Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn English. Our programmes are very
flexible and we will always do our best to meet your individual requirements. Please
contact us if you have any questions or if you want to discuss adapting a programme
to suit your needs.
19.00-21.00 General English and Exam Preparation Classes
Students who require a little more than a course in General English can choose our
English Plus option. This combines the General English for Adult Learners programme
with a course selected from our English for Special Purposes programme. Typically
this involves studying General English in the morning and the specific English option
in the afternoon.
Our syllabuses have three principal focus areas:
To help students improve their English in all areas – reading, writing, listening,
speaking, spelling, pronunciation and grammar.
To provide an enjoyable atmosphere in which students can experience the usefulness
of their English in real learning situations.
To provide students with the confidence and tools to function successfully in an
English-speaking country and also to give them an appreciation of the Irish culture
Kenilworth’s syllabuses have been developed over many years using lots of specially
designed materials. Classes are task-based and interactive with students and teachers
continually working together to improve language output. Class work includes pair
and group work, teacher-led discussions, debates, presentations and written tasks.
Judging the Success of our Courses
Our written and spoken placement test ensures accurate placement of students on their
At the beginning of each week on Monday morning an outline of the programme for the
following week is discussed between the teacher and students and amendments or additions
may be made.
Students are tested at the end of every second week on aspects of their work. The
teachers monitor students’ progress on an ongoing basis.
We conduct a mid-course Needs Analysis Assessment with students to provide feedback
and to allow changes to the syllabus.
At the end of the course, there is an Exit Test – a mix of general grammar and what
students have covered in class. All students receive a Certificate at the end of
the course with a grade in accordance with the Council of Europe Framework, based
on the Exit Test and their general class performance.