Work & Study Programme

Work & Study Programme: General English

he Work & Study programme is available to non-EU visa requiring students and combines 25 weeks of study with 10 weeks of holidays.

Students can follow the General English course which 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.

Students can work part-time (maximum of 20 hours per week) while they are studying and can work full-time (maximum of 40 hours per week) during their 10 weeks’ holidays. Students on the Work & Study programme can only take their 10 weeks’ holidays during January, June, July, August, September and December. 

Students on the Work & Study programme must book an end-of-course exam and medical insurance that is valid for the duration of their stay. UCD English Language Academy is an official IELTS test centre and Cambridge exam centre so students can opt to take either exam on campus at the end of their course. 

Course Dates 2022 

  • 10 January 2022
  • 14 February 20222
  • 21 March 2022
  • 25 April 2022
  • 30 May 2022
  • 29 August 2022
  • 3 October 2022
  • 7 November 2022 
20 lessons per week From €3,400

Course Prices 2022

  • Morning Classes
  • 25 weeks €4,250
  • Afternoon Classes
  • 25 weeks €3,400

Work & Study Programme: Academic English

Students can follow our Academic English Course to develop their ability in English language use for academic contexts. The course prepares students for the various language demands and assignments which will be a feature of academic study. The core components of the course are: academic reading comprehension, essays and academic writing, listening comprehension and note-taking (lecture-style), oral presentations and seminar practice, research and referencing, grammar and vocabulary for academic use, time management, critical thinking and learner autonomy. 

Students on the Work & Study programme must book an end-of-course exam and medical insurance that is valid for the duration of their stay. UCD English Language Academy is an official IELTS test centre and Cambridge exam centre so students can opt to take either exam on campus at the end of their course.  

Course Dates 2022 

  • 10 January 2022 (Winter Term)
  • 28th March 2022 (Spring Term)
  • 13th June 2022 (Summer Term)
  • 29th August 2022 (Autumn)
20 lessons per week From €3,800

Course Prices 2022

  • Morning Classes
  • 25 weeks €4,750
  • Afternoon Classes
  • 25 weeks €3,800

General Information

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

Elementary to Advanced*

Class Size Maximum 15, Average 12
Course Timetable

General/Academic English Course:

Morning Classes: 09:00 - 13:00, Monday to Friday

Afternoon Classes: 13:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday

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

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

Course Notes

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

  • 21st - 25th March 2022
  • 6th - 10th June 2022
  • 22nd - 26th August 2022
  • 19th December 2022 - 6 January 2023

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:

  • 3 January 2022
  • 17 March 2022
  • 18 March 2022
  • 15 April 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 2 May 2022
  • 6 June 2022
  • 1 August 2022
  • 31 October 2022
  • Christmas break: 16 December - 9 January 2023

Tuition hours lost due to public holidays ae non-refundable.

Visa Information

For students who do not require a visa before travelling to Ireland, they must register with the Immigration Office in Dublin to get permission to remain in Ireland for more than 90 days. Registration must be completed within 30 days of arrival to Ireland. UCD English Language Academy will provide assistance to students with the required documentation and process. 

For students who do require a visa before travelling to Ireland, UCD English Language Academy will provide the necessary letters for visa application, once full payment for the course is made. Bookings will be provisional until a copy of the visa is received. Confirmation of full course and accommodation information will then be provided.

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: €245 per week

Placement Fee: €60

 

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

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.

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

Students enrolled in the Work & Study Programme will receive a certificate upon successful completion of their English course along with a certificate of results from their IELTS or Cambridge exam.

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. 

What students say

“I recommend UCD ELA. Excellent and professional teachers, great environment for learning and nice external activities. If quality is what you want, without a shadow of doubt, UCD ELA is the best option in Ireland to learn and improve your English."

Federico, Uruguay