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English as a foreign language: Standard English Course + IELTS exam preparation 2018-10-26T03:19:43+00:00

English as a foreign language: (Standard English Course + IELTS exam preparation)


This Standard English course is perfect for intermediate level students wishing to improve their everyday English both written and spoken and focuses on practical communication skills with the emphasis on speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Reading and writing activities provide the student with opportunities to interact with other students. Vocabulary, idioms and grammar are practised in interesting and stimulating ways to achieve fluency.

This class will also incorporate elements of the following points:

– linguistic skills improving pronunciation and building vocabulary
– active listening – concentrating on the necessary skills of note taking
– summarising information (both oral and written)
– social situations – relating to clients/colleagues socially; hosting receptions and discussing current topics.

For non-native speakers of the English language the IELTS test is the most effective and achievable way to gain access to UK and Irish university courses. The IELTS examination is a recognised measure of whether you are ready to study or train in the medium of English. It helps people improve job prospects or measure progress in English. In this course, you will learn skills, techniques and methods to get the highest mark possible in your IELTS exam. The examination consists of four papers: reading, writing, listening and speaking

CTA will help you to prepare and practise for the internationally recognised examination which benefits your academic studies and/or career. The core material used during throughout the course is taken from the Cambridge IELTS series, however which one used depends on each students current proficiency level and whether they are preparing for the ‘Academic’ or ‘General’ test. You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You will receive advice and guidance on the choice of appropriate examination for your level of English and your career objectives. You will complete sample examination papers under examination conditions to provide you with the best preparation possible.

At the end of your course, you will have the skills and knowledge to successfully complete each component of the IELTS examination.  The course fee is outlined in the Fee Schedule (up to 16 students max per class). It is important to note that the course fee does not include the IELTS exam fee; however we will make every effort to guide you with this process.

You can find out more about the actual IELTS exam by clicking here:

Please note: The IELTS exam is run up to four times a month throughout the year, (subject to demand) in Dublin/Cork/Galway. 

You can book your exam by clicking here:


(Next Course starting 15TH October 2018)

Day Time Class
Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm English –Intermediate level
Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm English –Intermediate level

*Timetable subject to change

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project “Language Learning for European Citizenship”. To learn more about the Common European Framework levels and how they are mapped to our levels please check our CEFR Levels page.

** These classes are subject to demand. For more information and/or to register your interest please contact us now on info@clonmeltuitionacademy.ie

***All of our Language Courses require a minimum of 10 registrants in order to take place. Whilst we expect to reach this minimum in all courses, in the event that there are not enough participants registered by the Sunday evening before the first day of the course, we reserve the right to cancel the course and process a full refund of fees paid to the student/parent.

****Please be advised that whilst a ‘deposit paid’ secures your place onto a course, it does not guarantee admission to the course. In order to gain admission to any of our courses, fees need to be paid in full (or initial staged payments) prior to the course start date. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with regard to this. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any student who has not paid the course fees (or initial staged payment) in full prior to the start date of the course (ie. the first lesson)

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