English Pre-Sessional - 3 Stage course for students with IELTS 4.5 (no component less than 4.0)

Why choose this course?

    Why should you choose English Pre-Sessional at the University of Bolton?

    • A combination of English language, academic skills and subject content

    • Start dates throughout the year timed for smooth progression to UoB degrees

    • Join the University’s International Society for social events

    • Additional dedicated support from the University’s International Welfare Officer.

    • Achieve a level comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 upon successful completion

    • Interactive teaching with a focus on effective communication

    Course overview

    Studying in a foreign country can be a huge challenge. It’s not just the language that’s different, the culture and way of thinking is often different too. The aim of our Pre-Sessional course is to introduce you to a new study culture while improving your language skills. Upon finishing the course, we want you to be a confident communicator in English with a good understanding of what your subject lecturers will expect from you on a degree. Teaching is interactive with a strong focus on communication and group work rather than just grammar and vocabulary. You will not only learn from your tutors, but also from speaking with other students in the class and producing work together.

    The English Pre-Sessional covers language and academic skills. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5).

    Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

    All classes are delivered by specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturers who work closely with subject tutors. You will also be able to sit in on lectures in your chosen area of study to help prepare you for degree-level study.

    Special features

    • Students on the English Pre-Sessional are full members of the University of Bolton. You will have access to all academic, social and welfare services.

    • Specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who work closely with subject tutors across the University

    • You will have opportunities to visit subject lectures and meet staff before you start your degree course.

    • Projects and assignments that are linked directly to your subject area.

    • Excellent pastoral support from highly qualified teaching staff, personal tutors and welfare officers.

    • A thriving International Society where you will have the chance to socialise with people from all over the world while discovering Bolton, the local area and beyond.

    • Continued English and skills support once you start your degree programme. You will be able to join a range of in-sessional English programmes throughout the year.

    Award(s) Certificate of Attendance
    Code0903-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)18 weeks
    Start date(s) 15/10/2017
    26/02/2018
    18/06/2018

    Entry requirements IELTS 4.5 (no component less than 4.0) or approved comparable qualification.

    You must also meet the entry requirements for the academic programme you intend to study after completion of your English Foundation Programme. Please see individual course entries for details.
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/PUT006-F-UOB-LX

    What you will learn

    At the end of the English Pre-Sessional you will sit exams and submit a written assignment. These assessments are designed to test your English level comparable to IELTS. However, each week throughout the course you will produce pieces of writing, give presentations, take part in discussions, listen to lectures, read texts and complete work online. You will receive feedback from your tutors on all of this to help you continuously improve your language and skills.

    To prepare you for your degree programme, some of the assignments on the Pre-Sessional will be linked to your subject area. You will also have the chance to meet tutors from your subject area, either through guest lectures or visits to Academic Schools across the University.

    What you will study

    This English Pre-Sessional course has three modules (Stages) that each last 7 weeks.

    Stage B (EFP4002, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 4.0 - 4.5. Classes cover basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as well as grammar and vocabulary. You will learn how to explain ideas from texts and lectures and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

    Stage C (EFP4003, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 4.5 – 5.0. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

    Stage D (EFP4004, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 6.0/6.5. This module has a strong focus on academic literacy. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your style, accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students. The course will also introduce you to the different types of teaching and assessment you will encounter on UK degree courses.

    On successful completion of your English Foundation Programme you will be able to progress to your chosen academic programme at the University of Bolton.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees

    No fee information is currently available for home/EU students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees

    No fee information is currently available for international students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

    More International Fee information

    No hidden extras

    We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

    • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

    • All mandatory site visits or field trips

    • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

    • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

    • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

    *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Kathryn Cridland (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903164

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Sally Preece (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903613

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Dr Richard Bailey (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903783

    For details about the University and how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You do not need to apply for the English Foundation Programme directly. Please apply for the undergraduate or postgraduate subject course you wish to study, ensuring you provide details about all your qualifications and experience including your English language training – simply click the link below to search for your course of interest. http://www.bolton.ac.uk/courses

    Start dates for the 3 Stage Programme are: 17 October 2016, 27 February 2017 and 19 June 2017.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Why should you choose English Pre-Sessional at the University of Bolton?

      • A combination of English language, academic skills and subject content

      • Start dates throughout the year timed for smooth progression to UoB degrees

      • Join the University’s International Society for social events

      • Additional dedicated support from the University’s International Welfare Officer.

      • Achieve a level comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 upon successful completion

      • Interactive teaching with a focus on effective communication

      Course overview

      Studying in a foreign country can be a huge challenge. It’s not just the language that’s different, the culture and way of thinking is often different too. The aim of our Pre-Sessional course is to introduce you to a new study culture while improving your language skills. Upon finishing the course, we want you to be a confident communicator in English with a good understanding of what your subject lecturers will expect from you on a degree. Teaching is interactive with a strong focus on communication and group work rather than just grammar and vocabulary. You will not only learn from your tutors, but also from speaking with other students in the class and producing work together.

      The English Pre-Sessional covers language and academic skills. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5).

      Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

      All classes are delivered by specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturers who work closely with subject tutors. You will also be able to sit in on lectures in your chosen area of study to help prepare you for degree-level study.

      Special features

      • Students on the English Pre-Sessional are full members of the University of Bolton. You will have access to all academic, social and welfare services.

      • Specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who work closely with subject tutors across the University

      • You will have opportunities to visit subject lectures and meet staff before you start your degree course.

      • Projects and assignments that are linked directly to your subject area.

      • Excellent pastoral support from highly qualified teaching staff, personal tutors and welfare officers.

      • A thriving International Society where you will have the chance to socialise with people from all over the world while discovering Bolton, the local area and beyond.

      • Continued English and skills support once you start your degree programme. You will be able to join a range of in-sessional English programmes throughout the year.

      Key Information

      Award(s) Certificate of Attendance
      Code0903-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)18 weeks
      Start date(s) 15/10/2017
      26/02/2018
      18/06/2018

      Entry requirements IELTS 4.5 (no component less than 4.0) or approved comparable qualification.

      You must also meet the entry requirements for the academic programme you intend to study after completion of your English Foundation Programme. Please see individual course entries for details.
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/PUT006-F-UOB-LX

      What you will learn

      At the end of the English Pre-Sessional you will sit exams and submit a written assignment. These assessments are designed to test your English level comparable to IELTS. However, each week throughout the course you will produce pieces of writing, give presentations, take part in discussions, listen to lectures, read texts and complete work online. You will receive feedback from your tutors on all of this to help you continuously improve your language and skills.

      To prepare you for your degree programme, some of the assignments on the Pre-Sessional will be linked to your subject area. You will also have the chance to meet tutors from your subject area, either through guest lectures or visits to Academic Schools across the University.

      What you will study

      This English Pre-Sessional course has three modules (Stages) that each last 7 weeks.

      Stage B (EFP4002, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 4.0 - 4.5. Classes cover basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as well as grammar and vocabulary. You will learn how to explain ideas from texts and lectures and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

      Stage C (EFP4003, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 4.5 – 5.0. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

      Stage D (EFP4004, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 6.0/6.5. This module has a strong focus on academic literacy. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your style, accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students. The course will also introduce you to the different types of teaching and assessment you will encounter on UK degree courses.

      Careers

      On successful completion of your English Foundation Programme you will be able to progress to your chosen academic programme at the University of Bolton.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees

      No fee information is currently available for home/EU students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees

      No fee information is currently available for international students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

      More International Fee information

      No hidden extras

      We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

      • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

      • All mandatory site visits or field trips

      • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

      • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

      • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

      *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Kathryn Cridland (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903164

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Sally Preece (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903613

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Dr Richard Bailey (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903783

      For details about the University and how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You do not need to apply for the English Foundation Programme directly. Please apply for the undergraduate or postgraduate subject course you wish to study, ensuring you provide details about all your qualifications and experience including your English language training – simply click the link below to search for your course of interest. http://www.bolton.ac.uk/courses

      Start dates for the 3 Stage Programme are: 17 October 2016, 27 February 2017 and 19 June 2017.