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This course will help you improve your English language and academic skills and develop your knowledge of life at university in the UK. You will build on your existing knowledge of English and develop academic skills such as taking notes, contributing to seminars, making presentations, reading strategies and writing essays and reports. You'll gain a head start by learning about the University before you start your main course and reach the required level of English to be successfully accepted to the University.
|Upcoming start dates|
|20 April 2020|
|18 May 2020|
We use a variety of teaching and learning methods including small group learning, tutorials, workshops, lectures, project work and out-of-classroom activities. All these activities provide an insight in to learning at university in the UK. Throughout the course you will build up a portfolio of work, which will form the basis of your assessment.
You will complete two modules, each one is 10 weeks long, which will focus on developing your English skills for academic study, including listening and note-taking, reading and summarising, writing essays and reports, conducting research and making presentations in English.
The typical contact time for this course is 450 hours over 20 weeks. By the end of the course we expect you to have a level of English that is the University of Sunderland equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. This is the English language requirement for most University of Sunderland courses.
This course is for people who do not speak English as a first language to help you improve your English and be successfully accepted to a main course at the University of Sunderland.
We welcome applications from those with an IELTS or equivalent score of 4 or above with no individual skill score (speaking, listening, reading and writing) lower than 3.5. If your level of English is higher than IELTS 4 you can study this course and achieve a score 2 bands higher than your entry score.
If your IELTS or equivalent score is higher than 4, you can choose one of these alternative courses to improve your English language skills:
The fee for this course is £3,600.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
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