Approach to Learning
On the first morning, your level and needs are extensively assessed. The different components of
the test allow us to establish your current level of English. To individualise your
learning experience, you complete a needs analysis questionnaire, which allows us to
integrate your objectives into the course content. Our successful learner-centred approach to teaching
allows you to achieve your goals. Teachers focus on practical communication and learning skills and
encourage you to participate actively in the process of learning. Pair and group work ensure that you have
many opportunities to practise speaking and listening in a stimulating and supportive learning environment.
You have a progress test and a personal tutorial with your principal teacher each week. As an extension of
our personalised approach to learning, a member of the academic team is present in the study room to help
and advise you.
Courses are held at seven levels from Beginner to Advanced. You can take our online test at
www.corklanguagecentre.ie. The small number of students per class ensures effective teaching
with the flexibility to meet your individual needs in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere.
There is a special programme of study at each level and our grading system enables you to move
to a higher level when the first programme has been completed.
You receive invaluable guidance on learning and communication skills during your language counselling
sessions. You can ask for advice on overall language development and request extra work in any area of
language. Your counsellor provides advice on independent learning techniques and can help you to select
a suitable examination.