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English Courses

General English Course

The General English course is the most popular and in demand course at Castleforbes College. Structured to provide the fundamental basis for the learning of written and spoken language, it offers the knowledge to improve the fluency of English in any situation you are involved in.


The General English course will teach you also the idioms and colloquial terms of the Irish culture, improving your communication skills to make you more fluent. This process will be realized through fun and exciting lessons combined with the use of books, audio and video recordings and group activities among students.

The General English Course is focused on the learning of the following skills:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking

  • Listening

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Course Details

Level of English: from elementary to advanced

Start dates: every Monday

Course timetable: morning/afternoon/evening

Lessons per week: 20

Each lesson lasts 50 min.

Prices

Prices General English Courses September-June


CoursesHours per WeekTimeDaysPrice €/1 Week.Price €/4 Week.Price €/8 Week.Price €/12 Week.
General English Morning159.00-12.30Mon-Fri1154258001180
General English Afternoon1513.00-17.00Mon-Thur1154258001180
 General English Morning + Conversation Class20 9.00-12.30/13.00-14.00  Mon-Fri145525 1050 1500 
General English Intensive309.00-12.30/13.00-17.00Mon-Fri23085016002360
Conversation Class513.00-14.00Mon-Fri30100200300
        



*Registration Fee: € 25

Prices General English Courses July - August


CoursesHours per WeekTimeDaysPrice €/1 Week.Price €/4 Week.Price €/8 Week.
General English Morning159.00-12.30Mon-Fri130475935
General English Afternoon1513.00-17.00Mon-Thur115425800
General English Morning + Conversation Class209.00-12.30/13.00-14.00Mon-Fri1605751135
General English Intensive309.00-12.30/13.00-17.00Mon-Fri2459001735
Conversation Class513.00-14.00Mon-Fri30100200
       



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Cambridge First Certificate in English – FCE

What is FCE?

The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) represents the third level examination of the “Cambridge in English for Speakers of Other Languages” classification, better known as ESOL.
It has been associated to the level B2 from the Common Framework for European languages, and it is evaluated as Upper-Intermediate exam.

What is the aim of FCE?

FCE is aimed at all students who have an appropriate knowledge of the English language and who are capable of adapting it to the different situations of normal life, from work to study.

The positive result of the FCE, will demonstrate how the candidates are able to handle a large vocabulary, supporting relevant arguments and choose the appropriate tone of the conversation depending on the context .

Why take the FCE?

It is recognized as an official certification of English language proficiency at an Upper Intermediate level. Moreover it is considered as an essential requirement for the most of the Universities and Educational Institutions in Europe.

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FCE Exam Registration

The FCE exams are held on a monthly basis and if interested in Castleforbes College will provide you all the useful information for the registration.

It is possible to check the exact dates at the following link :

Castleforbes College arranges FCE exams in external certified centres, where the students could take the exam.

You can check the list of the certified centres and where they are located in Dublin by clicking on the following link:

How is the FCE exam format?


The FCE exam assesses the communication skills of the student through the following sections:

Reading – Time: 75 min.

Reading and comprehension of contents taken from books, newspapers, periodicals and magazines. The candidate must be able to identify not only the main points of the text, but also the structure, meaning and details.

Writing – Time: 90 min.

Writing test of 120-180 words on different kind of topics taken from the following references: letters, articles, reports, essays.

Use of English – Time: 75 min.

The candidate must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through different kinds of exercises such as: complete the missing parts of sentences or texts, change the structure of a text, detect errors within a track.

Listening – Time: 40 min.

Comprehension of spoken English language through the analysis of oral texts drawn from different contexts: interviews, discussions, lectures and conversations.

Speaking – Time: about 14 min.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to interact in different kind of conversations conducted in English . This section is structured in 4 parts: personal interview, individual stories, collaborative task, final discussion. It is provided the use of supporting materials such as photographs and drawings .

Download the pdf with all the information regarding the exam.

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Prices

Prices FCE September - June


CoursesHours per WeekTimeDaysPrice €/1 Week.Price €/4 Week.Price €/8 Week.Price €/12 Week.
FCE Full Time159.00-12.30Mon-Fri1154258001180
FCE Plus209.00-12.30/13.00-14.00Mon-Fri14552510501500
 FCE Afternoon1513.00-17.00Mon-Thur115425 800 1180



*Registration Fee €25

Prices FCE July - August


CoursesHours per WeekTimeDaysPrice €/1 Week.Price €/4 Week.Price €/8 Week.
FCE Full Time159.00-12.30Mon-Fri130475935
FCE Plus209.00-12.30/13.00-14.00Mon-Fri1605751135
 FCE Afternoon1513.00-17.00Mon-Thurs130475935



*Registration Fee: € 25

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IELTS Exam Preparation

What is IELTS?

IELTS is an acronym of “International English Language Testing System”, represents the most popular English language examination in the world.

What is the aim of IELTS exam?

IELTS is aimed to all the students interested in applying for a course of study abroad at leading international Universities or Private Certified Institutions.

Why take the IELTS Exam?

IELTS provides a gateway for people seeking to immigrate, work or study in a foreign country.

IELTS is the basic requirement to join graduate or postgraduate studies, is also used by Colleges and private schools such as verification of English language proficiency in countries like Ireland, UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

For example: University College Dublin requires a minimum IELTS score of 6 for all undergraduate courses and score 6.5 for post-graduate courses.

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IELTS Exam Registration

The IELTS exams are held periodically during the year according to a predetermined schedule. It is possible to check the exact dates at the following link:

Castleforbes College will register you for the exam.

Prices

Courses starting from 2017

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How is the IELTS exam format?

The IELTS exam assesses the communication skills of the student through 4 skills:

Writing

Speaking

Reading

Comprehension


Castleforbes College arranges IELTS exams in external certified centres, where the students could take the exam.

You can check what score is required by the university or institute you want to attend by clicking on the link:

Download the pdf with all the information regarding the exam.


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One to One Learning

Castleforbes College offers private one-to-one tuition for all students interested in improving their English quickly or looking for particular needs.


Each lesson is specifically tailored to the student request and to the subjects they are interested in improving or developing.


If your goal is to improve your grammar, enrich the vocabulary, develop your communication skills, this is the perfect course for your needs.

  • The price for the private one to one tuition is € 50/h.

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