Intensive English Course

The Intensive General English Course is 22.5 hours per week.

Flexible and Intensive 

You can choose the intensive timetable for your entire stay or for the beginning of your stay only, for example 2, 4, 8 weeks to give that extra boost in communication skills on first arrival to Cork.

Timetable: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:15 and 13:15 to 14:45

Course Outline

The main focus of all the General English courses is on communication skills in real life settings. Classes cover all of the language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing with an emphasis on speaking and listening. 

Students on the Intensive 22.5 hour course follow a separate syllabus for an extra 7.5 hours per week in the afternoons. Classes include a separate range of topics integrating all language skills, however, the main focus is on conversation and speaking. 

There are 7.5 extra hours of teacher contact time per week which offers an opportunity to progress faster. 

The 7.5 hours Communicative Classes for 3 types of user:

Foundation User (A1/A2):

  • Focus on interactions in day to day situations, using  frequently used and common expressions , describing things around you and things you need!
  • Focus on how to talk about yourself, your past and plans for the future.

Independent User (B1/B2):

  • Focus on how to interact with native speakers with more fluency and spontaneity, describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions.
  • Focus on discussing topics , your viewpoint and opinions in more detail 

Proficient User (C1/C2):

  • Focus on understanding a wide range of demanding texts and complex subjects and being able to summarise information from different spoken and written sources.
  • Focus on fluency and spontaneity using idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

We can help identify which user you are. We will send you our online level test by email before starting your course.

Intensive 22.5 Hour Course Timetable

Timetable: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:15 and 13:15 to 14:45

2 Weeks€450
3 Weeks€675
4 Weeks€900
5 Weeks€1125
6 Weeks€1350
7 Weeks€1675
8 Weeks€1800
9 Weeks€1980
10 Weeks€2200
11 Weeks€2420
12 Weeks€2640
13 to 24 Weeks€210 per week
Additional Weeks€185 per week
25 Weeks€4625


  • Textbook Fee €50 per level
  • €65 School Registration fee

Minimum Students Required for the 22.5 Hour Intensive Course

  • Students registered on the 22.5 hour intensive course will follow the 15 hour group course syllabus in the morning (Monday to Friday 09.00 to 12:15) and in the afternoons  move to skills and communication based lessons :1.5 hours extra per day Monday to Friday 13:15 to 14:45.
  • There are a minimum number of 4 students per class needed for the extra 1.5 hours classes.
  • If there are not 4 students for the specific dates , depending on availability we may be able to offer a conversion to private lessons ( 2 hours private lessons per week) but this depends on teacher and classroom availability.