ECS Scotland, Edinburgh: Are you searching for a quality Academic English course in Edinburgh? Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, ECS Scotland is a family run, British Council accredited English language school. We provide Academic English courses every summer for students who would like to improve their English language skills before they begin their studies at an English-speaking university. If you are preparing for the Academic IELTS exam, this course is also ideal for you!
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Academic English Course:
Suitable for students from intermediate to advanced level (B1 – C1), this course provides an excellent opportunity to develop your English language skills in an academic context before you start a pre-sessional course at university.
Held in 4-week blocks, this course consists of 15 hours per week of contact classes and 7 hours per week of guided self-study in the form of writings, readings, and presentation preparation.
The Academic English course can also be combined with a General English or IELTS exam preparation course in the afternoons. You can also join one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest, which provides 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice.
In this course, you will:
- Learn to pick out key points in lectures and talks
- Refine reading skills
- Give presentations and work on pronunciation
- Work on grammatical accuracy
- Practise note taking and summarising text
- Develop reference and citation skills in English
- Expand vocabulary in an academic context
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