Evening Courses

We offer a wide range of English exams: TIE, Trinity , IELTS, Cambridge (YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC), among others.

IELTS Exams​

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is recognised and accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies. 

There were over 3.5 million IELTS tests taken last year, and IELTS is the high-stakes English test for study, migration or work.

IELTS is a testing system that grades your English language skills based on four key aspects of a language: speaking, writing, reading and listening and to help you prepare for your exam, we have created the perfect IELTS Preparation Course for students who wish to improve their IELTS writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Exam Preparation Course Overview​

Exam Preparation Courses Proposals and Highlights

Standard Exam Preparation
  • 9 or more weeks
  • Exam preparation with Regular practice exam sessions combined with a General English Course
  • All levels available, from (A1) to  (C1)
  • Certificate at end of Course
Intensive Exam Preparation​
  • 4 weeks course
  • Practice exam sessions
  • All levels available, from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
  • Certificate at end of Course
Online Exam Preparation
  • Flexible Course Duration
  • Practice exam sessions
  • All levels available, from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
  • Certificate at end of Course
Bespoke Exam Preparation
  • Flexible Course Duration
  • Regular practice exam sessions
  • Certificate at end of Course
  • Price depends on course duration and classes per week.

IELTS Exam Preparation

There are many great ways to prepare for IELTS, which can help you to achieve your best on test day. 

In this course you will:
  1. Learn about the IELTS test procedure and formats: General Training and Academic.
  2. Learn about each part of the IELTS test, question types and how IELTS examiners assess your speaking and writing tests.
  3. Learn and improve useful test-taking strategies, techniques and skills for the IELTS Academic Test or IELTS General Training.
  4. Practice and develop skills and strategies by completing IELTS-style practice test in all four skills ( writing, reading, speaking and listening) in order to maximise your IELTS score.
  5. Improve the specific language areas and issues associated with IELTS and moreover develop further and improve your reading, writing and listening and speaking English skills while enhancing your grammar and vocabulary together with your functional and conversational language.
  6. Improve your skills in all four parts of the IELTS test by attending IELTS specific classes, where you will learn to understand and avoid common test day mistakes.
  7. Complete IELTS progress check practice tests in order to enhance your ability to respond effectively to exam tasks and assess your readiness for a real IELTS test.

The course covers all of the main areas needed to get a better score on the Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening sections of the IELTS test and our experienced and focused teachers will ensure that you achieve your maximum potential.

Exam Preparation Course Highlights​

More about the Course:
These courses are designed to help you prepare for the IELTS examination. Courses focus on improving accuracy in reading, writing, listening and speaking, together with vocabulary building, pronunciation and important examination techniques and practice. These preparation courses give you a thorough, detailed understanding of the Exam structure and teach you the best test-taking strategies. You’ll also practice the English you need to do well. Our lessons offer you a chance to take practice tests, learn the best techniques and feel confident on test day. We offer both standard and intensive preparation courses – with our preparation courses, you’ll feel confident and prepared to succeed! In this course you will:
  • Learn about the IELTS test procedure and formats: General Training and Academic.
  • Learn about each part of the IELTS test, question types and how IELTS examiners assess your speaking and writing tests.
  • Learn and improve useful test-taking strategies, techniques and skills for the IELTS Academic Test or IELTS General Training.
  • Practice and develop skills and strategies by completing IELTS-style practice test in all four skills ( writing, reading, speaking and listening) in order to maximise your IELTS score.
  • Improve the specific language areas and issues associated with IELTS and moreover develop further and improve your reading, writing and listening and speaking English skills while enhancing your grammar and vocabulary together with your functional and conversational language.
  • Have selected training material tailored to students’ needs and the requirements of the exams.
  • Improve your skills in all four parts of the IELTS test by attending IELTS specific classes, where you will learn to understand and avoid common test day mistakes.
  • Have Regular Simulation tests and mock exams with authentic exam papers, applying the strategies and knowledge from the classroom, under real exam conditions & timings.
  • Be guided and supported by teachers with IELTS exam preparation experience
  • Have Constant Exam practice in class and workshops, study group under teacher supervision or one-to-one study sessions with experienced teachers.
  • Complete IELTS progress check practice tests in order to enhance your ability to respond effectively to exam tasks and assess your readiness for a real IELTS test.
  • Overall enhancement of learners’ abilities in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English.
Students generally attend classes in the morning and/or in the afternoon which follow the same layout as a General English Course.
There are 15 or 20 hours of English classes per week held Monday to Friday and split into two or three 90 minute lessons per day. Class size is restricted to a maximum of 15 students and all levels are available from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1). Two teachers, covering different prearranged areas of the syllabus, work alternately with each class. One teacher takes the first 90-minute session which focuses on language in use, vocabulary and grammar practice. After a short break, the second teacher starts the next 90-minute session which covers conversational practice, pronunciation, listening and speaking. This work share provides variety for the students and allows them to benefit from different personalities and teaching styles. All our teaching staff are university graduates and are qualified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).

All of the staff at IELS are committed to offering students the best education during their stay. We inspire students to work diligently to improve in all aspects of the English language.

Our experienced teaching staff are well trained and highly qualified in what they teach. They are up to date with the latest methods in teaching English as a foreign language and combine academic excellence with the sensitivity and receptiveness for each student’s individual needs, talents and potential.

All teachers are university graduates with qualifications in teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and are respected for their knowledge and professionalism.

Classes are on from 9:30 until 13:00 with a 30-minute break at 11:00. After class, there is a 60-minute lunch break. After lunch, depending on the programme, there will be sports, activities or a cultural trip. Students must be ready at the designated time.

The first day in the college is somewhat different to the rest. Students are advised to arrive at 9:00 to allow for unforeseen delays as they may not be familiar with the bus timetable or the route. At 9:30 there will be a short introduction by the camp manager and principal. After there will be an assessment test, which is used to determine the level of English so students can be placed in the appropriate class.

After the test students meet in the main hall again. Here a staff member will go through the college rules and some other important information. The students are then taken on a tour of the college. At the end of the tour, students will be divided into their appropriate classes and attend the second-morning class until lunch time. After lunch students on the general course go on a familiarisation trip, while students on the specialised sports courses have training.

Please note that all students on “Play Sport and Learn English” programme MUST bring their training equipment with them on the first day.

Students on the familiarisation tour will arrive back to the college by approximately 17:00. For further excursions to the city centre, students staying with the host families, do not return to the college but travel directly home to the host family.
Students on “Play Sport and Learn English” programme will finish training at approximately 17:00 – 17:30.

Students will receive the English course materials and workbooks as part of the programme. After completion of the English course, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued to each student. It certifies the progress that has been made and the level of English reached.

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Located in quiet and safe residential areas of the city. We aim to enhance student’s learning process and experience through a relaxed and secure environment where learners feel confident, relaxed and safe.
In addition to classes, students go on half day cultural trips. These are normally to local visitor attractions such as galleries, museums, sports stadiums or other popular sites. Full-day excursions, usually on Saturdays, are also part of the programme. Students travel to places of interest, normally outside the city. There are no organised activities on Sundays as many groups, host families or friends like to organise their own day. Evening activities are held several times every week. These can include discos, party nights, karaoke, quiz nights, sports & games competitions, movie nights, barbecues and much more. Evening activities normally take place between 20:00 and 22:00 but this can vary depending on the activity and age group of the students. The activities programme provides students with an opportunity to absorb some of the world’s rich heritage in a fun and relaxed way while also allowing students the opportunity to improve their English. This informal and social aspect of the programme is key to improving language skills. It also allows students from different nationalities to get to know each other outside the classroom. Some of the friendships made at “IELS” will last a lifetime.
Residential Accommodation: Residences and apartments offer an alternative to the “host family” option for students who wish to immerse themselves and independently in the complete school experience. This type of accommodation offers students a degree of independence and freedom to explore. All the accommodation used by the Language School students is of extremely high quality. Each bedroom is either situated very close to our modern wash and toilet facilities or, alternatively, has its own en-suite shower room. Each student will have their own wardrobe, drawers, desk and chair. We have self-catering and catering solutions in place. The catering facilities provide both hot and cold meals and a wide range of snacks. Host family: Students attending “IELS” should stay with host families. All our families are inspected and carefully selected by our accommodation officers who maintain regular contact with each host family during a student’s stay. Host families are conveniently located to the colleges and most have many years experience looking after students.
 Accommodation is usually arranged on a full board basis with packed lunch Monday to Saturday. Students normally share a room with a student of a similar age but different nationality. Unless specifically requested and if feasible there is only one student of any particular nationality in each family.
 Students normally travel to classes each day by public transport like bus, DART (suburban train) or LUAS (tram) or TUBE. Private transfers can also be arranged at an additional cost. 
Living with a host family gives a perspective into Irish or British family life. The interaction with a host family plays a prominent role in developing language skills. B&B: Hotel: Hostel:
WIFI Supervised access to computer and Internet facilities
24/7 emergency phone

IELTS Examinations

IELTS Exam Structure

There are two types of IELTS exams:

  1. IELTS Academic: This test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.
  2. IELTS General Training: This test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing sections differs depending on which test you take.

Dates & Locations

IELTS exams in the CEFR

The IELTS score scale

IELTS is designed to assess English language skills across a wide range of levels. There is no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).

9Expert user
8Very good user
7Good user
6Competent user
5Modest user
4Limited user
3Extremely limited user
2Intermittent user
1Non user
0Did not attempt the test
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Fees

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IELTS Exam Remote Preparation N/ATBQ*TBQ*TBQ*TBQ**
* TBQ: To be quoted.
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Enrolment Process

In-person format

Step 1.
Application to IELS
Step 2.

IELS Review Application 

Step 3.

IELS sends offers via email and meetings

Step 4.
Decision Time
Step 5.

Booking Confirmation

Step 6.

IELS selection and placement procedure (IPA)

Step 7.
Pre-departure orientation meeting
Step 8.

Departure

Online/Remote/Virtual format

Step 1.
Application to IELS
Step 2.

IELS Review Application 

Step 3.

IELS sends offers via email and meetings

Step 4.
Decision Time
Step 5.

Booking Confirmation

Step 6.

IELS starts coaching and mentoring

Step 7.
Your programme starts

Mix of both formula

Step 1.
Application to IELS
Step 2.

IELS Review Application 

Step 3.

IELS sends offers via email and meetings

Step 4.
Decision Time
Step 5.

Booking Confirmation

Step 6.

IELS starts coaching and mentoring

Step 7.
Your programme starts
Step 8.

Departure