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General English

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

English Language Course

Duration

More than 12 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

The English Language Academy (ELA)

Summary

General English will help you improve your ability to communicate in English in social and work situations and progress to other ELA courses. The course focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks. You will learn through class activities, individual, pair and small group work. Electives: General English includes elective classes which allow you to tailor your course to meet your learning goals, as you can choose an elective class to focus on a particular subject or skills. The elective classes are dependent on level and student demand. They may include: Communication Skills, Business English and English for IELTS. The English for IELTS elective focuses on language development, with competence in the four key IELTS test areas (writing, speaking, listening, and reading) developed during the course. This elective also builds awareness of the IELTS test format and provides practical exam skills and strategies. The Business English elective teaches a range of business communication skills, with a focus on practical language. Every few weeks the Business English class will take part in a project involving real-life business skills such as advertising, marketing, presenting, selling a product and writing a report. The Communication Skills elective focuses on developing functional listening, speaking and writing skills, covering the themes ‘Social and Travel’ and ‘Work and Study’. There are often projects connected to the themes and language from the course books. Entry requirements: Students are tested on their first day to determine their class level. Course: Advanced B2+; Upper Intermediate B2; Intermediate B1; Pre-Intermediate A2; Elementary A1+. Online courses: The ELA is committed to the continuation of your English language learning during this challenging Covid-19 period. To support your study goals, the ELA is pleased to offer General English online. General English online will help students to improve their ability to communicate in English in social and work situations and can act as a bridge to other ELA courses. The 4-week course focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks. General English also provides students with skills for real life purposes such as making enquiries, and applying for work or academic studies.

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