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Erin School of English opened in 2003 in a small Georgian building on Eden Quay overlooking the river Liffey. We were a tiny school when we started with just 4 classrooms and 3 teachers. A lot has changed in the 15 years since we opened, inside and outside of the classroom. We’ve grown from 4 classrooms to 20 and from 3 teachers to 18, teaching up to 550 students a day. When we started classroom materials and equipment meant books and desks now it means electronic whiteboards, projectors and multimedia. We have entered a new world of learning in the last decade and we would like to invite you to join us in exploring it.
We offer General English courses from every level from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1). The course programmes for each level are 12 weeks long with built-in assessment designed to monitor your progress and indicate when you are ready to move to the next level. Progress tests are held monthly and are designed to test your English skills relative to your specific level. This ensures that you are always in the right class for your development. We operate an integrated syllabus which balances work on the four key skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening with contextualised language input including grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Language is presented and skills developed in recognisable and useful communicative contexts. Our teacher training programme is designed to emphasize the importance of placing all language in the context in which it is used. Thus, helping teachers to continuously improve their skills at doing so. The course programmes are mapped from the Common European Framework of Languages with set learning
outcomes for each week and level of the course. These learning outcomes form the basis of your progress and final course report and are designed to assess and credit what you can do with English, not what you cannot.