1 - English for Academic Study
This is a specialist course designed to prepare you for the intellectual and linguistic demands of degree-level study in the USA.
The program can be studied over 1, 2 or 3 terms, depending on your language level when you start and your rate of progress. The course is highly intensive. Each term provides 280 hours of tuition. You will have an average of 25 to 28 hours of lessons each week, plus 12 – 15 hours of private study.
- Close, individual attention in small groups
- Regular tutorials so that tutors and the
- Director of Studies can provide individual guidance
- Frequent progress tests
- Regular reports (copies sent to parents or sponsors).
The course will enable you to:
- Become familiar with the US education system
- Become familiar with the style of language used in academic texts
- Increase your reading and writing speed
- Enlarge your vocabulary, especially in relation to academic subjects
- Learn to identify key facts and information from a wide range of texts
- Learn to organize and set out factual information clearly and coherently, orally and in writing
- Learn to identify and analyze the main argument in a text or presentation
- Learn to express ideas and opinions logically and confidently using appropriate language
- Learn to challenge the ideas of others and present contrasting views
- Write papers and other common research-based written assignments, develop small group projects and fine tune your presentation skills
On average, students progress by approximately 15 points on the TOEFL iBT range each term. Fast learners may progress at a quicker rate. If you proceed slower than the average rate, you can easily follow an additional term until you achieve the required level.
2 - Academic Study Skills
Learning aims of the academic study skills include:
- To ensure students are trained in the academic study skills, conventions and style required to participate successfully in post-graduate study in the USA
- To ensure students attain the level of language proficiency expected of participants in postgraduate courses
- To train students to express themselves effectively through the genres used in their own fields of study
- To develop the ability of student to deliver authoritative presentations and to contribute effectively in seminar discussions
- To help students assess and evaluate their own strengths, interests, and options so that they may make informed and autonomous decisions in their studies
- To enhance the confidence and capacity of non-native speakers to assert their own ideas in academic contexts
3 - Test Preparation: GRE, GMAT
Your English for Postgraduate Studies will also include Test Preparation in GRE or GMAT for the formal examinations you will need to be accepted on to a Masters degree course. You can also follow a separate TOEFL iBT Preparation Course.
4 - Profile Builder
The English for Postgraduate Studies also includes the benefits of the Kings Profile Builder program.
- Ensuring your application stands out
- Maximizing your Statement of Purpose
- Help with securing volunteer or community work experience
- Developing computer skills
- Improving personal time management
- Enhanced public speaking
- Developing your interview technique
- Acclimatization to American culture
- Maximizing the impact of your talent in sports, music or drama
5 - Premium University Placement Service
In addition, the course includes specialist help in choosing the right university.
For more information go to the Direct Placement service page.