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 – 12:15 on Fridays.

What time does the school building open?

Our school buildings open at 08:30 Monday to Friday and are not open at the weekend.

Will the classes follow a textbook?

Your lessons are developed by our academic team and are designed specifically to meet your needs. Every week, a programme will be posted up in your classrooms so that you will be aware of that week’s learning goals.

Your coursebook will be added to your invoice at the time of booking and you can collect the textbook at the school reception.  It will be used to provide structure for the lessons.

How will you decide which class I will be placed into?

A level test will be sent to you in advance of your arrival.  This will assess your grammar, writing and speaking skills and is used by our academic teams to place you in the most appropriate class.

Will I be able to move up or down levels during my stay?

We offer a system of continuous assessment during your study and at the end of each week our academic team will discuss which students should move to a different level in order to maximise their language experience.

If you feel you are in the wrong level, speak to your class teacher or to the Director of Studies.

Accommodation Options
CES Toronto Homestay


We carefully choose people and families to host hundreds of students every year. You’ll get to share meals with your host in their home while practising your English in a fun and relaxed setting.

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CES Toronto Residence - Casa Canada


If you need self-catering student accommodation, we can offer you many options, dependent on availability, in Dublin, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Leeds and Worthing.

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Social Programmes

Enjoy life in your new home city just like the locals do. Our Social and Cultural Programme is a great way to improve your English, get to know your classmates, and truly experience and understand your new culture. From museum visits to sports afternoons and everything in-between, you’ll be kept busy.

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Hear from our Students
Dmitrii Iastsenko

"I want to express special thanks to Billy and Molly - you are the best teachers! Thank you for everything @cesschools and to my classmates from around the world!"

Dmitrii Iastsenko, Russia

Sultn, Saudi Arabia

“When you join CES, you will notice your improvement in the language day after day. They are very friendly and cooperative here."

Sultn, Saudi Arabia

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