Standard IELTS Preparation

Enhance your English Language Skills and get ready for your IELTS on one course

With our Standard IELTS Preparation Course, you get high-quality teaching and real-life local experience.  Every weekday morning, you’ll take General English classes from 09:00 – 13:00, Monday to Friday.  You’ll learn the key tasks and topic areas that come up on the IELTS Test. For the remaining afternoons, our fun-filled social programme will give you a real flavour of local life and culture

Oxford Cambridge course

Key Info

Details may vary between course location

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From €310 p/w
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Minimum Level
Upper Intermediate (B2)
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Start Date
Every Monday
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Minimum Age
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Lessons Per Week
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Average Class Size
12 (Max. 14)

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Course Details

Right from the start, our experienced teachers will help you focus on the four crucial skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For the IELTS Test itself, you will get very familiar with the format of the test and will have the opportunity to practise a range of test-taking strategies within given time limits. At the end of each week, you will sit one part of an IELTS exam, under exam conditions.  Throughout, you’ll get expert tuition and ongoing feedback from your teachers.


What you need to know


Designed for upper intermediate-level students, you will take 20 lessons per week from 09:00 - 13:00 Monday to Friday, with each lesson lasting 55 minutes.  You need to be minimum 16 years of age.


And remember, you can take your IELTS Exam in one of our many test centres. Please visit our test centre websites for Dublin, Leeds, and Toronto if you would like to book your exam with us.


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 General English 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.

IELTS afternoon classes start at 14:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, finishing at 16:00.

In the UK, your General English 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.

IELTS afternoon classes start at 14:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, finishing at 16:30.

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 Junior Program Shared 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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student accommodation


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

“You can receive a unique English education with CES friendly staff and professional instructors. Thanks to Merve and Romo who tried to help us with every problem.”

Sefei Mete - Turkey


“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!”

Dimitrii - Russia

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CES has a dedicated team that will be able to look after all your needs and requirements. Contact us today!