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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Kris Knauer
  • Course Code W24ESLF04A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

You are at an ESOL or English Level 2, or above. You will practise academic skills in lively but focused sessions. This course will help you prepare for Access programmes or University entrance. If you are currently on Access or Foundation courses, they will help you develop the skills to succeed. It can help you if you are already studying at the university level and just need some more writing practice and feedback. We tailor your writing tasks to suit your interests and needs and can include practising for ELTS exam if you are a second language speaker, and for your assignments at the level you are at. . You will be helped to develop and improve your English for academic purposes (EAP) as well as your editing and critical thinking skills.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Give a short, well-structured and informative presentation
  • Engage in discussions, giving opinions and reasons for your views
  • Improve aspects of standard English, including paragraphing
  • Write, proof read and produce a final version of an essay

Class format and activities

You will - read and develop various forms of writing as well as academic conventions - develop academic speaking skills - work as a whole group, in pairs or individually, depending on the activity - use the internet and other technology to develop your language skills - build your study skills In order to ensure you make the best possible progress, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Students need to be at Level 2, C1 (CEFR) or above At our Advice & Guidance days, you will take a test and speak to a teacher before you can enrol. Assessment dates are updated regularly on our website:

What you need to know before you enrol

This course is not intended to be used to work on or proof read coursework for other colleges or universities. Good progress depends on good attendance, regular practice of English and completing homework.

What you need

Lined A4 paper or notebook. Pen and pencil A rubber An A4 file A smartphone or tablet will be useful in class.

What you can do next

You can re-enrol in the next Academic Writing class in Term 2 and Term 3, but your teacher will advise you on your next step.