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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)



Our new EAP course has been designed to to prepare students thoroughly for higher education in the US. The linguistic, academic and cultural skills taught on this course help students achieve their goals and enter their chosen university course with confidence and proficiency.


Facts

Level

All levels

Course Duration
Minimum 4 weeks
Course start dates
  • Every second Monday

Lessons per week
Lessons may alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis (EAP is also available as a 10 lesson per week elective for students enrolled at Fredonia or Oswego who require additional English language skills)
Lesson
1 lesson = 45 minutes
Available In
Maximum in Class

17 students


This course is suitable for students who

  • want to take English lessons on an American university campus
  • want to to be a university student in the USA
  • want to learn the skills to help you succeed in an American university
  • want to experience university life


What can you expect on this course?

This course will help you:

  • Raise your English ability while paying particular attention to the specific English you will need for academic purposes.
  • Prepare you for the cultural experience in the United States and in an American university. This will help you to settle and integrate more quickly, in university.
  • Provide you with the skills and knowledge required to succeed at college or university.
  • Prepare you for independent learning through study skills, and awareness of learning techniques to succeed in a college or university setting.

Electives

Elective options may include:

  • Study Skills
  • US Campus Culture
  • Grammar in Real Context
  • Academic Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Lecture Series
  • CIP (Certificate and Internship Preparation)

Academic English
You will develop all the skills needed to use English in an appropriate way during university or college. You will improve in all areas - reading, writing, speaking and listening, to ensure you are prepared for life at university. You will be taught important skills, such as creating and giving formal presentations, writing essays, summarizing, critiquing academic texts and far more.

Cultural Studies
To be a successful student in the US requires a developed awareness of the culture. You will learn about accents, diversity, social dos and don'ts, idiomatic language and other important cultural issues. All of this will help you become a more effective student and classmate at university.

Serious Environment
The classroom environment mirrors that of a university to prepare you for the style of classes you can expect there. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching methods, and the standards and expectations you will face at university. You will also benefit from the attentiveness and support of a school fully focused on international students.

Targeted Lessons
Our lessons are interactive, interesting and student-centred to ensure you remain highly motivated throughout your time with us. Through our integrated syllabus, you will become familiar and comfortable with the types of courses, assignments and other academic situations you will face when studying at an American university.

University Admissions Service
This is included with the EAP course. It will help you with the application process, to ensure a smoother admission into the degree programme of your choice.