English For Academic Purposes
Adult Courses

English For Academic Purposes

English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

Why should I choose EAP?

If you would like to improve your academic skills in a dynamic, engaging environment, this is the course for you. In our English for Academic Purposes programme you will focus on all skills, with special emphasis on improving your writing, especially essay writing skills and listening to lectures and taking notes. EAP is available only to level B1+ students.

What are the classes like?

Classes are split into two 2-hour sessions every day. You’ll have a different teacher for each class. This gives students a chance to experience different accents, different skills and a different teaching style. In your first class you will prepare for the IELTS exam.

Classes at Active Language Learning are taught with a strong focus on real-world communication. In your class, you can expect to have lots of pair and group work, giving you as many opportunities as possible to use the English you are learning. Students at ALL come from all around the world, so you will be able to use your English with people from other cultures.

Teachers like to bring in materials which are interesting for students, such as newspapers, magazines, short videos and even TED talks. At ALL, we believe that the best way to learn is through relevant and up-to-date material. There is also a culture focus in class – you can expect to learn about Irish culture, music and food.

Course Content

Courses at ALL follow a set syllabus so we can ensure that there are no gaps in your learning. Classes have a core IELTS text, which you can buy in reception. All of our courses are linked to the Common European Framework, which means that your final level and certificate will be clear and understood throughout Europe. Your teacher will explain the learning outcomes of the course upon your arrival and there are regular assessments to ensure you are keeping up with the class.

Extra activities

Here at ALL we believe that the best way to improve your English is to use it all the time! With this in mind, we organise social activities every week to create lots of opportunities for students to get together socially to speak English outside the classroom. We have conversation class twice a week, so you can chat with different teachers, as well as students at different levels. We run sports events such as football and rugby afternoons. We also organise different themed school parties so you can chat socially. Cultural excursions are also offered weekly and encouraged as part of the school ethos, where using your newly developing English skills are brought into real practice.

Course statistics

Class Times 09.30 to 12.45 + 5hrs Afternoon Private
Monday to Friday
20 hours per week
Start Date Any Monday
Minimum Stay 4 weeks
Class Size 10 Max (except high season)
Extras 2 hours of free conversation class per week
A host of fun social activities
Cultural programme
Advice on exams
Student liaison
Help with securing a student visa
CV Preparation
Banking application facility
Levels Available 4 Levels from B1 (Intermediate) to C2 (Proficiency)
Minimum Age 18


We get very good education at school. The school is spacious, clean and has good teaching staff. I would definitely recommend. 🤗


Really good school, very good location, good teachers and team of staffs!


One of the best experiences of my life, without a doubt! Excellent school, great teachers, friendly atmosphere and wonderful people! In addition, Dun Laoghaire is such a unique and fascinating place! It’s been an extremely precious journey and I will always be grateful for this opportunity! Thank you ALL, for everything!