16-week Pre-sessional Programme
|See https://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/presessional/#which-pre-sessional-programme-do-i-need-to-take for information on which Pre-Sessional programme to take.
|Hours of study
|15 classroom hours (3 hours per day Monday-Friday) + 15 hours guided self-study per week + Reading week (week 9 of programme, with no online classes).
|Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 students.
|18 years +
|22 April - 09 August 2024
|Programme Content/ Assessment
There are several continuously assessed tasks throughout the programme, an assessed written task and a spoken presentation at the end of the programme.
There is also a final test of academic language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Results of all 3 methods of testing are combined to give an overall score.
To complete this programme, students need to achieve the following:
|Student Support Workshop Series
As part of your Pre-sessional programme, we also offer a 'Student Support Workshop Series'.
These workshops are designed to assist you throughout your Pre-Sessional course, offering guidance on how to prepare before you arrive and to help you transition-in to University life.
This Series is an excellent resource that covers a comprehensive range of topics, including access to library services, assignment and presentation skills; and advice on finding accommodation.
You will also discover the Gap Compass and how it can support you on your university journey.
Meeting the Societies coordinator and members of the Society for International students will be a great opportunity to connect with others and get involved in campus life.
These workshops are interactive, and students will have ample time for questions and discussions throughout.
A full time-table of these workshops will be available at your Orientation, which will take place one week before your programme begins.
|How to Apply
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