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English for Academic Study Level 2


Course Information


Level 2: Upper Intermediate – for students at a level of around IELTS 6.5

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.

The course runs on Wednesdays 4-7pm.

Location details be emailed to you before the first week of the course.

Course Code


Course Dates

4th October 2017 – 13th December 2017

Course Leader

Rachel Edmonds
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).
  • Practise and develop language structures and vocabulary in the context of study and work.
  • Review and practise 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
  • 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.