COURSES - ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES
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Our ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES (ESP)
COURSE will appeal to those who wish to study for a specific objective,
such as preparing for a job interview, writing a policy document, preparing
an academic paper or to focus intensively on one or two language skills,
for example academic writing and reading skills. This course is suitable
for those with a specific purpose in mind which requires improvement in
one or more of the language skills and is specialised on developing those
skills with very specific objectives in mind at all times. English for
Specific Purposes is a broad title for English courses that are specifically
concerned with English for Occupational Purposes (for your job or profession)
and English for Academic Purposes. We at Immersion Languages understand
it to be the study of English for specially identified purposes and the
course is not exclusively focused on language but also on those specific
skills and aspects directly connected to the objectives.
ESP courses are different from general English courses
in that the language presented and practised and the subject matter discussed
all relate to a particular field or discipline. Take for example a policy
paper being developed by a diplomat or other public or private individual,
a prospective employee who wishes to prepare for an important job or other
form of interview and someone writing an academic paper. The course focuses
on those skills and language areas that require immediate attention with
very specific and well identified objectives to achieve. These courses
make use of specific vocabulary, structures and tasks related to the required
field including the development of such skills as effective communication,
negotiation and effective techniques for oral presentations and other
skills identified at course commencement. Course feedback informs us that
one-to-one tutoring is ideal and particularly effective for these situations
being adapted to meet very particular needs.
As with all our courses, your specific needs will be identified
and prioritised in the first lesson and the course will be designed to
meet these needs. Our one-to-one method allows for continuous monitoring
of progress and meeting evolving language needs so you can rest assured
that your tutor will be flexible to ensure your course is relevant to
The ultimate objective for taking an ESP course with us is to increase
your skill and confidence in using English for a stated and clearly identifiable
We appreciate that your time is limited and you have very specific requirements.
For this reason a one-to-one English immersion course with a qualified
and experienced tutor is the ideal solution ensuring that your specific
language needs are met in an efficient but thoroughly enjoyable manner.
As your course is delivered by your tutor in the tutor's home this
means that no time is lost travelling to and from your course. Lessons
are relevant, personalised and centred around you - with you and only
you in mind!
Your tutor will carefully discuss your needs with you in the first
lesson and carefully design your course based on these needs and your
wishes! You are encouraged to bring all relevant related materials with
you - working documents, notes, company literature, electronic and written
presentations, correspondence etc. - and these can be worked on and incorporated
into your course as appropriate. Your continuing language needs are constantly
monitored and the course focus can be altered to take these into account.
Flexibility is important and of course more easily practised in the context
of a one-to- one course!
In this way we can offer an individually designed course that is relevant
to your specific needs. After all we know your time is limited and you
want to study those areas that are identified as relevant to you!
ENGLISH LEVEL REQUIRED: This course is suitable for everybody from complete beginner to those with an advanced standard.
FREQUENCY: Courses commence every week from January to December (excluding Christmas).
COST: from €1150 (15 hours), €1350 (20 hours) and €1550 (25 hours) for one week. Full board and accommodation for dates selected. If you do not require accommodation and meals please follow this link for lessons only.
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Information on all courses
Every course involves some work on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary,
speaking, listening, reading and writing. In your language needs analysis
you will discuss the approximate amount of time you would like to spend
on the various language areas. Your tutor will of course give you professional
advice but your wishes are always respected and taken into account in
every course! Therefore the content and direction of your course is planned
with you and only you in mind.
Lessons for all courses are 60 minutes each including a short rest period with your tutor
and take place in the morning and early afternoon depending on the number
of lessons you have booked. The exact schedule will be discussed and agreed
with your teacher on the first morning; however, it is usual to have the
majority, if not all, of the lessons completed in the morning. This schedule
will enable you to maximise your free time to explore the city and surrounding
There will be a certain amount of homework assigned each day connected
to the language covered. This provides a chance for valuable practice
of what you have learned and allows your tutor to monitor your progress.
The amount of homework assigned is agreed with you and should take no
more than an hour or so to complete.
On the final day of your course there will be an opportunity for feedback
and your tutor will recommend a strategy for future study when you return
home. We invite you to keep in touch with us and your tutor as we are
interested in your progress and of course hope to see you back at some
time in the future.
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ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES
One-to-one and focused on specific aims you have for English