Class levels are comparable to standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as set out by the Council of Europe. Students are placed according to the results of their initial evaluation examination and their progress is continually assessed throughout the programme, with a change of level being implemented if deemed necessary. On completion each participant receives an individual academic report which is an indispensable reference for pupils,parents, academic centres and teachers regarding the CEFR level of English undertaken. Students will also receive a certificate of completion, validated by Access English Campus.
Our extra-curricular activities emphasise the use of English and learning about Irish culture and history, along with visiting places of interest on scheduled afternoons and weekends. Evening activities include role play, cinema, situational English, language competitions, karaoke, quizzes, treasure hunts, talent shows, Irish music and dancing. Students also submit projects based on research and interviews with native-speakers of English during their stay in the city. Teachers monitor and help students with this work.
Students live in a modern complex with access to the college via a private pathway. The residence is divided into apartments with either individual or twin private rooms, along with a kitchen/sitting-room. Some rooms are en-suite and others have a maximum ratio of a bathroom per two people. The kitchen has got all modern conveniences eg, microwave, oven, fridge, iron and television. Bedrooms are supplied with bed linen that is changed weekly and towels that are changed several times a week. Within the compound there is a self-service laundry with washing machines and spin-dryers that are used once a week. Students are usually back in the residence by 10pm, depending on the daily programme. Rooms are allocated according to group, gender and age. Group leaders live in the same residence. See: Parchment Square Student Accommadation
The Course Director, teachers and group leaders are responsible for students during their stay in Ireland. They organize the classes and the extra-curricular activities, mindful that the welfare and participation of every student is important. Parents, if they wish, can speak with group leaders before the commencement of the programme to discuss any matter that they consider opportune regarding their child’s trip to Ireland. Personal contact between management and pupils is constant throughout the summer schedule. Access to the residence complex, apartments and individual rooms is by electronic keycard specifically assigned to each student. Group leaders possess a master keycard that permits them access to all areas to ensure the safety and well-being of the students under their care. The residence complex is monitored by closed-circuit cameras 24 hours a day. Students can immediately contact their group leaders at any time during the day or night.
Cork, European Capital of Culture 2005, is Ireland`s second city and is located on the banks of the river Lee. A university city of approximately 140,000 inhabitants, modern, cosmopolitan, with attractive historic buildings and the second largest natural harbour in the world, it is the ideal location for practising the English language, enjoying the lovely landscape and appreciating the famous friendliness of its people. It is without doubt one of the most enchanting cities of this lovely country. See: www.corkcity.ie
|Standard General English 20 Lessons per week + Activity Programme
* Note: these prices include accommodation but do not include air transfers
Additional Charges – Individual airport transfers:
- from Cork (€50 each way)
- from Dublin (by private coach: €40 unaccompanied, €140 accompanied)
- Please contact us for group rates.
The following features are included in the fees:
- Accommodation in an individual and/or twin room in our student residence.
- Breakfast, lunch and evening meals during the course.*
- 20 lessons per week.
- Qualified teachers of English.
- Didactic material for classwork.
- Teachers’ Detailed Report and recommendations for furthur progress.
- End of course graded CEFR Certificate of English.
- Sporting, cultural and recreational activities on four afternoons per week.
- Extra-curricular and language activities on five evenings per week.
- Full–day excursion once a week.
- Self-service laundry.
- 24-hour medical cover.
- Accident insurance policy.
* See “Meals” in our information brochure
Note: Please consult enrollment terms & conditions in our course brochure.