English for General/Academic Purposes (EAP)

Category: English Language School, Adult English Courses, English Language Courses
Duration: 4 - 25 Weeks
Level: B1+, B2 and B2+
Start Date: To Be Confirmed

 Start Dates:

To Be Confirmed

The courses in academic or general English aims to help and prepare overseas students attain the required level of English for undergraduate third level education in Irish universities and colleges. The timeframe of the course will vary depending on your level of English and the required level for your academic course.  The course can be taken from 4 to 25 week duration.  You will be asked to complete a placement test and submit a recent International English test score to assess your level of English. This will help us determine how many weeks you will be need to attend to achieve the level required for your future academic studies or standard you require. 

As a general rule the following will offer you an indiaction of the number of weeks you may require:

B2+ IELTS 6.5 10 weeks
B2 IELTS 6.0 20 weeks
B1+ IELTS 5.5 25 - 30 weeks




Scholarship places available for 25 week courses

  • Our promotional tuition rate for €2, 500.00 will remain for all intakes between To Be Confirmed

Short stay 1-4 weeks

1 week €130.00
2 weeks €260.00
3 weeks €380.00
4 weeks €500.00

*Minimun number of students required to run all classes


Additional Costs

Registration fee: €40.00
TIE Examination: €120.00
Class photocopied materials: €30.00

Medical Insurance: €120 - to be paid directly to Insurance Company www.odon.ie/cll (O'Driscoll O'Neill Insurance)
Airport transfers - approx. €20 bus tDublin Airport to Sligo
Accomodation - range of options available. Please contact us to learn more

What will I achieve by completing the course?

  • Progress your general English skills
  • Expand your knowledge of academic English
  • Develop your confidence in using English in an academic environment
  • Encourage independent learning
  • Develop an awareness of the Irish Academic system and Irish culture
  • Help you to be confident users of English in the wider social environment outside the college

Why study an Academic/General English course?

  • Solid foundation in general and academic English
  • Increase your awareness of English academic conventions
  • Extend your understanding of Irish culture
  • Meet other students
  • Get used to academic life before going on to study at undergraduate level

What will I study on the course?

You will extend your English language knowledge and skills and further develop your ability to study effectively in an Irish academic environment.  
General English
  • intensive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • grammar review and vocabulary development
  • pronunciation and intonation practice
  • language learning strategies.

Academic English

  • preparation for studying in English
  • listening and note-taking skills
  • extensive reading
  • writing academic essays and reports
  • taking part in seminars and tutorials
  • giving academic presentations
  • introduction to Irish academic conventions

Exam preparation

  • tips and strategies relating to all areas of the academic IELTS exam
  • practice tests

How many hours per week will I attend classes?

Classes are held monday - Thursday in the mornings from 8.50 - 12.55 with a minimum of 15 hours’ tuition per week.  Our EAP course is taught by tutors who understand the skills and knowledge that you require for academic success.

Will there be someone to show me the college and help me to find my way around?

We organise an induction in the first week to help you settle into your new surroundings and become involved with local clubs and social events.

How do I apply?

Please print and complete the application form and follow the registration payment below.  

Tutor Profiles

  1. Tim O'Riordan, Director of Studies
    Tim has worked in English Language schools for over 25 years as Teacher, Director of Studies and Centre Manager. View full profile here...
  2. Niall O'Riordan, English Language Tutor
    Niall has been teaching English since 1998. View full profile here...
  3. Des Ryan, English Language Tutor
    Des Ryan has been an English Teacher since 2007 View full profile here...
  4. Ms Lorraine Murphy, English Language Tutor
    Lorraine has a BA(Honours) Degree in Spanish and English Language and an MA in English Literature. View full profile here...
  5. Maura Kilfeather, International Student Adviser
    B.A. in French, English and German. H.Dip. in Ed ,CELT. Maura has worked as a Tutor in St. Angela’s for over two years, most recently as International Student Tutor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. View full profile here...

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Registration fee- EAP course € 40.00

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