The Standard General English and IELTS Course take place all year round, from Monday to Friday (09.30-13.00 in the UK and from 09.00-13.00 in Ireland). Morning lessons follow the same programme as the Standard Course. All morning courses are based on our CES Curriculum Framework Document which has common CEF learning objectives for each level. In addition each course is supported by published an EFL course book and its syllabus. Teachers complement this syllabus.
Course books are sold at the schools at shop prices and students must buy one on their first day. Second hand books may also be available.
Levels available: Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1).
There are three afternoons a week of IELTS preparation lessons Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (14.00 -16.30 in the UK and 14.00-16.00 in Ireland) This course focuses on improving students’ English, as well as on developing their exam techniques. At the end of each week, students will sit one part of an IELTS exam, under exam conditions. The IELTS classes are topic-based and follow coursebook content as well as learner training and exam techniques.
Levels Available: Intermediate (4.0-5.0), Upper-Intermediate (5.0-6.0), Advanced (6.0-7.5)
The minimum age is 16 and there is a maximum of 14 students per class.
An IELTS Preparation course is 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week.15 hours General English in the mornings and 7.5 hours IELTS preparation in the afternoons (Tuesday to Thursday) in the UK and 26 hours in Ireland.
1 lesson in the UK = 45 minutes
1 lesson in Ireland = 55 minutes
The IELTS exam in the UK costs £150-£175 depending on the location.
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