TIE has been designed for all students over the age of 18 of all abilities and motivations following either long or short courses in language schools or other educational institutions. TIE is a learner-centred exam which is exible, i.e., designed to recognise and accommodate the needs and interests of each learner whatever their level of English, age, cultural or educational background. The test is task-based with the content chosen by each individual learner and can therefore be used to assess learners.
The Progressive College Network is a newly formed organisation to meet the demand for an alternate representative body for the private college community in Ireland, which tries to promote Ireland as a high quality education destination. ICOT is a member of this organisation.
The fact that a provider and courses are listed on the ILEP means that in accordance with Ireland’s student immigration policy, attendance at that college in respect of one of their listed full time courses on the ILEP is an eligible purpose for a non-european
national coming to Ireland. The ILEP does not guarantee the quality of the institution but if a provider is listed on the ILEP in respect of courses they will have met certain criteria including the mandatory provision of learner protection in respect of enrolled non-european students.
ELT Ireland is a network for professionals involved in all aspects of English Language Teaching that promotes learning, development and best practice through the sharing of knowledge and experiences. The purpose of ELT ireland is to establish a network of teachers, supervisors, managers and researchers who are committed to improving teaching in English as a Foreign or Second Language in Ireland.
Education Development International (EDI) is a leading provider of education and training quali cations and assessment services.
EDI has a strong reputation for the innovative use of information technology and prides itself on building close partnerships with training providers to support learner performance. ESOL International quali cations are intended for candidates who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised quali cation in English that is available and recognised world-wide.