Whether you're looking to enhance your proficiency in general English or aiming to excel in academic settings, our diverse programs cater to your unique learning needs.

General English 

Immerse yourself in year-round or summer language programmes designed to sharpen your everyday English skills, fostering fluency and confidence in real-life situations.

The year-round programme is suitable for learners with various levels of English who wish to improve their general English communication skills. 

The summer programme follows the same timetable and syllabus as the Year Round Programme, with added extras. 



General English options

Year-round programme

General English Standard - 20 hours per week

The typical timetable is 9am-12.50pm each day from Monday to Friday (20 x 50 minute academic hours).

General English Intensive - 25 hours per week

Also 9am-12.50pm each day from Monday to Friday (20 x 50 minute academic hours) plus five academic hours extra over two afternoons per week.

Summer programme

The general English summer programme follows the same timetable and syllabus as the year-round programme.

Each week the summer programme also includes:

  • One full-day weekend excursion (Saturday)
  • Three afternoon activities plus extra sports sessions
  • One evening activity

Academic English

If you're aiming for higher education, our International Foundation Programme hones the academic English skills essential for success in university studies.

Our Preparation for University course ensures a smooth transition into the challenges of academic life.

These courses are suitable for students who have received a conditional offer from the University of Limerick, and other third-level institutions.

Students intending to progress to study at other institutions should be aware of the minimum English language requirements for the programme of their choice.


Academic English options

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme is a one-year full-time programme designed to offer international students an alternative route to undergraduate study.

This programme is suitable for international students who do not hold qualifications equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate or who need a further boost to their English language skills.   

Preparation for University 

The English-language Preparation for University programmes cater specifically for the language needs of students who intend to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or study abroad, at the University of Limerick.

Preparation for University is aimed at students who have reached the academic entry requirements for their chosen course but need to improve their English in order to meet the language entry requirements for their chosen pathway at UL.

Address for correspondence: University of Limerick Language Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel No.: 00 353 61 202 777 or 00 353 61 233 237
Email: language.centre@ul.ie