Combination Programmes

Course Start Dates:

any Monday

Campus:

Dublin

  • Pre-intermediate to Proficiency
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Various options of course intensity and structures available
  • Average 10 weeks per level
  • Combination of 20 General English lessons, 5 Skills Module lessons and four private lessons in subject of choice (sport, music, dance)
  • Daily coursebook-based lessons plus private themed tuition
  • Use of Interactive Whiteboards and additional teaching materials/methods
  • Acces to class content through Online Academy
  • Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Students progress through levels as their abilities improve

Entry Requirements:
Pre-intermediate English language level required (upper-intermediate for drama programme).
Minimum Age: 18

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English & Music

29 lessons per week

Available in Dublin

Our English and Music Programme combines 25 English lessons in the mornings with 4 one-to-one music lessons in the afternoons. Course participants will focus on their preferred musical instrument or voice training.

Our tutors are professional, world class, musicians with many years experience in pop, classical, jazz, Irish traditional and many other styles. Whether your preference is song-writing, violin performance, piano, guitar, saxophone, or many other instruments we have some of the best teaching professionals in Ireland.
Participants must bring their own instruments if they are portable. Some instruments may be hired for an additional fee.

Other Skills Modules:

  1. Exam Preparation
  2. Pronunciation & Public Speaking
  3. Irish Life & Culture Projects
  4. Conversation
  5. Business Communication Skills

Timetable

Monday -Friday 09:00- 12:15

plus Skills Module 12:20- 13:05

plus 4 afternoons of Private Music Lessons

Sample Weekly Timetable

Core lessons 09:00- 12:15 Skills Module 12:20- 13:05 Private Music Lessons
Monday Weekly Skills test/Introduction to Week’s Topic: ‘Free Time Activities.’ /Discussion of holidays, places students have visited Conversation Module timetable to be agreed on
Tuesday Vocabulary related to places of Interest/ Reading about a European City/ Prepositions of place/ Pronunciation of linked consonant and vowel sounds/ Listening to a conversation Conversation Module
Wednesday Developing Conversations :Giving and responding to suggestions/ Vocabulary related to suggestions/ Modals Verbs/ Conversation practice, role play Conversation Module
Thursday Listening to a description of people’s holiday/ Grammar : Future plans using future tenses/ Vocabulary Weather Conversation Module
Friday Reading and Speaking/ Grammar Present Perfect/ Class discussion: Experiences/ Revision of Grammar pronunciation and Vocabulary Conversation Module
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English & Dance

29 lessons per week

Available in Dublin

Our English and Dance Programme combines 4 one-to-one dance lessons during the afternoons, gives course participants a chance to focus on their type of dance training. Our tutors at Malvern House Dublin are professional, world class dancers who can focus on pop music, classical, jazz, Irish traditional, or many other styles.

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Other Skills Modules:

  1. Exam Preparation
  2. Pronunciation & Public Speaking
  3. Irish Life & Culture Projects
  4. Conversation
  5. Business Communication Skills

Sample Timetable

Monday -Friday 09:00- 12:15

plus Skills Module 12:20- 13:05

plus 4 afternoons of Private Dance Classes

Sample Weekly Timetable

Core lessons 09:00- 12:15 Skills Module 12:20- 13:05 Private Dance Lessons
Monday Weekly Skills test/Introduction to Week’s Topic: ‘Free Time Activities.’ /Discussion of holidays, places students have visited Conversation Module timetable to be agreed on
Tuesday Vocabulary related to places of Interest/ Reading about a European City/ Prepositions of place/ Pronunciation of linked consonant and vowel sounds/ Listening to a conversation Conversation Module
Wednesday Developing Conversations :Giving and responding to suggestions/ Vocabulary related to suggestions/ Modals Verbs/ Conversation practice, role play Conversation Module
Thursday Listening to a description of people’s holiday/ Grammar : Future plans using future tenses/ Vocabulary Weather Conversation Module
Friday Reading and Speaking/ Grammar Present Perfect/ Class discussion: Experiences/ Revision of Grammar pronunciation and Vocabulary Conversation Module
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English & Individual Sports

29 lessons per week

Available in Dublin

This course combines the opportunity to learn English with the chance to develop your ability in your chosen sporting area. Individual tuition is available for those who love the active lifestyle.

Participants must bring their own equipment if portable. Some equipment may be hired for an additional fee.

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Other Skills Modules:

  1. Exam Preparation
  2. Pronunciation & Public Speaking
  3. Irish Life & Culture Projects
  4. Conversation
  5. Business Communication Skills

Sample Timetable

Monday-Friday 09:00- 12:15
plus Skills Module 12:20- 13:05
plus 4 afternoons of private sports practice

Sample Weekly Timetable

Core lessons 09:00- 12:15 Skills Module 12:20- 13:05 Private Sports Lessons
Monday Weekly Skills test/Introduction to Week’s Topic: ‘Free Time Activities.’ /Discussion of holidays, places students have visited Conversation Module timetable to be agreed on
Tuesday Vocabulary related to places of Interest/ Reading about a European City/ Prepositions of place/ Pronunciation of linked consonant and vowel sounds/ Listening to a conversation Conversation Module
Wednesday Developing Conversations :Giving and responding to suggestions/ Vocabulary related to suggestions/ Modals Verbs/ Conversation practice, role play Conversation Module
Thursday Listening to a description of people’s holiday/ Grammar : Future plans using future tenses/ Vocabulary Weather Conversation Module
Friday Reading and Speaking/ Grammar Present Perfect/ Class discussion: Experiences/ Revision of Grammar pronunciation and Vocabulary Conversation Module

Track Your Progress

This is a menu of options which allows you to maximise your learning. Choose an area to focus on in which you need more support. If you’re not sure which module to choose, a teacher can help you to identify what you need when you arrive at Malvern House. These Skills Modules can be booked at any time during your course and for as long as you wish. To make the most of your time at Malvern House we recommend that you book one of the following, or to have them included in your course, choose the Standard English course.

Beginner A1

You Can:

You can understand very basic, everyday phrases and may respond with short, simple answers. You can exchange basic personal information, if the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

A1 to A2: 6-8 weeks

Elementary A2

You Can:

You can interact in a simple way on concrete everyday subjects, such as
family information, shopping etc. You can communicate in routine tasks on familiar
subjects.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

A2 to B1: 10 to 12 weeks

Pre Intermediate B1

You Can:

You can converse in a fairly limited way on your background, the immediate environment and on matters of direct need. You can express basic opinions and wishes.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B1 to B1+: 12 to 16 weeks

Intermediate B1+

You Can:

You can understand and respond to the main points in a variety of everyday situations and also more abstract topics, but have a limited range of style and expression.
Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B1+ to B2: 12 to 16 weeks

Upper Intermediate B2

You Can:

You can understand the main ideas of complex written and spoken texts. You can interact with reasonable fluency and accuracy on a fairly wide variety of topics.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

B2 to C1: 10 to 12 weeks

Advanced C1

You Can:

You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

C1 to C2: 16 to 20 weeks

Proficiency C2

You Can:

You can understand almost everything you hear or read. You can interact very fluently and precisely, even on very complex topics.

Expected number of weeks necessary to change levels studying intensive english:

English proficiency!