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English as a Foreign Language Cert
Are you an international student needing to develop your English language while you study at UCLan? The Language Academy offers modules in English as a foreign language.

These courses will help build your skills and confidence in using English, which will improve your ability to study in an English-speaking environment.

You will also have the chance to meet students from other courses and countries studying at UCLan.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Cert

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

One year (courses run in semester 1 and 2 and end before official central exam periods)

School:

School of Language and Global Studies

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

October 5th 2015, Teaching Week 3.

Entry Requirements:
No formal entry requirements. All full-time students at UCLan who do not have English as their mother tongue can join these courses.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Upper Intermediate English 1 (EF2321) – for students starting at B2 level approx.
This module aims to enhance students’ ability to communicate in an English speaking environment, extend students’ active vocabulary use, revise and consolidate ability to use grammar effectively and develop the skills necessary for independent language learning. Students will develop productive (speaking and writing) and receptive skills (reading and listening) to enhance their communicative ability. Grammar consolidation and vocabulary extension appropriate to moving on from B2 (CEFR) level are also included to enhance accuracy. Students will also be encouraged to become independent language learners.

Advanced English 1 (EF2331) – for students starting at C1 level approx.
This module has the same aims as EF2321 above but works at C1 level to get student to C1+ or above level.

English for Specific Academic Purposes (EF2805)
This module aims to develop students’ language skills for communication in their field of study, develop the specific discourse and lexis required for study in their field of study, ensure students can produce writing appropriate to their field of study, clearly express themselves verbally in professional situations appropriate to their field of study and develop students’ skills as independent learners and researchers.
Students will develop their confidence and ability in general English to communicate their ideas and knowledge while also ensuring they can effectively use and produce texts specific to their field. Students will develop their skills in researching and continuing to improve their language abilities.


The following courses are available:
  • General English:
    at Upper-Intermediate – EF2321
    at Advanced level – EF2331
  • English for Academic Purposes - EF2805
  • English for Engineering – EF2803
  • English for Fire Safety – EF2804

Learning Environment & Assessment:

There will be 2 hours of classes every week over the 2 semesters of the course for EF2321 and EF2331. For EF2805, the course is 4 hours per week, just in semester one. There is a maximum class size of 20, to allow you enough opportunities for interaction using English. All classes will take place in buildings at the Preston campus.
The class will use a wide variety of materials brought in by the teacher. Students will also be asked to go the library from time to time to refer to selected texts. You do not need to buy books or other materials, but materials will be recommended to you.

All classes will encourage students to work together in pairs and groups on given tasks and activities, including homework tasks. Homework will be given after every class and you are required to have it ready for the very next class or any deadline set by the teacher.

Throughout all this work, you will be asked to give your own ideas and opinions about things, made to think and reflect back on what you have read or written. This is done to help you become a more independent learner so that you will take control of what you learn, when you learn and how you learn. You will not always need the teacher to tell you what you have to do – this is an excellent skill to have because it will really help you learn English a lot faster both in class and outside class.

As mentioned above, the module consists of 2 hours per week and you are expected to study an equal number of hours outside class too – so that’s an extra 2 hours of study outside class time! If you do this over the length of the course, your level of skill will improve quickly. The teacher will be very happy to give you ideas of what you can do outside class – just ask!

Assessment

Exams focussing on the four skills: writing, speaking, listening, and reading, and a portfolio to encourage on-going study and achievement are required to gain the certificate. All details will be available in the Module Information Pack (MIP) for your module.

Academic Expertise

All tutors are experienced and qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. Our courses are British Council accredited.

Learning outcome & aims

Upper Intermediate English 1 (EF2321) – for students starting at B2 level approx
This module aims to enhance students’ ability to communicate in an English speaking environment, extend students’ active vocabulary use, revise and consolidate ability to use grammar effectively and develop the skills necessary for independent language learning.
Students will develop productive (speaking and writing) and receptive skills (reading and listening) to enhance their communicative ability. Grammar consolidation and vocabulary extension appropriate to moving on from B2 (CEFR) level are also included to enhance accuracy. Students will also be encouraged to become independent language learners.

Advanced English 1 (EF2331) – for students starting at C1 level approx
This module has the same aims as EF2321 above but works at C1 level to get student to C1+ or above level.

English for Specific Academic Purposes (EF2805)
This module aims to develop students’ language skills for communication in their field of study, develop the specific discourse and lexis required for study in their field of study, ensure students can produce writing appropriate to their field of study, clearly express themselves verbally in professional situations appropriate to their field of study and develop students’ skills as independent learners and researchers.
Students will develop their confidence and ability in general English to communicate their ideas and knowledge while also ensuring they can effectively use and produce texts specific to their field. Students will develop their skills in researching and continuing to improve their language abilities.

Moe information is detailed in the Module Information Pack for each module. These are available on the Blackboard site for your module.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

Testimonials

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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Free to full-time students

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

How to apply

You can attend the following events to register - look out for the Language Academy sign:

  • ‘Good To Know’ event – Welcome Village (near the Students’ Union building) – September 14th and 18th at 10-3pm
  • Modern Foreign Language electives and certificates sign-up event – Adelphi Building – in the morning of Thursday 17th September

If you miss these, go to the Admin Hub in the Computing and Technology Building, Room CM 235 to complete a registration form, from Monday 21st September to Friday 25th September, 10-12 noon and 1-5pm.

If you wish to take any of the English as a Foreign Language Modules as an elective (namely as a 6th module, as part of your programme of study) you can enrol yourself via the online electives catalogue.

Contact Details

EFL modules co-ordinator, Dr. Tania Horak,
Adelphi Building,
room 147

Language Academy Office
Adelphi Building,
room 148
languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk

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Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

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Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk