English Language Courses - University College Dublin

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English Language Courses
2012
University College Dublin
Summer Programme
25 June - 31 August
UCD Applied Language Centre
Daedalus Building
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
T: +353-1-716 7900
F: +353-1-716 1188
e: courses@alc.ucd.ie w: www.ucd.ie/alc
The UCD Applied Language Centre (ALC) provides a variety of
courses in English for non-native speakers.
In 1997, University College Dublin opened the Daedalus Building at
the heart of the Belfield Campus. This facility is one of the first in
Ireland to be built specifically for language learning. It was designed
to provide the best possible learning environment for students, and
for optimum integration of the latest technology in language education.
University College Dublin is a dynamic, modern university where cutting edge research and scholarship provide a stimulating intellectual
environment - the ideal surroundings for learning and discovery.
Dublin is one of Europe"s oldest cities. In terms of atmosphere,
nightlife, visitor attractions, activities and shopping, Dublin has very
few rivals among its European counterparts.
!Summer English Courses:
20 hours & 25 hours per week
General English Summer Courses: 20 hours per week
These courses consist of four hours tuition per day. Classes take place each weekday, and include
a short mid-morning break. 2, 3 and 4-week courses or longer are available.
Around
the ALC...
These courses focus on the development of the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Vocabulary development and practice in pronunciation are integral parts of the course. Core text
books are supplemented by a wide variety of authentic materials.
Intensive General English Summer Courses: 25 hours per week
By the UCD lake
As General English courses, plus afternoon classes between 14:30 and 17:00 hours on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
Summer Course Dates: 25 June – 31 August
Course Duration
June
July
August
2-week
3-week
2-week
4-week
3-week
2-week
4-week
2-week
3-week
4-week
2-week
3-week
2-week
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
course
Start Date
Course Code
25 Jun
25 Jun
2 Jul
2 Jul
9 Jul
16 Jul
16 Jul
30 Jul
30 Jul
30 Jul
13 Aug
13 Aug
20 Aug
U2
U3
J2
J4
J3
L2
L4
A2
A3
A4
G2
G3
S2
ALC Self-Access
Centre
Classes in the
Daedalus Building
See prices overleaf.
Registration Fees:
Tuition fee: ! 60
Accommodation fee: ! 60
Note: Students following consecutive courses pay registration fees once only
On-campus
accommodation
Summer Course Prices
General (20hrs)
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Intensive (25hrs)
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2-week Course
Tuition + Registration
Tuition + Apartment + Registration
Tuition + Homestay + Registration
599
1,039
1,059
684
1,124
1,144
3-week Course
Tuition + Registration
Tuition + Apartment + Registration
Tuition + Homestay + Registration
808
1,438
1,468
937
1,567
1,597
4-week Course
Tuition + Registration
Tuition + Apartment + Registration
Tuition + Homestay + Registration
990
1,810
1,850
1,161
1,981
2,021
227
417
427
270
460
470
Extra Weeks
Tuition
Tuition + Apartment
Tuition + Homestay
Students must commence courses on the specified start dates. After a 2, 3 or 4-week course the "Extra Weeks# rate applies.
The Apartment rate is for Glenomena Residences (see pg 3 notes) and is based on 2011 rates; these rates are subject to change.
!Long-Stay General English Courses:
20 hours per week
Four hours English tuition per day, between 9:00 and 18:00 hours, with a break for coffee.
Long-stay Course Dates:
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Start Date
End date
Course Code
1st Term – 12 weeks
9 Jan
30 Mar
JA12*
2nd Term – 12 weeks
2 Apr
22 Jun
AP12*
3rd Term – 10 weeks
25 Jun
31 Aug
JU10
Course Prices
General English – 20 hrs per week
!
3rd Term – JU10
2,265
4,225
4,325
!
Tuition + Registration
Tuition + Apartment + Registration
Tuition + Homestay + Registration
*Please see our Winter/Spring Programme brochure for details of courses on these dates.
The Apartment rate is for Glenomena Residences (see pg 3 notes) and is based on 2011 rates; these rates are subject to change.
!IELTS Preparation Courses: 25 hrs per week – General English with Examination Preparation
Four hours General English tuition per day, with a short break. Afternoon classes focus on examination practice and study
techniques; these classes take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and prepare students for the IELTS examination (academic module only). Students are assessed on arrival to ensure they are at a suitable level. Please check course availability
with the ALC before booking.
IELTS Exam Course Dates: International English Language Testing System
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Dates
Course Code
1st Term – 12 weeks
9 Jan - 30 Mar
BCJA12
2nd Term – 12 weeks
2 Apr - 22 Jun
BCAP12
3rd Term – 10 weeks
25 Jun - 31 Aug
BCJU10
Course Prices
General English – 20 hrs per week & IELTS Exam Prep - 5 hrs per week
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3rd Term - BCJU10
Tuition + Registration
Tuition + Apartment + Registration
Tuition + Homestay + Registration
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2,801
4,761
4,861
Examination fees not included. Please contact the ALC for details of examination dates and fees. Courses are offered subject to demand.
The Apartment rate is for Glenomena Residences (see pg 3 notes) and is based on 2011 rates; these rates are subject to change.
!Some Important Points
!General Information
• Summer Courses: English tuition takes place Monday to Friday. Classes are offered at all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced, and there are no more than 14 students in a class (the average is 10 to 12). Students who are beginners are advised to take a 3-week General English course (20 hours per week). Classes generally take place in
the Newman or Daedalus Buildings.
• A Social and Cultural programme is included in the course fees. This consists of
afternoon visits to places of cultural and historical interest, evening social events, and
day trips at weekends; there is an extra charge for trips scheduled at weekends.
Access to university facilities is also included, including restaurants, sports facilities
and other campus amenities. Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control,
access to certain college facilities may be restricted.
• All required course materials are provided for the duration of the programme.
• Course participants must be 18 years of age or over. Students who are aged 17 may occasionally be accepted, provided they have written authorisation from parents or guardians, and at the discretion of the Director.
• Courses begin on Monday at 9:00 hours; when Monday is a Public Holiday, classes will begin on Tuesday. On the first
day of the course, participants will be tested and introduced to all aspects of the programme. There will also be an orientation presentation. Please note that there will be no tuition on 6 August as this is a Public Holiday.
• All fees must be paid in full six weeks before the course start date.
• Students taking one complete 2, 3 or 4-week course may stay for additional weeks, depending on availability. Please
check before making arrangements (e.g. booking flights) and contact us as early as possible to confirm availability.
• Students must have a minimum attendance record to obtain a certificate.
!Accommodation
All accommodation is reserved from the Sunday before the start of the course, up to and including the Saturday night after
the end of the course, and is charged at a weekly rate. Additional accommodation can be arranged if the ALC is notified
four weeks before the start of the course. There is an additional charge for each extra night!s accommodation booked.
• Homestay: Single-room accommodation is organised with families selected by the University. Daily transport to and
from the college is not arranged, but all families are within a radius of 6km of the campus, and there are excellent commuting facilities. Rates quoted are for part-board, breakfast and evening meals during the week, and breakfast, lunch
and evening meals at the weekend. Food is available in restaurants, bars and shops on campus, at reasonable rates.
• Self-Catering Student Apartments – (Apartment accommodation is available from 24 June to 2 September only.)
Glenomena: This modern apartment complex has apartments with six study bedrooms and common area with kitchen
and sitting room. Each student has his/her own individual study ensuite bedroom. The apartments are located a very
short distance from where classes take place. Food is available in restaurants, bars and shops on campus, at reasonable rates.
!Insurance
Course participants are strongly advised to take out full travel, health, money and baggage insurance in advance, in their
home country. EU nationals should also bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Participants are responsible for their own personal effects during the programme. The ALC will not cover costs
which may arise as a result of the need for hospitalisation or repatriation of a course participant. Students are advised to insure against loss of fees and/or other expenses which
may be incurred due to cancellation or sudden, early departure from a course.
!Visa
EU/EEA"nationals do not require a visa to study in Ireland. Other applicants should contact
the Irish embassy responsible for their country, or the Department of Foreign Affairs (see website: http://www.inis.gov.ie).
Cancellation fees may apply, should an applicant!s visa be refused.
!Cancellation
Cancellation charges are applicable to all prospective participants on ALC programmes. Regulations concerning cancellation charges will be supplied to intending students, on request. Accommodation and tuition fees are not refundable if a
participant arrives late, or wishes to leave a course early.
!Booking & Financial Details
Private Study
options...
!Booking Procedure
The number of places on UCD Applied Language Centre Programmes is limited. Applications should
be made as early as possible. Please check availability before making any travel arrangements.
Places can be guaranteed only on payment of !200 deposit. This deposit is part-payment of fees,
i.e. is not an additional charge, and is non-refundable. The balance of fees is due at least six weeks
before the start of the course. If you wish to register after this time, you should first check the
availability of places and then make full payment when submitting your completed application form. Photocopies of all payment documents should accompany your application.
Applicants should complete the attached application form and send it, together with payment details,
to the ALC. On receipt of the application form and payment, the ALC will send a confirmation of enrolment for the selected course(s) and an acknowledgement of fees received, with a statement giving
the balance of fees.
Self-study
!Payment Procedure
• Full payment is due six weeks before the start of a course. Payment can be made by:
a) Bank Draft made payable to UCD Applied Language Centre and posted to Applied Language
Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
or
b) International Bank Transfer to UCD Applied Language Centre A/C No. 17064369, Bank of
Ireland, University Branch, Montrose, Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4
IBAN No: IE62 BOFI 90138617 0643 69
BIC/SWIFT No: BOFI IE2D (Bank Sorting Code: 90-13-51)
• When making payment, it is very important to quote the name of the course participant as it
appears on the application form, in order to ensure prompt processing. Also, when possible,
please give your booking numbers, which are printed on all invoices and statements.
• Please note that all bank charges must be paid in full by the student, and not by the ALC. Bank of
Ireland usually charges between !5 and !20 for the processing of International Bank Transfers.
These charges may differ if payment is sent through other Irish banks.
Learning through
computers
Belfield Campus
!Further Information
UCD Applied Language Centre
Daedalus Building
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
T: +353-1-716 7900
F: +353-1-716 1188
e: courses@alc.ucd.ie
w: www.ucd.ie/alc
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