English for Academic Purposes
- Part Time English Courses
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All English language courses have been accredited and are regularly inspected by the British Council.
Days Times and Dates 8 (or 6) weeks of 2 hours per week
Term 1: Monday 17:00-19:00
Week commencing 15 October 2012 – week ending 7 December 2012
Term 2: Wednesday 17:00-19:00
Week commencing 21 January 2013 – week ending 15 March 2013
Term 3: Wednesday 17:00-19:00
Week commencing 29 April 2013 – week ending 7 June 2013
Terms 1 & 2: UCL: £170
Term 3: UCL: £120
A course for experienced users of English of an upper intermediate level and above (e.g. IELTS 6.5-7.0) who wish to improve their understanding and use of grammar in speaking and writing. There is a maximum of 20 participants per class.
- to provide a grammar course to build on the existing knowledge of participants
- to develop awareness of the key systems and patterns within English grammar
- to help participants improve their accuracy and effectiveness in writing and speaking through guided practice and tutor feedback
Each group will have a weekly 2-hour class over a period of eight weeks (six weeks in Term 3). The course will include certain spoken and written activities and exercises. There is no final examination or assessment. Please note that the course will continue during UCL Reading Week.
Areas to be covered may include:
- Understanding choice of tenses
- Use of generic and specific nouns and articles
- Using noun phrases instead of clauses and forming complex noun phrases
- The meanings of modal verbs
- Expressing conditionality
- Word formation (affixes)
- Reviewing dependent prepositions
- Expressing causality and sentence structure
- Changing emphasis in a sentence
- Qualifying comparisons: showing similarities and differences
- Indirect statements and questions; noun clauses
You will be offered self-study exercises based on the areas of grammar covered in class.
Books (in the Self-Access Centre)
The following text is suitable for pre-course reading (optional):
• Biber, D, Conrad, S & G Leech (2002) Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Longman
Further selected grammar books for self-study:
• Foley, M & D Hall (2003) Advanced Learners' Grammar: A self-study reference and practice book with answers. Harlow: Longman [Longer and more ‘natural’ exercises; for more advanced students]
• Hopkins, D & P Cullen (2007) Grammar for IELTS with answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [Clear explanations; relevant and interesting exercises]
• Swan, M & C Walter (1997) How English Works: A Grammar Practice Book with Answers. Oxford: Oxford University Press [For simple, clear explanations and exercises]
The UCL Internet Grammar of English. A resource aimed at undergraduate students; free to use, but some restrictions on access from outside a university computer network.
In order to benefit fully from the course, we strongly recommend 100% attendance. If you have to miss a class, please inform the tutor beforehand. This can be done either by email or by leaving a message at the CLIE Reception.
Course Feedback / Staff-Student Consultative Exercise
There will be an opportunity for students in part-time English classes to give general feedback on the course to senior representatives of the CLIE.
If you have any questions about your course, please feel free to ask your tutor. Alternatively, you may like to contact the Course Co-ordinator, Mr James Sinclair-Knopp, in Room 115, 26 Bedford Way. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any administrative enquiries, please contact the EAP Office, Room 121, 26 Bedford Way. Email: email@example.com
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