General English Courses


General English

Our standard General English Course consists of 20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday focussing on developing the key language skills. Boost your confidence in social situations, international travel and everyday communication through intensive speaking practice which will expand your spoken repertoire and enhance your pronunciation.

  • Intensive speaking practice, expanding spoken vocabulary and improving fluency
  • Modern and 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 lessons €300 €250 per week

Course Schedule

  • 27th May 3 weeks
  • 17th June 2 weeks
  • 1st July 2 weeks
  • 15th July 2 weeks
  • 29th July 2 weeks
  • 12th August 2 weeks - Special Offer. Buy two weeks and pay for 1! Save €250

Intensive English + Task-based Learning

Choose our intensive course for more parid progression. Study an additional 6 lessons on three afternoons per week. These lessons focus on further developing your langauge skills through project work and task based learning focussing on irish culture and dynamic topics including technology, innovation and social media.

  • A range of interesting tasks covering business, technology and cultural topics 
  • Key vocabulary and functional language in each task 
  • Innovative use of multi-media and digital content to enhanced learning
  • Individualised feedback on speaking presentations and written work
26 lessons €390 €340 per week

Course Schedule

  • 27th May 3 weeks
  • 17th June 2 weeks
  • 1st July 2 weeks
  • 15th July 2 weeks
  • 29th July 2 weeks
  • 12th August 2 weeks - Special Offer. Buy two weeks and pay for 1! Save €340


"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. The heterogeneity of the class, with people coming from different countries, has also opened our eyes to new cultures and we had the chance to share our customes and our life experiences while learning English. This has been possible also thanks to the presentation assigned by our teachers. Thereofre, after these 5 weeks I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve English language enjoying a wonderful context. On my experience in UCD ELA, I could only say that days have passed pleasantly and maybe too fast!" - Elena, Italy


Course Details

Location UCD Campus, Belfield
Minimum Age 18
Tuition 50 minutes per lesson

Elementary to Advanced (General English) Intermediate to Advanced (IELTS Preparation)

Class Size Maximum 15, Average 12
Course Timetable

Standard course:
0900-1300 Monday to Friday


Intensive course:
0900-1300 Monday to Friday
1400-1600 Tuesday to Thursday

What's Included?

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

Course notes

There will be no classes on the following Bank Holidays, 3rd June and the 5th August 2019. On these dates classes will start on the following Tuesday.

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 every afternoon from Monday to Friday

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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 UCD ELA 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