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General English Course (Full-time)

Duration: 1-25 weeks

Start Date: Weekly Enrolments

Days: Monday - Friday

Ref Code: CGEBL1F

Fee: Mornings (Mon-Fri 9-1pm) €165 per week
Afternoons €145 per week Contact Us for latest offers and discounts for longer periods.

More Info:

Fees may be lower depending on your nationality, duration of course, times and visa type. Please contact an Admissions Advisor to get the best quote for you.

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"

Diego Arocena, from Argentina

"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, from Germany

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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



The afternoon class times are:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday




Thursday Friday



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 and CAE) 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.

Facilities and Services




We also encourage students to work on their own, with guidance from the teachers. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout both Dawson Street and Wellington Quay campuses and IBAT College Dublin also has a number of 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. 


English School Policies and Procedures



Shared Student Experiences on this Course

Overall Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Add and Share your own Student Experience

  • IBAT Student - Faheem Hussain Shah

    I am doing bachelor of business in ibat.This is the best college in Dublin for English language courses and degree programs. It has excellent teaching staff as well as best management staff in college

    Experience Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • IBAT Student - Renato Arruda do Couto

    It was a lovely experience, the building itself is very well equipped, the classes are big enough, and there's lots of extra space if you just want to chill. The recepcionists and all the staff are helpful and kind.

    The teachers are also very good, and you may be exposed to a lot of different teachers with different teaching styles. Because you'll get t least two different teachers every week, and if you move levels you'll meet different teacher as well. But, that's not bad at all, it's a very good way to keep your learning and evaluation fresh and with different point of views.

    So I'd definetly recommend IBAT as your school in Dublin, you'll have a great experience in Dublin if you choose this school! Cheers everybody.

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  • IBAT Student - Andreia Tibolla Spengler

    My experience at Ibat College was amazing. I learned English so quickly. In six months I passed from elementary level to intermediate level. The teachers are very good. I really recommend the Ibat for learning English.

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What our Students think...

English School at IBAT College Dublin Review

 "Choosing IBAT College Dublin English School has been one of my best decisions. I would definitely recommend it!" 

"Escoger IBAT College English School ha sido una de mis mejores decisiones. Definitivamente lo recomiendo!"   - Giovanna Antillón Fabro, from Mexico 

Watch: NEW Dawson Street Campus for English School

Watch: The English Language School at IBAT College Dublin


You can visit the campus and speak to a Course Specialist Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, no appointment needed. Or make an appointment on enquiry@ibat.ie

Contact us


IBAT College Dublin
16-19 Wellington Quay 
Dublin 2, Ireland. 


+353 1 8075055


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