Our special Pathway Programme focuses on core language skill development, combined with extensive cultural and academic orientation to help prepare students for study in an academic context.
Griffith Institute of Language offers a Pre-Degree English for General Purposes Programme for those learners looking to study at degree level who do not yet meet the language requirements. This Programme maximises contact time and allows you to blend both general and academic language acquisition.
Here, at Griffith Institute of Language (GIL) we aim to give all students the following:
Confidence in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing skills.
Relaxed and comfortable classroom setting with emphasis on task completion and communication skills
Language, historical and cultural teachings that explore the historical and contemporary issues that make Ireland the society it is today.
A high-quality teaching team ensuring learners get the most from their time with us.
Progress opportunities to support transition through to Griffith College's undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, if required.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a new course being offered by Griffith College for those students wanting to gain entry to an academic course within the college but who have not yet achieved the required English language level.
EAP is available for all students who have an IELTS 4.0 and above or equivalent. The course runs for 45 weeks in its entirety. It is structured in five-week blocks beginning in September and finishing the following August, with successful students progressing onto to their academic course. In total there are nine five-week blocks. Students will join the course in line with their IELTS score or equivalent. For example, a student with a score of 4.0 will start at the beginning while a student with a higher score will start later in the course depending on their level. Students will be continuously assessed throughout the course.
Learners will be introduced to a range of Academic English language structures and conventions, required to develop their confidence in the use of English for Academic Purposes. Learners are challenged to think autonomously and critically, and to develop their understanding of the materials.
EAP has four principal aims.
The course syllabus integrates skills and language work and builds on presentation skills with a focus on academic writing that refers to background reading.
EAP is a new and exciting course which will appeal to those students with the ambition to improve their English level along with acquiring key academic skills. It is a challenging but extremely rewarding experience. We look forward to welcoming new students.
Commencement dates depend on the student's IELTS score. Use the document below to determine your possible start dates.
EAP Intake Dates
Students who are interested in completing an Academic Programme with Griffith College will need to meet the English Language Entry Requirements as follows:
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English for Academic Purposes – 20 hours per week
This is our premium English for Academic Purposes programme including 15 hours of academic English, 2 hours exam preparation and 3 hours of guided learning. This programme runs in 5-week blocks and has a total of 45 weeks.
NB: The students’ entry points/start dates will depend on their level of English.
Students who successfully complete a Griffith Institute of Language (GIL) English for Academic Purposes Programme may be eligible to enrol onto an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programme at Griffith College. Please see Griffith College courses and entry requirements for further information.
Competence in the English Language is a requirement in most professions in Ireland, as well as abroad. Successful completion of a Griffith Institute of Language (GIL) English for Academic Purposes Programme will give students an advantage in whatever career path they choose to pursue.