ACADEMIC ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Academic English forms the educational foundation for any international student who wishes to study at a British university. The minimum requirement to study at a British university is 6.5 in the IELTS exam (International English Language Testing System). The most prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, the London School of Economics and University College, London often ask for 7.0/7.5. But it is not just a case of fulfilling universities’ entrance requirements. Taking the IELTS qualification or a similar English qualification will enhance the four key language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. During the course, you will learn how to organise and manage your time and build the core academic skills you will need to study effectively at university. Regardless of what course you are studying, discursive essay writing, argument analysis, note-taking and public- speaking are vital skills you will need not just at university but also in your future career.