English for Special Purposes
Our ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES (ESP) COURSE is suitable for those with a specific purpose in mind and require improvement in one or more of the language skills. The course focuses on developing those skills with very specific objectives in mind at all times. English for Specific Purposes is a broad title for English courses that are specifically concerned with English for Occupational Purposes (for your job or profession) and English for Academic Purposes. We at Immersion Languages understand it to be the study of English for specially identified purposes and the course is not exclusively focused on language but also on those specific skills and aspects directly connected to the objectives.
ESP courses are different from general English courses in that the language presented and practised and the subject matter discussed all relate to a particular field or discipline. Take for example a policy paper being developed by a diplomat or other public or private individual, a prospective employee who wishes to prepare for an important job or other form of interview and someone writing an academic paper. The course focuses on those skills and language areas that require immediate attention with very specific and well identified objectives to achieve. These courses make use of specific vocabulary, structures and tasks related to the required field including the development of such skills as effective communication, negotiation and effective techniques for oral presentations and other skills identified at course commencement. Course feedback informs us that one-to-one tutoring is ideal and particularly effective for these situations being adapted to meet very particular needs.
As with all our courses, your specific needs will be identified and prioritised in the first lesson and the course will be designed to meet these needs. Our one-to-one method allows for continuous monitoring of progress and meeting evolving language needs so you can rest assured that your teacher will be flexible to ensure your course is relevant to your needs.
The ultimate objective for taking an ESP course with us is to increase your skill and confidence in using English for a stated and clearly identifiable specific purpose.
We appreciate that your time is limited and you have very specific requirements. For this reason a one-to-one English immersion course with a qualified and experienced teacher is the ideal solution ensuring that your specific language needs are met in an efficient but thoroughly enjoyable manner. As your course is delivered by your teacher in the teacher's home this means that no time is lost travelling to and from your course. Lessons are relevant, personalised and centred around you - with you and only you in mind!
Your teacher will carefully discuss your needs with you in the first lesson and carefully design your course based on these needs and your wishes! You are encouraged to bring all relevant related materials with you - working documents, notes, company literature, electronic and written presentations, correspondence etc. - and these can be worked on and incorporated into your course as appropriate. Your continuing language needs are constantly monitored and the course focus can be altered to take these into account. Flexibility is important and of course more easily practised in the context of a one-to- one course!
In this way we can offer an individually designed course that is relevant to your specific needs. After all we know your time is limited and you want to study those areas that are identified as relevant to you!
LESSON DURATION: Lessons are 60 minutes duration.
DOCUMENTATION: We negotiate a Needs Analysis and Course Plan with you prior to course commencement, conduct an Assessment of English level, complete daily Lesson Sheets which contains details of the lesson topics and aims for reference, provide a Certificate of Attendance signed by our Course Director at course conclusion and forward you a Progress Report (on request) by e mail within one week of course conclusion. Copies of all documents are provided to you so that you have a record of your course from start to finish. You are very welcome to remain in contact with us following course conclusion regarding any matter and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can. We ask you to let us have your opinion after your course has finished.
ADVICE: Our ESP English courses are specialised and we advise that you take a course of 20hours per week and ideally for two weeks or more if possible.
ENGLISH LEVEL REQUIRED: Intermediate level of English as a minimum. If your level is presently below this standard you might consider taking a general English course with us for one or two weeks followed by our ESP Course.
FREQUENCY: Courses commence every week from January to December (excluding Christmas).
TUTORS: Our tutors for this course are professionals and experienced English language tutors. They are dedicated tutors with professional backgrounds and have high level academic qualifications in addition to English language teaching diplomas.
COST: One-to-One English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses start at €55 per hour with packages of 10, 15 and 20 hours available from €495, €742.50 and €990 respectively.
You are very welcome to remain in contact with us following course conclusion regarding any matter and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can. We ask you to let us have your opinion after your course has finished. Courses booked as packages should normally be completed in eight weeks.