These courses have been designed to prepare students for progression onto University Undergraduate or Post Graduate Degrees in UK or overseas English Speaking Universities. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand and apply knowledge effectively in a range of academic study skills according to their level.
Students are encouraged to apply any former knowledge and experience they might have as they work through course material. Course handouts will be supplemented with material from other sources, including Business literature and video materials.
The course is based on the ETC standard EAP Pre-sessional course and Education Industry Level 5 and 6 guidelines for Research modules as well as level 4/5 academic module input.
Reading: Research Methodology, Identifying structure, decoding techniques, gist, skimming, scanning techniques, text comprehension, referencing etc.
Writing: Assignment structure, plans, understanding topic, writing introductions, aims, definitions, thesis statements, references, topic sentences, developing arguments, concluding sentences encoding techniques etc.
Listening: Lecture preparation, predicting content, visualisation, personalisation, register, range, context, gap fill, note taking etc.
Speaking: Preparing seminars, voice projection, phonemes, fluency, stress, intonation, structuring individual and group presentations, slide preparation, reading from notes asking questions, working in teams etc.
Certificates and Credits
All courses will be assessed on internally verified assignments with unit, pass, merit or distinction certification. All assignment briefs are written in line with the college’s fair assessment policy and are internally verified prior to distribution to students.
Assignments will typically comprise a case study or scenario where students have to solve a problem according to an established set of Business criteria, which will involve doing research and applying theory in the form of a submitted report, presentation or other form of assessment.
During all courses, students will complete a project of varying length and complexity, involving a research strategy, extrapolation of data, analysis and a final report/presentation.
For Students studying 4 weeks, IELTS 5.5 is required.
For students studying 8 weeks, IELTS 5 is required.
For students studying 12 weeks, IELTS 4.5 is required.
Our courses run in 12 week terms. The Pre-sessional has 4 start dates throughout the year.
Standard – 28 lessons / 21 hours per week
Our pre-sessional courses are 21 hours (28 lessons) per week. Each lesson is 45 minutes and a typical course runs for 12 weeks (1 term).
Please note this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change