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Academic year courses

Now you can spend a whole year in Ireland improving your English

Academic Year in Ireland

We're delighted to offer students the chance to study at Twin English Centre Dublin for a whole academic year.

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Minimum Age 18

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Available in our Twin English Centre Dublin, students can study for a whole academic year, which is 25 weeks of tuition and 8 weeks of holiday. 

Students have 3 course options to choose from. Morning course options include 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of either General English or Exam Preparation. Afternoon course options are limited to 20 General English lessons per week.  Students who would like a more intensive experience, can choose  English Unlimited which will allow them to combine 2 Academic Year courses for a maximum of 40 lessons (30 hours) per week.

The Academic Year course is a great offering to non-EU students, because they have the right to work part-time while completing their course in Ireland. Our course will help you communicate well in everyday situations and our qualified teachers approach to teaching English ensures that classes are kept interesting. Students have the option to enrol for either morning or afternoon courses leaving plenty of time to work part-time.

Non-European (EU) Work Rights: Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours per week during their course and up to 40 hours on fixed holidays June - September and 15th December to 15th January exclusively. 
You can read the Policies and Procedures for Non-EEA Students here.


General English

Our courses are designed to prepare students for real-life and provide students with the opportunity to improve their overall language skills. All of our classes have a strong focus on communication to help you speak English confidently and clearly. In order to better your fluency and accuracy, you will need to improve all of your key English skills. Our Project Based curriculum will encourage you to learn by doing different projects or tasks with your classmates. Your classwork will include individual and group work, teacher-led discussions, debates, presentations, written homework and listening exercises. Using Project Based learning, we want to help you build 21st-century skills such as working together, creativity and problem-solving, and communication.

We want to make sure that you get the most out of your lessons so our General English course will focus on improving:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Pronunciation
  • Reading and Writing
  • Grammar and Vocabulary


Exam Preparation

A course designed to help you achieve better results. Our Exam Preparation course provides academic development sessions and mock exams to help prepare you for: 

B2 First (formerly Cambridge English: First/ FCE)

C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced/CAE)  

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is the most popular measure of English ability in the world for those who do not speak English as a native language. 


The better prepared you are for an exam, the more likely you are to succeed. This course will provide you with exam techniques, test-taking strategies, and mock exams so that you can get the results you want. Your teacher will give you feedback and advice to help you with your final exam.

This course will help you to: 

  • Focus on improving your fluency, accuracy and confidence in English
  • Familiarise yourself with the Academic IELTS exam format while improving your exam technique
  • Help you develop a strategy so that you are able to perform to the best of your ability 
  • Improve your skills in all four core skills; reading, writing, speaking and listening 

Course details

  • Sample Programme
  • What's included
  • Key facts
  • Fees

Sample Programme

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



General English / Exam Preparation General English / Exam Preparation General English / Exam Preparation General English / Exam Preparation General English / Exam Preparation

13:45 - 15:15


General English  General English General English General English General English



What's included

  • Language placement assessment including grammar and writing - carried out via Twin e-learning or Typeform as well as an oral assessment on your first day. This assessment ensures you are placed in the right class.
  • Certificate of achievement - upon completion of the course
  • Personalised assessment - progress report upon request giving an assessment of your progress in all of the main study areas.
  • Access to Twin e-Learning - our very own virtual learning environment. You will be given access before your start date and you'll be able to use it for 3 months after completing your course.

Key facts

Academic year
English Level Beginner+
Age 18+
Lessons per week

20 (45-minute) morning lessons or;
20 (45-minute) afternoon lessons

Course Location Dublin
Non-teaching days

Dublin Closing days 2024: 

1 January
5 February
17 March
1 April
6 May
3 June
5 August
28 October
25th December to 1st January 2025



Academic Year Morning - General English  

4,675 €

Academic Year Morning - Exam Preparation 

4,675 €

Academic Year Afternoon - General English  

4,070 €


Deposit, fees and payment

Full fees are due 28 days before the start of the course. If a student books a course less than 28 days before the start of the course full fees are payable immediately.

Direct students required to apply for visa before travelling must pay £250 non-refundable deposit in order to receive the visa letter. All other direct students must always pay in full at the time of booking.

Documents can may be sent by courier at the request of the student or agent. TTI will charge for this service.


- After 14 days:

Cancellations must be made in writing and confirmed by TTI at least 14 days before the start of the course. Tuition fees will be refunded minus a 100 € cancellation fee.

- Less than 14 days:

Fees will be refunded minus one week's tuition fees and any airport transfer charges.

- Cancellation after arrival:

Once you have started your course tuition fees are non-refundable.


Refunds may take up to 28 days to process to process.

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