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English for academic study short course (KLS English)

Date Attendance Time Course fee Location Action
05/10/16 – 14/12/16 10 weeks: Wednesday evenings 16.00 – 19.00 Free for students / £50 / £200 Penrhyn Road campus Book now

Course information

Why do this course?

This course is designed for students who do not have English as a first language. It focuses on the language and skills which are important for academic study. It particularly suits students who are already studying on a degree and want extra practice alongside their course. It is also helpful for those considering entering university education in the near future.

Course description

The course runs through topics which provide the context and focus for language and skills practice.

This course aims to:

  • Address all four language skills in academic and professional contexts.
  • Mirror many of the skills required in university study (critical thinking, group work, presentations, seminars, logical argument development, listening to lectures etc).
  •   Practice and develop language structures and vocabulary in the context of study and work.
  • Review and practice styles of speech and writing appropriate for academic and professional situations such as meetings, debates, presentations, essays, letter writing and report briefs.
  • Provide authentic settings and opportunities in a supportive and constructive environment.
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning on an ongoing basis by activating their language knowledge and applying new language in a variety of contexts.

The course runs at three levels:

  • Level 1: Intermediate – for students at a level of around IELTS 6.0;
  • Level 2: Upper Intermediate – for students at a level of around IELTS 6.5; and
  • Level 3: Advanced – for students at a level of around IELTS 7.0.

At the start of the course, we will conduct a test to put you in the correct level.

What will you take away?

  • Insight into the practice of speaking and writing at university.
  • A deeper and more expansive grasp of academic and formal English.
  • Transferable skills which can be applied within an academic and professional context.

Please note, completion of this course does not provide UKVI-approved evidence of language level, and we cannot provide student visas or accommodation for entry onto this course.

Erasmus and Study Abroad students

These courses can be exchanged for credit. We recommend that home institutions grant 7.5 ECTS on completion of the course in accordance with the course specifications. You will need to discuss this with your Study Abroad / Erasmus coordinator in the first weeks of the course and tell your English teacher if you want to take this course for credit. This will only be possible with agreement from your home institution.

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Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed above with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us. Please note, places on these courses are limited - you must be able to make a regular commitment to the course, including some work outside class each week.

Fees

The course fees are as follows:

  • Kingston University students (including Study Abroad and Erasmus students): Free
  • Non-Kingston students (members of the public): £200
  • Kingston University international staff: £50

As an educational institution our fees do not attract VAT. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

Directions

Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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English for Academic and Professional Development

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2069
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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2069
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