What will I learn?
Sessions will include the development of effective reading techniques such as skimming, scanning and extensive reading, strategies for dealing with unknown language, and predicting content. Students will also improve their research skills by evaluating sources and learning how to use these effectively in their writing.
These sessions will include: planning and structuring essays; organising and writing paragraphs; paraphrasing and summarising; referencing and using sources in your writing. Grammatical structures, and academic vocabulary, which are common in academic writing will be reviewed in depth to support your writing.
These sessions will involve listening to a variety of text formats (including podcasts, lectures and TED talks) and applying listening skills such as prediction, listening for overall meaning, listening for specific information, note-taking and summarising.
These sessions will involve the preparation of and participation in a variety of oral communication tasks including seminar discussions, debates and presentations. This module also aims to enhance your accuracy and fluency in spoken English.
This essay is designed to bring context to the other elements of the programme and to support and supplement your language and academic skills in conjunction with the reading, writing, speaking and listening components.
You will work on a researched essay which will have an academic focus and be related to your future field of study. This component of the programme will help develop the research skills needed to successfully plan, research, draft and write an Extended Essay and further develop skills required for academic study. You will be able to develop your essay through individual tutorials and group work.
In these 1-to-1 sessions you will have the opportunity to meet with your tutor individually to discuss your progress and ask any questions about your own development as a learner.
What does this course lead to?
On successful completion of the Pre-Sessional English programme, you will be able to progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree course, provided that you have demonstrated the required language level.