- Many English language colleges in Ireland and globally have closed abruptly with no alternative arrangements put in place for their students
- 800 students from other colleges in Ireland have already signed up to SEDA College’s online classes
SEDA College, one of Ireland’s top English language colleges, has announced it is offering free classes to all foreign students across Ireland and the world whose courses have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The free classes are being made available to all foreign students attending any English language college in any country – not just those at SEDA College in Dublin.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and preventative measures announced by the Irish Government, SEDA College closed on 12 March, and has continued to make online resources available to their 1,200 Dublin based students who are from 40 different countries.
However, many other English language colleges in Ireland and further afield have closed abruptly due to Covid-19, offering no alternative arrangements to students. As a result, SEDA College has now stepped up to make access to its broadcasted online classes available to all these students. Already 800 students from other schools across Ireland and the world have taken up the offer. This figure is expected to rise substantially in the coming days.
Tiago Mascarenhas, CEO of SEDA College, said: “Many schools across Ireland and beyond have shut without offering a plan B to language students, but it’s more important than ever that students are able to continue studying and improving their English. We already have a very comprehensive online platform in place and this can be accessed remotely and while on-the-go. We currently have 200,000 students from around the world registered on this platform, and we’re delighted to be in a position to open it to others who need our help at this challenging time. The service will be made freely available to all students, no matter where they have previously been studying.”
The free broadcast classes are held throughout the day and can be accessed here.
SEDA College is a Dublin-based educational institution which offers English language courses for all levels – from beginner to advanced. SEDA College is recognised and accredited by ACELS, the Irish quality body for language schools, and EAQUALS, the European quality body. These two quality marks ensure that international students choosing SEDA College can expect the highest standard of education.
Operating since 2009, SEDA College has an annual enrolment of approximately 1,200 students from all over the world. This year the college welcomed pupils from over 40 different nationalities, including Brazil, Spain, Italy, Panama, Mexico, Argentina, South Korea, Malawi, Japan, Taiwan and South Africa. The diversity ensures a great experience for students and brings an excellent atmosphere to the classrooms.
Located on Capel Street in Dublin 1, the custom-built venue has 28 classrooms, a library, study areas, an IT lab and dedicated student areas. SEDA College employs 55 people. With 54 English classes taking place every day, students are fully immersed in learning the language, which helps develop fluency. A variety of globally acknowledged exams can be taken at SEDA at the end of each course, including Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS exams.
SEDA College has offices in Brazil, Mexico, Panama and Chile – all of which market Ireland and SEDA College as a study destination for English language students. The college recently established its first overseas language school in Brazil which will deliver English courses to students there.