Summer School

Summer School

Summer School

Summer School

25 June 2018 to 31 August 2018 (10 weeks)

 The Language Centre offers full-time summer courses in General English, exam preparation and English for Academic Purposes. The General English courses are from Pre-intermediate (A2) level to Proficiency (C2)*. There are also afternoon classes focusing on Business English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP),Grammar Clinic & Exam Strategies and Focus on speaking. One-to-one tuition is also available. The maximum number of students in a class is 15. Students may register for our summer school for a minimum of two weeks or up to a maximum of ten weeks, starting on any Monday.

Our Summer School family package programme for 2018 is full now. We cannot accept any more applications for this programme. Thank you for your interest in this programme. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2019.

Please click here for Summer School price List. 

Summer School Booklet 2018 

In addition to your English classes we include a Cultural Social Programme which offers excursions, visits, lectures and evening activities. Last year students visited a range of local attractions which included Blarney Castle, Cork City Gaol, Fota House, Mitchelstown Caves as well as attending events including Quiz and Bingo nights. The previous Summer School photographs are posted on our facebook page, please log onto (and click on photos).

All completed application forms should be returned by email to All applicants must be 18 years of age at the beginning of their course. 

Summer School Courses


20 or 26 hours of Tuition + Social Programme

(Wednesday afternoon excursion and Thursday evening social event)

CEFR is explained here –







Morning Class


09:00 – 13:00


General English

Topic-based syllabus and students follow a course book. Emphasis on functional, cultural, and authentic materials. Students give presentations on weekly topic.

A2- C2


English for Academic Purposes

Skills and systems work on lectures, writing skills, research, literature reviews, note taking, interaction with supervisors, referencing, giving presentations, drafting, paraphrasing, hedging, writing thesis statements etc.


IELTS Exam Preparation

Skills and strategies to ensure success in 4 papers. Pre-testing available. Examiner input.



Cambridge First Certificate Preparation Course

Intensive classroom practice on 5 papers following a course book. Techniques and strategies for success.



Cambridge Advanced Preparation Course

Skills and strategies to develop overall competence both for the exam and in general settings.


Morning General English


Afternoon Options

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 14:00 – 16:00





Business English

Globalisation, meeting, finance, socialising etc. Skills and vocabulary to promote effective communication in business.

A2- C2

Focus on Speaking

Conversation class on a variety of general interest topics to practise fluency. Pronunciation practice to focus on individuals’ specific needs via drilling/ games/ repetition/ listening / presentations etc. Colloquial / ‘real’ English focus.

Focus on Writing

Classes focus on the development of writing skills, particularly essays/dissertations and reports (suitable for students preparing for IELTS), as well as functional writing (e.g. emails, CVs, applications) 


Tailor-made classes to assist students with pronunciation difficulties, including the sounds of English, word stress, sentence stress, intonation and connected speech


Individual attention given to the client in terms of specific language wants and needs e.g. presentations skills, specialised vocabulary, pacing tuition at student’s own language/interest level and attention span etc. Detailed feedback and strategies for improvement. 


Family Package

Our Summer School family package programme for 2018 is full now. We cannot accept any more applications for this programme. 

































Summer School Course Details

Language Centre

Lárionad na dTeangacha

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

External Accreditation