Small talk – helping to learn the language

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7 English Small Talk Topics for Starting Friendly Conversations We’ve all been there; the silence (time when there’s no sound) you get when two people don’t have anything to say is called an awkward silence. Awkward means uncomfortable and embarrassing. To avoid these awkward silences, you need to know how to make small talk in English. Small talk is the kind of conversation … Read More

Learn English Watching Movies

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Learn English Watching Movies Learning English can feel tough at times: oh for the confusing grammatical rules, the baffling regional accents and the head-spinning cultural rules. One of the ways in which you can pick English up (and pick it up pretty fast) is through film, TV and music. Here, we’re looking at the eight best films for learning English. … Read More

Improving writing skills

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Helpful steps for improving writing skills. It can be tough to learn a new language, so we are always on had to make it a little bit easier for you. Writing is a means to 1. discover your ideas, then 2. express them in a way your readers will understand. To improve your writing skills, we suggest that you consider … Read More

Learning the Language

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Learning a new language so when you first arrive in Ireland it can be tough. Even though your English may be good, understanding the accent and realizing how fast the Irish speak is overwhelming. Here are few steps to help you along the way. 1. Learn the right words the right way. Learning a new language means learning new words … Read More

Bernie Inspires

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Bernie Carroll

Bernie Carroll recently spoke at Network Ireland for Inspiring women entrepreneurs in business and she couldn’t have done us prouder. With over 25 years experience in business Bernie has gained extensive knowledge in running a business and now wants to give back. Through many discussions and Q&As, many important topics were covered and hopefully people were given the confidence to … Read More

Another Student Shines

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Congratulations to Claudia Sagana who finished transition year with a distinction. It is fantastic to see a young person overcome every obstacle and achieve fantastic results. When she arrived, she had very little English, didnt know anybody and was living in a completely different culture. However, none of that stopped Claudia. She now has a fantastic grasp on the language … Read More

Art Attack

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Sackville Street Art project 2016 is a big year for Ireland. The ambition of Ireland 2016 is that people everywhere, in Ireland and overseas, will discover more about 1916 and that period in our history, will participate in events that are being held all around the country and abroad, and will discover historical and cultural material about 1916. The theme of the … Read More

Lucia’s Experience

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  We love to receive stories from the current students as it allows us to see how they are getting on. Recently we ran a competition, where students could send in their best story. We received many fantastic stories but a few stood out. One of these was Luciaa Sanna’s story. Take a look. My Exchange year. My name is … Read More

Lara’s time in Ireland

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Lara is a Spanish student spending a year in Ireland. Like many other students, it took great courage to move to a different country and not even know the language. Have a look and see what she has to say 🙂 If you would like to study English in Ireland, Apply now.