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Standard General English Course


The Standard General English Course takes place all year round. 

Lessons are held every morning from Monday to Friday:

09.30 – 13.00 in the UK

09.00 – 13.00 in Ireland

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.

Students are then free in the afternoons to join our exciting social programme, use the self-access facilities, or to explore the rich history and culture of Ireland and the UK.

Levels available: Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2),  Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1). 

Proficiency (C2) and Beginner (A1-) available at certain times. Please contact us for further information.

The minimum age is 16 and there is a maximum of 14 students per class.

A Standard English course is 20 lessons (15 hours) per week in the UK and 20 hours in Ireland.

1 lesson in the UK = 45 minutes
1 lesson in Ireland = 55 minutes

Course Timetable

School Lessons Time Day
Dublin 20 9.00 - 13.00 Monday - Friday
London 20 9.30 - 13.00 Monday - Friday
Oxford 20 9.30 - 13.00 Monday - Friday
Edinburgh 20 9.30 - 13.00 Monday - Friday
Leeds 20 9.30 - 13.00 Monday - Friday
Worthing 20 9.30 - 13.00 Monday - Friday
Harrogate 20 9.30 - 13.00 Monday - Friday



There are eight levels in the General English Program at CES Toronto. Each level has 12 weeks of curriculum, but students may progress faster. You will receive a level outline on the first day of classes that explains all the topics you will be learning in the level.

ENTRANCE LEVEL : no minimum level required

PM ELECTIVES-Sample Courses
  • Listening and Natural Pronunciation
  • Debates and Public Speaking
  • Media + Communications: Photography

2019 Start Dates : Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6, June 3, July 2, July 29, Aug 26, Sept 23, Oct 21,Nov 18, Dec 16
* The school recommends starting the first day of class but offers flexibility to start other dates.

Download Toronto School's Course Overview Here 


20 Lessons Monday-Friday
1st Morning Session 8:45 AM – 10:25 AM
Break 10:25 AM – 10:40 AM
2nd Morning Session 10:40 AM – 12:20 PM
25 Lessons Monday-Thursday
Elective 1* 1:05 PM– 2:10PM
30 Lessons Monday-Thursday
Break 2:10 PM- 2:25 PM
Elective 2* 2:25 PM-3:30 PM

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