Practical Simulations and Role PlaysWhile many students make do with a little that they know, they could be dealing with their clients and suppliers much more effectively and politely, if they used the right language. Good communication means less misunderstandings and more contracts!So we target the classes at exactly what the students need; method often includes practical role plays, in which students must practise what they will need to do.For example, Students are given specific activities in which they practise the language and expressions necessary for answering the phone in English, or dealing with a complaint, or presenting a quality control process.
English for Specific PurposesIn any one company students may have very different needs. For example, a production manager may need technical vocabulary and to be able to explain a production process. On the other hand, somebody in administration or logistics may have to write frequent emails in English, providing and requesting detailed information. They will have the opportunity to send real mails with their tutor who will correct them. In this sense the language tasks in each course need to be very specific and designed for and with the students.
Communicative ApproachOn occasion workers are very good at the specialised voabulary for their field but have difficulty with fluency and general chat and/or understanding. For this reason we usually integrate plenty of general English conversation, debates, discussions and listening comprehension activities to the classes based on what's on the news and global English issues.
Socialising in EnglishThroughout the year the school organizes various dinners and drinks sessions to which all Inishouse students are invited,to pracitise their English in an informal way.