ELC

 The English Language Centre at NUI Galway provides programmes to suit the different learning needs of our students.

  • 4-week Pre-sessional Programme is a language and academic skills preparation course aimed at all students with an offer to study at NUI Galway.
  • 10-week Pre-sessional Programme Online is a language and academic skills preparation course aimed at students on an IELTS 6 who need to meet the language requirement to accept an offer to study at NUI Galway.
  • In-Sessional English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Workshops We provide EAP Workshops for all international students throughout their studies. 
  • English Language Group Programmes English language and social programme for groups with bespoke requirements. 

4 - Week Pre-sessional Programme

Course Description 

The 4-week Pre-Sessional Programme 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 2021. 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

Entry Requirements

An IELTS score of 6.5

Course Overview
  • Classes with experienced EAP teachers
  • Guided and collaborative learning with your international classmates 
  • 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
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
Delivery Mode

The programme will be deliver in – person at NUI Galway subject to Government Public Health Guidance and campus imposed restrictions

Course Dates

2 August– 27 August 2022

Course Fees

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

Required to participate in the programme
  • Headset
  • Laptop/Tablet 
  • Microphone 
  • Course Materials
How to Book

Book this English Language Course here. 

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. The 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 their postgraduate degree course.

Entry Requirements
  • An IELTS score of 6, with a minimum score of 5.5 is required in all bands. 
  • An interview may be scheduled as part of your application.

 Course Overview

  • Online classes with experienced EAP teachers
  • Guided and collaborative learning with your international classmates 
  • 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
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
Delivery Mode

This programme will be delivered online and can attend this course from your home country.

Exit Requirements
  • Successful completion of all course modules with a minimum average exit grade of 70% 
  • 90% attendance

 Course Dates

16 May - 22 July 2022

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: €3,050

Course Materials: €70 (to be purchased by student prior to course commencement)

Required to participate in the programme
  • Headset
  • Laptop/Tablet 
  • Microphone 
  • Course Materials
How to Book

Book this English Language Course here. 

 

Language & Academic Skills Support for International Students 

 We are here to support all of our international students on their academic journey towards reaching their fullest potential as students of NUI Galway. We recognise that the language and skills required for academic study can be challenging and would like to support you as you build and develop these skills throughout your studies. The English Language Centre provide English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Workshops for all international students each semester to develop these skills and assist our students on their academic journey. Our workshops have a maximum of 15 participants allowing for interactive learning and individual feedback.

How to Book

Book your EAP workshop for Postgraduate Students here. 

Book your EAP workshop for Erasmus Students here.

English Language Group Programmes 

The English Language Centre offers a range of different options for English language groups including administrative English courses for university staff, Teacher Trainer courses, English & Discipline which are combined with a rich social and cultural activity programme. Each group booking is based on a pre-agreed quotation and contract which lays out in detail the different aspects, prices etc. of the overall package in question. For inquiries, please contact Dr Maeve Egan: eganm@nuigalway.ie

Downloads

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2022

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (14.3MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Guide 2022

    Pre-Arrival Guide 2022 PDF (16 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (1.20MB)

  • International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway

    International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway PDF (1.36MB)

  • Mexican Student Guide

    Mexican Student Guide PDF (1.20MB)

  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)

  • Chinese Student Guide

    Chinese Student Guide PDF (1.35MB)

  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)

  • Hong Kong Student Guide

    Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)

  • Saudi Arabian Students

    Saudi Arabian Students PDF (1.14MB)

  • UAE Student Guide

    UAE Student Guide PDF (1.04MB)

  • Nigerian Ghanaian Guide

    Nigerian Ghanaian Guide PDF (1.16MB)