Pre-Sessional Programmes Online

Due to the travel restrictions in place resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, the English Language Centre’s 10-week and 4-week Pre-Sessional Programmes will be delivered online in 2020. Students will follow the Pre-Sessional Programmes from the comfort of their home using an online platform supported by NUI Galway.
 

10-week Pre-Sessional Programme Online

Course Description
The 10-week Pre-Sessional Programme Online is aimed at international students whose English language level is below the University’s language entry requirement for academic study at NUI Galway. This aim of the programme is to develop proficiency in the core linguistic areas, English for academic purposes, develop students’ academic skills required for successful transition to your postgraduate degree course.

Course Overview

  • Virtual Classes with experienced EAP teachers
  • Guided and collaborative learning with your international classmates
  • Access to online platform for further support and resources
  • Scheduled 1-1 feedback sessions with your teacher
  • Administrative support from NUI Galway’s English Language Centre
  • Final Course Assessment & Course Certification on successful completion of all modules
  • Maximum 15 students per class

 Course Objectives

  • Develop core linguistic (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) skills
  • Academic Skills Development (Research, Communication, Academic Writing, Presentations, effective note-taking)
  • Develop learner skills for group tasks and independent study and research
  • Build discipline-related knowledge through academic text analysis
  • Develop ability to write appropriately referenced well-argued pieces in appropriate academic style and register
  • Develop critical thinking skills essential for postgraduate study
  • Orientation to Irish culture and life at NUI Galway including learning technologies and student support services.

 Entry Requirements

  • An IELTS score of 6, with a minimum score of 5.5 is required in all bands
  • A minimum score of 105 in Duolingo testing or equivalent

 Exit Requirements

  • Successful completion of all course modules with a minimum grade of 50%
  • 90% attendance

 Course Dates

29 June – 4 September 2020.

Course Fees
Tuition Fee: €3,050
Course Materials: €110 (to be purchased by student prior to course commencement)

Required to participate

  • Headset
  • Laptop/Tablet
  • Microphone
  • Course Materials

 Further information and how to apply:

Click here to apply. For further information please contact Dr. Maeve Egan by emailing eganm@nuigalway.ie

 4 -week Pre-Sessional Programme Online


Course Description

The 4-week Pre-Sessional Programme Online is aimed at international students who meet the University’s English language requirement who would benefit from improving their language and academic skills prior to commencing their chosen postgraduate course in September 2020. The aim of the programme is to develop proficiency in the core linguistic areas, English for academic purposes and to develop academic skills required for successful transition to your postgraduate degree course.

Course Overview

  • Virtual Classes with experienced EAP teachers
  • Guided and collaborative learning with your international classmates
  • Access to online platform for further support and resources
  • Scheduled 1-1 feedback sessions with your teacher
  • Administrative support from NUI Galway’s English Language Centre
  • Course Certification on successful completion of all modules
  • Maximum 15 students per class

 Course Objectives

  • Develop core linguistic and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) skills
  • Academic Skills Development (Research, Communication, Academic Writing, Presentations, effective note-taking)
  • Develop learner skills for group tasks and independent study and research
  • Build discipline-related knowledge through academic text analysis and reading
  • Develop ability to write accurately referenced pieces in appropriate academic style and register
  • Develop critical thinking skills essential for postgraduate study
  • Orientation to Irish culture and life at NUI Galway including learning technologies and student support services.

 Entry Requirements

  • An IELTS score of 6.5
  • A minimum score of 110 in Duolingo testing or equivalent

 Course Dates

10 August – 4 September 2020.

Course Fees
Tuition Fee: €1,050
Course Materials: €70 (to be purchased by student prior to course commencement)

Required to participate

  • Headset
  • Laptop/Tablet
  • Microphone
  • Course Materials

 Further information and how to apply:

Click here to apply. For further information please contact Dr. Maeve Egan by emailing eganm@nuigalway.ie