English for Higher Education Professionals

The English for Higher Education Professionals course is an intensive professional training course that aims to help participants express themselves more confidently and accurately in English in international HE settings.

Course Overview

The English for Higher Education Professionals course is an intensive professional training course that aims to help participants express themselves more confidently and accurately in English in international HE settings.

The course encompasses workshops, specific applied exercises and problem-solving tasks in which participants are expected to actively participate, reflecting on your own work and practice to date. Each course is distinctive, drawn up and agreed on the basis of pre-course training needs analysis questionnaires. We want to work with you to improve your skills in the areas of your specific higher frequency professional tasks.

During the course you will also take part in a range of afternoon activities where participants will be encouraged to develop your language skills in a more informal environment outside the classroom and further enhance your knowledge of contemporary Ireland and the vibrant city of Dublin.

  • 20 lessons of group tuition / week
  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks
  • Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)

2022 Dates

July 2022 August 2022
18th July – 31st July 15th August – 28th August

Format

This Overseas Teachers’ Course can be organised as either a one-week or two-week course consisting of 20 classroom contact hours per week, plus an extensive cultural and social programme which is directly linked to the morning classroom sessions.

Who is it for?

Academics and Administrators working in Higher Education Institutions who need English to regularly interact effectively with students and colleagues. 

Course Content

English for Higher Education Professionals

  • Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace (incorporating Irish Language and Culture)
  • Presenting Information
  • Language Skills for Higher Education *

* Language Skills for HE – Academics Strand

  • Language for Leading Seminars (Explanation, Supporting Evidence)
  • Giving Student Feedback
  • Research Writing

* Language Skills – Administrators Strand

  • Language for Client Services (Clarification, Mediation)
  • Organising and Conducting Meetings
  • Email Writing

Price List

1 week training course

450
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • Additional Fee: Homestay Accommodation: €225 for one week of host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee

2 weeks training course

890
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • Additional Fee: Homestay Accommodation: €450 for two weeks of host family accommodation (single room, half-board) + €65 placement fee