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Erasmus +

NFQ Level
Study Mode
Course Duration
5 Days / 25 Hours
Days
Monday - Friday
Time (Sample)
9.30 - 12.30
& 13.30 - 15.30.
Targeted Learners
CEFR B1.

Why take this course?

We look forward to welcoming you to Dorset College to share our love of language learning with you!   You will develop proficiency in English that will set you on a that path that will benefit your personal, academically and professionally.

Our small, intimate groups are designed to cater for all students’ needs and to ensure that everyone gets the results that they want, from general fluency in the English language to polishing off Business English skills for a job application or interview.

Erasmus+ presents the opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture.

What will I study?

The focus is on the key skills of speaking, both face-to-face and by telephone or other media, listening, reading and writing.  Attention will also be given to competence in grammar, lexis and pronunciation, and intercultural communication will also form an important component of the course.

While the content of each course is carefully designed and prepared, we continuously try to adapt the programme to suit the needs of each group and, more importantly, to each individual learner.

Programme Modules

Module Units

Written communication

  • general email correspondence
  • completing application forms
  • personal statements to present skills and strengths, and work experience
  • CV preparation and job applications
  • responding to complaints

Speaking

  • making small talk - getting to know clients
  • describing educational background and professional experience
  • discussing educational pathways and providing information on different options
  • participating in meetings
  • conducting interviews
  • presenting and discussing project plans

Listening

  • dealing with customers over the phone
  • interviewing clients to get background details and gather information on professional profiles
  • following interviews and meetings
  • listening to complaints to try to identify solutions

Reading

  • analysing educational texts for key information
  • identifying important information from print media e.g. the Internet, College brochures, newspapers etc.
  • gathering relevant details from CVs and application forms

Focus will also be placed on providing relevant vocabulary for dealing with these situations, along with the necessary grammar to communicate effectively both in written and spoken forms.

Attention will also be given to competence in grammar, lexis and pronunciation, and intercultural communication will also form an important component of the course.

Erasmus +

What will you experience?

 A very warm welcome for those wishing to improve their English Language and develop professionally.   We offer you a rich cultural experience in a positive environment where you can improve your English and life skills?

Entry Requirements

This specialised course is aimed specifically at equipping those with a particular interest in the area of university administration or management to deal with a variety of business-related topics and situations.

It is suitable for people who wish to improve and develop the vocabulary and language functions necessary to operate in an English-speaking higher education environment, or engage with partners or clients through English.

A group needs-analysis is suggested to take place before the course starts and items can be expanded or eliminated depending on requirements.

Assessment & Awards

In Dublin, Dorset College offers accommodation in one of the city’s newest Student Residences.  Point Village is an attractive, contemporary building located in one of Dublin’s coolest areas. Facilities include a gym and fitness studio, a cinema, games room, study rooms and pleasant courtyards for relaxation. Dublin’s tram line, the Luas, passes close by, and a short walk will bring you to Dorset College close by the City Centre.

Facilities include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 7-8 bedrooms each with private bathroom
  • Shared living room
  • Shared, fully equipped kitchen and dining area
  • Cinema room, TV and Games Area
  • Gym and Fitness Studio
  • Wi-Fi and Study Rooms
  • Bed linen and set of towels provided (students advised to bring extra towels)
  • Launderette (Coin operated self service launderette on site, €4 per wash)
  • Electronic door access, 24 hour CCTV and on-site management

Alternative Accommodation can be arranged on request

Career & Progression

Attendees will be involved in various tasks including interviews, meetings etc. leading to competence in the academic context.  Occasional workshops will be conducted to expose participants to external speakers while providing them with supplementary information on certain areas such as negotiating and reaching consensus as well as general academic topics.

Day 1. Getting to know the Place and the People
Day 2. Paths to Study Education & Training
Day 3. Applying for a Course (BA/MA/PHD, Etc.)
Day 4. Presentations, Interviews, Meetings, Offers and Rejections
Day 5. Planning & Schedules, Dealing with Difficult Situations

Social Activities

Social & Cultural suggestions:

  • Tour of Trinity College campus.
  • Temple Bar cultural quarter
  • And many more…..
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