One-to-One Courses
English for Examinations

Our ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH FOR EXAMINATIONS IMMERSION COURSE will appeal to those who wish to improve their English for examinations such as the respected IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English examinations. These exams are recognised by employers, colleges and universities all over the world. The examinations, all of which test the four language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, can be taken at specific times during the year.

The IELTS test is described as 'the high-stakes English test for study, migration or work' by the organisers. It may be taken as a General or Academic test depending on one's objectives. The Academic test is appropriate for those non-native English speakers who wish to study for a post graduate qualification at university and is the standard for entrance purposes. The TOEFL and Cambridge English are similarly described by their organisers as essential for entrance to academic institutions and for work purposes. We will prepare you for your examination and assist you with all components - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Our tutors have a wealth of experience in presenting courses for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exams.

Remember our courses are One-to-One and you are the only student. Only in this way can you be guaranteed a course that meets your needs and expectations. We can say without hesitation that our intrensive course is the ideal way to prepare for the Speaking component of the test. Our tutors have experience of being examiners for various organisations and are ideal tutors for your course. You will benefit from their long experience and advice which will help reduce stress levels to the absolute minimum. While we do not generally make boasts about our courses - humility plays a large part - we can claim that all our IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exam students have greatly improved their exam performance to allow entrance to university, progression with post graduate degrees such as Masters and Doctorates, admission to professional bodies in the English speaking world and teaching careers within the academic world. In addition, we have successfully prepared many students for advancement within their professions outside academia such as the medical and nursing professions.

As with all our courses, your specific needs will be identified and prioritised in the first lesson and the course will be designed to meet these needs. Our one-to-one method allows for continuous monitoring of progress and meeting evolving language needs so you can rest assured that your tutor will be flexible to ensure your course is relevant to your needs. Obviously your course will focus on those areas in which you need to improve especially speaking and listening and of course good exam technique. In addition vocabulary development, good understanding and implementation of the rules of Grammar and Use of English, Reading comprehension and Writing are covered. Correct preparation for the relevant exams is essential and many of our students benefit from excellent preparation for specific areas such as speaking and listening which are difficult to practise without the assistance of a good tutor. You can decide with the advice of your tutor on those specific areas you need to concentrate on.

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LESSON DURATION: Lessons are 60 minutes duration.

DOCUMENTATION: We negotiate a Needs Analysis and Course Plan with you prior to course commencement, conduct an Assessment of English level, complete daily Lesson Sheets which record brief information about the lesson topics and aims for reference, and provide a Certificate of Attendance signed by our Course Director at course conclusion. Copies of all documents are provided to you so that you have a record of your course from start to finish. You will be given your own Language File to make a written record of your progress which will be a valuable resource after your course.

ENGLISH LEVEL REQUIRED: Depending on the examination you are preparing for, this course is suitable for everybody from intermediate to those with an advanced standard.

FREQUENCY: Courses commence every week from January to December (excluding Christmas).

ADVICE: We strongly recommend that you choose sufficient hours to allow for some testing especially for IELTS and Cambridge.

TUTORS: Our tutors for this course are experienced English language teachers with recognised teaching qualifications. All our tutors are specialised in English for examinations and many have experience of being examiners for various organisations and bring this experience to their teaching.

COST: One-to-One English for Examinations courses start at €60 per hour with packages of 10, 15 and 20 hours available from €570, €840 and €1120 respectively.

NOTE: This course will prepare you for the relevant examination. We can advise you on the application for the relevant examination and the required fees payable to the examining authority. These fees are payable to the examining organisation separately.

You are very welcome to remain in contact with us following course conclusion regarding any matter and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can. We ask you to let us have your opinion after your course has finished. Courses booked as packages should normally be completed in eight weeks.

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