What will I study?
This is a full-time course with 20 hours of contact time each week; each English language class has a maximum of 14 students.
Classes focus on developing the four skills:
- Writing: 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: Giving presentations and taking part in seminars.
Additionally, we aim to develop your language skills so you can communicate with confidence in and out of class.
However, successful study in the UK also involves other skills, particularly critical thinking, independent learning and academic literacy. This is why the course incorporates subject modules, taught by lecturers, which you will attend with local students. This allows you to really experience what it's like to be a student at Abertay and to get to know a wide range of people who study here at the University.
You can choose from two foundation routes: Study for Science or Study for Social Science. On each route you will study one core module and will also select a Business, Computing or Health and Sports Science module.
The course begins on 12 January 2015 and finishes on 14 August 2015. It is divided into two terms, with specific weeks dedicated to feedback, exams and vacations.