Part-Time Courses

 

The Language Centre UCC offers part-time English language courses throughout the year.

Term Dates for Part-time Courses 2016-2017

  • Term 3:                 24 April - 23 June 2017 (9 weeks)

Classes include up to 4 hours of tuition per week. 


All students interested in taking a part-time course are required to take a placement test to determine their level of English.
 

To register for this placement test, please email infolang@ucc.ie with your details including name and contact telephone number indicating your preferred test date and time.

You can also contact the Language Centre Office by telephoning 021 490 2898/ 490 2043 / 490 2641

 Fee: €15
Please click  to download the application form.

Details for exam registration, please click here .

  

UCC Language Centre 2016-17                                          

Term 3 Part-time Evening Courses

  • All part-time courses will run for 9 weeks from w/c Monday 24 April  to w/e Friday 23 June
  • All evening part-time courses will run for 3 hours per week
  • FCE Morning course will run for 4 hours per week

Course

Days/Times

Rooms

Cost

Course Description

CEFR B1

 General English

Intermediate

 

 

Thursday

18.30 – 21.30

 

 

G46

€310

General English

at intermediate level

CEFR B2

FCE

First Certificate Exam Preparation

 

Tuesday & Thursday

10.00 – 12.00

(4 hours per week)

Tues G38

Thurs G42S

€450

FCE Preparation:

Preparation for Cambridge First Examination.

CEFR B2

FCE

First Certificate Exam Preparation

 

Tuesday

18.30 – 21.30

 

G46

€310

FCE Preparation:

Preparation for Cambridge First Examination.

CEFR C1

CAE

Advanced English: Exam Preparation

 

Tuesday

18.30 – 21.30

G42N

€310

CAE Preparation: Preparation for Cambridge Advanced Examination.

 

CEFR C2

CPE

General English & Cambridge Proficiency Exam Preparation

Thursday

18.30 – 21.30

G42N

€310

C2 CPE: General and Academic English and Preparation for Cambridge Proficiency 

Examination.

IELTS Preparation

Bands: 5.5 – 7.0

 

Wednesday

18.30 – 21.30

 

 

G46

€310

IELTS Preparation: For students aiming for Band 6.5 or Band 7. Minimum entry level IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

CEFR B2-C1

Focus on Fluency

Tuesday

18.30 – 21.30

G41

€310

Focus on Fluency: Improve your communicative fluency in speaking, reading, listening and writing.

CEFR B2-C1

Business English

Wednesday

18.30 – 21.30

G30

€310

Business English: Vocabulary used in business and economics; how to speak and write in a business job; understanding written and spoken texts about business and economics.

 

 

CEFR level

LC

Level

level name

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Description

A1

L2

beginner

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2

L3

elementary

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1

L4

intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2

L5

upper intermediate

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1

L6

advanced

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2

L7

proficiency

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

 

 

 

 

 

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