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The English for University Study Programme (formerly known as the "Bridge" Programme) focuses on providing students with the academic study skills they need to study effectively in a UK environment, covering language, study and professional skills and British academic culture. Classes are normally held between 9.00am and 4.00pm. This will include approximately 20 class hours per week plus directed study. All students study all areas of the course. The combination and content of each module helps to produce confident students who are capable of operating in English in every aspect of their lives.
The modules are:
English for Academic Speaking
This module aims to enable students to communicate effectively in a range of academic situations. This is assessed at the end of the year through a formal interview and a presentation.
Key speaking skills covered in the module:
English for Academic Writing
This module aims to provide students with the written skills they need to operate effectively in an academic environment.
English for Academic Listening
This module aims to provide students with the listening skills they need to function efficiently in an academic environment.
Key listening skills covered in the module are:
English for Academic Reading
This module aims to provide students with the reading skills they need to function efficiently in an academic environment.
Key reading skills covered in the module are:
This module aims to equip students with the English skills they need to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken English and to understand spoken English in a wide variety of contexts. Students will also be able to understand and produce a range of written texts.
The key elements of the English Usage module are:
UK Study Skills
This module aims to develop the independent study skills that students need to succeed in a UK academic environment and to help them become familiar with UK education and UK culture.
Guidance and Support
Students studying on the English for University Study Programme will receive educational counselling and support throughout the year, including guidance and advice throughout the application process.
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