Year-round English Courses

English Language Courses

English Language Courses

Year-round English Courses

We have full-time courses in General English for all levels from Elementary (A2) to Proficiency (C2).  The General English courses place emphasis on developing students' overall ability to communicate confidently in English. They also prepare students for international exams such as IELTS and Cambridge English.

The minimum enrolment period is 1 week and you can start any Monday of the academic year.

  • 20 hours of tuition per week + 2 hours free workshop each week

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am - 1 pm +an extra optional free class for all 20-hour students on one afternoon each week.  Day to be advised on the first morning of the course
  • To download the course application form, please click here.
  • To check Full-time course description, please click the following link Full-time Course Description.
  • To check Course dates and price, please check the following link Price List
  • Students are required to buy their own core course books
  • Students have free access to the computer centre, library, campus Wi-Fi, self-access resource centre and Mardyke Arena Sports Complex
  • Class Size:  Maximum 15 students, minimum 6 students
  • Language Level: Our classes are suitable for all language levels from elementary to proficiency.  When you arrive, you will be given a short test to check your level of English

During the general English courses you will:

  • Improve your English skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading
  • Get help in the form of detailed information about the exam, exam practice activities and exam tips if you are interested in doing a general English examination (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS)
  • Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation
  • Get feedback on your spoken and written errors
  • Improve your spoken and written fluency and accuracy through expressing yourself on a variety of topics
  • Get practice at speaking in a variety of everyday situations, e.g. face to face socialising, speaking on the telephone, small group discussions etc
  • Receive guidance on how to transfer your reading skills from your own language to English
  • Receive guidance on how to maximise your learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Receive guidance on how to use the Internet to help you learn English
  • Have the use of our Language Laboratory while studying in our Language Centre
  • Share ideas on how to learn with your classmates
  • Get practice at writing some or all of the following: emails, informal letters, formal letters, stories, articles, reports, presentations, essays, reviews
  • Learn about Cork, Irish culture and English speaking in general
  • Get practice at listening to a range of native speaker accents, including Irish speakers
  • Get homework assignments to do after each lesson
  • Be given recommendations for further self-study and how to become an independent language learner

Language Centre

Lárionad na dTeangacha

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

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