Erasmus+ General English Language Training

The General English Fluency course (GE26 with 26 tuition hours per week are language rich courses that help teachers upgrade their level of English for every day communication.

Course Overview

The General English Fluency course with 26 lessons per week (GE26) is a language rich programme that helps teachers and language students upgrade their level of English for everyday social and workplace communication. The afternoon cultural programme also allows participants to explore the city of Dublin or island of Malta!

  • 20 lessons of group tuition per week + 2 afternoons with a workshop

  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks
  • Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)
  • Starting Date: Every Monday
  • Course Location: Dublin or Malta

Who is it for?

Teachers and language students alike 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 and can be from one to twelve weeks long. It consists of 26 classroom-based sessions per week, including an afternoon cultural and social programme.

  • 5 mornings of classes on our General English Fluency programme (20 lessons)
  • 2 afternoons of GEF Plus classes or, for B2/C1 students, on either our:
    Future Professional Skills Programme (e.g., giving presentations, academic writing, email writing and etiquette)
    Environment & Sustainability Programme (e.g., fast clothing, slow tourism, smart cities)

Course Aims

  • To effectively prepare and structure presentations and lectures – introductions, key points, explaining visual information, and conclusions.
  • To manage and participate in tutorials and meetings (in-person and Zoom) – setting the agenda, discussion management and time management.
  • To better decode and respond to oral and written messages (cross-cultural communication).
  • To promote awareness of Irish culture and society through topical, collaborative lessons.
  • Demonstrate increased control and flexibility over a range of grammatical structures and functions to communicate ideas for a range of academic purposes.

Methodology

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. Critical thinking and active peer and self-evaluation are essential for the course.

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.

Features of the course

  • Focus on effective real-life communication
  • Our courses will give you the language skills to live, work, study and travel in an English-speaking environment
  • Improve your communication skills while also increasing your accuracy and fluency
  • Regular monitoring and personalised feedback from your teachers.

Sample Timetable

Week Two
(Sample)
Lesson One
9am to 10.40am
Lesson Two
11:10am to 12:50pm
Afternoon Session
Monday Review of weekend tasks and issues from last Friday’s feedback. Focus on Language Skills – Speaking Production & Interaction.  Set Up Weekly Projects / Presentations Visit Trinity college and the Book of Kells
Tuesday Focus on Language Systems (Grammar, Vocabulary & Discourse) Focus on Language Skills – Speaking Production & Interaction Future Skills 1: Fast Fashion (Where does my stuff come from? What’s the cost to the planet?) (2.00pm – 4.30pm)
Wednesday Focus on Language Systems (Grammar, Vocabulary & Discourse) Focus on Language Skills – Reading & Writing Visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral & Marsh’s Library
Thursday Focus on Language Systems (Grammar, Vocabulary & Discourse) Focus on Language Skills – Speaking Production & Interaction + Listening Future Skills 2: Fast Fashion (Where does my stuff come from? What’s the cost to the planet?) (2.00pm – 4.30pm)
Friday Focus on Language Systems (Grammar, Vocabulary & Discourse) Writing Review, and Progress TEst / Project Presentations + One-to-one tutorials Film and Fluency Club
Saturday Full day excursion to Glendalough (County Wicklow)    

Price List

1 week training course

450
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • Additional Fee: Homestay Accommodation: €225 for one week of host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee

2 weeks training course

890
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • Additional Fee: Homestay Accommodation: €450 for two weeks of host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee