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General English Courses

The main focus of our General English courses is on helping you improve your communication skills. These courses have a particular emphasis on speaking, although you will also develop your reading, writing and listening at the same time. Our experienced academic team have used the latest teaching resources and techniques to plan the curriculum for your course, and so you will improve your English rapidly whilst enjoying the experience of learning a new language. Courses start every Monday, and each lesson is 60 minutes long. We offer a variety of flexible study options to satisfy your learning objectives.

 

10% Autumn Discount!

 

*This applies for full time courses of 1 to 20 weeks.

 

Day Time Hours per Week Time Days 1 Week
(€)
4 Weeks
(€)
8 Weeks
(€)
12 Weeks
(€)
General English Morning 15 9.45 - 13.00 Mon - Fri 140 125 560 485 1040 935 15201370
General English Afternoon 15

14.30 - 17.45

Mon - Fri 110 100
440 395 820 740 1200 1080
General English Plus Morning 20

9.45 - 14.20

Mon - Fri 185 165
740 660 1440 1295 2140 1925
General English Plus Afternoon 20

13.20 - 17.45

Mon - Fri 155 140
620 560 1200 1080 1780 1600
General English Intensive 30 9.45 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.45 Mon - Fri 225 205
900 810 1700 1530 2500 2250
General English 9 9 9.45 - 13.00 or 14.30 - 17.45 Mon + Wed + Fri 75 280 560 750
General English 6 6 9.45 - 13.00 or 14.30 - 17.45 Tues + Thurs 60 220 440 600

 

Full Price List

Course Guide:

  • GE15 Hours per week

    Students on this course will be studying the four main skills of language – reading, writing speaking and listening – along with developing their grammar and vocabulary. The focus of all of our GE15 courses is to develop your communicative abilities and to activate your existing knowledge of English. Lessons are generally based on everyday topics and are active, task-based and relevant to daily life. Students have the choice of studying in the morning (GEM15) or the afternoon (GEA15). Students can start on a GE15 course every week.

    Who should take this course? GE15 is the best choice for students who want to combine learning English with exploring London or Dublin.

  • GE20 Hours per week

    General English 20 is our most popular course, as it allows students to combine GE15 with an elective class. Students have the choice of taking GE20 in the morning or the afternoon. We have a variety of elective classes running throughout the year, including ‘international communication’, ‘working in English’, ‘living in Ireland’, and ‘writing skills’. In all of these elective classes students develop their skills through debates and discussions, role plays, and class projects. Students can start the GE20 course every Monday.

    Who should take this course? GE20 is ideal for students who need to put an extra focus on their speaking skills for work, study or travel.

  • GE30 Hours per week

    Students who take GE30 will be placed into classes in the morning and the afternoon, every day, and will study for a total of 30 hours per week. The GE30 syllabus has been carefully designed to ensure that students on this course are studying as wide a range of topics and language as possible. Students can start on a GE30 course every week.

    Who should take this course? GE30 is ideal for students who want to maximise their learning while abroad.

 

What is your level of English?

 

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The Delfin Placement Tests consists of an assesment of your writing and speaking, and a grammar/vocabulary test. You will have taken your grammar/ vocabulary test before you arrive at the school, and will take your writing and speaking tests on your first day at school. We will use the results from all of these assessments to determine your level of English and to put you into the correct class.

Levels

Your level will be determined using The Council of Europe global scale of levels. Our levels are described as follows:

A1- Elementary

You can understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases in a simple way. You can introduce yourself and others and ask and answer simple personal questions. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and helps.

A2- Pre- Intermediate

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions on areas of immediate revelance. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks on familiar matters. You can describe your background and immediate environment needs in simple terms.

B1- Intermediate

You can understand the main points of clear input on familiar matters that you regularly encounter. You can produce simple connected text on familiar topics. You can describe experiences and events and give brief reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2- Upper Intermediate

You can understand the main ideas of complex text, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with fluency and spontaneity, making regular interaction with native speakers possible without any strain.

C1- Advanced

You can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without searching for expressions. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well structured, detailed text on complex subjects.

General English Lessons

You will either be on a GE15 course (15 General English lessons per week), a GE20 course (15 General English Lessons amd 5 conversation lessons) or a GE30 course (30 General English lessons per week). In your General English lessons you will study:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Pronounciation

 

Please contact us for details of our other English courses.

 

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