Pre-sessional English


Develop successful study skills


Develop successful study skills
This programme will take place from the DCU South Campus – St. Patrick’s.

  • Learn to use academic English flexibly and naturally.
  • Understand how academic texts and lectures are organised.
  • Practice using academic protocols in written and verbal communications.


Duration: 05 or 10 weeks
Starts: 25th June 2018 or 30th July 2018
Levels: minimum level of Upper Intermediate
Workload: 20 hours per week
Class times: 8.50am to 12.50pm or 13.30pm to 17.30pm
Class size: maximum 15
25th June - 31st August
30th July - 31st August
€2,775 + €65 Registration Fee
€1,350 + €65 Registration Fee


Pre-sessional English

Extra classes and social programme

Pre-sessional English

Access to University Facilities

Pre-sessional English

Course certificate

Pre-sessional English

DCULS student card

Pre-sessional English

Free Wi-fi

What will this course offer you?

  • A supportive learning environment
  • The confidence and the linguistic knowledge and skills to study undergraduate and post graduate programmes
  • The chance to study with other international students and develop a study network
  • An understanding of academic customs- both operational and linguistic

Who should attend this programme?

This course is recommended for students who:
  • are about to enter third-level education and who need to improve their English level
  • want to master the specific language requirements associated with academic contexts


Find out more in our FAQs, click here.

How Can I Book a Course?

To apply for a course, please complete our online application form here .Once received, our Registration Officer will contact you to confirm your programme and arrange payment.

What types of accommodation can you arrange for me?

We have different categories of accommodation to suit all preferences. Please have a look at the accommodation section on our website for an overview.

Where is Ireland and Dublin Located?

Ireland is an island nation, located beside the United Kingdom in north-west Europe. Ireland has a population of 4.7 million people, of which 1.3 million live in the region of Dublin, the capital city.


Flexible Accommodation Options including staying with an Irish family.