Part-Time Courses for UCC Students

UCC students should email; b.mcenery@ucc.ie (Brendan McEnery)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING AT UCC (visiting and non-visiting)

UCC Language Centre offers a limited number of free-of-charge places on part-time English language courses to international students currently studying at UCC (including Erasmus and other visiting students). Places are limited and are filled on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Only one course per semester may be taken, and normally only one course (one semester) per academic year is allowed due to the large demand for these courses.

These courses are:

LC1002 English for Academic Study (B2+) This can be taken (subject to availability of places) as a 5-credit module by Erasmus/Visiting students in either semester as part of their Learning Agreement, or on a non-credit basis by non-visiting international students at UCC. Spaces are limited and are usually allocated well before the start of the semester.

LC1003 Advanced English for Academic Study (C1-) This can be taken (subject to availability of places) as a 5-credit module by Erasmus/Visiting students in either semester as part of their Learning Agreement, or on a non-credit basis by non-visiting international students at UCC. Spaces are limited and are usually allocated well before the start of the semester.

PG6021 (B2+) in Semester 1, PG6022 (C1) in Semester 2 and PG6023 (C1+) in Teaching Period 3. These 5-credit academic English training modules can be taken for credit by international students doing a full PhD programme at UCC or a full Masters course of more than one year in duration at UCC. See UCC Book of Modules for more details. If you are doing a full postgraduate programme of study at UCC (not as a visiting student), and interested, please email b.mcenery@ucc.ie

General English non-credit courses at B1, B2, C1 and C2 level (including some preparation for Cambridge examinations such as First and Advanced). These are usually evening or afternoon courses of up to 4 hours per week. These classes are mostly filled by fee-paying ‘external’ students. The remaining spaces are extremely limited and priority will be given to non-visiting international students. Students will be expected to purchase a course book.

Specialised non-credit courses in spoken Fluency, Business English and Writing Skills are offered in some semesters, but not every term. These are usually evening or afternoon courses of 2- 4 hours per week. These classes are mostly filled by fee-paying ‘external’ students. The remaining spaces are extremely limited and priority will be given to non-visiting international students.

Non-visiting international students

To apply for a place on either a credit or non-credit course, international students (non-visiting) should email b.mcenery@ucc.ie for an application form. Applicants may be required to take a 60-minute placement test (costing 15 euro).

Visiting students

To apply for a place on LC1002 or LC1003, Erasmus and other visiting students must apply before arriving in UCC as all spaces are usually allocated (on a ‘first come first served’ basis) before the start of term. Contact b.mcenery@ucc.ie as soon as possible. (Some places on LC1002 and LC1003 will be reserved for non-visiting international students).

If spaces become available in our non-credit courses (general and specialised) during the academic year, Erasmus and other visiting students will be emailed with information on how to apply.

If interested in conversation exchange with Irish UCC students needing to practice their Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian and other languages, and willing to speak in English with you, please call to G.29 ORB to register.

If interested in using our English language self-study materials, in our language laboratory at set times, please call to G.29 ORB for more information. Please bring your UCC student card.

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