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English Language School
Choosing to study English could be one of the most important decisions you will ever make! Fluency and competence in the language is now a necessity for anyone who wants to travel abroad and a prerequisite for most careers. At ISI English Language School you will find an English course to suit your needs.
All of our courses are recognised by QQI, which is an Irish government body and your guarantee of quality. Our teachers have a university degree, a government-recognised teaching qualification and a lot of experience teaching students from all over the world. At ISI we aim to provide the highest academic standards and excellent facilities at an affordable price.
We offer a range of programmes to suit all requirements, combining the basic language skills with a full range of specialist classes and internationally renowned examinations. These programmes are suitable for anyone who wants to improve their English, no matter what level or ability and cover General English, Business English and Examination practice.
All courses revolve around a central course book and workbook and teachers supplement these using authentic materials such as newspapers, magazines, menus, manuals, brochures and a range of other specialized books. Teachers incorporate the use of electronic interactive whiteboards, electronic tablets, the Internet and audio-visual technology into classes. Course books are provided during class and students are given a workbook to take home.
Monitoring Student Progress
We are committed to ensuring that all students are placed in the right level and continue to make progress throughout their studies.
- Entry test: every student is required to take an online test in advance of arrival and will also be given a speaking test on their first day.
- Weekly assessment: These are short weekly class tests. The results are given to students and recorded in the student’s file.
- Every 6 weeks, each class will take either a mid-level or end level test. After your test, you can talk privately to your teacher about your progress, and how you can improve your study skills. If after 6 weeks you have not had an academic counselling session, please see the Academic Manager.
Our level scale is based on the Council of Europe global scale of levels and the language descriptors of the Common European Framework:
|Council of Europe||ISI equivalent level||Approximate exam level|
|A2||Pre-intermediate||KET/IELTS (3)/TOEIC 220+|
|B1||Intermediate||PET/IELTS (4)/TOEIC 380+|
|B2||Upper Intermediate||FCE/IELTS (5)TOEIC 520+|
|C1||Lower Advanced||CAE/IELTS (6)/TOEIC 800+|
|C2||Very Advanced||CPE/IELTS (7)/TOEIC 900+|