Direct English

Introduction

Who we are

Do you want to study English language courses in one of the most beautiful, vibrant and friendliest cities in Ireland? Then, welcome to Direct English Ireland, situated in the heart of Cork City in the South West of Ireland. At Direct English Ireland, you will receive high-quality English language classes from highly qualified native English teachers. From day one you will be placed in a class suitable to your level and will gain confidence with the English language. We offer English language classes at nine different levels, from beginners to advanced, combined with social activities/cultural outings which aim to improve your English language skills while at the same time allowing you to experience what this wonderful country and city have to offer.

We are the first branch of Direct English in Ireland. Direct English is one of the leading franchises in the ELT industry, Direct English is in operation in more than 25 countries worldwide. Our courses are approved by the Dept of Education & INIS for international students.

What we do

Direct English builds your confidence from day one and is the most effective language system for anyone wanting to learn English. With nine levels to choose from, Direct English offers more choice than any other English language training system. We’ll encourage you to speak English from your very first class. Not classroom English, but the language for real-life situations.

We will also help to facilitate your move to Ireland and ensure that it is a smooth and easy process. We offer assistance in course selection, VISA applications and administration, health insurance, transportation and accommodation. We are proud of the personal service we provide for each of our students and will be happy to help you as best as possible both before and during your stay in Ireland.

Direct English Resources

From day one, you’ll be learning and practising your English language skills through a unique combination of personal study, tutorials and conversation classes. Our course material covers everyday scenarios so you learn real English for the real world. Each level of your course covers a wide range of learner resources to keep you interested and motivated.

The course material for each level includes:

  • An introductory manual
  • A course book
  • A companion book
  • A PC video disk
  • 9 audio CDs
  • A multimedia CD-ROM

Our Mission

Learning is and should be fun! We really believe that here at Direct English. We provide the very best English Language tuition, but do so in such a way as the students have fun in the process. We are committed to developing all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), and also to introducing and promoting the cultural and historical heritage of the island of Ireland.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Business English

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 weeks Open Enrollment Ireland Cork + 1 more

We offer a 2 or 4-week intensive Business English Course (15-24 hours/week) which includes a combination of tutorials, conversation classes, and social/cultural outings. [+]

Business English Course

We offer a 2 or 4-week intensive Business English Course (15-24 hours/week) which includes a combination of tutorials, conversation classes, and social/cultural outings.

Business English is an integral part of the Direct English system which teaches effective English skills within a business context. By combining course material, based on real business scenarios, with the dynamics of a classroom, students develop the language skills they need to communicate confidently in an English speaking work environment.

Programme Duration: 2 or 4-week options Tuition Duration: 15 hours per week or 20 hours per week Maximum Class Size: 12 Course Start Dates: (Flexible) (Full time or Part time Options) ... [-]

Cambridge Exam Preparation

Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Ireland Cork

Cambridge English is a department of Cambridge University. Their most popular English exams, Advanced (CAE), First (FCE) and are recognised around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English. [+]

Cambridge English

Cambridge English is a department of Cambridge University. Their most popular English exams, Advanced (CAE), First (FCE) and are recognised around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English.

Cambridge English: First (FCE) programme

During the Cambridge English: First (FCE) programme you will learn how to communicate effectively face-to-face. You will gain the confidence to express opinions and present arguments with improved pronunciation. You will be taught how to write letters, reports and stories in clear, detailed English. You will gain a better understanding of English grammar. In short, we will teach you all you need to know to successfully pass the FCE exam, with lots of real exam practice along the way. Students are engaged in communicative activities to develop their ability to speak, listen, read and write in English. There is an emphasis on the use of authentic texts and materials to build students’ confidence before the exam, and there will be continuous practice for the exam using authentic past exam papers.... [-]


General English 1 (Beginners)

Campus Full time Part time 25 weeks Open Enrollment Ireland Cork + 1 more

The course is designed for adults who want to use English accurately and fluently. Grammar and vocabulary are taught and explained thoroughly, and all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed systematically. The course combines traditional methods of language teaching with a communicative approach. [+]

(Beginners Course A1 & A2) Academic Year Programme

Option-1

Programme Duration: 25 weeks Tuition Duration: 15 hours per week Course Start Dates: (Every week)

Option-2

Programme Duration: 25 Weeks Tuition Duration: 20 hours per week Course Start Dates: (Every week)

We offer a 25 week English language course which will take you through levels 1, 2 & 3 of the Direct English language system. Levels 1-3 are the transactional and functional phases. You will learn basic language and structure to be able to do things you need to do on a daily basis as soon as possible.

This course includes a combination of English language tutorials, conversation classes, and social/cultural activities. On passing each level you will receive a Direct English Certificate of Achievement.... [-]


General English 2 (Intermediate)

Campus Full time Part time 25 weeks Open Enrollment Ireland Cork + 1 more

The course is designed for adults who want to use English accurately and fluently. Grammar and vocabulary are taught and explained thoroughly, and all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed systematically. The course combines traditional methods of language teaching with a communicative approach. [+]

(Intermediate Course B1 & B2) One Academic Year

Option-1

Programme Duration: 25 weeks Tuition Duration: 15 hours per week Course Start Dates: (Every week)

Option-2

Programme Duration: 25 Weeks Tuition Duration: 20 hours per week Course Start Dates: (Every week)

We offer a 25 week English language course which will take you through levels 4, 5 & 6 of the Direct English language system. Levels 4-6 are the interactional and expressive phases. These levels have a more in-depth focus on the language and structure of English so that you can take part in conversations with more confidence and fluency.

This course includes a combination of English language tutorials, conversation classes, and social/cultural activities. On passing each level you will receive a Direct English Certificate of Achievement.... [-]


General English 3 (Advanced)

Campus Full time Part time 25 weeks Open Enrollment Ireland Cork + 1 more

The course is designed for adults with a high level of English who want to use English more accurately and fluently. Grammar and vocabulary are taught and explained thoroughly, and all four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed systematically. The course combines traditional methods of language teaching with a communicative approach. [+]

Option-1

Programme Duration: 25 weeks Tuition Duration: 15 hours per week Course Start Dates: (Every week)

Option-2

Programme Duration: 25 Weeks Tuition Duration: 20 hours per week Course Start Dates: (Every week)

We offer a 25 week English language course which will take you through levels 7 & 8 & Business English of the Direct English language system and IELTS exam preparation. Levels 7 & 8 focus on confidence building. You will learn more language and context to give you the opportunity to freely converse in English in any situation.

This course includes a combination of English language tutorials, conversation classes, and social/cultural activities. On passing each level you will receive a Direct English Certificate of Achievement.... [-]


IELTS Exam Preparation

Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Ireland Cork

During the IELTS programme, you will be taught all you need to know to be able to do well in the test. We have designed the course to encompass all elements of the IELTS test – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking – and we will practice the format of the test over and over by using real test papers. [+]

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, as it is more commonly known, is a testing system designed to accurately assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work in an English speaking country. IELTS is often required for entry into university, in countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, and it is also recognised by professional bodies, for employment, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

What is the format of the IELTS test?

There are two types of IELTS tests – Academic, or General. Here at Direct English, we focus mainly on the Academic test as this is the one required for educational purposes. The test is broken down into four parts – Listening (30 minutes), Speaking (15 minutes), writing (60 minutes) and reading (60 minutes), and it’s taken over a two-day period.... [-]


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