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English Language School in Ireland
Language Academy (CILA) is a Summer language school which offers English language courses
in Cork City, Ireland, to international students. The school is located on Model Farm Road, about a 7-10 minute bus ride from
the city centre and uses the facilities of Mt. Mercy College. The classrooms are spacious;
there is ample space for lunch and for heating food, and the school has an excellent
football field for recreational sports. There is Broadband internet access (not wireless
access) in every apartment, and Cork City has a number of internet cafés at very
reasonable prices. When you are not in class, the canteen is a place to go to chat with
friends, to have a cup of tea, to relax or even to study what you learned from the day.
CILA courses are carefully designed to meet the highest
international standards. The lowest class level is Pre-Intermediate and there are lessons
up to four different levels. Students are given a written and oral placement test on the
first day and are placed in small groups of max. 12 participants per class (average 9). Minimum age required is 18 years old.
Classes start on Monday (when Monday is a public holiday, Tuesday is the start day) and
there is no extra charge for course materials. Every class hour is 55 minutes in length
and every student receives an English Certificate and report at the end of the course.
Courses offered are the CSE Standard English (20 hrs/week) and the CBE Business English
course (26 hrs/week- Intermediate level required), both of them include a social &
cultural programme and a weekend excursion. They are held 4 days per week and have a
minimum duration of two weeks. There is also the CILA One-to-one course, which is taught
in the afternoons and has a minimum duration of one hour.
CILA offers two
accommodation options: apartment sharing, the most popular choice, and a stay with a host
family. Apartments are close to the city centre and a walk of 15 minutes to the school,
include full kitchen facilities, broadband Internet access, laundry facilities and a
living room with multi channel TV. Host families are carefully chosen and are located in
the city or in the suburbs. Students have a strong interaction with their members.
CILA usually arrange academic, social and cultural
activities for you. Some examples are: tour of Cork, Irish films, pub visits, bowling,
Irish Dancing, etc. Most of the activities are included in the price. Weekend excursions
are available at a reasonable cost.
Fitzgerald House, Grand Parade,
Cork City, Ireland
Tel: + 353 21 425 1765
Fax: + 353 21 422 2815
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