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Foundation English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

University of Buckingham
Length: 6 months
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Diploma program
Location: Buckingham
Language: English

Program Description

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

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Foundation English for Academic Purposes (EAP) must meet the following requirements:

  • English Language: IELTS of 4.5 or equivalent

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

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