The General English Language Training with either 20 (GE20) or 26 lessons per week (GE26) is a language skills programme that helps learners upgrade their level of English for everyday social and professional communication.
This course is for teachers, students and other education professionals who need English to interact effectively with students, colleagues and friends. Participants can have any level of English from A1 (Elementary) to C1 (Advanced) to join this course.
This Erasmus+ General English Language Training course is a year-round course and can be of any duration from 1 to 12 weeks. It consists of either 20 or 26 classroom-based lessons per week, and also includes an afternoon cultural and social programme. The GE26 course offers 6 additional 50-minute lessons in the afternoons (small group tuition).
- 5 mornings/afternoons of classes (20 lessons of group tuition) + 5 integrated off-site activities or excursions/week (GE20)
- 5 mornings/afternoons of classes (20 lessons of group tuition) without activities and excursions
- 5 mornings or 5 afternoons of classes and an additional 2 mornings or afternoons of small-group classes (26 lessons of group tuition) + 3 integrated off-site activities or excursions / week (GE26) The small-group lessons can be General English lessons or teacher development workshops (for primary or secondary teachers).
Each day there are two lessons. Lessons 1 and 2 are taught by different teachers to give the learners exposure to a variety of accents and teaching styles.
Our teaching is based on a communicative approach, which means students focus on real-life tasks, such as expressing and exchanging ideas, opinions and experiences.
Students are expected to actively participate in all pair work, small group and whole class tasks and activities. Participants should try to use new language in class, to ask questions, and to listen carefully to teacher feedback on how to say things better.
During the course participants will also take part in a range of afternoon activities where they will be encouraged to develop their language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance their knowledge of contemporary Ireland and the vibrant city of Dublin.