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About Simon FitzGerald

Simon is the Director of Studies at the Central School of English in Dublin

Simon FitzGerald

Callan Method Grammar Workbook launched at the Central School of English

We are excited to announce a great new addition to our Callan Method courses… a grammar workbook that gives you extra practise of the language and grammar you learn in your classes… and more!

When you have covered an important grammar topic in your Callan Method class and there is a section in the workbook about it, the teacher will advise you where to find the relevant exercises. You complete the exercises at home and see how well you did by checking the answers at the end of the book.

There are 22 grammar sections in all, with two, three or four exercises in each.

In addition to the grammar practice, there is a general language section in the workbook where you can practise and test your knowledge of all the language taught in Stages 1-7 of the Callan Method books.

You can check out some sample pages below.

The workbook has been written by the authors of the Callan Method and is designed to give you extra help in improving your English fast. Of course, it isn’t compulsory, but whether you want to improve your English for day-to-day communication or if you plan to prepare for an exam, we think it as an excellent tool to help you achieve your goals.

The workbook costs €25 and you can get your copy from reception at 5 Talbot Street or the office at 23 Marlborough Street.

Callan Method Grammar Workbook - English Grammar Practice Sample

Callan Method Grammar Workbook – English Grammar Practice Sample Page

Callan Method Grammar Workbook - Sample General Language Page

Callan Method Grammar Workbook – Sample General Language Page

Luas Green Line

It’s not called the Central School of English for nothing: Not only is the school right in the very centre of Dublin – just metres from the Spire – but it’s also really handy for all transportation links.

Dublin’s central bus station (Busáras) is five minutes walk away, as is the city’s main railway station, Connolly.

And now it’s even easier to get to the school by a third method of transport: The tram (LUAS).

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Cambridge Certificate Course in Dublin

For those who prefer to study at the weekend, we now offer Cambridge Advanced Certificate courses on Saturday afternoons at our English school in Dublin.

The classes, from 3pm to 5pm, every Saturday will run alongside our FCE (First) exam preparation classes at the same time.

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View of Coumshingaun Lake during my hike in the Comeragh mountains

Every time I plan a city break or a holiday in Ireland, I usually look for a place where I can see and feel the real essence of the Irish wilderness.

Even if the weather in this country is very unpredictable and you never know whether you will be stuck in rain or enjoy a sunny day, this country bears many hidden natural gems that only locals can really help you discover.

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View of Croagh Patrick from Westport at sunset

Croagh Patrick (from the Irish Cruach Phádraig, meaning ‘Patrick’s Stack’), is one of the most iconic and holy sites in Ireland. Situated in County Mayo, it attracts more than 100,000 hikers and about 25,000 pilgrims every year.

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Central English School student Jeanne

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Central English School student Viviana