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English is the world's preeminent language of politics and trade. Thousands of international students visit Ireland every year to join high quality English language schools, that offer a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications to match every academic, personal or professional need.

Ireland has among the youngest populations in Europe and an impressive tradition of learning, and it has become an essential destination for international students looking to improve their English language skills. The mixture of the regulated high-quality education system, stable economy, beautiful landscape and vibrant cultural scene, means that almost 100,000 international students every year come to Ireland to consider English language classes.

There are many course options: from absolute beginners' programmes to classes designed to enhance the English vocabulary skills of those who already posses a good degree of proficiency. Specialised English classes are also available that teach the particular vocabulary of particular professions for example Healthcare and Business. Courses are available for young and old learners, and thru group or one-to-one formats.
International students generally learn English for 2 reasons: on one side to gain admittance to a university programme at an Irish or any other English speaking institution; and on another, to build up English language skills that will improve career prospects.

All students arrived at Ireland and enrol within an English language course just before an undergraduate or postgraduate programme whilst other students join the Irish school system at Leaving Certificate level, using the purpose of entering university afterwards. Irish universities have stringent admission requirements for international students. Candidates must be in a position to demonstrate in advance they have the necessary proficiency in English to experience a complete part within their college programme. Requirements and accepted English language qualifications can differ a good deal in one course to another, so it's recommended you contacting the International Office or Admissions Office from the institution in question for more information.

Irish English language schools offer preparation programmes for that major international English language examinations like the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English for International Communication (TOIEC), the exam of English like a Language (TOEFL), and the Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations; as well as for two awards recently developed in Ireland: the Test of Interactive English (TIE) and also the English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP).

Schools will usually register a student with the examining body automatically, but individual candidates may also apply to take a test independently.

These qualifications all connect with the most popular European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Valid all over Europe, the CEFR supplies a basis for the mutual recognition of language competence, thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility. It's increasingly used in the reform of national curricula and by international consortia for the comparison of language certificates.
Help guide to English Language Certification

An essential purpose of ACELS (see the Certification section) is to develop English language exams within an Irish context, and also the TIE and ETAPP examinations are due to this remit.

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TIE is made for learners of every degree of ability to improve their English, and it is unique in that the student decides the exam content. Students are required to execute three tasks when preparing: a brief project on a subject of great interest for you; read a magazine of your choice that is suitable for your level of ability; and consume a report in the media. TIE involves written and spoken tests.

ETAPP was made in 2007 for international students trying to apply for a course within an Irish third level institution, or those seeking to work in a professional role in Ireland. ETAPP is comparable in content and objective to long-established international examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL, and comprises four separate tests of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

IELTS covers all vocabulary skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is accepted by a lot more than 6,000 universities, immigration authorities, and professional bodies all over the world, including all higher education institutions in Ireland. The IELTS seeks to check English as it is utilized in actual life, using methods such as speaking modules which are carried out face-to-face by having an examiner, and the use of different national and regional accents in testing. In 2008 more than one million people took IELTS worldwide. The test is supplied up to four times inside a month in over 125 countries, and answers are made available just 13 calendar days following the test.

TOEFL was first introduced in 1964 and it is accepted by institutions in 130 countries worldwide. Almost 20 million students have taken the exam, which is obtainable in IBT (Internet-based Test) and PBT (Paper-based Test) formats. The TOEFL tests all four vocabulary skills which are essential for effective communication: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.

TOEIC measures ale workers to use English in business, commerce and industry. The qualification is also recognised by colleges and governments around the world. Around three million — mainly in Japan, Columbia and Taiwan — take the test every year. The TOEIC is really a paper-based, multiple-choice exam that utilises audio, visual and written materials.