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Our General English courses are designed to give you the English language skills to live, work, study and travel in an English-speaking environment. During your General English course you will meet with the Academic Manager and develop clear learning objectives based on your English language level and needs. Your teachers will continuously monitor your progress throughout your English course and give regular feedback and advice.

The different types of courses offered are outlined below.

  • General English 15 Hours Morning
  • General English 15 Hours Afternoon
  • General English 20 Hours
  • Combination Course
    • Group classes in the morning + one-to-one lessons in the afternoons
  • One-to-One Tuition
    • Private Lessons

We cover the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and guided self-study.

Lessons can be in a group (maximum 15) or one-to-one. Alternatively you can combine group English language lessons and one to one lessons on our combination course.

A social and cultural programme is offered to all students taking a General English course. We organize a wide range of activities, visits to places of local interest and sporting activities to give students the opportunity to mix with other students and local people and to practice their English language in real situations.

Before you start your course, you will complete an English language level test will help us to determine your starting level and ensure that you are choosing the most appropriate course.

The adult school is located in the heart of Cork city.