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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

09.00 – 12.35 in Canada

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, the UK, and Canada

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, 20 hours in Ireland, and 16.67 hours in Canada.

1 lesson in the UK = 45 minutes
1 lesson in Canada = 50 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
Toronto  20  9:00 - 12:35  Monday - Friday 



There are eight levels in the General English Program at CES Toronto. Each level has 8 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

2020 Start Dates : Every Monday 

Download Toronto School's Course Overview Here 


20 Lessons Monday-Friday
1st Morning Session 9:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Break 10:40 AM – 10:55 AM
2nd Morning Session 10:55 AM – 12:35 PM
Lunch Break  12:35 PM - 1:20 PM 

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