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    The Language Centre, University College Cork, offers full-time English language summer courses in General English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Cambridge and IELTS exam preparation and also offer General English (mornings) combined with an afternoon option of Business English or Focus on Speaking or Grammar Clinic & Exam Strategies or with English for Academic Purposes or One-to-One classes. The General English courses are from Pre-intermediate (A2) level to Proficiency (C2). The Summer School starts on Monday 27th June and runs for ten weeks, finishing on 2nd September. The maximum number of students in a class is 15. Students may register for a minimum of two weeks, up to a maximum of ten weeks, starting on any Monday*.

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

    LANGUAGE CENTRE (English as a Foreign Language)

    INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    SUMMER SCHOOL 27 JUNE - 2 SEPTEMBER 2016

    http://www.ucc.ie/en/about/uccnews/fullstory-606071-en.html

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    SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE OPTIONS (*Note: No classes on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st August) 20 or 26 hours of Tuition + Social Programme

    (Wednesday afternoon excursion and Thursday evening social event)

    20 HOURS PER WEEK 26 HOURS PER WEEK Monday to Friday 09:00 – 13:00 Monday to Friday 09:00 – 13:00 +

    Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 14:00 – 16:00 Level - Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

    Option A General English

    Topic-based syllabus and students follow a course book. Emphasis on functional, cultural, and authentic materials.

    Students give presentations

    on weekly topic.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    A2- C2

    Option F General English + Business English

    Topics covered: Globalisation, meeting, finance, socialising etc.

    Skills and vocabulary to

    promote effective

    communication in

    business.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    A2- C2

    Option B English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Places Limited

    Skills and systems work on lectures, writing skills, research, literature reviews, note taking, interaction with supervisors, referencing, giving presentations, drafting, paraphrasing, hedging, writing thesis statements etc.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    B2

    Option G General English + Focus on Speaking

    Conversation class on a variety of general interest topics to practise fluency. Pronunciation practice to focus on individuals specific needs via drilling/ games/ repetition/ listening / presentations etc. Colloquial / ‘real’ English focus.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    A2- C2

    Option C Cambridge First Certificate Preparation Course

    Intensive classroom

    practice on 5 papers

    following a course book.

    Techniques and strategies

    for success.

    4 weeks 25 July to 19

    August

    Level B2+

    Option H General English + Grammar Clinic & Exam Strategies

    Tailor-made classes to assist students with structures they find difficult.

    Exam strategies to cope

    with problems individual

    students have: e.g. writing

    essays, or reading sub-

    skills (skim/scan) etc.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    A2- C2

    Option D Cambridge Advanced Preparation Course

    Skills and strategies to develop overall competence both for the exam and in general settings.

    4 weeks 25 July to 19

    August

    Level B2/C1

    Option I General English + English for Academic Purposes

    Skills and systems work on lectures, writing skills, research, literature reviews, note taking, interaction with supervisors, referencing, giving presentations, drafting, paraphrasing, hedging, writing thesis statements etc.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    A2- C2

    Option E IELTS Preparation Course

    Skills and strategies to ensure success in 4 papers. Pre-testing available.

    Examiner input.

    4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks

    Level B1+

    Option J General English + One-to-One

    Individual attention given to the client in terms of specific language wants and needs e.g. presentations skills, specialised vocabulary, pacing tuition at student’s own language/interest level and attention span etc. Detailed feedback and strategies for improvement.

    2-10 weeks

    Level

    A2- C2

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    Clock Tower Main UCC Campus and Student Centre Atrium looking out toward the O’Rahilly Building UCC

    Classes

    Language classes begin each morning at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. If one of the additional afternoon course options is chosen, classes will re-commence at 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and run until 4 p.m., see sample 20 and 26 hour weekly timetable below:

    TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

    Morning 09.00 – 13.00

    With a break mid-morning

    Class Class Class Class Class

    Class Class Class Guest Lecture Class

    Afternoon 14.00-16.00

    Afternoon ESP options

    Afternoon ESP options

    Afternoon ESP

    options

    Afternoon 13.30 – 18.00

    Summer School

    Excursion

    Evening 19.00 - 21.30

    approx.

    Social/Cultural Event

    Course Options General English: Classes are offered at levels A2 to C2 and focus on the four skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking with a generally communicative approach to improve students’ standards of English. The summer school curriculum is based on the 'topic based syllabus' which now incorporates Irish cultural content and supplementary material, functional English and authentic materials for all levels for every week. At the end of each week students prepare and give a presentation.

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    English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Minimum entry level to the full-time morning programme is B2 (CEFR Global Scale), while for those choosing the General English + EAP afternoon option, the offered levels are A2-C2, and there will be skills and systems work on lectures, writing skills, research, literature reviews, note taking, interaction with academic supervisors, referencing, giving presentations, drafting, paraphrasing, hedging, writing thesis statements etc. Places are limited on the EAP Programmes so early registration is advisable.

    Cambridge English: First (FCE) & Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) preparation courses start on 25th July 2016. These courses focus on exam preparation for both exams which will be held during the final week of the programme. Cost includes exam fee and the course is 4 weeks. Students should already have a B2-C1 (Common European Framework) level of proficiency in English to follow these courses. Candidates who intend to sit the FCE or CAE examination in August can download the general Application Form from our website http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/summer/ and tick the relevant course option. Please note that our deadline for Cambridge exam registrations is Friday 22 July 2016.

    August FCE & CAE Exam Schedule 2016

    Dates FCE CAE Writing & Listening papers Thursday 18th August 2016 Friday 19th August 2016

    Speaking Exam 17th, 18th & 19th of Aug 2016

    Note: Students will be advised of their specific day/time for Paper 5 (Speaking) during their course.

    The IELTS Preparation course runs for 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks. Students may enrol for the course for a minimum of 4 weeks or up to a maximum of 10 weeks. This course will cover the skills and strategies required to ensure success in the 4 parts of the exam. A book is included but you will need to register separately to take the IELTS exam, either in Cork/Ireland or abroad. Details of exam dates and availability worldwide can be found at http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/. General English + ESP Programmes:

    + Business English + Focus on Speaking + Grammar Clinic & Exam Strategies + One-to-One

    (Please see page 2 of brochure for course descriptions and minimum entry levels for afternoon options.)

    Guest Lectures Guest Lectures are presented by experts on Irish topics of cultural and general interest. Topics included in the Guest Lecture Series previously were Irish literature, the Famine, Irish music and sport. Students may also get the opportunity to watch Irish dancing and learn some steps of this world famous traditional dance.

    http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/summer/ http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/

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    Extra information:

     Course materials are provided for General English and General English + ESP afternoon options  Course books are provided for EAP and Exam Preparation morning programmes  All full-time Summer School students receive a UCC Student ID Card  Students have free access to computer laboratories on campus, University Boole Library, campus Wi-

    Fi and Language Centre Self-Access Facility, and to other facilities and services on campus  Discounted monthly rates apply to summer school students for use of the Mardyke Arena Sports

    Complex http://www.mardykearena.com/  When you arrive you will be given a short test to check your level of English before being placed in a

    group suited to that level

    Summer School Accommodation Options

    If you are attending our Summer School P