Get the academic skills you need for university.

Improve your academic language and gain confidence in the skills you’ll need in an English-speaking academic environment.

 

Who is this course for?

Students who want to learn and prepare for the academic language and culture of a university or college in the UK. This course can be booked separately or combined with any General English afternoon course.

 

Learning outcomes

Take this course to:

  • Understand the academic demands and expectations of university and college courses in English
  • Use a range of key vocabulary and language for an academic context
  • Write extended essays and assignments based on research and reading
  • Think critically and express your opinions in both written and spoken English.

 

Course content

The course is designed to inspire and prepare you for higher education. There is a clear focus on academic writing and the teachers will cover a wide range of topics to help you research, take notes and develop your academic English. You will also explore university culture and expectations in the UK and develop your critical thinking skills.

The course content will change depending on the needs of the group, but you can expect to:

  • Discuss and debate a wide range of topics to improve your fluency and accuracy
  • Listen to talks and lectures and explore strategies for note-taking
  • Read a wide range of academic texts such as articles, essays and reports
  • Expand and explore your knowledge of academic vocabulary
  • Be given tailored feedback on your academic written English.

 

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Accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross IH London accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross

£435* per week

Close to the central King’s Cross St Pancras train station, Chapter was completely refurbished in 2017 and has great modern facilities. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, cinema room, games area with table tennis, pool table and table football, study areas, social spaces and courtyard.

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Chapter Highbury

Chapter Highbury

£330* per week

A modern student residence located in vibrant north London. It is moments from Holloway Road and is just two tube stops away from King’s Cross, making it the ideal location for easy connections across the city. Cinema, on-site gym, great study space, games and karaoke room, social space, study booths and TV area. Single rooms with private bathrooms.

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Accommodation Chapter Islington

Chapter Islington

£330* per week

A modern student residence in vibrant north London, moments from Caledonian Park and one tube stop away from King’s Cross St Pancras station. Single rooms with private bathrooms. On-site gym, cinema room, art studio, games area with karaoke, study areas, social spaces and TV lounge.

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Accommodation Homestay

Standard Homestay

From £200 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Good homes, in zone 2-4, with homecooking and single rooms with a shared bathroom.

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Superior homestay

Superior Homestay

From £245 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Very good homes, in zone 2-4, with great homecooking. Larger rooms with extra comfort and a shared bathroom.

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Executive Homestay

From £290 per week

Live with an English-speaking host, practise your English and immerse yourself in British culture. Excellent homes, in zone 2-3, with large rooms, high standard of comfort and a private bathroom. Enjoy excellent home cooked meals.

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