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English language information
  If you are interested in teaching English abroad, learning English in the UK or Ireland, or want to take English language exams here in Ireland, then the information and links given below should help you on your way.

Learning English

The British Council in Ireland do not have a teaching centre, nor the facilities for holding examinations. However, we can guide you as to where to look:

For listings and details on accredited English language schools
The British Council's main web-site for English language students
  • English language exams - The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is widely recognised as a language requirement for further and higher education, and is the preferred language test of most UK universities. There are two test centres in the Republic of Ireland, both of which also offer other Cambridge exams such as the First Certificate in English (FCE):

The Applied Language Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Telephone: 01 7067900
Fax: 01 7061188

The Language Centre
University College Cork

Telephone: 021 902043
Fax: 021 903223

Teaching English

An information sheet on EFL teaching can be downloaded from our education pages, and the web-sites listed below offer a range of information and services for English language teachers:

  • Teaching English - a forum for English language teachers in state schools around the world
  • English Language Teachers Contacts Scheme (ELTECS) - promoting networking between ELT professionals worldwide
  • Language Assistant - a British Council site updated regularly with tips, materials and links to assist with teaching
  • Search English - a British Council tool for ELT professionals offering news, information and networking opportunities
  • IATEFL - The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • British Seminars - The British Council's networking events site

If you're looking for teaching jobs, good sources include the Tuesday edition of The Guardian (UK newspaper) and The Times Educational Supplement (published weekly). Or try the following web-sites:

  • Teaching opportunities in British Council teaching centres worldwide
  • EFLWeb - current vacancies from the magazine for EFL teachers and students
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