Welcome to the UCD Applied Language Centre


Established in 1989, UCD Applied Language Centre (ALC) is engaged in a wide range of high-quality language offerings across many of UCD's activities.  In 1997, when the Daedalus Building was opened, it was the first purpose-built language teaching centre in the country and remains an architecturally impressive hub in the centre of the campus.  We are involved in many activities including the provision of English language programmes for second-language speakers of English who wish to gain entry to the university, Pre-Masters, Pre-sessional and academic English summer programmes.  We run a successful Global Language Module programme, with approximately 2,000 module places in 14 different languages on an annual basis, making us one of the largest elective providers in University College Dublin. We have been engaged in language teacher education since 1989, most notably through our TESOL graduate programmes. We are also an IELTS and a Cambridge English language assessment centre. 

The ALC also offers a wide range of courses in the following areas:

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at alc@ucd.ie