Preparation for University Studies

English Language
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The Preparation for University Studies course is a 10-week online programme designed for students intending to take undergraduate or postgraduate courses at UniHaven or other educational institutes.  

Programme Overview

This is a full-time intensive English course designed for international students who need to improve their academic English for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.  

The course balances tutor-led teaching with self-study. There will be a mixture of interactive, class-based discussion and listening tasks set by the teacher, as well as guided reading and written tasks to develop skills. Throughout the course, students will be supported through regular face-to-face online tutorials to discuss progress or ask for feedback. Formative feedback will be provided throughout the course and assessment will be a mixture of coursework and online tests.  

The requirements for successful completion are: 

  • The achievement of the appropriate final mark for all assessed work (examinations and assessed coursework)
  • A minimum of 90% attendance

Language is ‚Äúthe infinite use of finite means.‚ÄĚ‚Äď Wilhelm von Humboldt

Entry Requirements 

English Language Requirements 

Applicants should have an IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent, with no single element below 4.5. 

Programme Content 

The course will focus on: 

    • Academic culture and transitioning to higher¬†education
    • English for¬†university¬†and language development.
    • Critical reading, writing,¬†speaking¬†and listening.
    • Structure and coherence in academic writing.
    • Extensive reading, note-taking,¬†summarising¬†and referencing.
    • Speaking skills for discussions.
    • Presentation speaking practice.