Summer General English Courses

General English

Our General English Course focuses on developing the key language skills.  Boost your confidence in everyday communication, social situations and international travel, through intensive speaking practice.  You will expand your spoken repertoire and enhance your pronunciation.  This course includes:

  • Intensive speaking practice, expanding spoken vocabulary and improving fluency
  • Modern, effective listening and reading content, on a variety of topics
  • Developing your comprehension skills in an enjoyable way
  • Targeted individual feedback on your written work
  • Structured, context-based approach to develop and use your grammatical knowledge
  • Access to additional online resources
20 Academic Hours €270 per week

Course Schedule 2021

  • 24 May 2021
  • 8 June 2021
  • 21 June 2021
  • 5 July 2021
  • 19 July 2021
  • 3 August 2021
  • 16 August 2021

General English + Listening and Speaking Extra

Choose our Listening and Speaking Extra afternoon extension option for more rapid progression.  Study over 3 afternoons per week combined with your General English morning classes.  Based around a series of interesting topics, this course will give you the chance to put the language you know into action in an enjoyable setting. 

  • A range of interesting topics related to lifestyle, technology, people and culture  
  • Targeted work on developing fluency, pronunciation and clear communication
  • Development of listening comprehension skills in real-life contexts
  • Functional language for successfully interacting with native speakers
26 Academic Hours €360 per week

Course Schedule 2021

  • 24 May 2021
  • 8 June 2021
  • 21 June 2021
  • 5 July 2021
  • 19 July 2021
  • 3 August 2021
  • 16 August 2021

General Information

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

Elementary to Advanced

Class Size Maximum 15, Average 12
Course Timetable

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


General English + Listening and Speaking Extra:
09:00 - 13:00, Monday to Friday
14:00 - 16:00, Tuesday to Thursday

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

There will be no classes on the following public holidays: Monday 7 June and Monday 2 August 2020. On these dates, classes will start on the following Tuesday.

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What students say....

"What I really loved about this course is the way teachers got us involved in class. We were constanty encouraged to describe and discuss different issues, making the environment both friendly and stimulating."

- Elena, Italy

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


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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