The English as a Foreign Language courses use a communicative approach where students practice the four key skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar will also be taught. Materials are supplied except for a textbook. Class size is limited and groups are taught at Intermediate (Course Code: 87) and Advanced (Course Code: 91) levels.
Preparation for IELTS: Intensive (Course Code: 82). The International English Language Testing System examination is a requirement for non-native speakers of English who wish to use their professional qualifications in an English-speaking country, and also to study at degree, masters or doctorate level. Preparation is offered for all parts of the examination, which takes place in University College Dublin (UCD), among other venues. This course offers students the chance to prepare for the IELTS examination in a concentrated way – 5 hours of class per week over two evenings.
See http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information.aspx for more information.
Beginners Spanish (Course Code: 80/92), Beginners French (Course Code: 85/89) are for those wishing to learn the basics of the languages so they can communicate when they meet native speakers, both here in Dublin, or on holidays/business. Emphasis will be on the spoken language as it is used in real-life situations. Students will develop their knowledge of the language through exploring aspects of the cultures involved.
This term we are also offering Continuation Beginners’ Italian (Course Code: 95), Spanish Continuation Beginners (Course Code: 81) and French Continuation Beginners (Course Code: 86), designed for students who have already gained some knowledge of the language; Spanish Intermediate (Course Code: 93) (suitable for anyone who has completed a Beginners course); Italian Intermediate (Course Code: 84) and Italian Upper-Intermediate (Course Code: 94), designed for students who have already built a good control of basic vocabulary and grammar and have developed basic conversation skills. We are now also offering Italian Advanced (Course Code: 83) for students who wish to further perfect their language skills.
We are now also offering the French Improvers (Course Code: 90) group the option to register for and sit the DELF A1 examination in French Language. This test is administered by the Alliance Française Dublin and is internationally recognised.
See http://alliance-francaise.ie/exams/delf/ for more information.
Classes for all evening courses will be delivered onsite for the January 2023 term
The safety of our learners and staff is paramount and the College will comply with any public health measures the Government may introduce to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
We are pleased to inform our learners that online enrolment and payment is now possible for our evening classes. This will be available through our college website, www.ballsbridgecollege.com. Postal enrolment and payment by cheque and postal order will continue to be accepted.
There will be no enrolment evenings this term.