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

2022 Course start dates: 

Every Monday from 23 May - 22 August 2022

 

2023 Course start dates: 

Every Monday from 22 May - 21 August 2023

20 lessons per week From €230 per week

Course Prices 2022

  • 1-5 weeks € 270 per week
  • 6-9 weeks € 251 per week
  • 10-14 weeks € 230 per week

Afternoon Extension: IELTS or Listening & Speaking

Students attending our Summer General English course have the option of adding 4 extra lessons to their course of study, from our 2 available afternoon extension options:

  • LISTENING + SPEAKINGThis course gives students the chance to put the language they know into action. Students will expand their range of functional language, as well as develop the communicative strategies needed for real-world interactions. 
  • IELTS PREPARATION: Designed for students intending to take IELTS exam in the future, as well as for those wanting help to improve their previous scores; this course aims to help students grasp all aspects of the exam within a short timeframe.

2022 Course start dates: 

Every Monday from 23 May to 22 August 2022

 

2023 Course start dates:

Every Monday from 22 May to 21 August 2023

4 lessons per week From €76 per week

Course Prices 2022

  • 1-5 weeks € 90 per week
  • 6-9 weeks € 84 per week
  • 10-14 weeks € 76 per week

General Information

Location UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4
Minimum Age 18
Tuition 20 lessons or 24 lessons per week (55 min per lesson)
Levels

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 and Thursday

 

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

* Entrance test required to establish the ideal level for each student.

What's Included?

  • First course book
  • Modern classrooms with full multimedia facilities
  • Regular progress reports
  • Exciting and varied Social Activity Programme
  • Certificate at the end of the course

Course Notes

There will be no classes on the following public holidays: Monday 6 June and Monday 1 August 2022. 

2023 public holidays: Monday 5 June and Monday 7 August 2023.

On these dates, classes will start on the following Tuesday.

What students say

"The staff and teaching team at UCD ELA are incredible, as is the teaching methodology. I really like the course books, and the university's infrastructure is fantastic."

Jorge Patricio San Martin, Chile

Frequently Asked Questions

UCD 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.

UCD 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.

Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of their English course. 

UCD English Language Academy offers a range of accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget. These include:

  • Quality on-campus residential accommodation. The cost ranges from €265 per week for our Belgrove Residence and €305 per week for our Ashfield Residence. For more information and a virtual tour please see the  section of this website.
  • Homestay accommodation. Homestay accommodation can be arranged year-round, with carefully selected host families. All host families are within close proximity to the campus and to easy, accessible commuting links. The cost is €245 per week. For this accommodation option there is a €60 homestay placement fee.

To make your booking, contact us today at ela@ucd.ie. A booking deposit of 5% of total fees must be made to confirm any booking.

Non-EU nationals from visa-required countries must pay their course in full before applying for the visa. Payment is required to be made in full 90 days before the student's arrival date.

Please ensure you allow adequate time to apply for your visa, if applicable. 

 

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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