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General English Group Course Intensive – Including IELTS Preparation

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General English Group Course Intensive – Including IELTS Preparation

€75 (Booking Fee)

About this course

The General English Group Course is our most popular course. New students may join the course on any Monday and stay for as many weeks as they wish.
The language course develops all aspects of the English language including Speaking, Pronunciation, Listening, Reading, and Writing. The focus is on improving the student’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The course may be combined with private lessons in the afternoons (on two or five afternoons per week), or (at Easter and in Summer) with afternoon activities and day trips. In the off season we offer activities and excursions on request. The course is also part of our Erasmus Teacher Training Programmes.

We use the text-book ‘New English File Fourth Edition’ for our adult classes. While adult courses are based on the textbook our teachers try  to connect to your life and interests. The focus is on language use, rather than memorizing (grammar). We believe that learning a language means developing active, engaged learners who can take control of their learning and link their classroom learning experience to life outside the cass.

Every day you have two course parts taught by two different teachers to give you exposure to different accents and teaching styles.


Friday’s classes focus entirley on IELTS exam preparation (for lower level classes we chose the TIE exam instead) which is beneficial also for students who do not wish to prepare for the exam.

Non-EU students may book this course for 25 weeks (Academic Year 25 Week Programme).

Pre-testing before arrival ensures students can begin classes on their first morning. Students are placed in groups according to their level. The minimum entry age is 18 (16 in the off-season). New students can join the course on any Monday (except on weeks when Monday is a national holiday).


What is the timetable for this course?

Mondays to Fridays*
9.30 to 12.45 (including a 15 min break)
* Our school remains closed on public holidays.

Is this the right course for me?

This is the right English Language Course for you if you:

  • wish to make rapid progress in your general fluency in English
  • want to enjoy your learning experience in a supportive and welcoming environment
  • are looking for a quality product at an affordable price
  • are interested in Ireland, its culture and its people
  • enjoy meeting people from different parts of the world
Do I need books?


Can I combine this course with another?

This course may be combined with:

How much does it cost?

1-7 weeks: €222 (Off-Season) 237 (July)
8-17 weeks: €192 (Off-Season) 207 (July)
18-24 weeks: €184 (Off Season) 199 (July)

Registration Fee: €75

Study Materials including Course Book: €50


20 English Language Lessons (=15 full hours) per week. Online Level Test. A Balanced Syllabus with a Focus on both, Grammar and Communication Skills. Weekly Progress Tests. Certificate of Attendance

Hola, soy Esteban Martínez, el responsable de programas en grupo y director de desarrollo en el Slaney Language Centre. Soy originario de Alicante (España), y estaré encantado de atender tus consultas en castellano. Mi dirección de email es, escríbeme para lo que sea. Saludos

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Hallo, ich bin Lisa Bartsch. Ich bin die Geschäftsführerin beim Slaney Language Centre.
Ich kommen aus Deutschland und lebe seit 1999 in Irland. Sie können mir gern auf deutsch emailen ( oder mich anrufen (00353-53-9122908)

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