English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) aims to develop students' academic English speaking, presentation and written skills.  Where needed, students will also be prepared for  English exams necessary for university entry (TOEFL, IELTS, etc). Students are taught in a group, but there is scope for individual and small group lessons to assist individual students to develop specific skills.  

In Module 1, this course strives to consolidate students’ English language skills at B2 level across reading, writing, vocabulary and listening. It will do this through tasks that practice language use in an academic context. The course will prove diagnostic in identifying areas that need refinement and identifying language usage that contains errors. Through this course, students should become more independent language users with less need for intervention when they use spoken and written English. The class will also teach tools to enrich language knowledge and give a solid grounding to the next stage; pathways to proficiency. The course will be based on a communicative pedagogy that allows for all students to have room for expression in all skill areas.

In Module 2, this course equips students with the tools to become independent and proficient (C1) users of English. Students are challenged to produce Academic English at a level that will allow them to be efficient and comfortable users of the language. It draws attention to the fact that to be a successful Masters’ student, a level close to proficiency is hugely advantageous. It does this by practicing advanced usage of English reading, writing, listening and speaking, in tasks that directly relate to the kinds of production found in the other term 2 components of UP. By doing this, the course will help students retain their motivation for continued linguistic improvement. In line with all other OLIve language classes, the course will be based on a communicative pedagogy that allows for all students to have room for expression in all skill areas.

 

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