UCL LANGUAGE CENTRE ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES COURSES 2010 ENTRY www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON) Welcome to UCL, one of the world’s leading universities, located in the heart of London. UCL profile Founded in 1826. Over 21,100 students, of whom some 8,500 are graduates. 52% female 48% male students. More than 7,300 students from countries outside the UK. 55 academic departments/units in 8 Faculties: • Arts and Humanities • Built Environment • Engineering Sciences • Laws • Life Sciences • Mathematical and Physical Sciences • Medicine • Social and Historical Sciences World-class English language qualifications accepted by UCL achieves consistently high rankings in external assessments UCL for degree entry and league tables, including being ranked fourth in the Times Higher Accepted Qualifications Education - QS World University Rankings 2009. • UCL EAP: UCL English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Qualifications • IELTS: International English Language Testing System Times Higher Education QS World University Rankings 2009 • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet based test shown here • TOEFL PBT and CBT also accepted. Rank Institutions Country A full list of qualifications accepted by UCL can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students 1 HARVARD University US STANDARD LEVEL: UCL EAP 2 University of CAMBRIDGE UK For most programmes in the Overall: 65% Faculties of: Sub Score Minimum: 60% 3 YALE University US • The Built Environment IELTS 4 UCL (University College London) UK • Engineering Sciences Overall: 6.5 5= IMPERIAL College London UK • Life Sciences Sub Score Minimum: 6.0 • Mathematics & Physical Sciences 5= University of OXFORD UK TOEFL IBT Overall: 92 7 University of CHICAGO US Subtests (reading & writing): 24/30 minimum Subtests (listening & speaking): 20/30 minimum 8 PRINCETON University US GOOD LEVEL: UCL EAP 9 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology US For most programmes in the Overall: 70% Faculties of: Sub Score Minimum: 60% 10 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology US • Arts and Humanities IELTS • Social and Historical Sciences Overall: 7.0 Sub Score Minimum: 6.0 Location TOEFL IBT A central London campus offers outstanding academic, professional Overall: 100 Subtests (reading & writing): 24/30 minimum and social benefits. Vibrant and exciting, London’s internationally Subtests (listening & speaking): 20/30 minimum renowned institutions, such as the British Library, are within walking ADVANCED LEVEL: UCL EAP distance of UCL. London inspires and UCL is at its heart. For programmes in the Faculty of: Overall: 75% Sub Score Minimum: 70% • Laws IELTS Overall: 7.5 Diversity Sub Score Minimum: 6.5 Our students are selected on the basis of their talent and potential. TOEFL IBT Over 30% of UCL students come from outside the UK and there Overall: 109 is a cosmopolitan, friendly and inclusive atmosphere throughout Subtests (reading & writing): 24/30 minimum Subtests (listening & speaking): 20/30 minimum the university. www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre UCL ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES COURSES (UCL EAP) Key facts UCL EAP student nationalities English for Academic Purposes (EAP) qualifications: 44 Nationalities represented (2008) • Satisfy UCL’s English language requirements for degree Europe programme entry (See the table opposite for a brief guide to Africa the requirements) East Asia • Satisfy the requirements of a number of other UK universities Central Asia and • Provide high-quality, intensive courses, taught by native South Caucasus South East Asia English speakers Middle East • Enable students to join UCL as university students with access Latin America to UCL facilities and Student Accommodation options • Focus on using speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a university environment UCL EAP students become familiar with the academic • Benefit European and International (non-European) students environment and conventions of the British Higher Education • Are taught through classes, seminars and lectures at UCL system by: • Provide an average of 20 classroom hours per week • listening to academic lectures • Include weekly individual tutorials (one-to-one sessions with a • taking effective notes ‘Personal Tutor’) • Include opportunities to attend UCL academic lectures given by • reading academic texts quickly and effectively leading UCL academics • expressing ideas clearly and accurately in academic writing • Include individual support and guidance on submitting • undertaking independent research degree applications • giving oral presentations • Include optional IELTS preparation classes • small group tuition – a maximum class • Include a social programme of events in London for all students. size of 14 students. UCL English for Academic Purposes Courses: an overview DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES Students aims Full course: 32 weeks Graduate Programme TERM ONE TERM TWO TERM THREE in UK (MA, MSc, LLM, PhD) 12 weeks 14 weeks 6 weeks Undergraduate Programme IELTS 4.5 IELTS 5.0 in UK (BA, BSc, LLB) TOEFL IBT 50 TOEFL IBT 61 TOEFL CBT 133 TOEFL CBT 173 Career PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH COURSES Students aims Extended Course 12 weeks 8 weeks 5 weeks Graduate Programme MINIMUM IELTS 4.5 IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5 IELTS 6.0 in UK ( MA, MSc, LLM, PhD) ENTRY TOEFL IBT 50 TOEFL IBT 61 TOEFL IBT 71 TOEFL IBT 80 LEVEL* TOEFL CBT 133 TOEFL CBT 173 TOEFL CBT 197 TOEFL CBT 213 Undergraduate Programme in UK (BA, BSc, LLB) *Applicants without an IELTS or TOEFL score can take the UCL Language Centre English Test www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES Course aims Entry Points Tuition Fees Minimum Entrance 2010, 2011 Entry Non EU / EU requirements* This is a preparatory course for international students who want to follow graduate or undergraduate programmes at UCL or at other UK Full Diploma £9,000 / £8,150 IELTS: 4.5 Terms 1, 2 & 3: 32 weeks universities. Some students may also wish to improve their English for (qualification taken) Start: 27th September 2010 TOEFL IBT: 50 professional purposes. Finish: 10th June 2011 Typically students on the Diploma will have a starting level of between Terms 1 & 2: 26 weeks £7,500 / £6,500 IELTS: 4.5 5.0 – 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent). (qualification not taken) Start: 27th September 2010 By the end of the course, students will have developed the academic Finish: 15th April 2011 TOEFL IBT: 50 and linguistic skills required to succeed on a UK degree programme Terms 2 & 3: 20 weeks £5,800 / £5,300 IELTS: 5.0 and be familiar with the academic culture and conventions of the UK (qualification taken) Higher Education system. Start: 10th January 2011 Finish: 10th June 2011 TOEFL IBT: 61 * Notes Course structure Entry will depend on an applicant’s existing level of English, academic history and final score needed. The full diploma course is offered over 32 weeks, and consists of A full list of English language qualifications acceptable for entry are available on the classes, lectures, seminars and tutorials making an average of 20 course web site. hours each week. Applicants without an IELTS or TOEFL score may take the Language Centre’s own English Language Test. Term 1 Covers academic English, integrating the 4 skill areas of writing, reading, listening and speaking, including building grammar, vocabulary, seminar and note-taking skills. Weekly lectures by leading UCL academics will include a variety of disciplines from architecture to zoology. Students’ progress is closely monitored through homework tasks and in-class tests. Term 2 Focuses on the development of independent research skills, academic writing skills for research essays and presentation skills. These are subject-related and allow students to focus on their academic discipline (E.g. Law, Engineering etc.). Core skills introduced in Term 1 continue to be built upon. Research work is closely guided and supported by weekly individual tutorials. Regular attendance at UCL departmental lectures provides an excellent opportunity to expand subject terminology and knowledge. Assessments: • Two formal course assessments in academic speaking skills Course assessment Term 3 Classes and seminars continue to build on core skill areas. Students will receive the diploma qualification based on the formal course Students will focus on an independent academic research project. assessments completed in Terms 2 and 3. See Course Structure. Formal assessments are taken towards the end of Term 3. Coursework Final examinations The qualification worth 40% of the final score: worth 60% of the final score: • a research essay • an unseen essay The UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes is recognised as • an oral presentation • listening and note-taking satisfying UCL’s English language proficiency requirement, and is also • a reading skills examination accepted by a number of other leading institutions in London and the UK. UCL EAP sample timetable Diploma students’ aims (2008) Morning 10.00 -13.00 Afternoon 14.00 -16.00 Monday Class: Academic English Tutorial (with personal tutor) • Writing Skills & Self Study Graduate Programmes at UCL and other leading UK universities: Tuesday Class: Academic English UCL Lunch Lecture: Academic Lecture & Self Study MA, MSc, LLM, PhD • Listening and Note-taking skills Hour Lectures • Speaking skills Oct - March Undergraduate programmes: BA, BSc, LLB Wednesday Class: Academic English UCL Union: Sports, Clubs and Societies activities • Writing Skills or Educational Advice: individual appointments Career or Conversation class & Self-Study Thursday Class: Academic English UCL Lunch Seminar: Skills development / subject groups Hour Lectures Class: Exams Skills and preparation Oct - March Friday Class: Academic English Self Study or • Reading Skills / Speaking UCL Language Centre Social Programme (visits to events and places of interests in London) or www.ucl.ac.uk/deap Educational Advice: individual appointments PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH COURSES Course aims Courses and dates Tuition Fees Minimum Entrance 2010 Entry requirements* These intensive English for Academic Purposes courses are designed The Extended Course £5,600 IELTS: 4.5 for international students who plan to enrol on a graduate degree Start: 19th April programme (MA, MSc, LLM, MPhil, PhD) at UCL or at another UK Finish: 3rd September TOEFL IBT: 50 university. 12-Week Course £2,800 IELTS: 5.0 Students will usually need to raise their level of English significantly in Start: 14th June Finish: 3rd September TOEFL IBT: 61 a short period of time due to the requirements of a conditional offer of a place on a Master’s or PhD programme. A smaller number of students 8-Week Course £2,000 IELTS: 5.5 Start: 12th July join the Pre-sessional holding an offer of a place on an undergraduate Finish: 9th September TOEFL IBT: 71 programme. 5-Week Course £1,500 IELTS: 6.0 Selecting the correct Pre-sessional Course Start: 2nd August Finish: 3rd September TOEFL IBT: 80 The length of course studied will depend on the student’s existing level of English and the final score needed. * Notes Entry will depend on an applicant’s existing level of English, academic history and Pre-sessional Course applicants should consider: final score needed. • The minimum entry requirement for the particular A full list of English language qualifications acceptable for entry are available on the course web site. Pre-sessional Course. Applicants without an IELTS or TOEFL score may take the Language Centre’s own • The time needed to reach the language level required for their English Language Test. future degree programme. The UCL Language Centre estimates that students should be able to improve their English language level by the equivalent of approximately Course structure 0.5 IELTS every 4 weeks of the course (together with a minimum of 10 Students will follow a mixture of classes, lectures and tutorials each hours additional self-study per week). week, totalling 20 hours. Subject option classes will provide the Examples of minimum length of study required: opportunity to work with other students who share similar academic interests. The timetable also includes a lecture programme given by • A student with an IELTS of 6.5 • A student with an IELTS of 6.0 leading UCL academics. who needs a final score of who needs a final score of IELTS 7.0 for entry onto IELTS 7.5 for entry onto their following degree their following degree programme could apply for the programme could apply for the Course assessment 5-week course, as a minimum. 12-week course, as a minimum. All examinations take place in the final week of the Pre-sessional Courses. Coursework Final examinations worth 40% of the final score: worth 60% of the final score: The Extended Pre-sessional Course (starting in April 2010) • a research essay • an unseen essay attracts students who need to make considerable • an oral presentation • listening and note-taking improvements to their English language level in order to • a reading skills examination progress to graduate study in the UK; these students will also benefit from individual guidance with applications to UK The qualification graduate programmes. This course includes a varied range The UCL Pre-sessional English qualification is recognised as satisfying of organised social events. UCL’s English language proficiency requirement, and is also accepted by a number of other leading universities and institutions in London and the UK. ◄ Sample timetable, Pre-Sessional students’ aims (2008) a guide to what to expect each week A general overview of both Diploma and Pre-sessional Graduate Programmes at UCL and other UK universities: courses weekly activities. MA, MSc, LLM, PhD Student timetables at Undergraduate programmes: enrolment may differ. An BA, BSc, LLB average of 20 hours of teaching per week. www.ucl.ac.uk/pre-sess APPLICATION AND ACCOMMODATION Applying for a place on a UCL English for Academic Purposes course Please apply as early as possible to secure your place on the course and in UCL accommodation. 1. Select the appropriate course for your English language level, academic aims and availability from the information provided in this brochure and on our website. 2. Complete the course application form available online and return it with any supporting documents needed by email or post, to the UCL Language Centre. Contact details are given below. 3. If we need to check your suitability for the course, we will send you UCL student accommodation an English Language Test, normally by email. A range of central London accommodation options are available for 4. Once your application has been assessed (and you have completed applicants holding an offer of a place on a UCL EAP course. and returned the test if necessary), we will contact you to confirm if Full details will be included in your UCL EAP course offer pack. we can offer you a place on the course and send you an offer pack. A guide to min/max weekly rents (2009-10 academic session) 5. Our offer pack includes information about how you can formally A B C D E F G H J A accept your offer and pay the C course fees, as well as how to apply UCL Halls of Residence UCL Student Houses P N AD RA CO (catered facilities) RO (self-catered) Primrose S LL for UCL accommodation if you are eligible. 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ET RO ET MB LAM Gardens W LA AD Elephant & O Victoria T Castle L A M B E T HB R IDG E Fax: W+44N (0)20 7679 8667 NE K E T R OA D Pre-sessional English Courses Email: email@example.com www.ucl.ac.uk/pre-sess www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre Accredited by the All UCL’s English language courses have BRITISH been accredited and are regularly inspected by the COUNCIL British Council.
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