Work & Study – general English
Adult Courses

Work & Study – general English

Work & Study – general English

General English classes at Active Language Learning are offered to students of all levels (from Beginners to Proficiency) and are designed to improve fluency in order to allow the learner to communicate fluently in the target language. Our General English courses also prepare students to study/work through the medium of English.

26 weeks study & 8 weeks Holidays Work and Study English Visa

15 hours group tuition per week morning or afternoon classes + 2 hours conversation classes per week


Class levels follow the scale set by the Common European Framework (CEF: A0-C2). Upon arrival students take a level placement test and are also given an oral interview. They are then placed in a class with others of their level. The syllabus has a 12 week cycle in which a core text book is followed for a part of the class. Supplementary materials are widely used, with particular focus on Irish and authentic materials. Authentic listening material, e.g. from television, internet or radio, is encouraged in class. Language practice is in context and emphasis is placed on communicative ability.

We focus on student-centred learning and employ methodologies which promote communication and practical language usage such as TBL (Task-based Learning), CLT (Communicative Language Teaching), Lexical and Functional theories.

Not included in price:

Textbooks approx. €35.00
Extra expenses for Tours
Airport Transfer (€75.00 one way & €120 return)
Travel Insurance
Medical Insurance (€130)
Examination Fees
Commuter Ticket

Terms & Conditions:

€200 Deposit (non refundable)
€70 Accommodation Administration fee (non refundable)
Agent / Student to cover all Bank Charges
A cancellation fee of €200 applies for course cancelled within 1 week of commencement
All fees paid before course commencement
Executive host family to be booked 2 months in advance
No refund after course commencement
ALL to provide student welfare guidelines


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