The General English course has been specifically designed to help you hone and develop your English speaking skills needed for everyday life. The General English course also gets you qualified, providing you with a qualification at levels 4, 5, and 6 NFQ Ireland equivalent. With dynamic activities, expert guidance, and continuous feedback, our General English students are guaranteed to make quick and steady progress. Our senior lectures are highly qualified and trained, and can teach students at any level. So no matter if you are a beginner, novice or advanced speaker this is the course for you. Take our course from the classroom or from anywhere in the world. With virtual learning options as well as both morning and evening classes available, our course can work to your schedule.

Our classes prioritise a hands-on approach that allows you to practice and improve your fluency from day one. We focus on the practical side with a task-based approach to learning. This allows you to learn up-to-date topics that will apply to any real-life situation. If you want a practical English course that will: give you a qualification, prepare you for the real world, and give you the ability to speak both confidently and fluently, apply today and don’t delay.

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General English Key Facts

Course duration

40 hours lecture and 20 hours guided self-study 

Entry level

Beginner (NFQ Level 4), Intermediate (NFQ Level 5) and Advanced (NFQ Level 6).

Lesson duration

3 hours per lecture.

Course size

10 students In-classroom and 25 in a Virtual Classroom.

Course Timetable

• Standard course: Monday to Friday morning or evening,
• Intensive course: Monday to Friday morning and afternoon
• Weekend course: Weekends morning

Course fee

NFQ Level 4-5: Standard (10 weeks) = Virtual classroom: €385 and In-classroom: €550

Semi-intensive (4 weeks: Morning/Evening) = Virtual classroom: €424 and In-classroom: €605 

Intensive (2 weeks) =         Virtual classroom: €462 and In-classroom: €660 

NFQ Level 6: Standard (10 weeks) = Virtual classroom: €585 and In-classroom: €750

Semi-intensive (4 weeks) = Virtual classroom: €624 and In-classroom: €805 

Intensive (2 weeks) =         Virtual classroom: €662 and In-classroom: €860 

Early bird registration 10% off.

Early Bird Registration 10% off.

General English Modules

Students will learn to:

    • Understand written text on a variety of contemporary topics.
    • Read and condense large pieces of information.
    • Comprehend large pieces of information in a short amount of time.

Students will learn to:

  • Understand discussions on various topics and identify different speakers’ viewpoints.
  • Follow fast-paced conversations.
  • Comprehend specific pieces of information.

Students will learn to:

  • Present ideas and opinions on a variety of topics.
  • Engage in conversation and take an active part in discussions on various topics.
  • Articulate ideas and opinions in a coherent manner.

Students will learn to:

  • Write detailed descriptions on various topics.
  • Write in a different tone depending on the intended audience.
  • Write using coherent viewpoints with a beginning, middle and end.

Students will also get the opportunity to improve their overall grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary as this course also provides lessons in these areas:

  • Grammar
    • Students will learn how to properly structure sentences.
  • Pronunciation
    • Students will be provided with helpful hints and tips to help them sound more natural.
  • Vocabulary
    • Students will broaden their vocabulary range with lessons focused on: lexical sets, collocations and functional phrases commonly used in business settings.
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