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1 English Language Unit The University’s specialist English centre for international students. 20 years of EAP teaching at the university Highly qualified staff A caring, student-centred approach to our teaching Expertise in EAP, general English, ESP and teacher training Dr Sue Thompson Director Dr Nelia Scott IELTS Co-ordinator Mr Clive Newton Deputy Director Mr Ted Colclough, Presessional / insessional co-ordinator Mr Tim Allen Tutor Ms. Michelle Dwyer Tutor

2 English Language Unit What courses do we offer? 20 wk, 16 wk, 10 wk & 6 wk EAP presessionals 10 wk Spring term ‘Prepare your EAP’ course Free insessional language classes Short courses tailor-made for sponsors IELTS preparation courses IELTS testing Teacher training courses for English Language Teachers Small classes, maximum interaction, maximum attention Learn to use online journals Live lectures

3 English Language Unit Wks 1 to 4 60% GE 40% EAP Wks 5 to 10 60% EAP 40% GE Wks 11 to 14 80% EAP 20% GE Wks 15 to 20 50% ESP 40% EAP 10% GE 20 weeks ‘Activate your EAP’ 16 weeks ‘Activate your EAP’ 10 weeks ‘Summer’ 6 weeks ‘Summer’ Presessional courses overview 10 weeks ‘Prepare your EAP’ 20/16 wks10/6 wks

4 English Language Unit Your IELTS is: You Need: Take this course: Dates: wks Apr – 12 Sept wks Apr – 12 Sept wks May – 12 Sept wks May – 12 Sept wks Jul – 12 Sept wks July – 12 Sept wks Aug – 12 Sept wks Aug – 12 Sept Entry requirements, fees, 2008

5 English Language Unit What happens after the programme? If you have a conditional offer from a department and you reach the expected level you go straight on to your department... No IELTS retake! If you have a conditional offer from a department and you do not reach the expected level you go straight to your department but you have to take an insessional English programme No IELTS retake! If you have an unconditional offer from a department and you just want to improve your English you are welcome to apply for a course you go straight to your department If you do not have an offer from a UoL department you are welcome to apply for a course but you may have to retake IELTS

6 English Language Unit Tailor-made short courses English for the Energy Industry General English: reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammar English for the Oil and Gas Industry: presentations, meetings, negotiations, reports, letters, Issues in the Energy Industry, delivered by University of Liverpool Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences: oil formation, locating oil, extracting oil, Community research projects Industrial visits an industrial research visit activity weekends

7 English Language Unit IELTS preparation and practice courses Strategies / techniques to help you deal with the test confidently. Improve your skills in: Listening for information Reading for gist and for detailed information Writing discursive essays and writing based on diagrammatic information Speaking about cultural topics 4 Week Part-time Course: 4 days a week pm to 5.30pm (Mon - Thurs) 32 hrs tuition Ends just before an IELTS test date £ Class size: average 8, maximum 12 Courses end just before an IELTS test date 1 Week Intensive Course: 5 days a week am to 3.30pm (Mon to Thurs and 9.30am to 1pm (Friday). 21 hours tuition £200.00

8 English Language Unit Teacher training courses An intensive 4 week teacher training course for first-time teachers of English which features assessed teaching practice We will design and run specialist courses for you to best suit your needs and context. CELTA We are accredited providers of the Cambridge ESOL Certificate in teaching English to Adults (CELTA) Tailor-made courses Does your organisation have teachers who are in need of further training?

9 English Language Unit Extensive social programme during the summer Weekend excursions Special evening activities Visiting places of local interest Sports tournaments Student welfare tutors

10 English Language Unit Why study at the ELU, Liverpool? 5 mins walk from city centre On campus accommodation Full access to sports facilities Full access to University’s library and computer services Maximum class size: 12 Specialist English for specific subjects Highly qualified, dedicated teachers Capital of Culture, 2008 Min 20 hrs / wk classroom time Social programme included in fee Maximum support and assistance Student welfare tutors in the summer Great for visiting Scotland and north of England

11 English Language Unit What our students say Mr. KONSTANTINOS Panou, Greece The academic writing class was very useful. I learnt how to write up a project. We also improved our pronunciation and learnt how to give academic presentations Miss KUNG Shu-Ying (Stella), Taiwan I’ve learnt a lot about academic writing, or example how to structure and organise an article. This is very useful for my future studies here at Liverpool. Mr. MAHDI Ali Jafer, Iraq I have received lots of information about reading, writing and academic research which will help me in my PhD programme. All the exercises and activities were interesting and powerful. I’ve also learnt a lot about life in Liverpool. Mr. HASHIM Mustafa, Iraq We had lots of lectures on different subjects such as science, history, management and business. The writing tutor was really very helpful with us and we did a lot of good work.

12 English Language Unit 10 wk and 6 wk Presessionals General English Social English EAP Writing (sentences, paragraphs, organisation, essays, reports) Study skills (research, referencing, paraphrasing, note-taking, summarising) Reading (specific information, main idea) Speaking (discussions, seminars, presentations) Listening (lectures, live lectures, interaction) Information technology (Word, PowerPoint) ESP English for engineering, science, medicine, humanities, business Using university systems Back

13 English Language Unit 20 wk and 16 wk Presessionals General English Grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation Writing, reading, speaking, listening Social English EAP Writing (sentences, paragraphs, organisation, essays, reports) Study skills (research, referencing, paraphrasing, note-taking, summarising) Reading (specific information, main idea) Speaking (discussions, seminars, presentations) Listening (lectures, live lectures, interaction) Information technology (Word, PowerPoint) ESP English for engineering, science, biomedical sciences, humanities, business Using university systems Back


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