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.
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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 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.
Induction Programme: April to May Core modules totalling 10 credits
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. The diary elements should comprise at least ten discrete, dated entries each of around 200 words; the reflective element should comprise some 1000 words, excluding quotations.
Assessment is by means of a reflective diary (or blog) submitted at the end of the Programme, in December.
10-credit assessment: Individual research report in either Teaching Period. 1500 words (100%)
10-credit assessment: Two-hour reading and writing tests in each period (50%).Individual speaking and listening tests in each period (50%).
10-credit assessment: Case-study task in Teaching Period 1 (100%).
10-credit assessment: Group academic presentation at the end of the Teaching Period - (100%)
10-credit assessment: 1000 word essay at end of Teaching Period 1 (100%).
10-credit assessment: Working in groups, students will prepare a proposal for a 4-page newspaper and present their work in the form of a storyboard, which will include text and images. (100%)
10-credit assessment: 1000 word essay at the end of Teaching Period 1 (100%).
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.
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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.