Academic Year English
Our Academic Year programme includes 25 weeks of tuition leading to a globally recognised exit examination over an 8-month visa. The course is designed to ensure students complete the programme at least one level higher than their entry level. Students may use this programme as a pathway to achieve the right level of English for further study, or for future career or personal reasons. This course allows students to access part-time work in Ireland throughout the programme.
The 15-hour programme will help students to develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills with a focus on communication. The 20-hour programme builds on the 15 hours of General English by offering 5 hours of elective lessons per week. These elective lessons include Pronunciation, Structured Grammar, Reading & Listening, Conversation Skills, Grammar & Writing & Exam preparation.
Students must be 18 years of age by the course start date and have a minimum A1 (Elementary) level of English. This programme is available for all levels from Elementary to Advanced.
OBLIGATORY EXIT EXAM
All students enrolled on the programme are required to sit an obligatory exit exam.
Students can choose between Trinity College London ISE exams which are available for all levels or Cambridge FCE/CAE as appropriate. ELI Dublin is a registered exam centre for Trinity College London.
All Non-EEA students enrolled on this programme are provided with Enrolled Learner Protection Insurance. Our Enrolled Learner Protection insurance policy is provided by Study & Protect and meets the needs of the Educational Act 2012, which is recognized by the Department of Justice and approved by QQI. Each student receives a certificate with their own personal policy number accompanied by a designated customer service hotline to contact in the event of a claim.
RIGHT TO WORK
Non-EEA students enrolled on the Academic Year programme are entitled to work 20 hours per week during the course and full time from June to September and December 15th to January 15th.
Students can choose between a 15 & 20 hour per week programme
— The 15-hour programme includes 3 hours of General English per day, 5 days per week
— The 20-hour programme adds 1 hour of elective classes per day, 5 days per week
Electives enable students to focus on key areas of weakness and options include conversation class, exam focus, writing & grammar, and pronunciation