American College Dublin
The American College Dublin English Language School offers a wide range of courses from Beginners to Proficiency (corresponding to ALTE, Association of Language Testers in Europe framework A1 to C2) to students of all nationalities above the age of 16. Students may commence classes at any time throughout the year for a minimum 1week period and for any number of hours from 8 - 35 per week. Classes are small, averaging 10 students, with a normal maximum of 12 students. This guarantees greater individual attention. We believe that mixing nationalities in small classes enriches the teaching and learning experience for everybody. Meeting your English Language needs The following English Language courses are available at the American College Dublin: 1) Standard Course 2) Intensive Course 3) Part-Time 4) Cambridge Exams 5) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 7) ESP (English for Special Purposes) Standard Course This is a General English course for all levels from Beginners to Proficiency. It consists of 20 hours per week from 9am-1pm, or 2pm-6pm each day, throughout the year. Students can do our Placement Test any day from Monday to Friday, and start their classes immediately to improve their English skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing. All our teachers are highly qualified, using modern texts and up-to-date teaching methods. Intensive Course Our Intensive English course combines General English with an additional 8 hours of English language Skills in the afternoons. The Skills classes focus on Speaking and Pronunciation in particular and give students the advantage of working on areas they find difficult in small groups of 4 В– 6 in consultation with the teacher. The afternoon classes consolidate work covered in the morning in a more informal atmosphere. Part-time classes The Skills classes described above are also offered separately, 8 hours per week. Part-time courses are also offered as individual tuition, at any time during the day to suit the student. Cambridge Exams Our teachers have many years experience, both as examiners and teachers of First Certificate, Advanced & Proficiency with a high success rate in all these exams. FCE, CAE & CPE are all held in June & December, while students can also sit FCE in March. Intensive exam preparation in small groups begins on January 6th 2003, (FCE only), March 3rd and September 1st 2003 (FCE, CAE, CPE). Cambridge Certificates are internationally recognised by educational institutions and large companies for entry to higher education and employment. IELTS Preparation for the International English Language Testing System is offered with an Advanced level course of General English from 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm, Monday-Friday. This combination is extremely popular with students who wish to go on to higher education in Ireland or abroad and is recognised by third-level institutions and organisations world-wide. Many of our Language students progress on to a degree or diploma programme at this college on successful completion of the IELTS test, which may be taken in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. TOEFL The Test of English as a Foreign Language is also aimed at students who want to follow a course of higher education in Ireland or abroad, especially the U.S. Our preparation for this exam is every afternoon 2pm-4pm throughout the year and may be done separately, or in conjunction with General English in the mornings. All student should have at least an Upper Intermediate level. This test is held 3 times a week in Dublin. ESP (English for Special Purposes) Many of our teachers have vast experience and specialist training in areas such as Business, Law, Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, Design etc. This means ACD can offer ESP programmes uniquely suited to your individual needs in any area. Courses are designed for individuals or groups.