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Dorset College Dublin

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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 250students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +353 (1) 8306129
  • Fax
  • +353 (1) 8308079
  • Address
  • International Office, 58 Great Charles Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Options

  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • Off-campus Residence
  • Private language school

Why This School?

  • - Excellent facilities and a unique campus atmosphere
    - Wide range of programmes to suit all levels
    - Accessible by all modes of public transport to all areas of the city

Dorset College Dublin About the

  • Dorset College Dublin, founded in 1983 is a well-established educational provider with the English language school located in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, beside the beautiful Mountjoy Square park. Situated only 10 minutes walk from O'Connell Street, one of Europe’s widest thoroughfares, the College is accessible by all modes of public transport to all areas of the city. Dorset College offers a flexible and extensive range of high quality English Language Programmes. These include Standard General English, Intensive General English, Pre-Foundation English,Business English, Examination Preparation, Specialist English and the TEFL Teacher Training courses. We aim to provide the best language training possible and we constantly seek to enhance the learning experience of students. These include General English, Business English, English for Examinations, Specialist English and the TEFL CELT Teacher Training course recognised by ACELS.  At Dorset College, our portfolio of internationally recognised exams  that students can study towards include the TIE exam, Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE, CPE)  , IELTS exam, TOEIC test and TOEFL exam.

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Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    To focus on improving levels of English through a General English programme of 20 lessons, 45 minute lessons per week. The total breakdown of the hours is 15 hours per week, in the mornings 9.00am -12.15pm from Monday to Friday. This General English course focuses on students improving their level of English through a series of communicative and task-based approach activities which are designed to provide a high level of interaction with foreign language students from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

    Benefit, Goad of this course :
    By the end of the course students will have covered the syllabus for their level of English language learning, including the practice of speaking, writing, reading and listening materials, discussion tasks, oral communication, games and activities, tasks, analysis of types of language, lexical items, vocabulary and grammar practice, pronunciation and exploration of the range of language needed to describe functions and notions.

    Curriculum :
    This Standard General English course, 20 Lessons per week, is structured to provide a solid grounding and improvement in the core English language and communication skills of English. It covers the four main skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. It gives the student the opportunity to attend out-of-class activities with our active and to explore Dublin. As a general English language course, it is open to students from beginners to advanced levels and focuses on a communicative approach to learning. This English language course can be taken in combination with our afternoon group English classes or afternoon one-to-one lessons.
    There is no specific entry level for our Standard General English GE1 course – students will be tested and placed in classes from A1-C2, according to their language competency level at entry. Students can be placement tested online before travelling or upon arrival with the Oxford Placement Test and a English Language speaking test upon arrival. Students’ level of language progression may vary, depending on the initial level of prior knowledge upon entry. There are 6 basic level English language classes ranging from Beginners A1 to Advanced C2, however at peak times, we offer English Language classes that are tailored further within these levels, for example, a class for Intermediate B1 and a slightly higher ability Intermediate B1+ represent different classes on offer in the school.

Course Information

Class size 10 Students Schedule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Weeks
Course Level 7 VISA Info Acceptance letter issue
Accommodation Homestay, Off-campus Residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2023-12-25 2023-12-18 2023-12-11 2023-12-04
2023-11-27 2023-11-20 2023-11-13 2023-11-06
2023-10-30 2023-10-23 2023-10-16 2023-10-09
2023-10-02 2023-09-25 2023-09-18 2023-09-11
2023-09-04 2023-08-28 2023-08-21 2023-08-14
2023-08-07 2023-07-31 2023-07-24 2023-07-17
2023-07-10 2023-07-03 2023-06-26 2023-06-19
2023-06-12 2023-06-05 2023-05-29 2023-05-22
2023-05-15 2023-05-08 2023-05-01 2023-04-24
2023-04-17 2023-04-10 2023-04-03 2023-03-27
2023-03-20 2023-03-13 2023-03-06 2023-02-27
2023-02-20 2023-02-13 2023-02-06 2023-01-30
2023-01-23 2023-01-16 2023-01-09 2023-01-02
2022-12-26 2022-12-19 2022-12-12 2022-12-05
2022-11-28 2022-11-21 2022-11-14 2022-11-07
2022-10-31
※ From the Course Starting Dates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (EURO)€ 65
Tuition
1 ~ 4 Week 5 ~ 11 Week 12 ~ 23 Week 24 ~ 52 Week Week
(EURO)€ 170 / Week (EURO)€ 155 / Week (EURO)€ 145 / Week (EURO)€ 140 / Week
Week Week Week Week Week

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (EURO)€ 65
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
Weekly (EURO)€ 190 (EURO)€ 130

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (EURO)€ 65
Other Charges (EURO)€ 40    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    To enable international students to develop a high knowledge of English Language competency, fluency, proficiency and accuracy by maximizing the amount of face-to face tuition hours available to them over their course. This depends on the duration of the total course and students can expect to achieve greater or lesser levels of progress depending on their initial entry level and the total duration of their course in terms of number of weeks enrolled.

    Benefit, Goad of this course :
    A. Pronunciation practice and phonology
    B. Word study: Definitions of meaning
    Curriculum :
    This Intensive General English course, 30 lessons per week, includes all the elements of Standard General English (GE1) in providing a solid grounding and improvement in the core language and communication skills of English; reading, writing, listening and speaking.  To focus on improving levels of English, through an intensive programme of 45 lessons per week of 45 minutes duration. The total breakdown of the hours is 22.5 hours per week. The morning General English component comprises of 15 hours per week and the afternoon comprises of 7.5 additional hours per week. The intensive portion of the programme is delivered individually or to a small group of students. The intensive programme is ideally suited to short-stay students who are interested in improving their level quickly but is also open to long-term students who want to really focus on achieving a good level of fluency in an academic year. The schedule for delivery may be flexible and students are provided with an initial needs analysis questionnaire, so that specialized areas of interest may be determined that can be taught in the intensive programme, e.g. Exam Preparation, Business English, etc
     
    Time: 9am – 12:15pm - Monday to Friday and 1:00pm – 3:45pm – Monday Tuesday and Thursday
    Availability: Year Round (minimum of 8 students required per class)
    Levels: Beginners to Advanced A1 to C2 (7 Levels)

Course Information

Class size 10 Students Schedule 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Weeks
Course Level 7 VISA Info Acceptance letter issue
Accommodation Homestay, Off-campus Residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2023-12-25 2023-12-18 2023-12-11 2023-12-04
2023-11-27 2023-11-20 2023-11-13 2023-11-06
2023-10-30 2023-10-23 2023-10-16 2023-10-09
2023-10-02 2023-09-25 2023-09-18 2023-09-11
2023-09-04 2023-08-28 2023-08-21 2023-08-14
2023-08-07 2023-07-31 2023-07-24 2023-07-17
2023-07-10 2023-07-03 2023-06-26 2023-06-19
2023-06-12 2023-06-05 2023-05-29 2023-05-22
2023-05-15 2023-05-08 2023-05-01 2023-04-24
2023-04-17 2023-04-10 2023-04-03 2023-03-27
2023-03-20 2023-03-13 2023-03-06 2023-02-27
2023-02-20 2023-02-13 2023-02-06 2023-01-30
2023-01-23 2023-01-16 2023-01-09 2023-01-02
2022-12-26 2022-12-19 2022-12-12 2022-12-05
2022-11-28 2022-11-21 2022-11-14 2022-11-07
2022-10-31
※ From the Course Starting Dates 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (EURO)€ 65
Tuition
1 ~ 4 Week 5 ~ 11 Week 12 ~ 24 Week 25 ~ 52 Week Week
(EURO)€ 215 / Week (EURO)€ 200 / Week (EURO)€ 175 / Week (EURO)€ 165 / Week
Week Week Week Week Week

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (EURO)€ 65
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
Weekly (EURO)€ 190 (EURO)€ 130

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (EURO)€ 65
Other Charges (EURO)€ 40    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Location


Accommodation

  • Home Stay
    The school will arrange accommodation with friendly, carefully chosen and approved Irish host families. The host families provide bed, breakfast, dinner, light supper and light laundry facilities. All host families are interviewed by the school's  experienced staff before being accepted as a registered host family. Every prospective host family’s home is visited by the school to ensure suitability. Approved host families are carefully monitored to guarantee they are maintaining high standards and meeting our students’ needs. This monitoring process includes student feedback through personal contact with our staff and student questionnaires. (*All year round)

    Residencial Accomodation
    The offers self catering apartments as an accommodation option. Students can chose either a single or twin room and share a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and sitting room. This allows the students to cater for themselves in a comfortable modern apartment. The bedrooms have been designed to be spacious complete with study area. (*All year round)

Surrounding Area

  • Located only 10 minutes from Dublin city centre, the school has three distinctive buildings within a short distance of each other. The classrooms are clean and spacious with high ceilings and historic character. The school is also currently refurbishing our Mountjoy Square building to a very high standard. This is part of the ongoing efforts to ensure that we continue to grow and improve the standards to be among the best English language schools in Dublin.The school will shortly add an outdoor area to the canteen facilities where students can have a cup of coffee and a snack or even use the Internet while relaxing during the break when the weather is fine. Located beside Mountjoy Square the surroundings of Georgian Dublin can be enjoyed by students during their stay.

Facilities

  • The facilities include a student self study room, a language laboratory with six dedicated computers, canteen facilities and large number of classrooms which are well equipped with the most advanced teaching aids – sixty computers, audio, video and LCD equipment. This ensures a varied and stimulating learning experience. The classrooms are bright and airy and provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Activity

  • Activities include: Free Orientation, Quick City Walk, Off Campus Trip such as Kilmainham Gaol, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and The Chester Beatty Library, Free Job Club; Job Seeking Skills - CV Preparation, Interview Techniques, Personal Skills Audit, Personal Marketing Skills & Presentation Skills etc, Free Film Club - The opportunity to view movies in English, Free Book Club - a text is discussed providing a great opportunity for informal conversation, Free Irish Culture Lessons, The Story and Music of U2, Free vocabulary lessons, Free Dance Classes; Irish and Salsa Dancing. The school also organizes day trips for students at a minimum cost so students can explore Ireland as well.

Top Native Language by Center

  • Latin America 40%, European 35%, Asian 5%, Korean 2%, Others 20%

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陳翊安

學校住宿的問題??
Q: 明年冬天的時候打算申請去 語言學校念語言課程,想請問宿舍提供哪些類型的宿舍呢?? 是否有寄宿家庭?? A: 您好,感謝您來訊息詢問,關於 語言學校住宿問題為您做個解答。寄宿家庭學校將安排友好,精心挑選並通過審核的愛爾蘭寄宿家庭。在寄宿家庭提供住宿,早餐,晚餐,夜宵輕便的洗衣設施。所有寄宿家庭都是由學校經驗豐富的員工被審核,每個寄宿家庭都須符合學校的標準。每個寄宿家庭都由學校親自拜訪,以確保舒適性。通過審核的寄宿家庭都經過認真審視,以確保提供高標準環境,滿足學生的需求。該審核程序包括也包括和學生一對一的個人問卷,學生提出的評價和意見。


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최희재

I studied at Dorset College and took an English program (GE2). Most of all, my result was brilliant. I improved a lot in English. I can select the class and study time by myself. I had 6 months (24 weeks). It is different from General English Program; while General English is more for the beginners; my course was more for intermediate students who are willing to improve on their skills in grammar, reading and writing. There is a 22.5 hours of class every week. I took the class from 9:00~12:15, and 1:00~3:45. You can attend the class that is suitable for your level and I started off with the beginner’s class. There are many one-to-one classes, which is the best for correcting pronunciation. Dorset’s program really depends on one’s will to study and improve. If you participate well in class, you will be able to see yourself improving in a short time. Whenever I had free time, I hanged around with friends in the city. Due to that fact that I had so many international friends, I could learn, understand and accept other friends’ cultures and ideologies. For my case, I moved from homestay to a dormitory. Homestay was a good opportunity for me, so I tried it for a couple of months. The Irish family I stayed with was really nice and kind. It was very good to experience another country’s home culture. All the memories are priceless. When I moved to a dormitory, making dinners with foreign friends and sharing food was a good memory too.

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저는 Dorset college에서 집중 영어프로그램(GE2)를 수강하였습니다. 결과부터 말씀드리자면 영어실력에 아주 큰 도움이 되었습니다. 수업은 매달 3,4회씩 개강일이 지정되어있는데 제가 개강일을 선택하고 학습기간도 선택할 수 있도록 되어있습니다. 저는 6개월(24주)간 Dorset에서 공부했습니다. 일반영어프로그램과의 차이점은 일반영어프로그램이 기초를 위한 프로그램이라면 집중영어프로그램은 영어실력의향상이나 심화과정을 원하는 학생들이 수강하는 프로그램입니다. 일주일에 영어수업 22.5시간을 수강하게 되고 저는 오전 9시부터 오후 12시15분까지, 그리고 1시부터 3시45분까지 수업을 들었어요. 각자의 실력에 맞는 레벨에 들어가게 되구요. 저는 맨 처음에는 초급단계부터 시작했어요. 1:1수업이 많기 때문에 발음교정도 확실하게 해주셨어요. Dorset은 정말 개개인의 노력에 달린것 같아요. 본인이 수업에 잘 참여하고 노력하면 레벨도 금방 올라가고 단기간에 더 큰 실력상승이 가능해지는 것 같아요. 주말은 대부분 외국인 친구들하고 시내에서 놀았어요. 유럽에서 온 다양한 국적의 친구들, 동양에서온 친구들과 같이 어울리다보니 다양한 문화권의 사고방식이나 의사소통방식에 대해서도 조금 더 깊게 이해할 수 있게 된것 같아요. 그리고 저의 경우에는 처음에는 홈스테이를 하다가 나중에는 기숙사에 들어갔어요. 홈스테이는 그래도 외국에 왔으니 한번쯤은 해보아야할것 같아서 했는데 여러 가정을 직접 방문한다음에 제가 고르는 식이었어요. 처음 방문한 가정이 바로 마음에 들었지만, 정말 친절하시고 매일 밥도 맛있게 해주셨어요. 무엇보다 아일랜드의 실생활을 체험할 수 있다는게 값진 경험인것 같아요. 그리고 기숙사도 굉장히 깨끗하고 필요한것들이 잘 갖춰져있었어요. 주방은 공동으로 사용하기 때문에 외국인 친구들하고 여러가지 음식을해서 나눠먹기도하고, 기숙사에서의 추억이 많이 생긴 것 같아요.

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私はDorset collegeで集中英語プログラム(GE2)を受けました。結果から言えば、英語実力がすごく上がりました。授業は毎月3,4回ぐらい開講日がきまってあります。その日の中で私が開講日を選んで学習機関も決められるように構成されています。私は6ヶ月(24週)間Dorsetで勉強しました。一般英語プログラムとの差異点は一般英語プログラムが英語の基礎のためのプログラムなら集中英語プログラムは英語実力向上や深化課程のプログラムです。一週間英語授業22.5時間です。午前9時から午後12時15分まで、そして1時から3時45分まで授業を受けました。自分の実力に合うレベルの授業をうけることになります。私は初級1段階から始まりました。1:1の授業が多くて、発音の矯正もしてもらいました。Dorsetは個人の努力によって違うと思います。自分が授業に積極的に参加したり努力するとすぐレベルも上がるし、短期間に実力が向上すると思います。週末はだいたい外国人の友達と市内で遊びました。ヨーロッパで来た友達も、アジアで来た友達もいろいろいて一緒に付き合う間に多様な文化圏の人々についても深く理解できるようになりました。そして私は始めてはホームスーテをしました。なにやら外国にきたらその国の実際の生活を経験することが重要だと思って、ホームステーを選びました。ホームステーは自分が直接にいろんな家庭を訪問して良かった家庭を選ぶ形式でしたが、私は最初に訪問した家族が気にあってそこでとまりました。アイルランドの実生活をけいけんするって、すごく良い経験になりました。そしてドーミトリーもすごくきれいで、必要なものがよく整えてありました。台所は共同なので外国人友達と夜にはいろいろな食べ物をつくって一緒にたべたりしました。それがドーミトリーでの一番楽しかった思い出です。

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謝欣怡

愛爾蘭的語言學校,有很多義大利人與西班牙和巴西人唸居多,之外歐洲國家的還有法國人、俄國人與德國人,亞洲國家日本人居多,我也因此交到很多很棒的朋友,也謝謝他們很照顧我。由於都是拉丁語系又國家的地理位置都充滿了陽光,所以大家都非常的熱情,跟他們在一起不禁會被他們歡愉的氣氛給感染,像陽光般一樣給了好心情。

上英文課時,老師的教法不像台灣的教法較硬生生,就算去補習班補英文,也有一種為了升學考試而教,有一種趕鴨子上架的感覺,在愛爾蘭雖然是用英文解釋文法與課程,但奇怪的是反而聽得更懂,老師們都很自然的用他們的語言與邏輯來解釋,會讓英文更加清楚。而課程用一個星期為單位,不會因為教會了就跳下一單元趕進度,而是不斷反覆的練習將那個單元所教的讓學生更熟能收巧的使用。
住宿時,在公共廚房跟不同國家的人一起吃飯一起做飯真的很有趣,義大利人煮義大利麵與做義大利料理、俄國人調烈酒、巴西人做南美的甜點而我就做了幾道台式的料理,大家一起坐在餐桌前聊天放著音樂,吃完後一起看英文字幕的電影,假日一起約出去戶外走走,真的是很幸福的事。

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