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The course consists of 22.5 hours per week (lessons of 60 minutes) in classes of maximum 12. The minimum age is 18. The lessons taught  will be supplemented by occasional seminars and lectures, plus supervised study, homework and weekend assignments, which will add a minimum of 14 study hours to the weekly programme. Please note you will be expected to have your own wireless-enabled laptop computer - this is essential equipment for the course.

Your course will include improving your general English vocabulary, grammar, fluency and comprehension. You will also work to improve your writing and reading. You will also receive intensive instruction in English for academic purposes and study skills, and the course will include the following areas:


  • Academic research skills
  • Conventions of academic study at a British University
  • Planning, structure and layout of written assignments
  • Skimming and scanning, reading for gist
  • Presentations skills
  • Listening for lectures, note-taking and précis writing
  • Analytical discussion skills for tutorials and seminars
  • Referencing and citation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Independent study skills


  • Development of oral fluency in English
  • Oral comprehension and listening skills
  • Pronunciation and listening skills
  • Advanced grammar development
  • Academic writing, planning and structure of written assignments
  • General and subject-focused vocabulary extension 

Our course will help prepare you to make the best of your study opportunity at university and give you all the skills required to access the university programmes.



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