Intensive English
26 Hours

Locations: Bray and Dublin

International Classes
Communicate with Confidence
Begin Each Week

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intensive english course

Students joining ATC’s Intensive English course will learn English in the mornings in an international class with students from around the world, and will also have extra classes in the afternoons. The emphasis of these afternoon classes is on developing students’ spoken fluency and accuracy while also working on their listening, reading and writing skills through a range of group work tasks and activities.

Tasks might include group discussion and debate, giving advice, expressing opinion, problem-solving, analysis and critical thinking, all designed to develop student’s communicative skills.

Students can begin each Monday through the year on a continuous enrolment system. All levels of English from Elementary to Advanced are offered throughout the year and students can choose to study for a minimum of 1 week. ATC’s Intensive English course syllabus is 26 hours per week, with full 60 minute lessons. By the end of the course students will see an overall improvement in their level of English and improved confidence in their language ability.

Read on for more information about the course, timetable and pricing.

Bray and Dublin
26 Hours per Week
Maximum class size: 15

Average class size – 8-12

Minimum Age:

ATC Bray     – 16*
ATC Dublin – 17*

Start Dates: Every Monday
Level of English:

A1 to C1 (Elementary to Advanced)

Intensive English Course - Dublin Ireland

What you get


International classes


Structured course objectives


Regular progress tests


Online e-learning platform


Access to free classes and tutorials

Who is it for?

Students of all levels of English can join our Intensive English course.

The minimum age in ATC Bray is 16 and in ATC Dublin it is 17, students of all ages are welcome in our international and dynamic classes.
*Please note that from September to May inclusive there is a maximum of 4 weeks stay for students aged 16 and 17 years old.

Intensive English Course Ireland

Student Reviews

ATC is the best option to study English in Ireland because the teachers are highly qualified, the team is professional and friendly. In ATC, we made some very good friends, but also the team who helped us all the time to enjoy this experience.

Cheryl & Felipe, Chile

The school has qualified and prepared teachers to be able to involve the student during the classes. I strongly recommend this school to anyone determined to learn a new language and enjoy the experience.

Sofia, Italy

Course content

When students choose Intensive English with ATC Language Schools they will develop their overall level of English, grow in confidence in communicating in English and learn to use English in their daily lives, outside of the classroom.

All students will take an online placement test before they begin their course. The level test will cover the students’ understanding of grammar and vocabulary. ATC academic staff will also arrange a speaking and listening assessment before arrival, together these will confirm the students’ level, enabling the academic team to place the student at the correct level.

Students will also be invited to join an academic induction where a member of the ATC academic team will provide an overview of the programme, timetable and contact details for each department. 


The General English syllabus for each level is designed over 13 weeks, working alongside a course book which each student will have. Teachers will also use additional material from a variety of media sources to supplement and support the lessons. 

Teachers on this course will use authentic materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, websites, YouTube videos and other sources of media to encourage discussion and develop students’ spoken fluency and accuracy.

Students will focus on grammar & vocabulary, listening & speaking, reading & writing in both lessons, ensuring a spread of skills and language points across both lessons. 

Each week, teachers provide an overview of the syllabus to students which includes that week’s learning outcomes.  Students will take a weekly test and every second week the teacher will carry out a speaking or writing assessment including individualised verbal and written feedback to highlight student’s areas for further development.

Teachers at ATC Language Schools use the communicative approach, taking a learner-centred approach with a strong emphasis on communicative tasks. Students use meaningful and authentic language to promote learning in a motivating and engaging setting. Students work on a variety of interactive and collaborative pair and group activities to meet daily learning outcomes. In our Task Based Learning lessons, students will use the target language to communicate with their classmates and carry out a task to achieve a specific outcome. Students develop their language skills through their usage of English where the emphasis is on achieving a goal while building confidence and increasing motivation as they work collaborative with their peers.

All students choosing ATC’s Intensive English course of 26 hours per week have the option of additional lessons in the afternoons, and free teacher tutorials.

All teachers with ATC Language Schools are degree qualified and all hold an internationally accredited English language teaching certificate.



Classes Monday to Friday
Lesson 1 09:00 to 11:00
Break 11:00 to 11:30
Lesson 2 11:30 to 13:30
Lesson 3 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 14:15 to 17:15

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