This course helps you develop the academic skills and knowledge you need for study and life in an English-speaking university and it also prepares you to take the IELTS exam. You will grow in confidence using English in both academic and general situations in UCC and Cork. You will receive regular advice and guidance to help you reach your personal targets in education.
- Academic English is listed on the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP) number 0341/0011
Who is this programme for?
Academic modules focus on the academic skills and literacies to allow you to study further in English-medium Higher Education (known as Third Level in Ireland). These modules also help you prepare for the IELTS exam. Skills covered will include, for example, referencing/ paraphrasing; critical thinking/textual analysis; academic word list/nominalisation.
The programme follows the principles of UCC’s connected curriculum to foster real-world usage of the English language in contexts relevant to students’ interests and aims. Students take part in project work, listen to university lectures and undertake some research as part of their programme.
To help students develop their English speaking, listening, reading, writing and communication skills in a practical and focused manner to achieve their English-language targets.
It is student-focused and aims to
- engage students in improving their language skills through targeted skills classes and associated self-study.
- give students the chance to grow in confidence using English in both academic and general situations.
On Campus *This course can be taken fully online. When you apply for the course,
please choose online option only.
CEFR B1 – C1
(IELTS 4 – 6.5)
|Length||Minimum is 4 weeks
20 hours per week
09.00 – 13.00 plus independent study
|Class Size||Maximum 15 students. Minimum 6 students|
|Age||18 years +|
Every four weeks during 34 week academic year 28 September 2020 – 28 May 2021
|Hours of study||20 hours per week 09.00 – 13.00 plus independent study|
|End of Course Assessment||IELTS examination|
University Language Centre Pre-sessional course and/or directly to a UCC undergraduate or postgraduate course
|How to Apply||
Application Form is the following link
IELTS exam fee included
A computer, tablet or smartphone with audio and video. Reliable internet connection. You will need to be able to access MS Teams, Zoom or Canvas for your classes (dependent on course applied for)
On Campus, students may be expected to have their laptop or smartphone available to them in class
If you have any further queries on this course please email firstname.lastname@example.org.