The Combination Course takes place all year round, from
Monday to Friday (09.30-13.00 in the UK and 09.00-13.00 in Ireland).
Morning lessons follow the same programme as the Standard Course.
This course is designed for students who want to improve their overall level of English to communicate more fluently in work, travel and everyday life.
You will work on improving the skills involved with speaking, listening, reading and writing, so that you can improve your comprehension and communicate more freely. You will also work on your linguistic knowledge, increasing your vocabulary and deepening your understanding of the grammar and structure of the language. Courses at CES are communicative and task-based, using a core text book, the most up to date technology and authentic materials.
You will receive expert tuition and ongoing feedback from your teachers in order for you to make rapid and lasting progress. With access to the CES Online Learning Platform, you will be able to plan your studies to make the most of your stay.
There are two afternoons a week of one-to-one lessons, designed to meet the individual requirements of each student.
Prior to the first one-to-one session, students complete a Needs Analysis which helps the teacher to plan the one-to-one lessons according to the student’s specific needs. Teachers then work closely with the student to ensure these needs are being met. All students receive a final report detailing their progress and outlining future areas for attention.
The minimum age is 16 and there is a maximum of 14 students per class.
A combination course is 26.6 lessons (20 hours) per week.
15 hours General English in the mornings and 5 hours one-to-one lessons in the afternoons in the UK and in Ireland 20 hours in the morning and 5 hours one to one lessons.
1 lesson in the UK = 45 minutes
1 lesson in Ireland = 55 minutes