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General English Course (Full-time)

Duration: 1-50 weeks

Location: City Centre Only

Start Date: Weekly Enrolments

City Centre Days: Monday - Thursday

Ref Code: CGEBL1F

Accredited By: ACELS

Fee: See guide fee below. Note fee may be lower depending on duration, times and visa requirement/nationality. Please contact an Admissions Advisor to obtain an accurate quote.

More Info:

GUIDE FEES: AM: €195 per wk for 1-4 wks,€175 per wk for 5-12 wks,€150 per wk for 13-24 wks,€3,500 for 25 wks,€4,680 for 36 weeks. PM: €170 per wk for 1-4 wks,€150 per wk for 5-12 wks,€130 per wk for 13-24 wks,€3,200 for 25 wks, €4,320 for 36 wks

What our Students are saying

"The pronunciation and conversation classes not only have helped me a lot with my English but have also enabled me to get to know new people. All in all, I will not hesitate to choose IBAT College for my next course or to recommend it to my friends"

"Las clases de pronunciación y conversación me ayudaron mucho, no solo a mejorar mi inglés, sino también a conocer a mucha gente y hacer nuevos amigos. Por todo lo mencionado anteriormente y por mucho más, no dudo en volver a elegir Ibat para mi próximo curso de inglés o en recomendarlo a mis amigos"

Alejandro Schilling, English Student

"I visited so many exciting places in Ireland though the trips organized by IBAT College." "Yo conocí muchos lugares excitantes a través de estos viajes organizados pour IBAT"

Alejandro Schilling, English Student

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General English Courses

  • Beginners (Below A1 on the CEFR*)
  • Elementary (A1 on the CEFR)
  • Pre-intermediate (A2 on the CEFR)
  • Intermediate (B1 on the CEFR)
  • Upper-intermediate (B2 on the CEFR)
  • Advanced (C1 on the CEFR)

General English classes are offered at all levels in groups of a maximum of 15 students. Timetables are flexible, so students may study in the mornings or afternoons.


English Courses

Teachers use a personal approach to ensure that students develop at their own pace, while focusing on the key elements of language learning such as grammar, vocabulary, receptive, productive skills and basic practical language functions, such as:

  • Dealing with daily problems and life situations:
    • Going to the bank and opening an account
    • Asking for directions
    • Visiting a doctor/dentist and describing symptoms
  • Telephone skills
  • Letter-writing skills - cover letters, complaint letters, emails etc
  • Curriculum Vitae - structure and content

Classes also include specifically designed cultural lessons which focus on different aspects of Irish culture. Some of these lessons are also linked to trips which are taken during class-time to museums and historical areas around the city.


The morning class times are:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday




Thursday Friday




(Social Activity for afternoon groups)

The afternoon class times are:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday




Thursday Friday




(Social Activity for morning groups)

Tests and examinations

Every week, students will be tested on what they have covered in class. These tests may be communicative or written and focus on all the skills.

Every four weeks, students will do a more complete test which is based on all the material covered in the course book and extra exercises.

Note:  All visa-required students must take the Test of Interactive English (TIE) at the end of their course of study. Other examinations (e.g. Cambridge exams – FCE, CAE and IELTS) can also be arranged for students.

IBAT offers a range of TIE General English (GE) courses at all levels within a TIE exam format which focuses on three main communicative tasks:

  • a short project on a subject of interest to the student
  • a book of the student’s choice
  • a news story from a newspaper and/or TV or radio.

Results are graded according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):


Proficient User

C1, C1+ and C2

Independent User

B1, B1+, B2 and B2+ 

Basic User

A1, A1+, A2 and A2+


English Level Common European Framework (CEF) of Reference for Language Qualifications


C1 Effective Operational Proficiency


B2 Vantage


B1 Threshold


A2 Waystage


A1 Breakthrough


Below A1


We also offer Cambridge FCE and CAE and IELTS preparatory programmes. The English Language School provides a syllabus mapped to the CEFR and provides textbooks and supplementary materials to help students to achieve this in the classroom.


We also encourage students to work on their own, with guidance from the teachers. There is free wi-fi access throughout the building and Ibat also has 2 fully-equipped computer laboratories, as well as computer points located in the student areas.

Students may also use the library computers to access online materials. Our librarian is also happy to meet students and talk to them about the resources that are available in the library. These include access to online English-language activities and other exam-specific materials.

* CEFR (Common European Framework) This language grading system divides learners into six levels based on their language abilities in the main areas of reading, listening, speaking and writing. 


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