Course Overview

General English qualifications will help you demonstrate your ability to communicate in English to enable you to work or study in English-speaking countries and/or environments.

Liffey College’s General English course covers the skills of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking & Listening
  • Combining this practice with Vocabulary, Grammar & Pronunciation

Optional External Examinations

PTE AcademicTest of Interactive English (TIE)CaMLAIELTS

CEFR Levels

Common Reference Levels (A1-C1)

  • Week 1-4 €140
  • Week 5-8 €130
  • Week 9-12 €100
  • Week 12+ €79

Mode of Study

  • Morning Classes – To be Confirmed
  • Afternoon Classes – To be Confirmed
  • Evening Classes – (Part-Time) – To be Confirmed

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age (or above)
  • There is no entry requirement. New students will be interviewed on arrival at College and will be asked to take an online placement test in order to join classes that correspond to their current level and knowledge of English


  • Beginners/Elementary (A1) with KET Examinations
  • Pre-intermediate (A2) with KET Examinations
  • Intermediate (B1) with PET Examinations
  • Upper-intermediate (B2) with FCE Examinations
  • Advanced (C1) with CAE Examinations

FREE Online English Level Test

Level Test

FREE Conversation Classes

Every Week (Please note coversation class is subject to minimum of 5 participants)

Study Modes

  • On-campus
  • Independent study
  • Supervised learning
  • Technology assisted learning
  • Clinics
  • Study groups
  • Special interest groups
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Clubs
  • Educational trips
  • Cultural, sports and social programme
  • Conversational sessions
  • Additional exam preparatory sessions (optional)

Progression Routes

Many English-speaking universities accept this qualification as evidence of language proficiency for entry on to their courses. Liffey College strongly suggests you additionally take exam preparatory course.


  • In-house Exams (Certificate fee is €50, only for part-time students)
  • Cambridge Examinations (Registration for exam must be completed at least 5 weeks before the exam.
    Examination fee is from €175 to €200 depending on test (Subject to Change). For more details talk to your teacher or at reception.

Note: All full-time students are required to sit for Cambridge Examinations at the end of their course (subject to their visa conditions). For this purpose, internationally recognised examinations are run regularly.

Responsible Staffs

Dara Moran (Director of English Studies)

Telephone: 00353 (0)1 444 4447