FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What English courses do you offer?
We offer the following courses
- Standard English Course: 15 hours per week.
- Intensive English Course: 30 hours per week.
- English plus Activities Course: English classes 15 hours per week, + afternoon activities + Saturday day trip.
- One to One Course: 1-15 hours per week private tuition
- Part Time Course: 1-15 hours per week group class
- Work & Study: 25 weeks of General English courses plus 8 weeks holidays)
Is the school for children, Juniors or adults?
We have separate courses for children (3-12), juniors (13-17) and adults (18+) Children and Adults are in different schools in the same location at our main school on the Muckross Road, Killarney and Juniors (teenagers) are at our teenage school in Lisivigeen, Killarney.
What’s the minimum age to enter an English language course?
The minimum age for the Junior Programme is 3.
What’s the maximum age to enter an English language course?
There is no maximum age. Everyone is welcome!
How big are the classes?
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How long will it take me to speak English fluently?
It’s up to YOU! It depends on how much effort you put in before, during and after the class and on how hard you study. It also depends on the level of English you enter with and how long you study with us.
Where are Killarney School of English students from?
In 2019 we had adults from Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Chile, Brazil and Malaysia. We had Juniors from Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Japan
Do I get a certificate at the end?
Yes, all students are entitled to a Killarney School of English Certificate of attendance and achievement on successful completion of their course.
Are there any international exams I can take to show my English ability?
We arrange a large number of international examinations such as those set by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). Many of our courses are specially designed to help you prepare for these exams, should you wish to take them and gain an internationally recognised qualification. In addition we also run a number of specially designed intensive exam preparation courses for these challenging exams, as well as IELTS preparation courses.
How long is the minimum stay?
The shortest course length is usually one week.
Are your EFL courses recognised by the anyone?
Killarney School of English is Recognised by the Department of Education & Skills for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. Our courses are accredited by QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland). We are members of MEI (Marketing English in Ireland)
Who can help if I have problems during my stay?
There are lots of people here to help you. If you have a problem with your course you can speak with your tutor or with the Academic Manager Nicola Bradwell. She can also help you with health or personal problems. If you have accommodation problems, speak to the accommodation officer Sheena. If you have visa or travel problems, you can speak to school director Feargal Courtney.
What levels do you teach?
For adults and teenagers, we teach from Beginners to Advanced; So, Beginners (Pre-A1). Elementary (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1). I am afraid we do not teach Proficiency (C2) level.
For children aged 3-12, we teach Intro 1 for children aged 3-4, Intro 2 for children aged 5-6 and Beginners (Pre-A1). Elementary (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2) for children aged 7-12.
Who teaches the courses?
All our teachers are fully qualified with University degrees and EFL qualifications. They are culturally aware, friendly and approachable.
Do you have an APP?
Yes we do. It is available at Google PlayStore and Apple App Store (search for KSOE) When you download, please click on PRIVATES for all your information. This will have your Airport pick up details, accommodation information, school bus times, English course and afternoon activity information.