Academic Year Programme 2

About this course

Our long-term Academic Year Programmes (AYP) offer you a substantial level of flexibility. You can combine different modules and courses to suit your individual requirements. Our Director of Studies, your Academic Mentor and teachers will help design a study path to fully suit your level of English, your academic needs and your learning goals.

Our new ‘Integrated Learning’ curriculum is based on 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. This programme is included in our general English morning classes from level B1. Learn more about our modern approach to Integrated Language Learning.

Services for Academic Year Programme students

Your Academic Mentor, class teachers and the Director of Studies will keep in touch with you and monitor your progress throughout your stay. You are provided with:

  • A personal mentor (a senior member of the teaching staff) who will provide academic guidance, advice and support in order to help you to make the most of your studies.
  • Seminars and career guidance – a series of informative seminars on subjects such as CV Preparation, Interview Techniques and Further Study Options.
  • Internship options allowing you to gain valuable insight into your chosen field working in an English-speaking environment (please note, INIS guidelines apply).

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Dublin, Ireland
From 25 - 35 weeks
Class Size
Maximum 14, Average 9
26 hours per week group tuition programmes
AYP 2: Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
Course Code

AYP2 - 26 hours group tuition per week

Start Dates

Every Monday

Class Times

AYP2: 09:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 13:30 Monday to Friday and 14:15 - 16:15 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Please Note

Students of an appropriate language level may incorporate any of our afternoon options into their study programme. Compatible with preparation for TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge Examinations (available for AYP2 and AYP3 only).
Academic Year Programmes may be subject to change as a result of updates to the current Immigration Guidelines and Procedures.
Immigration regulations require all non-EU students to undertake a recognised examination at the end of an Academic Year Programme. Recognised Examinations accepted by Immigration include IELTS, Cambridge Examinations and the Test of Interactive English (TIE).

Paul, teacher and mentor

I have been a teacher in Emerald since 2012. The first thing I noticed when I started here was how kind and welcoming the staff were, many go beyond their job in helping their students. Emerald is a school that is not afraid to innovate. We are persistently looking to improve the quality of our teaching, add to our courses, and better our services for students.

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