Intensive General English

The International School of English

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Course description

Students looking to improve their General English core skills can take a variety of English language course options with us. Whether you just want to improve your English or use English for working abroad or further study, our full time English courses are right for you.

• You will be able to learn faster by taking part in a group learning environment, which supports each learner’s diverse needs.

• With General English classes you can combine them with an intensive class to prepare for your exam and help you have a better chance of success.

• Your competence in Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening will improve. You will gain confidence communicating in day to day social exchanges.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-12 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
30 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 60 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
17 Mar 2020, 10 Apr 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 04 May 2020, 01 Jun 2020, 03 Aug 2020, 26 Oct 2020, 21 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021

ISE Ireland does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

Morning session
09:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Afternoon session
01:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Elementary
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
High intermediate
Advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Dublin.

Class size

Average 12 students
Maximum 15 students

Student age

Age range 18 years old and older
Average 26 years old
(20 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

50% recommend

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"Great experience with a lot of interesting students and teachers"

Christelle Heycke-Lautissier, student from Germany

The classrooms were a bit to small, the classroom downstair was not confortable. We didn't have enough natural light!
The classes were lively and very nice. We had different parts (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in every different class. The C1 class in the early afternoon (preparation for the exam) was very challenging for me. But I appreciated every lesson!

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Date of study
16 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was no great"

Bernardus Subang Hayong, student from Italy

First of all, thanks a lot for your kindness to give me some useful information related to my arriving in Dublin. I took English Course in ISE for 5 weeks. In general, I would like to say that the course was ok, but it did not make me happy as I expected, for some following reasons:

Firstly, sometimes the lesson was started late. It seems to me no good coordination. The process learning in the class room was good. However, the teacher did not engage the student very much. For example, the teacher let students talked too much as they wanted even no correlated to a lesson or that was not conversation class. So, it wasted time, and it made no good progress for other students to learn more. In addition, there was very few homework. During my five weeks of studying, it was only two home works. Moreover, during the lesson, there was a teacher eating while lesson, and not in the break time. Sometimes it was an inconvenience atmosphere.

For the conversation class, it was good. There was a good topic to speak, to discuss. Also, there was a good atmosphere between students and teacher. It makes student enjoy the conversation. The only thing that I would like to suggest it is the conversation class is from the different levels of English (Pre-mediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and advance). So, sometimes it was boring because of different levels and it made no progress for those who are at the high level.

Regarding accommodation, the family house was good and great. I like it very much because it helped me to study. However, there was unclear information between the school and house family. I was very disappointed with accommodation process for refunding my accommodation cost, I had to wait for 3 weeks for getting refunding accommodation from the school.

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
10 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Would you recommend this school?
No
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
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Housing

ISE Ireland offers the following housing types:
student-residence

Student residence - 4-person shared room - No meals

A$ 296
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: 4-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, free internet, heating, and other
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 296
International School has a number of different student residences that our students can stay in. Our student residences are all equipped with Wife, washing facilities, TV, bed linen and are close to the City center.
TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED.

Student residence - 2-person shared room - No meals

A$ 348
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Student residence
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, and heating
Distance to school: 20 - 45 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 348
International School has a number of different student residences that our students can stay in. Our student residences are all equipped with Wife, washing facilities, TV, bed linen and are close to the City center.
TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 60 € when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Dublin based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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