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Executive and Professional English

Locations: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Course Details

Busy professionals need to make the best use of their time. The Executive and Professional course is designed to enable students to achieve maximum progress in a limited time frame. Prior to arrival, each student completes a needs analysis questionnaire which helps the school to integrate all participants' individual needs and objectives when designing the course. This focuses on the essential language skills required to perform in today's competitive and global business environment. The small group size allows the school's expert tutors to maximise students' participation in a focused and dynamic learning setting. The international mix of participants provides the perfect forum to gain valuable knowledge and raises cross-cultural awareness. To achieve optimum language exposure, students also go to lunch with a tutor.

The Executive and Professional course develops the communication skills needed to conduct professional tasks with complete confidence. It is highly interactive and based on extensive use of problem solving, practical role-plays and realistic case studies. Depending on students' needs, the course may include telephoning, discussions, conducting meetings, making presentations, e-commerce, dealing with facts and figures, interviewing, negotiating, describing trends, as well as a choice of stimulating topics such as sales and marketing, human resources, quality management and cross-cultural issues.

During the five afternoon hours, the course focuses on task-based practice related to the areas covered in the morning. Case studies and role-plays allow students to develop the linguistic and communication skills that they have acquired during the morning sessions.

Course details

  • Hours per week: 25 + 5 lunches
  • Course Timetable: 09.00 - 12.55 Monday-Friday; 14.10 - 16.30 Tuesday and Thursday
  • Group size: Average 4 (maximum 6)
  • Levels: Intermediate or higher
  • Price: €990 per week

Starting dates, 2015:

January      5th and 19th             July              20th
February      2nd and 16th             August      10th and 24th
March      2nd and 23rd    September      7th and 21st
April      7th and 28th    October      5th and 19th
May      11th and 25th             November      2nd, 16th and 30th
June      8th, 22nd and 29th             December      7th and 14th


Students whose level of English is lower than intermediate are redirected to a Standard or Intensive Course, with an appropriate adjustment of fees

School Details

The school is a magnificent setting for learning English, occupying two adjacent Georgian buildings which have been renovated in such a way as to retain their elegant 18th Century character.  Founded in 1975, the school enjoys an international reputation and is committed to offering individual attention to every student.  Your progress is monitored to ensure that courses are sufficiently challenging and that your objectives are met.  A stimulating social programme gives you the opportunity to make friends from all over the world, and the school's efficient and friendly administration staff make sure that your stay is enjoyable and rewarding.

School facilities

  • 24 teaching rooms
  • Study room, equipped with listening stations and self-access files 
  • an extensive library containing books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs
  • cinema room
  • Computer rooms with CD-ROMS for self-study and internet access
  • Wi-fi access
  • Coffee room
  • An attractive garden where students can relax

Accommodation Details

Several different types of accommodation are offered:

  • Homestay
  • Executive Homestay
  • Student Apartments
  • Student Residences
  • Local Hotel and Guest Houses

Homestay accommodation is ideal for you if you wish to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Ireland. Living in an Irish home is an excellent way of improving your English and experiencing everyday life in Ireland in a welcoming and supportive environment. You stay in a good residential area of Cork, close to a bus route. You live in a home selected on the basis of a warm friendly atmosphere and clean comfortable surroundings. Accommodation is on a half board basis from Monday to Friday and on a full board basis at the weekend. To ensure that you practise English, you are the only speaker of your mother tongue placed in your homestay.

Single room:  € 175 per week          high season (11th June to 11th September):  € 207 per week

Extra nights' accommodation may sometimes be available at a cost of € 30 per night.

Executive Homestay is available in more spacious houses, which have two or more bathrooms . It is often chosen by more mature business executives or professional people.

Single room:  € 245 per week         

Extra nights' accommodation may sometimes be available at a cost of € 40 per night.

For students who want to be more independent, there are comfortable modern student apartments located in a complex about 5 minutes' wallk from the school and the city centre. Accommodation is a single room in an apartment shared with one or two other students.  Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, a sitting room with a television, a bathroom and either two or three bedrooms.  These  apartments are available all year round.

Coppinger Court     € 165 per week

Ard Patrick      € 185 per week

extra night:  € 30

Student residence apartments are also available. You have a single room in an apartment which you share with other students. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, a sitting room with a television and a bathroom.

Copley Court available all year € 140 per week
University Hall Apartments available 6th June to 28th August € 135 per week
Leeside Student Residence available 6th June to 28th August € 120 per week

extra night:  € 30

The school has special arrangements with nearby guest houses and hotels and can help you to find a hotel to suit your preferences.

There is a non-refundable administration fee of € 65 for arranging accommodation.

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