Student Services

From day one, you’ll be learning and practising your English language skills through a unique combination of personal study, online learning, tutorials and conversation classes. Our Direct English program covers everyday scenarios from shopping, socialising and travelling – all making sure you learn real English for the real world, whatever your lifestyle!

Each level of your course covers a wide range of learner resources to keep you interested and motivated. Developed exclusively by leading English language and education specialists, and designed for use within your local Direct English training center and at home – a new, upgraded edition of our corpus has just been released.

Integral to the Direct English system is unlimited access to Direct English Online: our unique, multimedia online learning portal that will allow you to practice your English wherever and whenever you choose.

Every student enrolling on a Direct English course will have a personalised study plan prepared to suit their objectives and experience. When you start learning English with us, you’ll also have access to the following activities:

Level placement test

The start of your journey with us will involve a 15 minute computer placement test to establish your current level of English. This will help ensure that you start at the level of Direct English you feel comfortable with.

Face-to-face tutorials

Key to your success in learning English, these classes are delivered by your own experienced, qualified tutor, who will help you check and review your comprehension and understanding throughout your studies.

Conversation classes

Delivered by a native English speaking instructor, these fun and interactive sessions focus on practising and expressing yourself in English, in a communicative way. You’ll find yourself discussing everything from politics and art to business and travel with students of a similar level and ability. And all with the help of a supportive tutor who actively encourages you to put your new-found skills to the test in a fun and sociable environment.

Regular testing

Undertaken every three units and a perfect opportunity for you and your tutor to review your progress and identify areas for development moving forward. Our regular progress tests help fine tune your English and make sure you have really understood what you have learned so you can move on to the next stage with confidence.

Direct English Online

Direct English Online is our learning management system which allows our students to practice English whenever and wherever you are in the world. Complete with an interactive fluency building program, Direct English Online will allow you to hear and develop your listening skills in real time conversations. With Direct English Online you can practice as much as you like, at home or in your local Direct English center through our interactive online activities and quizzes. There’s also a range of online tests so you can track your progress and understanding throughout your time with us.

Social activities

An important element of the Direct English ethos, is that we believe that learning English should be fun. That’s why many of our partners worldwide have an active social program involving sightseeing trips with a cultural focus and trips to local places such as markets, cinema and restaurant trips. It’s geared to help you have every opportunity to practice and develop the English learning skills you’ve acquired.

Unlike so many other English language courses, Direct English Ireland caters for your individual needs in a highly effective way. From one-to-one tuition to groups of ten or more, Direct English offers more choice than any other English language training system. As well as optimising your understanding, it focuses on building your confidence and, most importantly, ensures the learning process is not just effective, but inspiring and fun too.

The flexibility of our unique learning system, coupled with world-class learning resources, personalised tutorials, conversation classes, multimedia resources and organised social activities, adds to the overall success of our proven learning system. It’s a winning combination that’s hard for competitors to match.

Summarising your path to success

It’s simple

We listen to you, get to know you, find out what works for you. Direct English is based on more than understanding language; it’s based on how you learn it.

It’s flexible

Learning English takes time so we let you study when, where and how you like, to fit in with your lifestyle. You can combine personal study with tutorials, conversation classes and social/cultural activities.

It’s effective

Our syllabus reflects how language is naturally learned, introducing grammar and language points right away – you’ll be speaking conversational English from day one. By returning to these points as your language skills and vocabulary develops, it reinforces what you’ve learned.

It’s personalised

We treat you as an individual, not just a face in a classroom. We recognise that everyone has different learning abilities and needs, so we start out by finding which pace of study you’re happy with.

It’s proven

Our methods are designed to train you carefully in the four skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing, while at the same time anticipating and dealing with questions you might have at every stage of the learning process.

It’s entertaining

The audio and digital components of our course material are engaging and motivating. The situations are memorable so you’ll immediately feel involved. And unlike most academic textbooks, our books are both clear and engaging.

Services for students

  • English language Tuition (Full time, Part time and One-to-One)
  • Student Liaison Officers
  • Health Insurance Cover
  • Learner Protection Cover
  • Social outings organized
  • Canteen
  • Computer Resources
  • Library & student common room
  • Photocopying
  • Free Wi-Fi on premises
  • 24/7 Emergency help service

We also provide assistance with:

  • Opening a Bank Account
  • Visa application
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • External Exam Registration
  • Making Doctor’s appointments
  • University admission process
  • Gym and Sports Club registration
  • Finding work