Year-Round General English Courses

General English

Our year-round General English Course focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing with authentic materials and tasks, as well as taking a context-based approach to grammar and vocabulary.  Throughout the course, students will also develop the ability to express critical thinking in English and take English language exams. Students are introduced to global topics and learner collaboration is encouraged, through projects and discussion. The course is delivered in partnership with UCD Applied Language Centre.

Students can choose to study for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 weeks with specific start dates as follows:

  • 7 September 2020
  • 12 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 11 January 2021
  • 15 February 2021
  • 29 March 2021
  • 3 May 2021
  • 14 June 2021
  • 19 July 2021
  • 6 September 2021
20 Academic Hours per week From €170 per week

Course Prices 2020-2021

  • 5 weeks €1,050
  • 10 weeks €2,000
  • 15 weeks €2,850
  • 20 weeks €3,600
  • 25 weeks €4,250

General English + IELTS

In addition to the General English course, students can take 4 hours per week of IELTS Exam Preparation in the afternoons. Our IELTS Preparation Course offers students the opportunity to study in Ireland's most established IELTS Exam Centre, with experienced IELTS specialists.

Every week, topic-based classes will focus on each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Through exam-based practice activities and focused feedback, students will gain a clear understanding of how to improve exam performance and achieve target results. The course is delivered in partnership with UCD Applied Language Centre.

Students can choose to study for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 weeks with specific start dates as follows:

  • 7 September 2020
  • 12 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 11 January 2021
  • 15 Feburary 2021
  • 29 March 2021
  • 14 July 2021
  • 19 July 2021
  • 6 September 2021
24 Academic Hours per week From €178 per week

Course Prices 2020-2021

  • 5 weeks €1,090
  • 10 weeks €2,080
  • 15 weeks €2,970
  • 20 weeks €3,760
  • 25 weeks €4,950

Homestay Accommodation

Students can optimise their spoken English within a short timeframe, by staying with a host family. Accommodation in homestays is arranged year-round, with carefully selected host families. All host families are within close proximity to the campus and to easy, accessible commuting links. Breakfast and dinner will be provided during the week. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided at the weekends.

Arrival: Sundays

Departure: Saturday

Price: €210 per week

Placement Fee: €60

 

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General Information

Location UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4
Minimum Age 18
Tuition 20 Academic Hours
Levels

Elementary to Advanced

Class Size Maximum 15, Average 12
Course Timetable

General English Course:
09:00 - 13:00, Monday to Friday

What's Included?

  • Coursebook
  • Student portal with access to online digital learning resources
  • Modern classrooms with full multimedia facilities
  • Regular progress reports
  • Exciting and varied Social Activity Programme

Course Notes

The following dates are compulsory holiday periods and no classes will take place during these dates:

  • 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021
  • 22 - 26 March 2021
  • 7 - 11 June 2021
  • 23 August - 3 Sept 2021
  • 20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022

Classes will resume the following Mondays after these dates.

The following dates are Bank Holidays in Ireland and no classes will take place on these dates:

  • 26 October 2020
  • 17 March 2021
  • 2 April 2021
  • 5 April 2021
  • 3 May 2021
  • 7 June 2021 
  • 2 August 2021

Social Activity Programme

Dublin city is bursting with colours, music, sights and many tours and attractions for you to explore. We run an exciting social activity programme with activities each day and full day excursions at weekends.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ELA is committed to a dynamic teaching environment ensuring a productive and successful learning experience for each student. The average number of students per class is 12 with a maximum of 15 students per class.

All ELA teachers are experienced, qualified and fully accredited and maintain the high level of excellence of University College Dublin (UCD).

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

UCD offers on campus accommodation, the cost ranges from €265 per week for Belgrove and €305 per week for Ashfield. For more information and a virtual tour please visit ELA UCD accommodation

 

You can apply online by clicking the ‘book now’ button UCE ELA Home Page

 

What students say

"I enjoyed the course a lot. It was very well tutored, classes always interesting and teachers helpful and prepared. But mostly I enjoyed the crowd, international. I’ve met so many new friends and now I feel bit sad it’s over."

Kamila, Poland

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