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Good English skills are often required to be successful in college courses. For students who are non-native speakers, academic English programs can help by offering training in the language to improve and build reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.

Distance learning is a method of delivering education to students who are not physically present on campus. Various studies have shown that distance learning programmes can be as efficient and effective as conventional classroom programmes sometimes even better!

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Course in Listening and Presenting: Learning English for Academic Purposes

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Improve your listening and note-taking skills, plus your understanding of academic vocabulary, then create your own presentation. [+]

Find out how to listen and present effectively in English.

Being able to listen to others and present your own ideas effectively will help you to succeed at university. This online course helps you to develop these skills while studying in English. It shows you effective strategies for listening and note taking, to help you identify and record the key points in other people’s presentations. As part of this, you will improve your understanding of key academic language and specialist vocabulary.

You will bring everything you learn together, to create and practice delivering your own spoken presentation and receive detailed Educator feedback.

What topics will you cover? Key listening skills and strategies for academic purposes. Vocabulary learning strategies to expand your academic vocabulary. How to make effective notes. How to identify and analyze a lecture’s structure. What makes a good presentation. How to be confident in presenting to others. Skills for connecting with your target audience. Differentiating between fact and opinion. Find and evaluate information for your purposes. Plan and create your own presentation. Get detailed feedback from an Educator on your presentation. What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course in English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks November 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Equip yourself to teach in international contexts by increasing your English language skills and intercultural knowledge. [+]

As universities work to become globally competitive courses taught in English are expanding. Those working in Higher Education are often thrown into producing academic work in English – either as teachers or researchers – without training in English language or intercultural skills. This course aims to remedy that, giving you a thorough introduction to English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). You’ll learn about current EMI practice, and increase your confidence in using English, you’ll also work to grow your intercultural skills. Join us and get prepared for the global classroom. What topics will you cover?

What is EMI? Different contexts of EMI use and different interpretations/meanings of the term including internationalization ‘at home’ Latest research findings and discussions about how ELF research has influenced EMI The role of language in effective intercultural communication Useful language for presenting ideas in English (e.g. signposting language) The use of the voice in effective intercultural communication, e.g. clarity, speed of delivery, intonation etc How far is accuracy in language important? Issues and challenges in lecturing for a multilingual and multicultural audience Facilitating and managing effective communication in small groups or seminars Recognising cultural differences in the international classroom and avoiding stereotypes Practical tips for addressing intercultural challenges What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course in Learning English for Academic Purposes: First Steps

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Develop the academic language and study skills you need to learn in English at the university.

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This online course will give you an introduction to the academic language and skills that you will need to study at a university where the teaching is done in English. You will develop four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) using tasks that a university student would undertake: listening to lectures, taking notes, spoken presentations, reading academic texts (including long sentences and visual information) and writing reports using proper academic words. Throughout the course you will be able to share your practice work with other learners, to give and get feedback.

What topics will you cover? Developing strategies and vocabulary for reading and understanding academic texts. Finding, understanding, describing and evaluating information for academic purposes. Developing active listening and effective note-taking skills. Building on language skills to describe problems and cause-and-effect. Gathering a range of information, using the skills learned, to integrate into your written report. Engaging in peer-to-peer feedback before finalizing your report. What will you achieve? ... [-]

Online Academic English Course

Bright Learning
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Bright Learning’s Academic English Course is designed around you. We listen to your needs and design a course of study that matches your interests and language learning goals. Each lesson in the course is delivered by your personal, online English tutor in our virtual classroom. [+]

Bright Learning’s Academic English Course is designed around you. We listen to your needs and design a course of study that matches your interests and language learning goals. Each lesson in the course is delivered by your personal, online English tutor in our virtual classroom. Bright Learning’s interactive classroom lets you see and hear your tutor while interacting with the class material.

During your customized Business English Course, your personal tutor can help you learn:

Note-taking Skills Researching Skills Report Writing Essay Writing Presentation Skills Specialized Academic Vocabulary Bright Learning at a Glance Personal, online English tutor Face-to-face, interactive lessons Flexible class timings Recorded lessons and optional homework Certificate of Achievement aligned to the CEFR English levels ... [-]

Academic English Course

George Mason University
Online Full time 1 - 3 semesters May 2019 USA Fairfax

The Academic English program provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Mason. [+]

The Academic English program provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Mason.

Course features

What you'll learn:

Present spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English; Write research papers with proper use of citations and references; Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts; Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines; Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations; Understand US values in an academic setting. Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $8,610 Class hours: 18-22 hours per week Class size: 20 Award: After finishing this intensive program, successful students will be able to progress to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at George Mason University. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester Entry requirements Academic requirements: High school diploma required. English language requirements: No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival Age requirements: 17 years and above. ... [-]

English for Academic Purposes Program

American Language Academy
Online September 2019 USA Greensboro

The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is the equivalent of American Language Academy’s Intensive English Program (IEP) given over a longer period of time. EAP is designed to offer the best learning experiences and support to English learners to meet their needs for their academic or professional purposes. This program was created for English learners who are unable to commit to a full-time program of English language study. [+]

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The English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) is the equivalent of American Language Academy’s Intensive English Program (IEP) given over a longer period of time. EAP is designed to offer the best learning experiences and support to English learners to meet their needs for their academic or professional purposes. This program was created for English learners who are unable to commit to a full-time program of English language study.

The EAP specializes in providing English language instruction for students who wish to attend an American university or college for their undergraduate and graduate studies. The ALA English for Academic Purposes Program graduation certificate assures that students possess the English language skills necessary to succeed at the university level.... [-]