General English Plus IELTS Preparation

Designed for those who wish to obtain an Internationally Recognised Qualification.

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation course is accepted worldwide as an appropriate indicator of English language proficiency by universities and other organisations and is often a prerequisite for those who wish to engage in higher education or professional pathways.

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Learn from a team of experienced IELTS preparation teachers.
Develop your speaking fluency, accuracy, pronunciation and confidence to succeed in the IELTS exam
Provide employers and/or colleges with benchmarked, internationally recognised certification of your English language achievements.
Meet Students form all over the world and enjoy our varied social and cultural activities.

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General English Plus IELTS Preparation

This course is designed for those who need to improve their English level and take the IELTS exam for career or academic purposes.  

Our General English classes are based on the communicative approach. This means that you learn English with a strong focus on speaking and listening skills, as well as reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

In the IELTS lessons, we fully prepare you for the IELTS exam so that you can achieve your target score. The classes are designed to provide you with the essential preparation and practice you need to succeed, with exam strategies and techniques to help you pass each part of the test.

Students on the General English + IELTS course study General English every Morning and prepare for IELTS Exam in the afternoon.

Morning Classes GE Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. (Break 15 mins)
Afternoon Classes: (IELTS)  Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1.30 – 16.00 p.m. (Break 15 mins)
Hours per week:  20
Class Levels:  Beginner to Proficiency (CEFR *A1 to C2).
Class Sizes:  15 Students (max.)
Availability:  Year Round every Monday (See holiday Closing Dates for College)
Minimum Age:     Students must be 17 years of age.


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Additional Information

If you are interested in obtaining additional details about our General English courses, or if you wish to inquire about our diverse range of language courses, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach out to us today by completing our contact form or by calling us directly on: 

Our phone number is:  +353 1 57 6850
Our WhatsApp:  +353871391944
Our email is: [email protected].

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English Language Levels

General English Courses are available at seven levels from Beginner to Proficiency (CEFR A1 to C2). 

Within each level there may be two or three different groups, allowing flexibility in class placement.

A1- CEFR Beginners

A1 CEFR Elementary
A2 CEFR Pre-Intermediate
B1 CEFR Intermediate
B2 CEFR Upper Intermediate
C1 CEFR Advanced
C2 CEFR Proficiency

Maximum Class Size: 15 Students

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What can I expect from the course?

  • Learn from a team of experienced IELTS preparation teachers.
  • Focus on specific exam tasks with tips on how to get the best grades possible.
  • Gain a recognised qualification for admission to university or Higher Education.
  • Get proof of your English level for employment or visa purposes.
  • Pursue a career in an international environment.
  • Become a competent and confident speaker of English.
  • Validate your learning and gain an internationally-recognised Certificate.

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Minimum Age:
Course Starts:
Every Monday
Lesson Length:
60 Minutes
Available Levels:
(CEFR *A1 to C2).
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Accreditation and Memberships

Dorset College is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) for English Language Teaching (ELT)

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