Presessional Academic English Course 10 weeks (Summer B) LANGCTR5012

  • Academic Session: 2013-14
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

A five week intensive course which forms the first part of Presessional Academic English Syllabus 3 and aims to build a firm foundation in language and study skills to prepare students for academic study.


This is an intensive course. Students are in class for 20 hours per week at times between 9.30 and 3.30

Requirements of Entry

A minimum starting level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with a 6.0 in Writing


The final overall grade is based on the teachers' continuous assessment of performance on all four skill areas (25% each) as evidenced by performance in class tests (40%) and other coursework (60%) detailed below
Reading: test 10%, course work 15%
Listening: test 10%, course work 15%
Speaking: test (oral presentation) 10%, course work (group) 15%
Writing: portfolio of 5 assignments (25%)