English for university studies

Course Dates: 25/10/19 - 13/12/19
Time: 17:55 - 19:55
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Are you currently at university or thinking of studying? Do you need to learn how to write an academic essay, speak well in seminars, read efficiently and effectively, and use notes to help you develop ideas and arguments? This course gives you the skills and confidence to be successful at university and make the most of your studies.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.


What is the course about?

This course will help you with the skills and language you need to do well in your undergraduate studies whether you are a current student or planning to be one. It will cover the main areas you need: understanding lectures, taking and using notes, reading well, developing ideas and arguments, writing academic essays, speaking well in seminars and tutorials,.

What will we cover?

• making notes from a lecture and following its main points
• taking notes efficiently and effectively from reading materials
• choosing your reading materials – knowing what to read and how
• developing ideas and arguments
• structuring an academic essay
• speaking to the point in seminars and tutorials.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• take notes from a lecture and follow its main points
• take notes efficiently and effectively from reading materials
• choose your reading materials well – identify what to read and how to read it
• develop your ideas and arguments from reading material and lecture notes to help form convincing arguments
• structure an academic essay to make a reasoned and evidenced argument
speak to the point in seminars and tutorials.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for learners who have the English level acceptable to a university - around Level 2+, C1, IELTS 6.5+. You need to do a pre-course assessment to make sure the course is the right level for you.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class will be interactive and dynamic. During the class you will work in pairs or small groups, and sometimes as a whole group. Your tutor will also work with you individually. You will be expected to do some homework every week and use Google Classroom outside the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are a variety of courses you can do at the same time or after this one. These include: Read Well, Write, Well, Academic Writing Skills in Practice, Prepare for IELTS and improve your academic writing, Grammar in Practice (Upper-intermediate or Advanced), ESOL Pronunciation: Stage 1. Cambridge English: Advanced might also be helpful. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

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Course Code: HEUS01

Fri, eve, 25 Oct - 13 Dec '19

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £60.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? skills@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2511

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.