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General and Business English, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
Dublin, Ireland
The purpose of the General and Business English course at Alpha College of English  is to help students to understand and practise the fundamentals of effective business communication through English.
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The General and Business English course at Alpha College of English is aimed at students who have a professional need for Business English, i.e. people in or training for jobs in the business world.

It is not intended to be a specialist module covering one particular area in great depth. It is designed to cover, in a practical way, the English needed in everyday business or work situations.

The focus is on vocabulary building, effective reading skills and building confidence in speaking fluently in English in a business/work related environment.


The morning classes are those of the Standard Course as described in the General English section.

Afternoon General Business English lessons are provided on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

There is an 12-week syllabus with a wide range of supplementary materials which include video/dvd clips, audio tapes, written material from up to date sources.

Programme Structure

The topics coveredare from a range which can include:

  • management, 
  • enterprise, 
  • job interviews,
  • leadership, 
  • environmental issues, 
  • standards and ethics,
  • advertising, 
  • telephone and email English, 
  • presentations, 
  • branding, 
  • marketing and sales, 
  • customer relations management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Beginner level: 1/07

    Proficiency level: 8/07

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • EU students may enrol for afternoon General Business classes only.
  • Non EU students wishing to take General Business English classes must also take morning classes.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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