Academic Year Programme

We offer long-term programmes (25 weeks) for non-EU students who wish to progress significantly in their English level and experience student life in Ireland over an academic year.

Why Choose an Academic Year Programme at Babel?

  • The Babel Academy team will support you from before your arrival to your departure. We make sure you have the best experience possible.

  • Academic Year students join General English students to maximise nationality mix and provide more opportunities for cultural exchange.

  • Our courses prepare you thoroughly for your end of programme exam in addition to focusing on communicative skills for work and everyday life.

  • We incorporate regular assessment and feedback into our language programmes including the advice and practical skills necessary to improve your English skills in an effective and long-lasting way.

Specialized Module: You have the option of adding an additional specialized module to focus more intensely on Business English, Speaking Skills, IELTS or Cambridge Exam Preparation. 

Find information on Academic Year Programme Prices here

Course Details

Duration: 25 weeks (additional weeks may be added)

Morning Programme: 09:00-12:25 (15 hours per week)

or 09:00-13:30 (20 hours per week, includes specialized module)

Afternoon Programme: 13:35-17:00 (15 hours per week)

or 12:30-17:00 (20 hours per week, includes specialized module)

Exam: The end of programme exam for Academic Year students is TIE (Test of Interactive English). Our academic team will advise you on the level of exam best suited to you. Every student has different learning needs, skills and requirements, however, we support all students to progress to at least one higher level throughout the duration of your programme. You can also join our additional TIE preparation sessions to ensure that you are fully prepared for the exam.

Assessment and Entry: All students are tested before they join classes to ensure they are placed at the appropriate level.

Check our FAQ page for information on applying for a study and work visa and Babel Academy school policies for ILEP Programmes. Alternatively, you can request information below. We're happy to help!