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The 6-month Foundation English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course aims to provide a mixture of English language and academic preparation for students with an intermediate level of English (4.5 IELTS or equivalent) for degree-level studies.
The first 3 months will concentrate on developing general English competency both with regard to written and verbal communication in addition to introducing students to the terminology and concepts of the subject they will be studying at degree level. This continues in the final 3 months focusing to a greater extent on study skills – essay writing, extended academic writing, reading for gist, listening to lectures, note-taking and giving presentations.
class sizes are small with a maximum of 12 per class to ensure that each student receives a high degree of attention and support
On the Foundation English for Academic Purposes course students will study the following subjects each week:
- Reading and writing skills: project writing
- Speaking and listening skills: note-taking from lectures
- Grammar and Vocabulary
- Integrated Skills
Students wishing to study the Foundation English for Academic Purposes (EAP) must meet the following requirements:
- English Language: IELTS of 4.5 or equivalent
Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 2,700 students (approx 1,600 on campus). Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep...
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