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English for Academic Purposes [EAP] Courses

 

 

English for Marine Officers

This course is designed primarily for maritime students and seafarers. Emphasis is placed on the teaching of the four language skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing through a nautical-based medium.

Learners study specialized vocabulary and terminology needed in the field of maritime.

In addition, the course focuses on teaching the Standard Maritime Communication Phrases (SMCP) in compliance with IMO regulations.English for Marine Engineers This is a course that is designed for marine engineers. The linguistic content for the marine engineers follows a multi-syllabus approach that integrates the three language systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) with practice of the four language communication skills ( listening, speaking, reading and writing).

 Special emphasis is placed on introducing learners to marine engineering terms and collocations through processing authentic marine engineering texts.

English for Engineering

This course is specially designed to meet the needs of the professionals working in the engineering field.

 It offers the opportunity to study English with a focus on the technical terminology required in this particular field. The course concentrates on achieving an effective balance of linguistic skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) with the emphasis on clear, accurate oral communication in an engineering setting.English for the MilitaryIn today’s world, the demand and need for effective military communications in English is becoming increasingly important.

 Combining General and Military English

this course prepares Military personnel for efficient communication through the English language. The topics are drawn from authentic international military contexts, including NATO and the UN, offering a skills-based approach which ensures learners are quickly operational in the target language.

English for Aviation

 This course provides a useful combination of intensive General and Aviation English tuition. The intensive part places emphasis on General English language development. The specialized component concentrates on developing the participants’ Aviation English terminology, whilst also improving the receptive and productive language skills, using a range of topics within the context of aviation.English for BusinessThis highly communicative course aims at improving learners’ four language skills in business related contexts. Participants receive input on Business vocabulary and the use of the English language in a wide range of business related situations such as negotiations and business meetings. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and writing of business documents such as reports and memos. Reading skills are also enhanced through a variety of business related texts.

English for Hotels and Tourism

The course is topic-based, and focuses on key situations and issues that participants can encounter during their professional lives. It offers a range of tasks developed from authentic sources which present each topic in a variety of stimulating ways. Practice is given in all four skills with emphasis on vocabulary development. The course also incorporates practical and realistic ''Output'' tasks which allow participants to apply newly acquired language skills in work-related contexts.

 English for Marketing

The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the linguistic demands of marketing through focusing on technical vocabulary, specialized reading texts and marketing-related case studies. It is designed to develop oral and written communication skills to help participants interact in face-to-face professional meetings and presentations as well as write effective business correspondence. Emphasis is also placed on raising awareness to the importance of coping with cultural differences in the workplace.

English for Medicine

This course focuses on developing fluency and confidence in using English in medical contexts. It is designed to help participants develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English. It aims to give participants the opportunity to learn specialized vocabulary and expressions, activate passive vocabulary and learn the accurate pronunciation of medical terms, enabling them to carry out professional activities using the English language.

English for Secretarial Work

This course is designed to provide participants with the English language skills needed to perform in a variety of situations including dealing with clients, making arrangements by telephone, managing aspects of written communication and socializing. Upon completion of the course participants will have the tools to manage work situations more confidently, write meeting minutes and communicate better in face-to-face work situations

English for Lawyers

The course is designed for professionals, lawyers and law students who aim to improve their legal English skills. The course focuses on activating listening, speaking, reading and writing through cooperative task-based work. Participants have the opportunity to extend and activate their legal vocabulary and to increase fluency and confidence in using English in professional contexts.

 English for Nursing

This course focuses on developing specific language skills for training in the nursing field. It targets the development of active and passive vocabulary within the domains of medicine and nursing, and fosters speaking skills for effective personal interaction with lecturers, administrative staff and other nurses. In addition, the course aims at developing participants’ presentation skills and enabling to speak confidently to an audience.

English for Banking

 The course focuses on developing and improving communicative competence in the area of banking and finance. It provides extensive practice for participants in all aspects of banking, ranging from the language required to communicate in the business world up to more specific topics such as letter writing. In addition, it gives participants an extensive core of specialist vocabulary, used in clear, authentic contexts.

English for Academic Purposes [EAP] CoursesEnglish for Academic Listening

This course aims at enhancing learners’ listening skills required to understand aural English in an academic setting. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to identify and understand the main ideas and specific information in academic speech events (lectures, seminars, and one-to-one interaction), and take notes from academic lectures.

English for Academic Speaking

The course focuses on increasing learners'' confidence in the use of the English language by equipping them with the required skills to communicate orally in any academic setting. By the end of the course, students should be able to present information they have heard or read, express and support opinions and arguments as well as ask questions and interact with instructors and classmates.

English for Academic Reading

The focus in this course is on developing learners'' academic reading skills. The course emphasis is academic reading as a holistic, dynamic, interactive process. Learners'' reading skills are built up progressively, using texts covering a wide range of subjects. Participants are taught a variety of reading strategies they also receive regular practice in the skills of skimming, scanning, paraphrasing and summarizing.

English for Academic Writing

The course is designed for students who want to improve their academic writing skills and expand their academic vocabulary. It helps them understand the basic writing process and makes them aware of the elements which contribute to good academic writing. Students learn how to organize their essays and research papers, evaluate sources, paraphrase and summarize, acknowledge sources, create a list of works cited in the MLA format in addition to other styles.

Technical Report Writing

This course introduces learners to the basic principles of effective report writing. Throughout the course, they learn practical applications of report writing skills, as well as work collaboratively on assignments. Emphasis is put on evaluating and creating documents and PowerPoint presentations. In addition, participants learn paraphrasing, summarizing, quotations, citing references and compiling annotated bibliographies.

 Professional Development Courses Presentation, Communication & Negotiation Skills

CoursesCommunication SkillsCommunication skills are an essential element everyone must have as part of their standard tool set. In this course, through interactive workshops and role-playing activities, participants gain practical experience initiating and responding to various forms of communication. They learn to handle situations based on a flexible and self-confident approach as well as acquire the skills necessary to collaborate with others and foster cross-cultural communication.

Expression Orale (Communication in French)

This course is designed to enhance participants’ skills in expressing themselves, communicating successfully and giving oral presentations in French. Through focusing on interesting discussion topics, learners work on building their fluency. In addition, exposure to general and work related topics helps them develop listening strategies that increase rapid comprehension and practice skimming and scanning to improve their reading abilities. There is also constant reinforcement of new vocabulary to help learners with their oral communication.

Negotiation Skills

This course will enhance participants'' comprehension and knowledge of negotiation dynamics in bilateral and multilateral contexts. After reviewing the fundamental elements of negotiation as well as different strategies and tactics, the course examines how certain processes shape different outcomes, and how the human and intercultural dimension may influence negotiation dynamics. Through a series of interactive training sessions, participants will apply relevant techniques in role-play exercises and simulations.

Presentation Skills

The course aims at equipping participants with the required knowledge and skills to communicate orally in a professional setting. Using simple planning strategies learners get trained to construct and organize an effective message, keep the audience engaged throughout a presentation, and deal with any difficult questions that may arise. The course also helps participants develop the ability to manage public speaking anxiety and acquire dynamic delivery skills through using the right body language and visual aids.