Resource Links

Self Test
Oxford Online Placement Test

Learning Styles

European Language Portfolio (ELP)
Self-Assessment Grid

Linguanet Europe 

Virtual Learning Moodle
ALC Moodle


The Self-Access Centre, located on the first floor of the Daedalus Building, is open to full-time ALC students of English and to postgraduate language teacher education students. Access hours and services vary depending on student category. Please contact the staff in Self-Access for further information.

English Language Section
There is an extensive range of textbooks and reference materials providing support in any aspect of English; from examination preparation to language structure, from English for Specific Purposes to language skills development. The materials are divided according to topic and skill and are color coded by level. Daily newspaper are also available.

Some of the learning materials are supported by listening tapes/CDs. Students have access to listening booths to practice their skills in this area. In addition, TV/DVD units allow for the usage of an extensive video collection.

Self-Access has 20 computers with Computer Aided Language Learning software, interactive CD ROMs and internet access. There is a 16-position, state-of-the-art multimedia computer based language lab, and an assistant is on duty if you need support accessing computer resources. All computers have printing capability and students who wish to use their own laptops may register these with our staff members in Self-Access.

Postgraduate Section
A section of the print area is set aside for postgraduate students in language teacher education, for teachers attending specialist courses and for visitors. There are specialist materials in the areas of second and foreign language pedagogy, methodology, applied linguistics and second language acquisition. Please ask for advice at the counter in the Self-Access area.

Foreign Language Section
A further section contains material for foreign language learning, including an extensive collection of foreign language magazines and newspapers. Accompanying audio material is available over the Self-Access counter. In addition, a range of foreign language videos including French Cinema films are available upon request.

Opening Hours & Contact
Monday 14:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 14:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 14:00 – 18:00
Thursday 14:00 – 18:00
Friday 14:00 – 17:30

Please refer to notices on the door for out-of-term and summer opening times. If you wish to contact us you can do so by email at or by phone on (01)-716-7960.