Aims and objectives

Modern foreign language course units

The aim of all our language courses is to enable you to improve both your ability to communicate and your linguistic competence in the chosen language. A balance of receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills are developed through communicative classes and self‐study. All courses will give an insight into the country’s culture and society in a European/global context. How to study a language and various transferable skills are also part of the course.

English for Academic Purposes course units

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes

This course for non-native speakers aims to further develop awareness and use of the conventions of academic English amongst those of you from other learning cultures. More specifically the course will further develop reading and writing ability in a variety of academic registers as well as developing listening and speaking skills through lectures, seminars and presentations within a university context. Various transferable skills will also be developed.

Academic Writing in English for Non‐Native Speakers

The course aims to raise awareness of the conventions of written academic literacy amongst those of you from other learning cultures and to help you to improve your ability to perform in all written tasks on your degree programme.

Academic Writing in English for Native Speakers

The course aims to raise awareness of the conventions of written academic literacy amongst native English speakers and to help you to improve your ability to perform in all written tasks on your degree programme.

TEFL course unit

This initial teacher training course will help you acquire the skills you need if you plan to teach English abroad as part of your degree, or if you wish to teach English during the holidays or after you have finished your studies. On completion of the course you will receive a teaching certificate, validated by UCL, in addition to your module credit as part of your degree programme. In addition, the course provides students with the opportunity to complete the course with a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) awarded by Cambridge English. The course also covers transferable skills such as team building, time management, presentation skills and cross-cultural awareness.

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