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General EnglishIELTS Preparation CourseEnglish for Professionals

General English

“We don’t only talk about the weather!”

This is a General English course aimed at learners between B1-C1 levels.

By taking this course you will:

·       Build vocabulary using a variety of methods

·       Improve confidence in speaking

·       Practise social English on a range of topics

·       Revise rules of grammar

During this course you will develop the skills you need to interact with others in English, including asking for and providing information, exchanging opinions and developing social skills.

Come and develop your General English skills and become a confident communicator.

Course dates: Thursdays 19.00-21.00 from 10th October 2019

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IELTS Preparation Course

The University of Southampton Lifelong Learning Programme is pleased to announce the launch of a new course to help you prepare for your IELTS exam.

Course Description

This course provides you with the opportunity to prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination by analysing and practising the IELTS skills papers. During the course you will be given advice, guidance and practice for all four skills – Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. At the end of the course you will be offered test practice under exam conditions for which you will receive individual feedback from experienced tutors.

The course runs prior to IELTS examination dates here at the University of Southampton. It is suitable for people who want to take the IELTS for professional, immigration or general interest purposes. To take the course you should have at least an intermediate level of English. This course is not suitable for beginners or elementary level users of English.

This course is offered as either an intensive course taught over 3 consecutive Saturdays prior to an IELTS examination, or as a weekly course taught over a period of 6 weeks. Both courses offer 15 hours of tuition.

Pre-requisites: Please note that to qualify for this course you will need an intermediate (B1) level of English.

Course materials: All course materials will be provided by the course tutor.

Further details:

Forthcoming course dates:

IELTS Preparation Weekly courses:

Course dates: Tuesday 15th October 2019 - Tuesday 12th November 2019

Time: 6.30 – 9.00 pm

Test dates: Saturday 16th November 2019 or Saturday 7th December 2019

IELTS Preparation Intensive weekend courses:

Saturday 01/02/2020 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 08/02/2020 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 15/02/2020 10.00 – 16.00

Test dates: Saturday 22nd February 2020 or Saturday 14th March 2020

Saturday 25/04/2020 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 02/05/2020 10.00 – 16.00

Saturday 09/05/2020 10.00 – 16.00

Test dates: Saturday 16th May 2020 or Saturday 13th June 2020

English for Professionals

This course is aimed at learners wishing to develop the language skills they need in their working lives in the UK.

By taking this course you will have the opportunity to:

·      Build vocabulary using a variety of methods

·      Revise grammar in context

·      Develop the skills of interaction and negotiation

·      Improve confidence in speaking by performing authentic tasks and giving presentations

(B2-C2 level)

Course dates: Mondays 19.00 – 21.00 from 7th October 2019.

To book:

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