English for Higher Education Professionals

We have two English for Education Professionals courses, one for academics and one for administrators. For university staff who need English to interact effectively with students and colleagues. It helps participants express themselves more confidently in English in international educational settings.

Course Overview

The English for English for Academics + English for Admin Staff course is an intensive professional training course that aims to help participants express themselves more confidently and accurately in English in international Education settings while also getting the opportunity to experience and explore the charm and vibrancy of modern day Dublin.

2024 Dates

March / April 2024 July 2024 August/September 2024  December 2024
11th March 1st July 5th August 9th December
18th March 8th July 16th December
25th March 29th July
1st April

English for Academics

Who is it for English for Academics course?

The English for Education Professionals (EP) course is an intensive professional training course for academic staff working in Education Institutions who need English to regularly interact effectively with students and colleagues.

English for Academics Format

This English for Education Professionals course can be organised as either a one-week or two-week course. Each week consists of 20 lessons, plus 5 integrated off-site activities or excursions as part of an extensive cultural and social programme.

  • 20 lessons of group tuition / week
  • + 5 integrated off-site activities or excursions / week

  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks
  • Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)
  • Course Location: Dublin

English for Academics Course Aims

  • Make your lesson content more engaging and informative for students.

  • Become more aware of growing pedagogical trends within the Education sector.

  • Demonstrate increased control and flexibility over a range of grammatical structures and functions to communicate ideas for a range of academic purposes.

  • Gain awareness of Irish culture and society through topical, interactive lessons.

  • Establish contacts between teachers from a variety of education systems and facilitate future networking.

Methodology

This is a practical course which uses real teaching and learning tasks. Teachers completing the course will return home with immediate, practical ideas to implement in their own teaching practice.

Participants are expected to actively participate in the workshops, reflecting on their own beliefs and practice, and sharing thoughts, ideas and expertise in pair work, small groups and with the class as a whole.

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

English for Academics Course Themes and Sample Timetable

The English for Education Professionals course has three main components:

  • Communicating in International Contexts

  • Language Skills for Education

  • Irish Life and Culture (including focus on language development)

English for Admin Staff

Who is it for English for Admin Staff?

The English for Education Professionals (EP) course is an intensive professional training course for administrative staff working in Education Institutions who need English to regularly interact effectively with students and colleagues.

English for Admin Staff Format

This English for Education Professionals course can be organised as either a one-week or two-week course. Each week consists of 20 lessons, plus 5 integrated off-site activities or excursions as part of an extensive cultural and social programme.

  • 20 lessons of group tuition / week
  • + 5 integrated off-site activities or excursions / week

  • 1 lesson = 50 minutes
  • Course Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks
  • Level: Upper-intermediate (B2)
  • Course Location: Dublin

English for Admin Staff Course Aims

  • Manage communications and interact with students more effectively.

  • Be able to better decode and respond to oral and written messages (cross-cultural communication).

  • Demonstrate increased control and flexibility over a range of grammatical structures and functions to communicate ideas for a range of academic purposes.

  • Gain awareness of Irish culture and society through topical, interactive lessons.

  • Establish contacts between teachers from a variety of education systems and facilitate future networking.

English for Admin Staff Course Themes and Sample Timetable

  • Communicating in International Contexts

  • Language Skills for Education

  • Irish Life and Culture (including focus on language development)

Follow Up

Participants on the course are encouraged to keep in contact, sharing materials and experiences when back in your own classrooms. Follow-up contact is made with the participants three months after completion of the course to gather feedback on the effectiveness of the classroom activities presented and on how your teaching practice has been developed. The course trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.

Price List

1 - week training course

495
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • ADDITIONAL FEES:
  • Homestay Accommodation: €285 / week (single room, half-board) + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Residential Accommodation: Terenure Park (single room, self-catering) €395/ week, Terenure Park (twin room, self-catering) €295/ week, Brickfield Lane (single room, self-catering) €430/ week, Brickfield Lane (twin room, self-catering) €330/ week + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Please note there is a €40 per week Summer Supplement for residential and homestay stays between Jun 16th – Sept 9th 2024.

2 - week training course

980
  • Programme includes materials, excursions and activities.
  • ADDITIONAL FEES:
  • Homestay Accommodation: €285 / week (single room, half-board) + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Residential Accommodation: Terenure Park (single room, self-catering) €395/ week, Terenure Park (twin room, self-catering) €295/ week, Brickfield Lane (single room, self-catering) €430/ week, Brickfield Lane (twin room, self-catering) €330/ week + €70 accommodation placement fee
  • Please note there is a €40 per week Summer Supplement for residential and homestay stays between Jun 16th – Sept 9th 2024.