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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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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“I came to PELS because my brother had studied at the school before. I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary. My teacher was excellent and he helped me a lot. I like Portsmouth a lot and I think it is a good city to live and study in.” Rayan, 17 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A1+ “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered...

Rayan, 17 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

 “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

"I arrived in the UK with no idea of English and with the only aim to learn it, so I joined PELS. Thanks to PELS, I met amazing people from different parts of the world. The PELS team helped me to improve my English to the point that I am now able to speak fluent English. I passed my IELTS...

Pol, 21 y.o. from Spain

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AlGhalya, 15 y.o. from Oman

“I came to PELS with my all family and it was really enjoyable and useful. My husband and two sons also studied at PELS. My English has improved by attending an intensive course. I think that to learn English , you need to be immersed in English life.” Wanda, 45 y.o from Italy, C1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional...

Wanda, 45 y.o. from Italy

“I wanted to speak English and I thought that Portsmouth English Language School could help me to do it. As I expected, the school was great and staff were very helpful. We visited lots of places in Portsmouth city and I enjoyed a lot. I think that I will go back to PELS next year. Thank you for everything.” Kristina, 15 y.o from...

Kristina, 15 y.o. from Belarus

“Portsmouth is a very beautiful city. I came here with a group of Tunisian students and we stayed in a residential accommodation where I met lots of students from many countries. I talked a lot in English both in class and with my new friends. I loved the Saturday excursion to London.” Zohra, 17 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Zohra, 17 y.o. from Tunisia

“The atmosphere at Portsmouth English Language School is very pleasant. My teacher Claire is very experienced. I like her because she always smiles and tries to help us in a different way. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly as well. If you come to PELS you will feel at home because it is similar to a...

Desiree, 24 y.o. from Italy

“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

“Coming to PELS was a good experience to meet new people from all over the world and to improve my English. It also helped me to socialize more and discover other lifestyles. Yes, it was a great experience.” Zaineb, 16 y.o. from Tunisia, A2

Zaineb, 16 y.o. from Tunisia

“I came to PELS because I won a scholarship and I wanted to improve my English. In class, we did games and a lot of very helpful activities. At PELS, there were people from around the world so it was easy to learn to communicate in English with everybody. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are so beautiful. I’ll...

Roberta, 22 y.o. from Italy

“I enrolled at PELS for professional reasons because English is very important for my job. I needed to improve my communication skills. The lessons were very challenging. However, my English is much better now than when I first started.” Guiseppe, 54 y.o from Italy, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever...

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