Erasmus+ General English Language Training

The General English Language Training is a language rich course that helps teachers upgrade their level of English for every day communication.

Course Overview

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. 

Who is it for?

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.

Format

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)

OR

  • 5 mornings/afternoons of classes (20 lessons of group tuition) without activities and excursions

OR

  • 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.

  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks
  • Level: Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
  • Starting Date: Every Monday

  • Course Location: Dublin or Malta

Course Aims

  • Improve your control and flexibility over a range of grammatical structures and functions to communicate ideas for a range of social and professional purposes.

  • Communicate more effectively using appropriate pronunciation without being misunderstood or asked to repeat what I have said.

  • Give a prepared presentation on a familiar topic with the main points, including such things as similarities and differences, explained with reasonable precision.

  • Write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar subjects within your field of interest.

Methodology

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.

Sample Timetable

Week One
(Sample)
Lesson One
9am to 10.40am
Lesson Two
11:10am to 12:50pm
Afternoon Session
Monday Placement Test and Course Orientation.

Review of the main language points from the previous week.

Focus on Language Skills – Reading into Speaking. Orientation Tour around Dublin (or Free Afternoon)
Tuesday Focus on Language Systems – Grammar Point 1 & Consolidation Focus on Language Skills – Spoken Interaction

Fluency Plus Class 1 OR

Natural History and Archaeology Museum

Wednesday Focus on Language Systems –  Grammar Point 2 & Consolidation Focus on Language Skills – Writing (incorporating grammar points 1 & 2) Free afternoon
Thursday Focus on Language Systems (Grammar, Vocabulary & Discourse) Focus on Language Skills – Speaking Production and Interaction

Fluency Plus Class 2 OR

 Trinity College and Book of Kells

Friday

Weekly Review of Grammar Points and Vocabulary

Progress Test (Assessment & Feedback)

Review of the Week

Class Feedback & Objectives for the Following week

Visit to MoLi – Museum of Literature Ireland
Saturday Full day excursion to Howth

Price List

1 - week training course GE20 or GE26 (activities included)

495
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • ADDITIONAL FEES:
  • Homestay Accommodation: €285 / week (single room, half-board) + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Residential Accommodation: Terenure Park (single room, self-catering) €395/ week, Terenure Park (twin room, self-catering) €295/ week, Brickfield Lane (single room, self-catering) €430/ week, Brickfield Lane (twin room, self-catering) €330/ week + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Please note there is a €40 per week Summer Supplement for residential and homestay stays between Jun 16th – Sept 9th 2024.

2 - week training course GE20 or GE26 (activities included)

980
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • ADDITIONAL FEES:
  • Homestay Accommodation: €285 / week (single room, half-board) + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Residential Accommodation: Terenure Park (single room, self-catering) €395/ week, Terenure Park (twin room, self-catering) €295/ week, Brickfield Lane (single room, self-catering) €430/ week, Brickfield Lane (twin room, self-catering) €330/ week + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Please note there is a €40 per week Summer Supplement for residential and homestay stays between Jun 16th – Sept 9th 2024.

1 - week training course GE20 without activities

410
  • Programme includes materials.
  • ADDITIONAL FEES:
  • Homestay Accommodation: €285 / week (single room, half-board) + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Residential Accommodation: Terenure Park (single room, self-catering) €395/ week, Terenure Park (twin room, self-catering) €295/ week, Brickfield Lane (single room, self-catering) €430/ week, Brickfield Lane (twin room, self-catering) €330/ week + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Please note there is a €40 per week Summer Supplement for residential and homestay stays between Jun 16th – Sept 9th 2024.

2 - week training course GE20 without activities

800
  • Programme includes materials.
  • ADDITIONAL FEES:
  • Homestay Accommodation: €285 / week (single room, half-board) + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Residential Accommodation: Terenure Park (single room, self-catering) €395/ week, Terenure Park (twin room, self-catering) €295/ week, Brickfield Lane (single room, self-catering) €430/ week, Brickfield Lane (twin room, self-catering) €330/ week + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Please note there is a €40 per week Summer Supplement for residential and homestay stays between Jun 16th – Sept 9th 2024.