General English

Merrigan Academy has general English courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced. We deliver challenging and engaging classes aimed at greatly enhancing students´ proficiency in the English language. Whether for travel, leisure, study or work, our demanding, yet fun and dynamic approach guarantees improvement.


Course Details


  • English language skills are developed using an ntegrated approach, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing.

  • Essential grammar and vocabulary is studied through use in real life situations.

  • Classes are interactive and student participation is encouraged.

  • Students work in groups to complete mini projects and presentations.

  • Authentic material is used includinge newspaper reports, magazine articles, video clips and books.


  • Textbook - English File by Oxford University Press

  • Reading Pack - includes reports and articles from newspapers and magazines.

  • Grammar Pack - essential grammar for various everyday situations.

Course Topics

Topics studied may vary from year to year and depending on the level of the class, but key areas typically studied include:

  • Education

  • Crime

  • Health 

  • Politics

  • Culture

  • Vacations

  • Food and drink

  • Cinema

  • Shopping

  • Family and friends