A Standard General English course is the most popular choice for students wishing to learn English in Ireland. This type of course, which usually comprises 15-20 hours of group tuition per week, focuses on the four main skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Standard General English courses cater for all levels, from beginner / elementary to advanced. They are perfect for students looking to improve their practical English skills for work or travel.
An Intensive General English course is similar to the Standard General English course but includes a greater number of hours of tuition per week. The intensive course may include additional elements or focus on a specific area of the language. The increased number of hours ensures a steeper learning curve for the student.
Business English courses are ideal for business people and executives who wish to focus on improving their English skills for use in a work-related environment. The courses address typical workplace situations (negotiations, meetings, conference calls, presentations, phone calls, report writing etc). Courses can be either group based or one-to-one or both. Most business English courses require a minimum English level of Intermediate. Business English courses can often be taken in combination with a Standard General English course. Our partner schools provide courses on specific areas of business English that include communication, customer service, marketing, advertising and sales.
Exam preparation courses are specifically designed to prepare students to successfully take internationally recognized English exams. Exams may be required for work or study, or to provide the student with an assessment of their current level. Courses focus on exam techniques and tips and are taught by experienced exam course tutors. Our partner schools provide preparation courses for international examinations including IELTS, FCE / CAE / CPE, TOEIC, BULATS, TOLES and TOEFL.
The Work & Study program is designed for Non-EU students who want to live, study and work in Ireland for an extended period of time. By choosing this program you can get a Work & Study Visa that enables you to stay in Ireland for a period of 8 months (and maximum of two years as visa can be renewed twice). It is an excellent option if you wish to experience Irish life, vastly improve your level of English and work part-time to support your stay.
The Work & Study program for Non-EU students is a 25 week tuition course within an 8 month study period. The program may consist of 15 or more hours of tuition per week. In order to qualify you must be from a Non-EU country and be over 18 years of age. At the end of the 25 week course students are required to take an internationally recognized exam such as IELTS or Cambridge FCE or CAE.
Students on Work & Study programs can work 20 hours per week during the course and 40 hours per week during restricted holiday periods.
Our partner schools provide tailor-made English language programs that are developed in close consultation with group leaders and are designed to meet the group’s specific requirements. Groups from schools, companies and universities are welcomed throughout the year and all ages and levels are catered for. Classes may be closed so that all members of the group are taught together, or mixed so that members gain a more international experience.
Group programs normally consist of 15 to 20 hours English language tuition in the morning with integrated social, cultural or academic activities in the afternoon. Programs may also include evening activities and weekend excursions. Free host family accommodation is provided to group leaders for groups over a certain size.Group packages generally include the language course, accommodation,
Junior programs are generally aimed at 14 – 17 year olds and offer a combination of high quality language courses mixed with sporting, social and cultural activities. All programs are carefully supervised by specially trained staff and course duration is usually from two to four weeks. Hello Irlanda’s partner schools are located in three distinct regions of Ireland which offer a wide variety of activities and cultural experiences.
Many of our partner schools run Junior Summer programs during the Irish summer months (July and August). Students can stay with carefully selected host families or at on-campus accommodation supervised by the school.
All Year Round programs cater for groups outside of the Irish summer months (September to June). Programs are designed according to the specific requirements of the group, for example special interest programs that combine English classes with rugby, acting or golf.
Junior programs are all-inclusive. They provide full-board accommodation, 15 or 20 hours tuition per week, afternoon & evening activities, excursions to spectacular landscapes and airport transfers. Free accommodation is provided to group leaders for groups over a certain size.