Courses are available from 2 weeks to 25 weeks duration. Non-EU/EEA Students wishing to study more that 12 weeks should enrol onto a 25-week programme in order to obtain a Student Visa in Ireland (8 months duration). DCAS offers weekly intakes, with English Courses starting every Monday (except during Bank Holiday weeks, where classes start on Tuesday).
General English (15h/week)
Our excellent team of teachers ensure that you have a positive and professional experience as you study English in Dublin. English lessons at DCAS are highly interactive & focus on developing your English speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills to help students communicate effectively in real-life situations. At the end of the course, students will be prepared to take the Test of Interactive English (TIE) exam.
Beginner | CEFR level Pre-A1 (General English)
Elementary | CEFR level A1 (General English)
Pre-Intermediate | CEFR level A2 (General English )
End of Course Exam: TIE (Test of Interactive English) required for
non-EU/EEA Students under a Student Visa.
IELTS Preparation Courses (15h/week)
End of Course Exam: IELTS required for non-EU/EEA Students under a Student Visa.
Our full-time students can avail of FREE extra classes and activities.
English Courses Additional Information
A Learner Protection Scheme is included in the 25-week full-time time English course fee for Non-EU/EEA students. All English language schools are legally obliged to provide non-EU/EEA students with Learner Protection Insurance. This insurance ensures that those students’ fees and courses are guaranteed, in the eventuality that 25-week full-time English language programmes become unavailable.
Registration and Enrolment
To ensure students are correctly enrolled they are given a Student Enrolment Agreement form, which is explained to them before they sign it.
The induction process begins during enrolment and registration. Students are also required to attend a formal induction to ensure that they are as familiar as possible with their chosen course(s) and with the college’s policies and procedures. It makes students aware of their rights and responsibilities during their time at the college. The programme for induction incorporates the following areas:
Before students begin their course, they sit a placement test (written and spoken) in order to assess their English language level, so they are assigned into the right class.
Students must collect their coursebook as soon as they receive a confirmation of English level, in the Induction week, prior joining classes the week after. Before collecting the book, students should pay a refundable deposit of €30 in exchange for a book at the appropriate level.
Our high academic standards are maintained through weekly lesson plans, observations by Academic Management and teachers observing each other to share experience and knowledge.
DCAS provides Students with the supportive environment needed to be successful in their studies and to get the most from their time in Dublin. You have the opportunity to give feedback on the quality of service provided anytime. Click here to give your feedback.
External End-of-Course Examinations
Study Visa students must take an End of Course exam (e.g. TIE or IELTS). Students are informed of the date and time of their exam.