Course Overview

Our General English courses will help you improve your ability to communicate in English, enabling you to work or study in English-speaking countries and/or environments.

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

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

 

LEVELS

 

CEFR Levels

Common Reference Levels (A1-C1)

 

  • Awarding Body

    PearsonLiffey College

  • Course Duration

    1 to 48 Weeks

  • Apply

    Directly to Liffey College

  • Part-time Students

    Every Week (Monday)

  • Full-time Students

    Twice a month (33 weeks)

  • Timetable (F/T)

    CLICK HERE

  • Forms & Downloads

    CLICK HERE

 

OPTIONAL EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

PTE AcademicCambridgeTest of Interactive English (TIE)CaMLAIELTS

FREE ONLINE LEVEL TEST

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PROTECTION FOR ENROLLED LEARNERS (PEL)

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FREE CONVERSATION & CV PREPARATION CLASSES

Every Month (Please note these classes is subject to minimum of 5 participants)

  • Week 1-4 €160/perweek
  • Week 5-8 €150/perweek
  • Week 9-12 €120/perweek
  • Week 13+ €99/perweek

MODE OF STUDY

 

  • Morning Classes – Monday to Friday (9:15am to 12:30pm)  15 hours (Full-Time / 25weeks) (subject to change)
  • Afternoon Classes – Monday to Friday (1:45pm to 5pm)  15 hours (Full-Time / 25weeks) (subject to change)
  • Evening Classes – (Part-Time) – To be Confirmed

Please Note:

 

  • Classes will be scheduled Tuesday to Friday at the same time should Monday be a bank holiday.
  • Liffey College has facilitated students with a leeway of 15 Minutes in exceptional cases with valid reasons. Students who make it a habit to arrive late will be marked absent.
  • As per the student handbook and Study Visa regulations you are required to attend a minimum of 85%  (all the time) of your course or/and classes.
  • The timing is subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. For any change (if required) and/or query, please contact the College.
  • All students must take responsibility for Signing an Attendance Register at Reception Daily (A register of attendance is kept for official school records, visa purposes etc). Absenteeism & Expulsion Policy/Procedures
  • Every full-time student MUST consult administration regarding Holidays. By Enrolling with us each student has agreed to follow the College Time-Table (32 weeks cycle) and must follow its structure.
  • If student has been expelled there is no fee refund.

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

 

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Many English-speaking universities accept this qualification as evidence of language proficiency for entry into their courses. Liffey College strongly recommends you to take an additional Exam preparatory course.

 

STUDY MODES

 

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

BOOKS

 

The academic team selected the following (per level/course offered);

  • A1 – “English Result – Elementary”
    by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald. Oxford University Press
  • A2 – “English Result – Pre-Intermediate”
    by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald. Oxford University Press
  • B1 – “English Result – Intermediate”
    by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald. Oxford University Press
  • B2 – “English Result – Upper-Intermediate”
    by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald. Oxford University Press
  • C1 – Advanced. “New Headway – Advanced”
    by Liz and John Soars. Oxford University Press

Students can buy the books from International Books Shop or/and Liffey College.
Each book costs €40-€45 approximately (depending on levels – Subject to change).

 

Please note: All full-time students MUST be in possession of the relevant course-book.

 

END-of-COURSE/FINAL EXAMINATION & COLLEGE’S CERTIFICATE

 

  • In-house Exams (Certificate fee is €50 only for part-time students).
  • Pearson (Registration for exam must be completed at day one).
    Examination fee is €150 (Subject to Change). For more details talk to your teacher or at reception.
  • Liffey College Certificates will only be given to students who satisfy the 85% attendance regulation and book/pay for the mandatory end-of-course exam in advance.

Note: All full-time students are required to sit for EDI/LCCI/Pearson examination at the end of their course (subject to their visa conditions). For this purpose, internationally recognised examinations are run monthly at Liffey College. (Examination Policy)

 

RESPONSIBLE STAFF

 

Dara Moran (Director of English Studies)
Odhrán Ó Caoilte
(Assistant Director of English Studies)
Email: odhran@liffeycollege.ie
Telephone: 00353 (0)1 444 4447