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English for Academic Purposes

We provide English Language Learning Support for prospective and accepted students of Trinity College.

In-Sessional English for Academic Purposes

We provide in-sessional English language support classes tailored to the needs of all academic disciplines in the university. These modules are only for currently registered TCD students (undergraduate and postgraduate).
Our classes run throughout both terms, and take place on every evening from Monday to Thursday, and on Friday afternoons. Michaelmas term modules focus on English for General Academic Purposes, whilst Hilary term modules focus on specific disciplines of academic English.
A fee of €50 per term is payable in order to secure your place in your module of choice. Please complete our online form to enrol for a Michaelmas term module. Then pay using the PayPal link below:

In-sessional EAP (CELLT)

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PhD Module in English for Academic Purposes

This 10 credit module provides targeted, discipline-specific training in academic English for Trinity's structured Ph.D. students. Designed for non-native speakers of English, our classes will enhance your written and oral academic discourse skills and will develop your ability both to communicate effectively and to publish in English.

Schedule: The module takes place each Friday in Michaelmas and Hilary Term according to the following schedule (subject to student numbers):

2-4 pm: AHSS students

4-6 pm: EMS and HS students

Assessment:The module is assessed in the following ways:

  • Assignment (3,000 words)
  • oral presentation
  • Standardised language test of listening and reading comprehension

How to Enrol: After you have discussed your interest in this module with your Ph.D. supervisor, please complete this form to register your details


Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

8 Week Intensive course in English

This course is suitable for students with a conditional offer to study a postgraduate course at Trinity College, subject to reaching the minimum English language requirement. To be accepted into the course, you must submit an IELTS certificate (issued in the last two years) showing that you have achieved a minimum 6.0 overall score, with no band area below 5.5. More Information

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