United Kingdom, London

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes

when 4 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1750

This module is for non-native speakers of English, and aims to further develop awareness and use of the conventions of academic English among students from other learning cultures.

More specifically, this module will further develop reading and writing ability in a variety of academic registers as well as developing listening and speaking skills, through lectures, seminars and presentations, within a university context. In doing so, the module aims to advance the ability to perform in all four skills.

The module will cover linguistic structures of relevance to academic study (with reference to a variety of styles and registers from a range of academic authentic material). Various transferable skills will also be developed.

Course leader

James Sinclair-Knopp is a senior EAP programme coordinator and the Assessment Co-ordinator at the Centre for Languages and International Education (CLIE). He has taught English for Academic Purposes for over 20 years, both in the UK and overseas.

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Be better able to understand and use theories and conventions of written academic literacy;

Be better able to use rhetorical and logical strategies to express ideas effectively in writing;

Have developed their own voice and the ability to position themselves in texts;

Have developed their ability to discuss films in a written and oral manner through presentations, in-class discussions and sequence analyses;

Have gained the ability to employ relevant strategies for distinct tasks, ranging from giving presentations to preparing coursework for undergraduate study.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 1750: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition discount of £500.
GBP 900: Students may select a room in our designated Summer School residence for a fee of £900 per block. The residence is within 20 minutes walk of UCL and comprises of single occupancy bedrooms with private bathroom and shared, fully-equipped kitchen. Bedding, wifi, coin operated laundry and 24 hour security are provided.

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