General Informations of SEDA College


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General Informations of SEDA College

  1. 1. ÍNDICE1. Location and Surroundings2. Method and Educational Levels3. Courses4. Internship5. Statistics of Differents Student’s Nationalities atSEDA6. Extracurricular Activities7. Teacher’s Information8. Kind of Accommodation9. Accreditations10. Why Dublin?11. School’s Newspaper12. Magazine with all you can do in Dublin
  2. 2. 1. Location and SurroundingsSedaCollege is an English school, located in Dublin’s city centre. It has been helpingstudent to learn English for 16 years. It was founded in 2009 and during these fouryears we have been growing up, reaching 750 students. Before, we were in Dublin 8,around 25 minutes from town, however, due to our growth, at the beginning of thisyear, we moved in to the city centre. Nowadays, our current location is 68-72 CapelStreet, Dublin 1.Our building has 3 floors and a total of 15 classrooms. Two of them are equippedwith computers. Furthermore, we have available: a library, two listening rooms anda hall with sofas, tables, chairs to eat, microwaves, toasters and coffee machine, apool table and more, where the students can have a laugh on their free times. Thewhole building has a wifi connection free of charges.
  3. 3. 2. Method and Educational LevelsOur method is based on three basic pillars:- Communication: This one, designed by David Nunan (1996), follows anapproach eminently practical and is defined by this list of principles: 1. Emphasize communication in the foreign language through interac-tion. 2. Give real texts in the learning situation. 3. Give students opportunities to think about the process learning andnot just on the tongue. 4. Give importance to students’ personal experiences as contributingto learning in the classroom. 5. Try to relate the language learned in the classroom with activitiesmade out of it.- Textbook’s Oxford: Recognized textbooks with a perfect combinationbetween grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation which will give to the stu-dents the abilities to use the language in an effective way.- Cambridge’s Exams: Our method and the books we use are Cambridgeexams oriented.These tests, known worldwide are represented by titles thathave international recognitions by schools, colleges, universities, ministries,international agencies and corporations as tangible evidence of their langua-ge’s level.
  4. 4. At SEDA College, classes are taught at all levels, from the lowest to the hi-ghest. Here there is a brief explanation of the distribution of levels:Levels Cambridge’sLevelWhat I can DO at this LevelBEGINNER A1 I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrasesconcerning myself, my family and immediate concre-te surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.I can understand familiar names, words and very sim-ple sentences, for example on notices and posters or incatalogues. I can interact in a simple way provided theother person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things ata slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’mtrying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions inareas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.ELEMENTARY A2 I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiringa simple and direct exchange of information on fami-liar topics and activities. I can write short, simple notesand messages relating to matters in areas of immediateneed. I can write and understand a very simple personalletter, for example thanking someone for something.PREINTERMEDIATEB1 Icanunderstandthemainpointsofclearstandardspeechon familiar matters regularly encountered in work,school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point ofmany radio orTV programmes on current affairs or topicsof personal or professional interest when the delivery isslow and clear. I can understand texts that consist main-ly of high frequency every day or job-related language.I can understand the description of events, feelings andwishes in personal letters. I can briefly give reasons andexplanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a storyor relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reac-tions. I can write simple connected text on topics whichare familiar or of personal interest. I can write personalletters describing experiences and impressions.INTERMEDIATE B1UPPERINTERMEDIATEB2 I can understand contemporary literary prose. I can inte-ract with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makesregular interaction with native speakers quite possible. Ican take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts,accounting for and sustaining my views. I can presentclear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjectsrelated to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpointon a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvanta-ges of various options. I can write clear, detailed text on awide range of subjects related to my interests.ADVANCED C1 I can understand a wide variety of texts extensive andquite demanding, and recognize implicit meaning. Ican express fluently and spontaneously without muchobvious effort to find the right expression. I can makea flexible and effective use of the language for social,academic and professional. I can produce clear, we-ll-structured, detailed text on topics of some complexity,showing a controlled use of organizational mechanisms,connectors and cohesive text.
  5. 5. 3. CoursesStructure:• Our full-time students attend class for 16 hours per week from MondaytoThursday.• Every Friday, there are free activities at SEDA College to improve theconversational or listening skills.• Every class is divided in two parts with a break of 15 minutes in the mi-ddle.• Teachers change level between the first and second classes in each ses-sion.• All classes have a maximum of 15 students. This allows teachers to pro-vide a high quality communicative class and become familiar with studentneeds and requirements within their particular level.• In the first half of every class students follow a course book. All studentsmust buy the book for their course.The second half of every class has a skillsfocus, and can also include activities, games, long-term cultural/historicalprojects, debates, business skills, drama and excursions.TimetablesIn our school we offer 3 different timetables:• Morning: 9:00h. to 13:00h. from Monday toThursday.• Afternoon: 14:00h. to 18:00h. from Monday toThursday.• Evening: 18:30h to 21:30 h. from Monday toThursday & 10:00h to 13:00hon Fridays
  6. 6. 4. INTERNSHIPSEDA College Internship program allows you to learn English and gain workexperience in an Irish company at the same time. The work placement isunpaid and generally lasts for 4 weeks (though some internships can last lon-ger). Opportunities are available in IT, pharmaceutics, engineering, businessadministration, digital marketing, accounting, media, customer service, lawand other areas.The benefits for you:•You will gain valuable work experience in an Irish company.•You will improve your English in a real work environment - something thatno class can offer.•There is a chance for you to get a good job in Ireland as internships some-times lead to full-time employment .• It’s FREE!Who is it for?To take part in the programme you need to:• Be over 18 years of age.• Be enrolled in a long-term student (your course in SEDA College shouldlast at least 6 months).• Have Intermediate or higher level of English (though some opportunitiesare also available for students with lower levels of English proficiency).• Have private medical insurance (at least for the duration of your interns-hip).• Have some qualifications and experience in your chosen field of work.How does it work?Part-time internships can be done in your free time (for example, if you studyin the morning you can work in the afternoons) or during your holidays. Fu-ll-time internships are only available during holidays.
  7. 7. If you would like to take part in the programme send us your CV and a coverletter indicating the professional area where you would like to work. SEDACollege Internship programme coordinator will then get in touch with youand introduce you to the positions that are currently on offer.After you choo-se the roles that interest you we will arrange interviews with the respectiveemployers. If the interview is successful then you can start your internship. Statistics of Differents Student’s Na-tionalities at SEDAFrance 10,09 % Colombia 0,35 %Spain 15,20 % Peru 0,35 %Croatia 3,27 % South Africa 1,69 %Italy 19,02 % Romania 1,92 %Venezuela 12,48 % Bulgaria 0,52 %Malawi 4,55 % Saudi Arabia 0,82 %Brazil 24,80 % South Korea 1,52 %Mexico 1,40 % Other 2,04 %
  8. 8. 6. Extracurricular ActivitiesAll Fridays SEDA College offers different kind of extracurricular activitiesfree of charges: conversational exchanges with teachers, vocabulary games,watch a movie with subtitles, progress tests to pass levels, classes of how tomake a CV for all those long-term students.Furthermore, every Saturday we have organized trips to get to know more ifIreland, such as: Galway, Belfast, Limerick and its castle, The Cliffs of Moher(with more than 200 metres of cliffs), Cork,TheWicklow’s mountains, etc.Those trips last a day; all of them start in the morning and finish at night.Thecost, not included in the course’s price, is around €35 to €45.
  9. 9. 7. Teacher’s InformationAll of the teachers who work at SEDACollege are native English speakers.Allof them are qualified and meet the standards set by ACELS and the ministerof education of Ireland.All Classes have a maximum of 15 students. This allows teachers to providea high quality communicative class and become familiar with student needsand requirements within their particular level. At SEDA we have a total of 15teachers; they change classes and levels to enrich the lessons.You can have at look at the teachers who work in SEDA on the follow link: Kind of Accommodation• Live with a host family in a single room, half board: €260 per week.• Live with a host family in a shared double room, half board:: €180 perweek and person.• Hostal (which has available a cooker for the hosts) sharing room with 4-6people: €120 per week and person.• Hostal (which has available a cooker for the hosts) Double room: €175 perweek and person.• Student hose, sharing room with 4-6 people: € 180 per week and person.
  10. 10. The Hostals which we work with:Generatorín Central Hostel of the host families:
  11. 11. 9. ACCREDITATIONSACELS:The Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language ServicesTheAccreditation andCo-ordination of English LanguageServices (ACELS) wasestablished in 1969 under the auspices of the Irish Department of Education &Science to control standards in ELT schools and organisations through an ins-pection/recognition scheme.IAM: Institute of Administrative ManagementThe IAM was formed in 1915 when a group of executives from the private andpublic sector met at the London School of Economics with the intention offorming a self-development group aiming to share best practices in adminis-trative management.The IAM operates a number of branches across the UK, providing memberswith networking opportunities, as well as delivering qualifications which arerecognised across England, Wales and Northern Ireland by Ofqual, DCELLSand CCEA respectively. IAM qualifications are delivered by around 250IAM-accredited centres, offering campus-based and distance learning op-tions to IAM students.In addition, the IAM offers independent study options to unattached stu-dents. The IAM has students working in business, commerce, industry, localand central government in theUK and abroad, for example inSingapore, Ma-laysia, Hong Kong, the Gulf, theWest Indies and Southern Africa.EDI: Education Development InternationalEDI is an accredited Awarding Body and leading international educationcompany, its services include; accredited vocational and professional qualifi-cations to training providers, pupil and school online performance measuresfor schools and assessment solutions for awarding bodies and companies.ABE: Association of Business ExecutivesThe Association of Business Executives (ABE) provides flexible professionalbusiness qualifications which can lead to university or help in developing yourcareer.ABE offers Diplomas in Business Management (with additional pathways inFinancial Management and Management of Information Systems), BusinessStart-up and Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing
  12. 12. Management andTravel,Tourism and Hospitality Management.ABE qualifications are accredited in the UK by Ofqual and by equivalent bo-dies elsewhere, and are studied by 50,000 students every year in more than400 colleges worldwide.University of CambridgeThe University of Cambridge is a public research university located in Cam-bridge, England, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in theEnglish-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the third-oldestsurviving university in the world.City & GuildsThe City and Guilds of London Institute (City & Guilds) is a leading UnitedKingdom vocational education organisation. City & Guilds offers more than500 qualifications over the whole range of industry sectors through 8500 co-lleges and training providers in 81 countries worldwide. Two million peopleevery year start City & Guilds qualifications, which span all levels from basicskills to the highest standards of professional achievement.ICM: Institute of Commercial ManagementThe Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), founded in 1979, is a pro-fessional body for Commercial and Business Development Managers and aninternationally recognised examining and awarding body for business andmanagement students. It is accredited by the Qualifications and CurriculumAuthority (QCA), the UK regulatory body for public examinations and publi-cly funded qualifications.TIE:Test of Interactive EnglishThe Test of Interactive English (TIE) is an international EFL exam developedin Ireland by a group of Irish English language professionals under the aegisof the Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS),a government agency responsible for quality assurance in English languageteaching.TIE can be taken by junior and adult students on either short or longcourses in Ireland as well as abroad.
  13. 13. 10. WHY DUBLIN?The Irish are known worldwide by being open-minded, friendly and curiousabout other cultures. Ireland is an air fresh country, with spacious and beau-tiful places. People from all around the world come to Ireland to be witnessesof this beauty.Dublin was named in 2010 as one of the UNESCO literature cities, one of thefive in the whole world.This makes of Dublin, an ideal place to study English.It is also a good place for tourism and get to know new people.Furthermore, Dublin is home of two of the most important low-cost compa-nies of Europe, which give the opportunity to the student to travel withoutspending too much money, around all Europe.RYANAIR AERLINGUS
  14. 14. Apart from the beauty of the city, there are several things you can do whenyou come to Dublin.There is a big monument on the middle of the main street called the Spi-re, which heights is around 120 meters and it’s located on the main street(O’Connell).We can also visit the city castle, several museums, a typicalViking house andwalk around the biggest part of Europe, Phoenix Park and enjoy of river whichcross the city.These are just few thing of everything you can do in Ireland.We can’t forget to mention the main attraction of Ireland….The pubs!If you go to a pub you will enjoy of a real Irish experience, people go there af-ter work to have a laugh and listen to live music while drinking.Guinnes is themain beer, it’s the darkest in the whole world and its factory it’s a must see.
  15. 15. 11. SCHOOL’S NEWSPAPEREvery month, the school publish a newspaper where you can read about thedifferent trips or parties, if there are any interesting thing to do, teachersinterviews, games to practise English, pictures of students while travelling,information about the courses and more.You can have a look online to our newspaper here:
  16. 16. 12. MAGAZINE WHITH ALLYOU CAN DO IN DUBLINOn this magazine, which is also made by the school, is publish every month,you can find all the information about everything to do in town.The magazi-ne collects all the concerts which are during that month, movies, pups, thea-tres, language exchanges and more…Students are really happy with our magazine, its free beside its helpful.You can check it out on the following link:
  17. 17. CONTACT WITH US:68-72 Capel Street - Dublin 1 (Ireland)00 353 1 473 4915www.sedacollege.com