English language course

English Language Course – Advanced

Course Description

We know that the best way to learn a language is in a group setting using authentic and spontaneous speech. That is why our courses are designed to create a safe learning environment that emphasises combining theory and practice. Our course includes excursions to local attractions, allowing you to both practise English and learn more about Irish culture!

By participating in our standard-level course, you will improve your oral and written English, as well as your English comprehension skills. By the end of the course, you will be able to speak English in academic and professional settings, such as at university or at conferences. We recommend this course if you are already proficient in English, but wish to gain experience as well as confidence in speaking in academic settings.

Methodology and specific content are tailored to participants’ profiles, needs and effectiveness.

The course combines theoretical sessions with experiential training focused on participatory and peer learning methods, where participants will practise their skills in group settings. Participants will be provided with practical activities and opportunities to exchange best practices with learners from across Europe.

The schedule also includes cultural activities that will allow participants to explore and experience Irish culture and the vibrant city of Dublin.

Course Content

  • English grammar according to level
  • English vocabulary according to level
  • Writing lab according to level
  • Conversation & pronunciation lab according to level
  • Using multimedia platforms for language learning
  • English practice of all 4 skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Use of English) according to level
  • Focus on Irish culture and traditions
  • Focus on English for business/academic environment (presentations/meetings/academic writing)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Master their comprehension of and fluency in oral and written English for formal, business & academic settings
  • Increase their accuracy in formal and informal English
  • Strengthen English grammar & vocabulary, as well as gain awareness of and avoid common grammatical, vocabulary and stylistic errors
  • Acquire skills to be able to communicate in different settings for different purposes
  • Learn about different methods and tools to help further their language study
  • Learn English vocabulary and structures for professional settings

Assessment and Certificates

Assessment of performance will be through delegate-completed portfolio of work. The final course certification for successful completion is a college-issued “Course Certificate of Completion”, for each module studied. In addition, where applicable, delegates will receive relevant EuroPass certificates.