Academic English

Learn English and academic skills for university success

Improve your English skills to succeed at university

You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations. You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university.

This is a Special Focus Programme, combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

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Academic English

This is a Special Focus Programme, combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

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Academic focus

Your 10 weekly Academic English lessons will focus on areas such as:

Listening to lectures
Understanding academic texts
Report writing
Taking notes
Giving presentations
Expressing ideas and opinions

Real skills

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed at college or university, while training you to become a more independent learner through self-study skills. You will learn the techniques required for real success in higher education.

Free language workshops

Free language workshops take place in an informal setting and target specific linguistic skills. Expect interesting lectures, topical conversation sessions and pronunciation practice.

Social Activities

Social activities will take in the most lively and interesting areas of the city you choose to base yourself in. Enjoy everything from city tours, the arts, sports, eating & drinking, and nightlife.

Take this course if:

You want to study at an English speaking university.

You desire an academically rigorous class that focuses on academic speaking, reading, and writing skills.

You want to study with students who are also motivated to enter university.

Available: all year

Lesson length: 45 minutes

Lessons per week: 20 General English lessons + 10 Academic English lessons per week
Hours per week: 22.5

Minimum length: 1 week

Starts: every Monday

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

As soon as you book your course, your learning journey begins:

  1. Access EC Online from home to start your journey, test your starting level and get prepared
  2. Arrive at EC, settle in, and meet your teachers, support staff and classmates
  3. Follow a robust curriculum to achieve measurable results across all English language skills
  4. Log your progress, assess your strengths and weaknesses and personalise your path with EC Advance
  5. Receive continual guidance, monitoring and feedback from your teachers
  6. Assess your finishing level, and receive a certificate validated by Oxford University Press
  7. Continue to benefit from EC Online for three months after you leave

Real Outcomes

We believe in giving our students the knowledge and tools they want and need to thrive, be it academically or professionally. With continuous guidance, monitored progress, and optimised learning through EC Online, your success is guaranteed.

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