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Dublin Cultural Institute - Course Details

Dublin Cultural Institute offers a wide range of courses at various levels to suit each student's individual needs. All students are tested before the start of the course. The level test gives us an idea of the student’s proficiency in English. The student will be then placed in a class suitable for his/her level. Students are advised to stay in the same level for a period of time before they are able to move up to a higher level. When a student is ready to move up to the next level he/she will be advised to take a written and an oral exam. Should the student be successful in both assignments he/she will be able to move up to the next level. On successful completion of the course of studies students will be awarded a school certificate. English language classes are tailored for levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced.

Besides offering General English programmes, the Dublin Cultural Institute also specialises in preparation courses for the Cambridge Exams. We offer preparation courses for all the levels of Cambridge (FCE, CAE & CPE) and also for the IELTS Exam and Business English. These courses are exam-oriented and they exclusively focus on preparing and providing students with the necessary skills to be able to pass these exams successfully. The students will familiarise themselves with the format of the exam as well as doing extensive practice of the different exam papers: Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Use of English, Speaking and Writing

Exam Preparation Courses

It is always possible for students to demonstrate their level of English through an internationally recognised EFL qualification. That is the reason why we offer a range of international EFL examinations for all levels from intermediate to proficiency and preparation courses for the Cambridge Exams and IELTS. These courses are scheduled regularly throughout the year. At the moment we offer both full and part-time preparation courses for the Cambridge Exams. The Cambridge Exams are the world's leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 2 million people in 130 countries. The Cambridge ESOL examinations are recognised by thousands of employers, universities & colleges, professional bodies and ministry & government organizations throughout the world . Furthermore if students wish to pursue third level education in an English-speaking country they are usually required to hold a Cambridge qualification as a proof of competence in the English language .

The Cambridge Exams are linked to the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) levels and to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and are the only certificated examinations referred to in the framework document as specifically linked to it by a long-term research programme.

They can open doors to higher education, improve job prospects and, because the qualifications are so well known globally, increase mobility.

  • Cambridge Suite (PET, KET, FCE, CAE and CPE)
  • TIE Exam Preparation
  • IELTS Exam Preparation ( Cambridge )
  • Business English Exam Preparation ( Cambridge ): Vantage and Higher levels only. (Preliminary level available upon request and subject to a minimum number of students).

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