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Culture Night 2017

Dublin Culture Night: the Irish time-travel machine Culture Night is a big date on the social and cultural calendar of Ireland, taking place this year on the 22nd of September. It’s going from strength to strength and now in it’s 13th year it has events all across the country. One…

What is the ILEP and why is it so important to International Visa students who want to study in Ireland?

On January 23, 2016, Posted by , In Citas BLOG, By ,, , With 2 Comments

The Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP), which is managed by the Department of Justice, is the complete list of courses which comply with the requirements necessary to obtain an International Student visa in Ireland.  This list contains a comprehensive list of courses provided to International students by universities, colleges…

Why study English in Ireland?

On December 17, 2015, Posted by , In Citas BLOG, By ,, , With No Comments

While Ireland has its own language and distinct cultural identity, English is the universal spoken language. In fact, Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone and this is one of the reasons why so many multinational businesses locate their European base here. Companies who require a skilled, educated…

Do you know what the CEFR is?

  Have you heard of A1, A2, B1, B2, C1..? How good are you at writing English? How wide is your vocabulary range? The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is a European system used to describe language ability on a scale from Beginners up to those who have…

Why is Learner Protection so important?

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In Citas BLOG, By ,, , With No Comments

Citas College, Citas College, in partnership with O’Driscoll O’Neil Insurance and  PaytoStudy, provide Learner Protection in line with ILEP requirements to offer students peace of mind in terms of  fee security and guaranteed course sustainability.  Citas College, which was established in 1996, has a proven track record of delivering quality education in Ireland for…

What is the TIE Exam?

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In Citas BLOG, By ,,,, , With No Comments

It is compulsory for all students studying English on an International student visa to sit an externally assessed end-of-course examination at the end of their 25 weeks of English language classes. One of the recognised examinations is the Test of Interactive English (TIE). This is an ACELS examination which is…