The Standard General English Course takes place all year round.
Lessons are held every morning, from Monday to Friday (09.30 – 13.00 in the UK and 09.00-13.00 in Ireland). 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.
Students will work on improving the skills involved with speaking, listening, reading and writing, so that they can improve their comprehension and communicate more freely. They will work on their linguistic knowledge, increasing their vocabulary and deepening their understanding of the grammar and structure of the language. Courses at CES are communicative and task-based, using the most up to date technology and authentic materials.
Students are then free in the afternoons to join our exciting social programme, use the self-access facilities, or to explore the rich history and culture of Ireland and the UK.
Levels available: Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1).
The minimum age is 16 and there is a maximum of 14 students per class.
A Standard English course is 20 lessons (15 hours) per week in the UK and 20 hours in Ireland.
1 lesson in the UK = 45 minutes
1 lesson in Ireland = 55 minutes
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