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Work and Study Programmes

Start dates
Any Monday
lesson week
Lessons per week
English Proficiency level
Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C1)
Class time
culture program
Cultural programme
10+ activities
a week
Lesson length
Course duration
5 weeks of Classes + 10 weeks of Holidays
Minimum age
Max students per class

Course overview

The Work and Study programme is the best choice for non-EEA students keen to study English and work in Ireland. 

Students enrolled in Academic Year programmes are integrated into the General English 15-hour course, which can be in either the morning or the afternoon depending on the booking.  Students on this programme are entitled to up to 10 weeks of holidays. 

Examination preparation is included as a component of the course programme, as non-EEA students must undertake one of the recognised English language exams when they enrol in long-stay courses (25 weeks or more) in Ireland. For students who choose IELTS as their final exam, for the first 13 weeks they will do General English and for the last 12 weeks they will take IELTS preparation). For those who choose to take the TIE exam, they study General English for 25 weeks and free exam workshops are offered to help them prepare. 

This arrangement entitles them to obtain the Stamp 2 student visa for 8 months. Under this visa, you are allowed to work part-time (20 hours per week) while studying and full-time (40 hours per week) at any time during your 10-week holidays, during the months of June, July, August, September, and during the Christmas holidays. 

Timetable options

15 hours Morning Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 12.15
15 hours Afternoon Monday to Friday, 13.45 to 17.00
20 hours Morning Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 13.30
20 hours Afternoon Monday to Friday, 12.30 to 17.00

* for students enrolled in the 20-hour programme, an additional weekly Elective session is included, focusing on building communicative and professional skills.

*only the attendance for the main session counts towards the 85% required attendance.

Hear what our team has to say

At English Path, we believe that everyone can learn English, no matter where they are starting from in their journey. We use a variety of theoretical and practical teaching methods to meet the needs of all learners. Our positive and supportive learning environment gives you the ideal place to learn and practice your English language skills. 

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"Enrolling in English Path was one of the best decisions I've made to learn English. The variety of English courses they offer ensured that I could focus on the specific language skills I needed to improve. The experienced teachers are passionate and skilled, making the learning process engaging and interactive. I'm grateful to English Path for helping me enhance my language skills and boost my confidence."

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