The UCD Applied Language Centre (ALC) offers a wide range of programmes in the following areas:
- English as a foreign and second language
- English for Academic Purposes pathways for international students
- Foreign language for credit modules for undergraduate and graduate students
- Graduate programes in Teaching English to Speakers of Othe Langauges (TESOL)
- Administration Jobs - Full Time/Part Time
The ALC is Ireland's largest and most experienced Examination Centre for IELTS and Cambridge English examinations with test dates offered regularly each month. The cenre has more than 3,000 students taking courses and 5,000 examination candidates each year.
For current job opportunities at the ALC see below.
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Become a host family with UCD Applied Language Centre
Become a host family with us at the Applied Language Centre and welcome our international students into your home.
The Applied Language Centre provides English language and exam preparation courses for international students. Our students come from all over Europe, Asia and the Middle East and the Irish host family experience is without doubt the most memorable part of their time in Ireland.
Our courses open every academic semester and throughout the summer months when students can arrive on a weekly basis. This means we have students looking for home stay accommodation on both a short and long-term basis.
Ideally located within 6km of UCD campus
Provide a single room per student
One light laundry per week
2 meals (breakfast and evening meal) Monday to Friday, 3 meals Saturday and Sunday (breakfast , lunch and evening meal)
Our host families become the students’ home away from home and allow them the chance to become fully immersed and to have the true Irish cultural experience.
If you and your family would like to become part of this unique experience please complete the form to register your interest. Our homestay coordinator will then be in touch with you.
We offer an attractive and competitive weekly rate to our host families.
If you require any further details please contact us at
Phone: 01 7167926
We look forward to meeting you!