Certificate English for Academic Purposes

University of Cambridge

Application deadline: July 9
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,123 / Year (EEA)
  • € 4,123 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: July  2015
Duration full-time: 28 days
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
More information: Go to university website
Entry level: Bachelor

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Description

This programme is for second language students already proficient in English who wish to develop their language skills further. It is aimed at students who already hold an overall IELTS band score of between 6.0-6.5. The minimum requirement for admission to the EAP programme is an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 with not less than 6.0 in speaking, listening, writing and reading.

The programme is split into two parts. The first two weeks are spent taking an intensive, personalised language programme which blends face-to-face learning with online modules.

In weeks three and four students enrol on one of the International Summer School academic programmes, choosing from Shakespeare, Medieval Studies or International Summer School Term II.

These programmes allow participants to put into practice the skills learned in the previous two weeks, as well as the chance for rigorous academic study.

Contents

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Weeks 1 and 2: Intensive, personalised language programme

The first two weeks are spent taking the intensive, personalised English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme offered by the University of Cambridge Language Centre.

The programme is designed around learners' specific needs and is delivered through a flexible combination of face-to-face and online learning. The focus is on learner support, helping students to cope efficiently with academic English. The primary goal of this two-week course will be on the listening process; the secondary focus of the course will be on speaking.

Participants on the EAP programme will also have the opportunity to join an optional writing workshop which will take place during the programme. More information on the writing workshop will be available after receipt of application.

Weeks 3 and 4: University of Cambridge academic courses

In weeks three and four you take academic courses as a member of the University of Cambridge International Summer Schools. You can choose one of the following programmes: International Summer School Term II, Shakespeare Summer School or Medieval Studies Summer School. These programmes provide the opportunity for putting into action some of the skills learned in the previous two weeks, as well as the chance for rigorous academic study at the University of Cambridge. Please note: you can only opt to take courses from one of the Summer Schools listed above and cannot mix courses from other programmes.

You can write papers for the Summer School courses these will be graded by the Course Directors and you will be given a narrative report, a percentage mark, a grade report and certificate of attendance. If you are attending a degree course in your home country, it is possible that your home university may award you credit towards your degree for these courses.

You will also have the opportunity to attend evening lectures given by leading academics and experts in a variety of subjects.

Successful applicants will be invited to join the EAP course on the basis of an assessment.

Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to the EAP programme is an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 with not less than 6.0 in speaking, listening, writing and reading.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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