'Gateway to University Programme' Academic English with IELTS
Academic English with IELTS "Gateway to University Programme" is listed on the Interim List of Eligible Programmes: ILEP No. 0341/0010
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.
Who is this programme for?
This course helps you develop your English for academic study, prepare for IELTS and supports you to progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme at an English-speaking university.
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 and academic word list/nominalisation.
The programme follows UCC’s connected curriculum principles 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.
A dedicated ‘Gateway to University’ tutor will help you manage your development and will guide you through the university application process.
At the end of the course, should you wish to stay at UCC, you may wish to transfer to one of our pre-sessional approved English language routes to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes. Should you wish to take up a place at a different university, you will leave us with an IELTS qualification and a set of skills that will enable you to succeed.
*This course can be taken fully online. When you apply for the course, please choose the online option only.
CEFR B1 and above. See General English Programme, if the current level is CEFR A2.
|Class Size||Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 students.|
|Age||18 years +|
In addition to the below intake dates, you can now begin your 'Gateway' course any Monday between March and May 2021. Contact email@example.com with your preferred start date.
The 'Gateway' course finishes on the 25 of June but you can continue your studies by following a pre-sessional course if you are progressing to a place on a UCC degree programme and need further English language study.
|Hours of study||
22 hours per week, integrated classes on five mornings + a ‘Gateway to University’ tutorial on one afternoon + a choice from the weekly ‘Extra Option’ list.
|End of Course Assessment||IELTS examination.|
|Progression||University Language Centre pre-sessional course and/or directly to a UCC undergraduate or postgraduate course.|
|How to Apply||
The application form is on this link
IELTS exam fee included
A computer, tablet or smartphone with audio and video. A reliable internet connection. You will need to be able to access MS Teams, Zoom or Canvas for your classes, depending on the 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.
Sample Class Timetable