Features of English for academic purposes
English for academic purposes is course we designed to meet the needs of the students who would like to pursue college or university education. To enrich the course, its supplemented by offline learning materials. The course has all the features associated with acquiring a new language. To be admitted to this program, a student must have at least basic skills in reading and writing in English. Students are expected to spend 3-4 hours per day learning English.
Speaking and Listening
English speaking and listening is important for a student to succeed in a Canadian college or university. We have included English speaking and listening for academic purposes. Speaking refers to the art of expressing oneself to others in English.It is emphasized in this course .
In Canada and USA students carry out projects individually or in a group. Before students make an oral presentation of group projects members discuss among themselves. Every student needs to be able to speak fluently so that others can understand the oral presentations. In English for academic purposes you will practice speaking and listening every day to prepare you for post-secondary or secondary education.
listening involves paying attention to what someone such as your professor or instructor is saying in order to understand. It may also involve paying attention to sound from something such as a radio or television in order to hear and understand what is being said. It’s possible to listen without comprehension. Proper listening habits require comprehension.
We focus on grammar and development of correct sentence structure right from the day you register for this course. In English for academic purposes, students learn to create simple sentences, as well as correct complex sentences. They learn the different types of sentences in various types of writing and the correct word order. Correct grammar is essential in writing essays, speaking, reading and comprehension. Students will do many practice questions in order to improve their grammar skills.
In English for academic purposes students will develop strong writing skills. We have included lessons in writing book summaries, short narratives, descriptions, discussions, personal letters, business letters and resumes. With English for academic purposes you will have a foundation to further your education.
In college or university you will be expected to read material of varying complexity. English for academic purposes includes reading comprehension to enable students to learn how to read carefully to meet this requirement. You will practice reading several class-textbooks as well as short passages in order to improve your skills
Those who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate and a transcript showing all the grades obtained during the course. This course will typically be completed in 9-12 months if you commit 3-4 hours a day or 6 months if you do it full time. We do not recommend that you take less than 6 months as you will not be able to master all the concepts covered unless you already have advanced skills.