University Foundation Course (UFC)
The AUL offers a University Foundation Course (UFC) for those students who wish to enter university. As an international student you will be required to have a good level of English before you start yPROGRAMS (minimum score: TOEFL 500; IELTS 5.5), so the AUL offers a course specially designed to raise your English language competence to operational level.
Language competence to operational level. It provides a comprehensive preparation for the student whose English language abilities need to be improved before commencement of the degree program.
The focus of this course both in its content and methodology is the type of language and study skills that will be useful for students who wish to pursue a course of academic study either at degree or at postgraduate level. Essential components of this course include grammar and structural features of the language, principles of written English in a range of formal/informal contexts, effective listening techniques, oral presentation skills and practice, punctuation, summarizing, advanced reading skills and idiomatic English. In addition, students will be given the sort of practical help in the form of study skills and cultural awareness which will enable them to face any academic challenge with confidence. The ability to communicate and the maximization of personal effectiveness are the goals of this course. Basic computer skills and an introduction to essential word-processing with free access to the AUL Computer Centre also form an integral part of the UFC. The small group teaching and interactive nature of the language classes provide a uniquely supportive and participative learning environment.
Teaching methods are varied and include tutorials, workshops, guided reading, study visits and private study.
Successful students will be awarded the AUL Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and will automatically be accepted onto the degree course of their choice.
Students will also be given the opportunity to enter for IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
This is a thorough-going examination which tests the whole range of core skills in
English and has established itself as the main English Language test for entrance to University both in Britain and abroad.
The course will be taught over 2 semesters.