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Dublin Language School (Centre of English Studies – CES)

Centre of English Studies (CES) was founded in 1979. One of the first English language schools in Ireland, CES has grown from strength to strength over the last 33 years and has seen more than 40,000 students from over 55 countries. Whether it be for a Standard General English course, English for Specific purposes or an exam course to help improve you employment chances CES will have the course for you.

In 2007 CES was voted ‘Star English Language School’ in Europe with 4 or less centres by the Language Travel Magazine. CES is the only school in Dublin to have ever been given or even nominated for this award. CES was also nominated for these awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and 2011, making CES the only school in Ireland to have been nominated for this award 5 years in a row. CES was a founder member of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) and is accredited by ACELS and EAQUALS.

CES is now also an IELTS Test centre. School offers twice monthly tests as well as monthly courses. CES Dublin has just been made a full IALC (International Association of Language Centres) school (September 2012). CES Dublin is also a member of Dublin Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the Small Firms Association of Ireland.

CES is located in the very heart of Dublin city on the same street as Trinity College and Dublin Castle. School has two prestigious buildings within 1 minutes’ walk of each other and a short stroll will take you to the cobbled quadrangle of Trinity College or the Georgian splendor of Dublin Castle.

For detailed information on available courses, fees and schedules please contact Prime Study.


Dublin is the capital and most populous city of Ireland. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning “black pool”.
Founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island’s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century; it was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe. Dublin entered a period of stagnation following the Act of Union of 1800, but it remained the economic centre for most of the island. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament, the Oireachtas, was located in Leinster House. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland.
The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of “Alpha-“, placing Dublin among the top 30 cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.