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Welcome to the English Language Unit
The English Language Unit, located in CBB0.039 of the Chancellor's Building, is the point of contact for all Keele international students seeking group or individual, as-needed language guidance and assistance in connection with their academic work.
English Language Unit modules are available as electives to undergraduate students and as credit-bearing modules for postgraduate students. The ELU also provides core modules for students on the Humanities and Social Science Foundation Year, a teacher training course leading to the Trinity College London CertTESOL and, in conjunction with Keele International, short on-site language and culture programmes for overseas partner universities.
For undergraduates the ELU offers modules in English for Academic Purposes, Academic English for Business and Cultural Studies.
English for Academic Purposes
Academic English for Business open to students at KMS
British Cultural Studies
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Classes are available for all postgraduate international students in Academic English, Pronunciation and Research Writing
This module focuses on the specific English postgraduate students will require -English for Academic Purposes- and the study skills leading to success on their programme of study.
For those who have either completed Academic English for Postgraduate Students 1 or have demonstrated strong basic skills, this module further develops the specific vocabulary, writing, critical reading, oral communication and study skills needed for success with academic assignments.
Targeting troublesome areas of English pronunciation, this module provides guided practice on sound production, word and sentence stress, intonation and fluency improvement as students work on developing clearer and more 'natural-sounding' English.
Designed for those with demonstrated good oral communication skills and for those who have progressed from Pronunication and Fluency 1, this module continues to work through problematic areas of English pronunciation and intonation at the sound, word and sentence level.
Designed with the specific needs of the international postgraduate researcher (PGR) in mind, the focus here is on working with and producing the specific types of texts and communication activities essential to research. Students will share work in progress for feedback and guidance, in the spirit of an academic community. Small class size ensures maximum attention to the concerns and needs of individual researchers.
The ELU offers classes leading to the Trinity College London CertTESOL qualification. There are 4 modules which students can take as elective modules over 2-years. If taken as undergraduate electives there is no charge for tuition just the £150 Trinity College moderation fee to pay. As additional modules there is a charge of £400 per module plus the £150 moderation fee.
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Foundation Year Classes
The English Language Unit provides core modules for students on the Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation Year programmes to guide these students in developing the writing and academic skills they will need for success on their chosen principal courses. Topics covered include academic writing and research skills, seminar discussion strategies and oral presentation skills.
Intro to Writing for Humanities and Social Sciences Students ENL 00011
Seminar Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences Students ENL 00012
Oral Communication Skills for Academic Study ENL-90007
Language Development for Academic Study ENL-90008
Academic Skill Development for International Students ENL-00061
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A One-to-One tutorial can be booked for individual help or guidance with any English Language query related to your academic studies, for example essay writing, referencing and citation, grammar, pronunciation, presentation skills, reading strategies, exam preparation, self-study, etc. 30-min One-to-One sessions are available to all Keele international students throughout the year.
Schedules are published monthly.