University of Worcester - International Centre

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Since 2006, the number of people applying to study at the University of Worcester has more than doubled - a rate of growth much higher than the national average.

Worcester has become so popular because we have:

Highly relevant, very professional courses
Excellent, inspiring teaching
A truly friendly, inclusive approach with excellent student support
An outstanding record of graduate employment
A beautiful home in historic Worcester

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
The pre-sessional courses are for international students who want to study at undergraduate level and have had an offer from a British university for 2015 but:

need to raise their IELTS or equivalent score
want to improve their level of General and Academic English
seek an introduction to Academic English and develop their study skills to succeed in UK Higher Education
Course content

Academic vocabulary extension
Academic reading skills and strategy
Listening strategies for lectures and note-taking skills
Grammar practice
Guidance regarding the avoidance of plagiarism
Skills in citing and referencing sources
Presentations
Seminar-style discussions
Time management strategies
Recognition and development of preferred learning styles
Life in Britain today

10-week pre-sessional course
Dates: Wednesday 22nd June - Friday 2nd September 2016
Cost: £3,200*
*Cost includes transport from Birmingham International airport (arrival day 22nd June), tuition, a mandatory two day induction (23rd and 24th June), accommodation at the University of Worcester and a social programme.

Entry requirements: Undergraduate: IELTS score of 5.0 overall with no less than 4.5 in any element

Postgraduate: IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in any element

6-week pre-sessional course

Overview
Dates: Wednesday 20th July - Friday 2nd September 2016
Cost: £2,100*
*Cost includes transport from Birmingham International airport (arrival day 20th July), tuition, a mandatory two day induction (21st and 22nd July), accommodation at the University of Worcester and a social programme.

Entry requirements: Undergraduate: IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in any element

Postgraduate: IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any element


The General English Intermediate + course is ideal for students who want to become more confident with English, communicate more effectively in the language and develop all four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The aim of the full course (24 weeks) is to take you from B1 to B2 level of English. These are group lessons taught by experienced English language tutors. You can enrol for blocks of six weeks at a time.

The course will follow the Cambridge English: First syllabus providing up to date reading and listening materials and a wide range of grammar and vocabulary activities, as well as online and video support for self-study. Our English language classes focus on developing the skills required for practical everyday purposes, including business and study, and will enable you to communicate in a variety of situations.

You can also follow the course to prepare for the Cambridge English: First exam, which is accepted as a qualification in upper-intermediate English by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutions around the world.

Level

Please note that applicants should be intermediate level (B1) to benefit from this course. If you are unsure whether your general English level is high enough, please take the test on the Cambridge English Language Assessment website and email us with your results (your score and which Cambridge ESOL exam is recommended) at [email protected] We will then be able to advise you on whether the class is suitable for you.

Days and times

Tuesday and Thursday 18:00-20:00

Course A: 15th September - 22nd October 2015 (six weeks)

Half-term break

Course B: 3rd November - 10th December 2015 (6 weeks)

City Campus

Classes take place at the University's City Campus (room to be advised)

Travel information, including map of City Campus and Worcester.

Course fee

Course A: £216

Course B: £216

Course A & Course B combined: £432

Early bird discount: pay for Course A and Course B by 24th August and get 20% off: £346


Payment is due 10 days before the start of the course.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Intermediate
The General English/IELTS preparation classes is suitable for students at B1+/C1 level (from IELTS 5.0). This course is ideal if you want to develop your English language skills alongside preparing for the IELTS exam.

The classes are taught by experienced English language tutors and you will learn to communicate more effectively in English for work and study. You will work on improving all four language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The full course consists of four blocks of six weeks and aims to help you raise your IELTS level by one band. You can enrol for one block of six weeks at a time.

The IELTS (International Language Testing System) is recognised by employers, colleges and universities worldwide as a reliable indication of your English language level. The IELTS test also meets SELT (Secure English Language Test) requirements; therefore UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) accept the IELTS certificate as evidence of a visa applicant's English language level and skills.

For more information about the content of the IELTS test visit www.ielts.org.

Level

Please note that applicants should be intermediate level (B1) or higher to benefit from this course. If you are unsure whether your general English level is high enough, please take the test on the Cambridge English Language Assessment website and email us with your results (your score and which Cambridge ESOL exam is recommended) at [email protected] We will then be able to advise you on whether the class is suitable for you.

Days and times

Monday and Wednesday 18:00-20:00

Course A: 14th September - 21st October 2015 (6 weeks)

Half-term break

Course B: 2nd November - 9th December 2015 (6 weeks)

Course fee

Course A: £216

Course B: £216

Course A & Course B combined: £432

Early bird discount: pay for Course A & Course B by 24th August and get 20% off: £346


Payment is due 10 days before the start of the course.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a course for international students who wish to take a degree or Higher National Diploma course in the United Kingdom.

The University of Worcester IFP provides intensive study of the English language (including business English), combined with an introduction to study skills, to chosen subject studies, and to British life and institutions. You will receive excellent support from our experienced tutors, both during and outside class sessions.There will also be plenty of opportunity to explore the cathedral city of Worcester and other places of interest in the UK.

Once you have successfully completed the IFP and passed the final exam you can:

enter the first year of a degree course at the University of Worcester - a pass in our IFP guarantees you a place on a University of Worcester undergraduate degree course, subject to departmental approval, at an agreed level of achievement;
apply for entry into the first year of a degree course at another university in the UK - this has to be done via UCAS, the central organisation that processes applications for entry to higher education in the UK;
apply for entry to university in your own or another country to continue your studies;
get a job and start your working life.

How long is the course?

The duration of the standard course is a full academic year, split into three blocks. Students may join at any of the three starting points (block 1, block 2 or block 3), provided that they have sufficiently high IELTS scores to qualify.

Start dates standard course

Block 1: 28th September 2015-11th December 2015

Christmas break: 14th December 2015-1st January 2016

Block 2: 1st February-6th May 2016

Easter break: 21st March-1st April 2016

Block 3: 9th May-29th July 2016

Alternatively, if you have a higher level of English, there is a 12-week fast-track programme. Fast-track courses run throughout the year. If you are interested in starting before summer 2016, please contact us.

Start date fast-track course - Summer 2016

Please contact us for information at [email protected]

Units

Standard full-year course

Block 1
IFPP 0100: The English Language Skills Unit
IFPP 0200: The Study Skills for Higher Education Unit

Block 2
IFPP 0300: The English for Academic Writing Unit
IFPP 0400: The English for Specific Purposes Unit
IFPP 0500: The Academic Listening and Reading Unit

Block 3
IFPP 0600: The Foundation Project Unit
IFPP 0700: The Introduction to British Life and Institutions Unit

Fast-track course

IFPP 0300: The English for Academic Writing Unit
IFPP 0400: The English for Specific Purposes Unit
IFPP 0500: The Academic Listening and Reading Unit
IFPP 0600: The Foundation Project Unit
IFPP 0700: The Introduction to British Life and Institutions Unit

Fees

Standard full-year course

EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students: £8,500

One block

EU students: £1,500
Non-EU students: £3,000

Fast-track course

EU students: £2,600
Non-EU students: £5,200

The final exam at the end of block 3 is included in the course fee. If you wish to take an examination at the end of block 1 or block 2, an examination fee of £155 applies.

*Fees as at December 2016 for the academic year 2016-17
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced
Training to teach English

What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language, so teaching English to people whose first language is not English.

Why do TEFL?

There are lots of reasons for you to consider developing your TEFL skills:

The training provides opportunity to really brush up on your knowledge of English, which will be useful whatever career you choose
TEFL training opens your eyes to other cultures, something which employers appreciate
There are TEFL job opportunities all over the world
Previous students and course participants have told us how much they enjoyed our modules and courses
What options do you have?

If you're a student...

Students at the University of Worcester can choose credit-bearing TEFL modules, some of which can lead to the award of a CELTA, a widely recognised TEFL certificate awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. For more information about LANG1001, LANG1011, LANG2001, LANG2011 and LANG3001, click on the relevant links in the menu on the left.
Students can also take the CELTA as a stand-alone course in the summer (fee applies).

Anyone who meets the entry requirements can apply for the one-month intensive public CELTA course, which runs in the summer.

Full-time 4-week CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course


CELTA is one of the most widely recognised initial qualifications for anyone interested in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) anywhere in the world. This course is suitable for both University students and members of the general public.

Increase your employment opportunities and see the world!

The CELTA certificate is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. It is recognised by thousands of employers and teaching organisations worldwide. With millions of people all over the world wanting to learn English, job opportunities are plentiful and diverse, from teaching young learners at summer schools in Spain to business executives in Japan.

The University of Worcester Language Centre offers an intensive 4-week CELTA course that can provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on practice to follow a rewarding career in TEFL, either in the UK or abroad.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

• Be aged 18+

• Have an education standard at least equivalent to that required for entry into higher education

• Be a native or near-native* speaker of English

*CEFR C2 or high C1 – Cambridge Advanced Exam grade A or B. Documentary evidence will be required.

Dates & fees

CELTA 16-S01: Monday 6th June-Friday 1st July 2016

CELTA 16-S02: Monday 4th July-Friday 29th July 2016

Fees: £1500 - includes £140 exam fee

The CELTA focuses on

Understanding the teaching and learning context
Language awareness and analysis
Planning and choosing resources for different teaching contexts
Developing teaching skills and professionalism, including through teaching practice
Group sizes are limited to 18 and sessions will normally take place from Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm, with breaks. You need to allow for independent study at weekends and in the evenings.

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. Your teaching practice, written assignments and portfolio will be assessed internally by the University of Worcester CELTA trainers and moderated externally by a Cambridge English Language Assessment approved assessor.

To get the CELTA certificate, you must pass both the teaching practice assignments and the written assignments. There are three passing grades: Pass 'A', Pass 'B' and Pass.

For more information about the course content and assessment see the CELTA syllabus.
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