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Academic English in San Diego

 

Learn the language and acquire the skills you need to excel academically. This course is designed specifically for those students who want to be thoroughly prepared for higher education at an English-speaking university, with the aim of giving you the tools and confidence needed for a successful academic experience.

There are plenty of social activities to help you make the most of your time in San Diego, from beach volleyball to surfing, museums, regular outings and other events.

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.

You’ll challenge yourself, become more independent, and make lasting friendships with people from all around the world!

Heather Giammona

Centre Director
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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 place in the most lively and interesting areas of the city you choose to base yourself in. Enjoy everything from city tours, the arts, sports, dining, shopping, 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

Not sure which EC English Course is right for you?

EC offers a broad range of courses to help you meet your goals. Let us help you find the perfect course for you.

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