Emerald Cultural Institute

Introduction

In today's fast-paced and rapidly-changing world, effective communication is more important than ever, and English as a means of international communication is key. International Education has become a permanent and ever-growing feature of modern society and today traditional English-language programmes form only part of a complex range of study-abroad programmes required by groups and individuals as a way of achieving personal, educational or professional goals. Mobility involving cultural exchanges among countries worldwide has become an integral part of professional development in a way that couldn't have been imagined a few years ago.

Personal attention to the individual needs and cultural backgrounds of all our students is at the centre of the Emerald Cultural Institute experience. Every aspect of the study-abroad programme is important to us, and all our staff are committed to delivering the highest quality service in a friendly, personal and professional environment. We have been providing quality English language and professional development programmes since 1986 to groups and individuals of all ages and from more.

We offer a sophisticated range of English language courses and programmes specially designed to cater for all the learning needs of our adult clients. Students can choose whichever one of our beautiful campuses best suits their unique needs. Our centres are equipped with excellent facilities to enhance the learning experience of every student. Students of all levels benefit from interesting and challenging lessons by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

Monitoring progress, continuous evaluation and feedback from clients are an integral part of maintaining quality and ensuring that students continuously learn and improve.

Students receive a warm and friendly welcome from the moment they arrive. We believe that social and personal development is an essential part of studying a language abroad.

We want all our students to have an experience of the culture and lifestyle of Ireland and therefore provide the opportunity of participating in a lively and varied social and cultural programme.

We offer our English courses in two locations:

  • Miltown Park

Milltown Park is a beautiful and supportive learning environment for our international students. It was formerly the home of Trinity College’s Irish School of Ecumenics and we are proud to continue the tradition of education on this impressive campus.

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Located in its own peaceful and spacious landscaped grounds, Milltown Park is situated in the vibrant and popular neighbourhood of Ranelagh with many restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and traditional pubs. The campus is well connected by bus and tram to the city centre and student accommodation.

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The school is well served by public transport with several bus routes stopping near the school gates and the nearest tram (Luas) stop is an 8 minute walk from the school.

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  • Palmerson Park

Our Palmerston Park School is located in a prime residential neighbourhood within easy reach of Dublin city centre yet close to both our host families and student accommodation. Set in its own gardens, and overlooking the beautiful Palmerston Park, it offers students the chance to study English in a peaceful and stress-free environment.

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The original school building is a gracious Victorian mansion and we have enriched the campus by adding a specially designed modern building with additional classrooms and a large serviced canteen.

palmerson2 The school is well served by public transport with several bus routes stopping near the school gates and the nearest tram (Luas stop) a 5 minute walk away from the school, bringing directly to the city centre.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Courses

Combined Course CODE: GEN 2

Campus Full time 14 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Combined Course is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of general English combined with a focus on particular areas of interest or learning weakness for the individual student. Students attend the Intensive Course in the mornings and have five hours’ individual tuition per week in the afternoons. Students can decide with their teacher which area of specific interest they want to concentrate on in the individual lessons. The timetable is flexible and may be agreed with the teacher to allow some free afternoons. [+]

The Combined Course is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of general English combined with a focus on particular areas of interest or learning weakness for the individual student. Students attend the Intensive Course in the mornings and have five hours’ individual tuition per week in the afternoons. Students can decide with their teacher which area of specific interest they want to concentrate on in the individual lessons. The timetable is flexible and may be agreed with the teacher to allow some free afternoons. Tuition Hours 20 x 60 minute group lessons = 20 hours’ group tuition per week + 5 x 60 minute individual lessons = 5 hours’ individual tuition perweek. Levels All levels are available from beginner* to advanced. * Beginner’s courses are held on fixed dates. Minimum Course Duration Two weeks Age Group The Combined Course is designed for students aged 17+ Average Number of Students per class 8-10 per class (depending on the time of year) Maximum class size 14 Testing and Placement Students are given an oral and written test on the first day of their course and placed in a class appropriate to their level of English. Students’ progress is monitored on an ongoing basis and their class level is adjusted accordingly. Examinations Students attending a Combined Course can prepare for the following examinations: University of Cambridge (PET, FCE, Advanced & Proficiency), TIE Examination, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and BEC 1/2/3. It is also possible to prepare for other examinations on request. All examinations are subject to availability and payment of the appropriate fee. Textbooks We use the most up-to date textbooks and teaching materials. Textbooks are not included in the course fee. Students can purchase textbooks from the school or from recommended bookstores in the city centre. Textbooks cost approximately €35. We can include the cost of a first book in your invoice on request. Availability Please check availability with the Institute before confirming any of our courses. Once the booking is confirmed students can begin their course on any Monday morning at 09.00am, except for complete beginners who can only start on fixed dates. What is included in the course fee? Written and oral placement test Tuition (60 minutes per lesson) Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi Ongoing support and monitoring by class teachers and Director of Studies Regular seminars such as “Living and Working in Ireland” and “CV Preparation and Interviews” Rich and varied Social Programme Diploma on completion of course with personalised student report Welcome Kit with guides and maps and student handbook Exclusive access to Emerald student website with information, interactive presentations and free learning resources. [-]

Examination Course CODE: GEN 5

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Examination Course is designed to prepare students for one of the following examinations: Cambridge Preliminary English Test, Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency, or the IELTS examination. Students wishing to do an examination should start their Cambridge preparation course 12 weeks prior to the examination date and their IELTS course 4 weeks prior to the examination date. [+]

The Examination Course is designed to prepare students for one of the following examinations: Cambridge Preliminary English Test, Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency, or the IELTS examination. Students wishing to do an examination should start their Cambridge preparation course 12 weeks prior to the examination date and their IELTS course 4 weeks prior to the examination date. Cambridge Examination Courses First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Proficiency (CPE) Jan – March (9 or 10 Weeks) March – June (12 Weeks) July – August (6 Weeks – FCE only) September – December (12 Weeks) Cambridge Examination Dates First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Proficiency (CPE) Mid March Mid June End of August (FCE only) Mid December For exact dates of our Cambridge and IELTS examination preparation courses, see the Price List or contact the institute. Tuition Hours 20 x 60 minute group lessons = 20 hours’ group tuition per week. Levels All the Examination Courses are only available subject to a minimum number of 6 participants for each level. Students should begin their Cambridge course 12 weeks prior to the examination dates and their IELTS course 4 weeks prior. We cannot accept students for any examination course until we have confirmed that they are at an appropriate level to join the class. Textbooks We use the most up-to date textbooks and teaching materials. Textbooks are not included in the course fee. Students can purchase textbooks from the school or from recommended bookstores in the city centre. Textbooks cost approximately €35. We can include the cost of a first book in your invoice on request. Availability Please check availability with the Institute before confirming any courses. Once the booking is confirmed students can begin their course on the fixed start dates. What is included in the course fee? Written and oral placement test Tuition (60 minutes per lesson) Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi Ongoing support and monitoring by class teachers and Director of Studies Regular seminars such as “Living and Working in Ireland” and “CV Preparation and Interviews” Rich and varied Social Programme Diploma on completion of course with personalised student report Welcome Kit with guides and maps and student handbook Exclusive access to Emerald student website with information, interactive presentations and free learning resources. [-]

Intensive Course CODE: GEN 1

Campus Full time 12 - 13 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Intensive Course is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of general English at all levels. The course covers the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and is especially programmed to improve communication skills in spoken and written English. We place great importance on oral communication in the classroom, and course- books and supplementary materials are interesting and stimulating. Two teachers are responsible for each programme and regular progress tests are built into the syllabus. This course may be taken in combination with one of our afternoon group classes or afternoon one-to-one lessons. [+]

The Intensive Course is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of general English at all levels. The course covers the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and is especially programmed to improve communication skills in spoken and written English. We place great importance on oral communication in the classroom, and course- books and supplementary materials are interesting and stimulating. Two teachers are responsible for each programme and regular progress tests are built into the syllabus. This course may be taken in combination with one of our afternoon group classes or afternoon one-to-one lessons. Tuition Hours 20 x 60 minute group lessons = 20 hours’ group tuition per week. Levels All levels are available from beginner* to advanced. * Beginner’s courses are held on fixed dates. Minimum Course Duration Two weeks Age Group The Intensive Course is designed for students aged 17+ Average Number of Students per class 8-10 per class (depending on the time of year) Maximum class size 14 Locations Courses are held year-round in Palmerston Park and Milltown Park. During the summer months, this course may be held at one of our summer centres. Testing and Placement Students are given an oral and written test on the first day of their course and placed in a class appropriate to their level of English. Students’ progress is monitored on an ongoing basis and their class level is adjusted accordingly. Examinations Students attending a General Course can also prepare for the following examinations: University of Cambridge (PET, First Certificate, Advanced & Proficiency), TIE Examination (Test of Interactive English), TOEIC, (certification available at all levels), TOEFL and IELTS. All Examinations are subject to availability and payment of the appropriate fee. Textbooks We use the most up-to date textbooks and teaching materials. Textbooks are not included in the course fee. Students can purchase textbooks from the school or from recommended bookstores in the city centre. Textbooks cost approximately €35. We can include the cost of a first book in your invoice on request. Availability Please check availability with the Institute before confirming any of our courses. Once the booking is confirmed students can begin their course on any Monday morning at 09.00am, except for complete beginners who can only start on fixed dates. What is included in the course fee? Written and oral placement test Tuition (60 minutes per lesson) Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi Ongoing support and monitoring by class teachers and Director of Studies Regular seminars such as “Living and Working in Ireland” and “CV Preparation and Interviews” Rich and varied Social Programme Diploma on completion of course with personalised student report Welcome Kit with guides and maps and student handbook Exclusive access to Emerald student website with information, interactive presentations and free learning resources [-]

Intensive Plus Business CODE: GEN 7

Campus Full time 12 - 13  September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Intensive Plus Business Course offers 26 hours of tuition weekly. This course is aimed at students with either an academic or practical business background who wish to supplement their General English course in the mornings with Business English in the afternoons. Modules covered in the afternoon business lessons can include: Presentations, Sales and Marketing, The Language of Business Meetings, Report Writing, E-mail and telephone communication and The Language of Negotiations. Course content varies according to the changing needs of the group. [+]

The Intensive Plus Business Course offers 26 hours of tuition weekly. This course is aimed at students with either an academic or practical business background who wish to supplement their General English course in the mornings with Business English in the afternoons. Modules covered in the afternoon business lessons can include: Presentations, Sales and Marketing, The Language of Business Meetings, Report Writing, E-mail and telephone communication and The Language of Negotiations. Course content varies according to the changing needs of the group. Tuition Hours 20 x 60 minute group lessons each week in the mornings. 6 x 60-minute small group business English classes in the afternoons Levels This course requires a good intermediate level of English. Students whose level of English is lower than the required standard will be offered a place on the GEN 4 programme (6 hours of small-group fluency lessons in the afternoons) PLUS one hour of individual tuition per week instead of the GEN 7 programme. The Intensive Plus Business afternoon classes have a maximum of 6 students per class. Minimum Course Duration Two weeks. Age Group 17+ in the morning classes 21+ in the afternoon classes Average Number of Students per class 8-10 per class in the mornings (depending on the time of year) Maximum class size 14 in the mornings and 6 in the afternoons. Locations Courses are held year-round in Palmerston Park and Milltown Park. During the summer months General Courses may be held at one of our summer centres. Testing and Placement Students are given an oral and written test on the first day of their course and placed in a class appropriate to their level of English. Students’ progress is monitored on an ongoing basis and their class level is adjusted accordingly. Examinations Students attending this Course can prepare for the following examinations: TOEFL and IELTS. All Examinations are subject to availability and payment of the appropriate fee. Textbooks We use the most up-to date textbooks and teaching materials. Textbooks are not included in the course fee. Students can purchase textbooks from the school or from recommended bookstores in the city centre. Textbooks cost approximately €35. We can include the cost of a first book in your invoice on request. Availability Please check availability with the Institute before confirming any courses. Once the booking is confirmed students can begin their course on any Monday morning at 09.00am. What is included in the course fee? Written and oral placement test Tuition (60 minutes per lesson) Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi Ongoing support and monitoring by class teachers and Director of Studies Regular seminars such as “Living and Working in Ireland” and “CV Preparation and Interviews” Rich and varied Social Programme Diploma on completion of course with personalised student report Welcome Kit with guides and maps and student handbook Exclusive access to Emerald student website with information, interactive presentations and free learning resources [-]

Intensive Plus CODE: GEN 4

Campus Full time 12 - 13 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Intensive Plus course is designed for students who wish to supplement their General English Course with extra conversation classes in small groups in the afternoons. [+]

The Intensive Plus course is designed for students who wish to supplement their General English Course with extra conversation classes in small groups in the afternoons. The focus in the afternoon classes is on improving fluency skills. The morning lessons are the same as those offered in the Intensive Course. In addition there are six hours of small-group conversation classes over three afternoons (2 hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at three levels starting at Pre-Intermediate. Afternooon classes have a maximum of 8 participants. Tuition Hours 20 x 60 minute group lessons each week in the mornings 6 x 60 minute small-group conversation classes in the afternoons. Levels A minimum language level of pre-intermediate is required. The afternoon classes are offered at three levels starting at Pre-Intermediate. Minimum Course Duration Two weeks Age Group The Intensive Plus Course is designed for students aged 17+ Average Number of Students per class 8-10 per class in the mornings (depending on the time of year). Afternoon classes have a maximum of 8 participants. Maximum class size 14 Locations Courses are held year-round in Palmerston Park and Milltown Park. During the summer months, this course may be held at one of our summer centres. Testing and Placement Students are given an oral and written test on the first day of their course and placed in a class appropriate to their level of English. Students’ progress is monitored on an ongoing basis and their class level is adjusted accordingly. Examinations Students attending a General Course can also choose to sit the TOEIC examination. Examinations are subject to availability and payment of the appropriate fee. Textbooks We use the most up-to date textbooks and teaching materials. Textbooks are not included in the course fee. Students can purchase textbooks from the school or from recommended bookstores in the city centre. Textbooks cost approximately €35. We can include the cost of a first book in your invoice on request. Availability Please check availability with the Institute before confirming any of our courses. Once the booking is confirmed students can begin their course on any Monday morning at 09.00am. What is included in the course fee? Written and oral placement test Tuition (60 minutes per lesson) Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi Ongoing support and monitoring by class teachers and Director of Studies Regular seminars such as “Living and Working in Ireland” and “CV Preparation and Interviews” Rich and varied Social Programme Diploma on completion of course with personalised student report Welcome Kit with guides and maps and student handbook Exclusive access to Emerald student website with information, interactive presentations and free learning resources [-]

Intensive Plus Examination Preparation: GEN 6

Campus Full time 12 - 13 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Intensive Plus Examination Preparation is for students who wish to supplement their General English Course with extra classes to prepare for the TOEFL or IELTS examination in small groups in the afternoon. The minimum level of English required for participation in this course is Intermediate and the examination fee is not included in the course fee. Afternoon classes have a maximum of 8 students and a minimum number of 2 students is required to run the course. [+]

The Intensive Plus Examination Preparation is for students who wish to supplement their General English Course with extra classes to prepare for the TOEFL or IELTS examination in small groups in the afternoon. The minimum level of English required for participation in this course is Intermediate and the examination fee is not included in the course fee. Afternoon classes have a maximum of 8 students and a minimum number of 2 students is required to run the course. Tuition Hours 20 x 60 minute group lessons each week in the mornings. 6 x 60 minute small-group preparation classes in the afternoons. Levels A good Intermediate level of English is required. Minimum Course Duration Two weeks. Course Dates For course dates please see the Price List or contact the institute. Please note that the examination fee is not included in the programme fee and the examination is subject to availability and must be booked separately providing all the necessary documentation. Age Group The Intensive Course is designed for students aged 17+ Average Number of Students per class 8-10 per class in the mornings (depending on the time of year). Maximum class size 14 in the mornings and 8 in the afternoons. Locations Courses are held year-round in Palmerston Park and Milltown Park. During the summer months, this course may be held at one of our summer centres. Testing and Placement Students are given an oral and written test on the first day of their course and placed in a class appropriate to their level of English. Students’ progress is monitored on an ongoing basis and their class level is adjusted accordingly. Examinations Students attending this Course can prepare for the following examinations: TOEFL and IELTS. All Examinations are subject to availability and payment of the appropriate fee. Textbooks We use the most up-to date textbooks and teaching materials. Textbooks are not included in the course fee. Students can purchase textbooks from the school or from recommended bookstores in the city centre. Textbooks cost approximately €35. We can include the cost of a first book in your invoice on request. Availability Please check availability with the Institute before confirming any courses. Once the booking is confirmed students can begin their course on any Monday morning at 09.00am. What is included in the course fee? Written and oral placement test Tuition (60 minutes per lesson) Interesting and stimulating supplementary course materials Use of multi-media facilities and free WiFi Ongoing support and monitoring by class teachers and Director of Studies Regular seminars such as “Living and Working in Ireland” and “CV Preparation and Interviews” Rich and varied Social Programme Diploma on completion of course with personalised student report Welcome Kit with guides and maps and student handbook Exclusive access to Emerald student website with information, interactive presentations and free learning resources [-]