Programme Overview

ELC IELTS

The 10-week IELTS programme is aimed at international students who are below the English language threshold for academic study at NUI Galway. The aim of the programme is to develop proficiency in the core linguistic areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and will prepare students to sit the formal IELTS exam on completion of the course. Please note that this programme is focused on IELTS Academic. Click here for further clarification on these exam types.

The course incorporates an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module to ensure students are adequately prepared in their language ability and academic skills required for postgraduate study. 

Course Content

  • General English language acquisition (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • IELTS Academic Exam Preparation
  • Academic Skills; Research, Communication, Academic Writing, Presentations
  • Orientation to NUI Galway's learning technologies and support services

Course Objectives

  • Adequately prepare students to sit the four components of the IELTS exam
  • Develop students' English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and academic skills for successful transition to academic study.
  • Develop students' learner skills for group tasks and independent study and research
  • Orientation to Irish culture and life at NUI Galway including learning technologies and student support services

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the programme is an IELTS band of 6 where a score of 5.0 is permitted in one component band only. Students must be 18 years or above to register. 

Dates, Hours & Fees

Course Dates: 04 June 2019 - 9 August 2019 (10 weeks)

Times: 9.00-11.00, 11.30-13.00, 14.00-15.30 Monday – Friday (25 hours per week)

Tuition Fee: €3,000

Registration: €50

Course Materials:  €110

IELTS Exam Date: 10 August 2019 (provisional) 

IELTS 10 Week – Sample Timetable  

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00-11:00

Academic Strats:

Speaking - English for Academic Purposes[EAP]  4B

Academic Vocabulary EAP 3E & Collins Vocabulary for IELTS [CV] U4

RfI: U3  R

 

RIWB: U2  R

 

Academic Strats: Writing EAP 2D paragraphs 1

Full Practice Test

11:00-11:30

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:30-13:00

Ready for IELTS [RfI]: U3  V

 

RfI: U3  L

General English - Integrated Skills

RIWB: U2 V

 

Academic Strats: Writing EAP 2D paragraphs 1

RfI: U3  S

Exam Strategies

IELTS Trainer [ITr] T1

 

Full Practice Test

13:00-14:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14:00-15:30

RfI: U3  Gr

 

Ready for IELTS Workbook [RIWB]: U3 Gr

 

RfI: U3 W Task 1

 

Academic Strats: Speaking: EAP: 3B

 

Seminar Discussion

 

Academic Vocabulary

RIWB: U2  V &

CV U4

 

Full Practice Test

 

Test Feedback

Note: V: vocabulary; L: listening; Gr: grammar; W: writing; R: reading; S: Speaking; T1: Test 1; 

Other Information

  • Course registration fee: €50
  • IMPORTANT: Please note the minimum entry requirements onto the 10-week IELTS programmes respectively as listed in the table above
  • Final acceptance onto IELTS programmes is at the discretion of the IELTS Programme Director       
  • IELTS test registration or exam fee not included
  • For students enrolling on either programme we recommend that they book the IELTS Academic exam which takes place in Galway on 10/08/2019 . Click HERE for more information
  •  Students must be 18 years or over to join programme
  •  There must be a minimum of five students enrolled to proceed with all courses
  •  Maximum class size is 15 students
  •  For accommodation options please click HERE
  •  For social and leisure programme information please click HERE
  •  No classes take place at weekends or on national/public holidays

Booking Information

Click here to book this programme

Contact Us

 For further information, get in touch by sending us an email or calling +353 91 492264.