Part-Time Online Courses

TermDeliveryDuration
Term 1: 28 September – 18 December 2020 12 weeks
Term 2: 11 January – 1 April 2021   12 weeks
Term 3: 19 April – 18 June 2021   9 weeks

 

IT Requirements

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).

 
Placement Test

Online placement testing will be required prior to students joining the course. Once you register for the course, you will be contacted by us to check your level of English:

  • Online grammar and vocabulary test
  • Needs analysis and writing assignment
  • Live speaking test in person will be arranged prior to your course.

Any other queries please email: infolang@ucc.ie, with part-time in subject box.

 

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Part-Time Online Courses Level Descriptions

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Language Centre

Lárionad Teanga

G 36, O'Rahilly Building,University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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