Equally, the course is ideal for those who plan to return to their own country with an enhanced level of spoken and written English after a minimum of one term. The main focus of the course is to improve the students’ level of English so that they are ready to study in an academic context.
The aim of the course is to ensure students make rapid progress in their level of English. They are given specialist support from suitably qualified and experienced EAL teachers and progress is closely monitored through weekly tests.
In addition to English, students study Mathematics, IT and the Creative Arts and are fully integrated into the sports and co-curricular programme.
Reading comprehension – reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose, essay writing, note-taking, summary writing, reading comprehension.
Sustaining a dialogue in informal settings, such as home, family, studies and interest; giving oral presentations in an educational context; discussing ideas and giving opinions about factual and more abstract ideas and issues.
Note-taking, summary writing, explaining data, describing events, essay writing, presenting arguments and responding to points of view.
Understanding everyday social context, following formal presentations such as in an educational context; understanding gist and detailed factual information, including the ability to infer attitudes and opinions.
Vocabulary building with specific reference to the academic context.
Other subjects studied
Mathematics, Music, Art, Personal, Social and Health Education and Physical Education.
Throughout the course students are given weekly assessments to track their progress and will take the IELTS test as their final examination