This programme is ideal for individual students or school/college groups who want to improve their communication skills in General English classes in the first part of the programme and consolidate those skills by working in an industrial, commercial, financial or professional enterprise in the second part. Participants find it invaluable when seeking employment on their return to their home country.
The English and Work Placement Programme provides participants with an excellent method of learning and using English in a practical way.
Students take a combination of English tuition and Work Experience with a minimum total of 2 weeks English classes and 4 weeks Work Experience. Cork English Academy recommends students are of Intermediate level at least for this programme
Students are placed, where possible, in an Irish enterprise appropriate to their qualifications and experience. Here they join the workforce of the company and gain valuable experience in a business environment. They are given tasks of varying complexity to complete, depending on their ability, motivation and qualifications.
In addition to the exposure they get to the activities of a modern company, course participants have the opportunity of practising their English skills in an authentic work environment. This programme provides them with an excellent opportunity to enhance their employment prospects on their return home.
After the 2 weeks minimum English tuition students undertake the unpaid work experience element of the programme. Every effort is made to try to place the student in the area of his/her first choice but this cannot always be guaranteed. The work experience module lasts a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 months.
Students are welcome to join in on the Academy’s Social Activity & Cultural Programme when they are available. Airport transfers can also be organised by the Academy.