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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Exam Preparations / English for Academic Purposes and IELTS

English for Academic Purposes + IELTS


Minimum enrolment age: 16*     Levels: A2-C2    Maximum class size: 12    Start dates: Every Monday 


Our English for academic purposes course is designed for those who are preparing to study at a UK university. The curriculum is aimed at developing all the key skills you will need to succeed in your university life.  It is offered as a separate full-time programme (25 hours per week) and the duration depends on your entry English level. 

  • 4 weeks – If you already have an unconditional offer from the University and need to brush up your academic skills
  • 8 weeks – if you need to improve the level of your English by 0.5 IELTS band
  • 12 weeks - if you need to improve the level of your English by 1.0 IELTS band

The course is designed with the University requirements in mind and it focuses on all the language and academic skills you will need to succeed at your University course. The topics will include academic writing style, note taking, independent study skills, and an introduction to the local academic culture. During the course you will be taking practice exams. You will also have regular academic counselling from your teachers and, if required, help with university or college applications.

English for Academic Purposes Course content:

  • Listening skills – extensive listening, active listening and note-taking to help you prepare for lectures and seminars
  • Reading skills – skimming and scanning, finding information quickly in texts, paraphrasing and summarising
  • Writing skills – essay planning and generating ideas, paragraph structure and linking ideas, presenting an argument and essay writing
  • Speaking skills – presentations, participating in and leading discussions or seminars, debating and expressing opinions
  • Study skills - essay writing, independent learning and research, critical analysis and thinking, advanced reading and presentation skills.


* 16 and 17 year old students will be accepted on the course with parental consent. 

 

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Testimonials

 “I came to PELS to improve my English and I can now talk in English more easily. Asa is the best teacher. I like my host family. The City of Portsmouth is very nice and I want to come back.” Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece, A2

Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece

“My experience at PELS was positive and good value for money. I enjoyed my lessons a lot. Marc is a very professional teacher, he is apt to teach high classes such as advanced and proficiency with adult students. My expectation has been satisfied in terms of attending an excellent advanced general English course and having had the opportunity to meet...

Giovanni, 48 y.o. from Italy

“I did learn a lot with the lessons and I am really happy of the courses. The teachers are very good, each of them has own way to teach. I haven’t been disappointed. Thanks to the teachers and the staff. I’ve learned a lot. Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium, C1

Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium

“At PELS, the teachers are excellent and they are really helpful and friendly. I like my classmates who are from so many different nationalities. When I arrived, I was a complete beginner. 6 months later, my English has really improved.” Ilyes, 24 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Ilyes, 24 y.o. from Tunisia

“Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the trips organised by the school. I would highly recommend PELS to everyone who wants to study English in the UK” Erme, 23 y.o from Turkey “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest...

Erme, 23 y.o. from Turkey

“I first studied at PELS 2 years ago and decided to come back this year. My English has improved. The teachers were very supportive and now I can now speak in front of people. My host family was very- very- great.” Turki, 19 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the...

Turki, 19 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS because I wanted to speak more in English. I joined afternoon activities and they were very good. I met some new friends from Spain, Bulgaria, Italy and Oman. I think I can speak more fluently now. It is really great to study at PELS.” Clarice, 15 y.o from Hong Kong, B2 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by...

Clarice, 15 y.o. from Hong Kong

“I came to PELS because I needed to improve my English in order to get a high score in the IELTS exam. I met lovely people from different countries who helped me to practise my speaking skills. I found the lessons very useful for the IELTS exam preparation. I learnt a lot about the exam structures and strategies to improve...

Cristina, 34 y.o. from Spain

“I came to PELS to study English. People are polite and the lessons are good. Everything is nice and good. I wish to come back next year.” Shatha, 16 y.o from Saudi Arabia,   

Shatha, 16 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS because a friend told me she had been here to learn English. At the beginning I didn't speak English very well but thanks to PELS I really improved it and now I can speak it better. I loved Portsmouth and Southsea. Being an Aupair I stayed in host family in Southsea and I looked after two...

Andrea, 24 y.o. from Spain

“I had very useful lessons. The teachers try to push you to the next level.I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school which helped me to improve my English language at the same time.” Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait, B2/C1

Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait

“I came to PELS to improve my English but also to prepare for the IELTS examination. I am really happy because I learnt a lot of new vocabulary and about the British culture.  The host family was brilliant and I had lots of discussions with them. I liked Portsmouth even if the city is small. I made great friends from...

Islem, 19 y.o. from Algeria