English – Life Skills Through English (Certified)

Next Course will be available in Spring 2022 (Enrolment will begin in early December)

Course Description:

This course is designed to help people to make a life in Ireland through English and deal successfully with all the situations that will arise at home, socially and work if taking a part-time job. It aims to help develop communication skills that consider the cultural as well as the linguistic challenges to successful communication in English.
By the end of the course, participants will have improved their communication, collaboration and problem solving skills to enable them to do the following in English in a personal context:
– Understood the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, and day to day life
– Dealt with most situations likely to arise whilst living in an area where the language is spoken
– Produced simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
– Described personal experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
The course will be certified with the Trinity GESE (Graded Examinations) in Spoken English which are for people who want to develop communicative English language speaking and listening skills for use in real life – whatever the purpose; work, study, leisure or employment. They are one-to-one, face-to-face assessments of English language speaking and listening skills with an examiner, who encourages the candidate to show what they can do through prompts and authentic interactive dialogue. Because candidates can plan ahead to discuss their own interests and opinions in the exam, this motivates learning and aids natural speech – which helps them to relax and perform at their best. Course topics and key language points will be drawn from the GESE syllabus.
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Course Day & Time: Monday and Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm                           

Start Date: 20/09/21

Cost:€330 (Includes tuition, notes and exam fee)

Course Format: In class with Tutor. Maximum of 12 students

Duration: 10 weeks (40 hours in total)

About the Tutor: Anne O’Sullivan

Anne’s love of creative writing and the English language led to her becoming a weekly columnist for the Evening Herald, and writing articles for many local newspapers. Her passion for, and lifelong belief in, the value of literacy and the enjoyment of language, then led her into working in schools to encourage a love of reading and writing in the early years. Since 2019 Anne has worked as an English Language Teacher with the Future Learning Language School, where she enjoys immensely playing an active part in helping people from all over the world enjoy learning the English language and discovering Ireland’s rich history and culture.

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