What will I study?
There are 20 hours of classes a week. Each class has a maximum of 14 students. Classes focus on developing the four skills:
- Writing: including understanding and planning different assignments, using sources, avoiding plagiarism, and improving your accuracy.
- Reading: strategies to help you to read academic books, journal articles and internet sources more effectively.
- Listening: strategies for both formal settings such as lectures, and informal discussions and conversations.
- Speaking: including giving presentations and taking part in seminars.
Successful study in the UK also involves other skills: critical thinking, independent learning, academic literacy and research skills.
Additionally, we aim to develop your language skills so you can communicate with confidence in and out of class.
How is the course assessed?
You will research and write an essay on a topic based on your degree subject; deliver an academic presentation; and undertake a research project as part of a group.
Class work and assignments will help you to develop the skills you need to do this.