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English Language Academy (ELA) , Ireland

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School Introduction

Let us introduce ourselves. We are English Language
Academy - a prof essional accredited quality English Language and Business school here in Dublin, Ireland.
We are recognised by the Dept. of Educationhere in Ireland as well as being accredited by ACELS/NQAI and FETAC . We have ten Irish teachers at present who are all fully qualified and accredited by ACELS also .They give a lot of time and energy to the students and it really pays off. At the moment we
have students from all backgrounds, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Moldovan,
Hungarian, Polish, Zambian, Japanese and Brazilian to name but a few.


We are located in the city centre of Dublin on Capel Street. We are t wenty minutes from Dublin
Airport by car We are also well served by bus routes and light rail. We offer
free tea, coffee & biscuits, free internet access, free career guidance, a
book club , film club and various social activities.
We want to build on the school's reputation as a highly academic, yet friendly and sociable place to acquire English language proficiency.Lots of International students favour coming to Ireland to learn English as Irish people are very friendly and the city is very easy to navigate. We offer a 1 year Student Visa Course. The Course consists of 6 months study and 6 months holiday. You are allowed work 20 hours a week while you study and 40 hours a week during school holidays.You can start your Course on any Monday throughout the year except Bank Holiday Mondays. In that case you can start the next day (Tuesday).

If you require any further information, please contact me.

Kind regards,

Therese Fagan,

Director of Studies,

English Language Academy (ELA)

73, Capel Street,

Dublin 1.

ESL Program Introduction

General English/ Business English Courses
The ELA English courses are structured to provide a solid grounding and improvement in the core language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Course are offered in the morning and evening class periods, are open to students from beginner to Advanced level and focus on a communicative approach to learning. These Courses run over 25 weeks and involve 15 hours of tuition per week from Monday to Thursday. All Students receive a Certificate upon completion.


Academic English
The Academic English programme at ELA is an intensive English language course that prepares students for study at undergraduate level at University . In order to make sure that international students are prepared for our universities, they need to study a Foundation Course that will give them the same knowledge and skills that an Irish student will have when they start university. Students must have completed high school (year 11 or 12) and have an English level equivalent to 5.0 IELTS




English for Specific Purposes Courses
English for Specific Courses aim to familiarise students with the English terminology currently in use in their particular disciplines. An insight is provided into the business culture of each profession. The ESP courses are offered at English Language Academy on either a One-to-One or group basis in the afternoons and students can book for as many hours as they wish. The ESP classes are specialised in the following areas:

Business English
Agriculture
Law
Medicine/ Healthcare
Travel & Tourism
Call Centre/Customer Service
Aviation
Banking/Finance
Students can also choose to do a combination of General English in a group in the mornings, followed by afternoon English for Special Purposes. The minimum level of English required for ESP is Intermediate. We will accept small groups of no more than 7 at a time for any one ESP subject.




Private 1-1 English Lessons
Taking private lessons allows students to benefit from flexible English tuition tailored to their individual requirements. Lessons can follow a structured format or can be arranged to concentrate on a particular area of the student's choice.


High School Placement Opportunities
High school placement in Ireland

English Language Academy (ELA) provides a complete advisory and placement service for parents seeking an Irish private high school education for their children. Carefully selected prestigious schools provide a nurturing and intellectually challenging environment for students looking for a pathway to Irish and International universities.

ELA Ireland provides comprehensive support before, during and after they have completed their course of study. Parents can choose from a select portfolio of both boarding and private day schools.

Here at English Language Academy we can offer a pathway to private high school for students with a limited knowledge of English. We offer an English language intensive course with a private tutor, with introductory academic studies to the Irish school curriculum prior to the student's progression to full high school immersion with Irish and international students at their chosen high school.


BECAS MEC GRANT SCHEME
Becas MEC 2012
El Gobierno Español está ofreciendo 25, 000 ayudas a jóvenes estudiantes entre 16 y 30 años, para realizar cursos de idiomas en el extranjero por 3 semanas.La ayuda es de 1, 700 Euros y están destinadas a cubrir la estancia y realización de un curso de tres semanas de duración, con un mínimo de 15 horas de lecciones a la semana, que los alumnos habrán de seguir entre el 1 de junio y el 30 de noviembre del 2010. ELA está ofreciendo las siguientes ofertas para las Becas MEC destinadas a alumnos entre 16 y 30 años.

Opción 1
Curso de Inglés General abarcando 16 lecciones por semana en las mañanas. Las clases son de 9.00am – 1.00pm de Lunes a Jueves, con un descanso de 20 minutos diarios con té y café, ofrecidos por la escuela sin costo alguno. Todos los alumnos hacen un exámen de ubicación al inicio del curso y reciben su Certificado de Asistencia al final de éste.

Los alumnos son alojados con familias anfitrionas. El alojamiento incluye media pensión. Muchas de nuestras familias anfitrionas están a corta distancia de la escuela y otras a solo un trayecto corto en autobús.

El programa de actividades culturales y sociales está incluido en el precio.

El costo total es de 1, 200 Euros.

Opción 2
Curso de Inglés General abarcando 16 lecciones por semana en las mañanas. Las clases son de 9.00am 1.00pm de Lunes a Jueves, con un descanso de 20 minutos diarios con té y café, ofrecidos por la escuela sin costo alguno. Todos los alumnos hacen un exámen al inicio del curso y reciben su Certificado de Asistencia al final de éste.

El programa de actividades culturales y sociales es opcional.

El costo total es de 590 Euros.




Medical English Lessons
Taking private lessons in medical English can help clients working in the healthcare sector in Ireland to benefit from flexible English tuition tailored to their individual requirements. Lessons can follow a structured format or can be arranged to concentrate on a particular area of the student's choice.




Teacher Refresher Courses
The course is aimed at teachers who wish to improve or brush up their knowledge of and skills in English and who also wish to learn the latest teaching techniques.The course is focussed current methodologies and practical teaching skills.

The objectives of the teaching methodology component are to encourage participants to reflect on their own existing classroom experience, both as teachers and as learners and to encourage them to consider their own personal theories, beliefs and assumptions about the learning and teaching process.

All course participants will receive a report and a Certificate at the end of their course. Your report will clearly state attendance and the Certificate can state total hours if necessary.




Exam Preparation Courses
We offer all year round Exam Preparation Courses in IELTS and also Cambridge Examination Preparation courses. The courses are specifically focused in preparing candidates to successfully complete the examinations which take place three times each year. The Standard courses, which take place in the morning, commence generally either 10 weeks before (for the March session) or 13 weeks before (for the June and December sessions) the scheduled examination dates.



Background Data

Schedule & Fees

For a copy of our latest fees please contact ELA on 00 3531 8044116 or email elaireland@gmail.com. You can also skype us at englishlanguage academyela or visit our website on www.elaireland.com

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

English Language Academy (ELA) can arrange host family accommodation for students who come to our school to study English. We have an extensive network of families in the northside suburbs and in the city centre, which our Accommodation Officers have visited and approved. Some of these families have been hosting our students since we opened and are known for their warmth and hospitality. We have found that students often establish a long-term friendship with their host families and keep in touch with them after they return home. Many of our families are within 20-25 minutes of the school, with others only a short bus journey or light rail journey away.Accommodation is half board (bed, breakfast and evening meal). Prices start from €175 Euro per week and there is an accommodation placement fee of €50 per person.

Contact Info

English Language Academy (ELA) , Ireland
73, Capel Street,
Dublin 1,
Ireland.

Tel
0035318044116
Fax
0035318748795
Website