Improve your language skill and confidence to use English in academic settings."
UKVI approved IELTS test with English Language skills of at least IELTS 4.0 overall and with a minimum of 4.0 in each component.
Entry requirements: UKVI approved IELTS test with English Language skills of at least IELTS 4.0 overall and with a minimum of 4.0 in each component.
Applications and contact:
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 5235Email: CELCA_programmes@aston.ac.uk
Our Year Abroad Programme offers nine months of academic English language studies for university undergraduates who have completed at least the first year of their degree. The students take 120 academic credits for their studies at Aston University which can count toward their degree at their home university.
The aim of the programme is to improve levels of English Language skills and the confidence to use English in academic settings. Students have the opportunity to create a programme that reflects their own particular interests through elective modules that explore cultural aspects of life in the UK as well as developing vocational skills. After graduation, some students may choose to take up places in English-speaking universities around the world.
For more information about the modules in each stage of the programme, click the module titles below.
Induction Programme: April to MayCore module, 10 credits
This 10 credit module contributes to the overall purposes of the Developing Skills in Academic English (Kansai) programme, to support development of language skills and to encourage the use of such skills creatively and with increasing confidence, in ways that take risks linguistically. Over the period of the programme, from April to December, students are expected to make periodic diary entries, recording those activities and experiences which they think to be of importance in their life at Aston and in an English-speaking world. Latterly, they are expected to use some part of these entries to write reflectively about those parts of their lives at Aston that were of most use in developing their language and other abilities. The diary entries can be in any form appropriate to the task; the reflective elements should follow the traditions of academic writing in the UK.
Pre-sessional Programme: May to SeptemberCore modules totalling 50 credits
Academic Term 1: September to JanuaryOptional modules totalling 60 credits, such as:
Modules are delivered by CELCA's team of qualified, experienced and dedicated staff. We use a variety of innovative and engaging teaching methods, which include lectures. seminars, tutorials and interactive workshops as well as private and small-group work. Students also have opportunities to meet other students informally, play games, make occasional visits and celebrate significant festivals.
Click here for a list of useful online resources that can help to develop your English language skills.
Assessment is carried out through course work, assignments, formal oral presentations and written examinations and feedback is provided continuously throughout the programme. Students may choose to take optional proficiency tests, such as IELTS exam, for an additional fee.