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Short Courses


This General English course is for individuals with a basic knowledge of English Language and would be most suitable for those with a minimum IELTS score of 3.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Classes take place from 9.00am to 11am, 1pm to 3pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 11am, 12pm to 1pm on Fridays. The course costs approximately £300 per week and full fees or sponsorship will need to be provided before classes begin.

 Start DateEnd Date  WeeksFees 
 25th October 2017  22nd December 2017  7  £2125

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To express interest and for more information please email us.

Brunel Language Centre’s Summer English course provides the opportunity to explore a range of English Language topics and skills over the relatively short period of 2 or 4 weeks. During morning sessions students will cover practical subjects, such as English for Business and British Culture. Afternoon classes will focus on essential General and Social English. Participants will be trained in skills to help maximise their English language progress on a short course.

Accredited by the British Council and listed by the English Language Gazette as a Centre of Excellence, Brunel Language Centre offers high-quality teaching, access to the state-of-the-art university campus and a friendly supportive learning environment.

On-campus en-suite accommodation is available.

Course Content

Click here to view a provisional timetable.

This summer English course is aimed at professionals who would like to improve their English in a variety of contexts:

General English

The primary aims of the General English module are to develop participants’ knowledge of key grammatical structures, and their ability to use them increasingly effectively for the purposes of everyday communication; and to develop their knowledge of high frequency general vocabulary, including a range of everyday functional phrases, lexical sets, and collocations. The course provides relevant practice of the four skills, with the main emphasis on listening and speaking.

Everyday and Social English

The primary aims of this module are to improve participants’ ability and confidence in using natural, idiomatic English in a range of common, everyday situations. Content includes telephone language, useful business expressions, the language of requests, polite intonation and register and common idiomatic expressions.

Topical Discussion

The primary aims of this module are to improve participants ability to talk on a range of topics with a high level of fluency while developing a range of sub-skills, including describing & narrating; persuading; expressing and eliciting opinion; justifying; requesting information; presenting facts and arguments.

English for Business

This module aims to increase participants’ professional effectiveness while enhancing their command of English for professional purposes. 

British Culture

This module aims to introduce important aspects of modern British culture which reflect core values of British life and society.  Comparisons with participants’ cultures will be drawn in order to gain a fuller understanding of cross-cultural interaction, the role of culture in everyday life and its impact on use of language.

 

Participants will also have the opportunity to join our social programme, which includes weekly sporting and social activities and regular trips throughout the UK (e.g. Windsor Castle, Cambridge). Find out more here.

Maximum class size: 16

Minimum age: Adults only

Course assessment: Participants who complete the course will receive an end-of-course certificate.

Course Dates and Fees

 

This course is not currently available in the academic year 2017/8. 

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Click here to submit an application

 To express interest and for more information please email languagecentre@brunel.ac.uk.

This two-week programme offers University and Secondary School teachers of English the opportunity to improve and enhance their skills. Our seasoned tutors will explore the best methods and strategies to deliver effective and engaging English Language classes, with the aim of maximising student progress.

Accredited by the British Council and listed by the English Language Gazette as a Centre of Excellence, Brunel Language Centre offers high-quality teaching, access to the state-of-the-art university campus and a friendly supportive learning environment.

On-campus en-suite accommodation is available.

Course Dates & Fees

This course is not currently available in 2017. Please contact languagecentre@brunel.ac.uk for the latest information. 

Maximum class size: 16

Minimum age: Adults only

Course assessment: Participants who complete the course will receive an end-of-course certificate

Course Content

Click here to view a provisional timetable.

This teacher training course is aimed at teachers of English at secondary and tertiary level and gives insight into current methodology in the UK.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • evaluate current coursebooks;
  • to gain a better understanding of the factors influencing fluency and accuracy;
  • to gain a better understanding of barriers to learning;
  • to explore a range of techniques to enhance learning;
  • to reflect on and improve one’s own teaching practice;
  • to explore the use of current technologies in the classroom;
  • to consider principles of test writing;
  • to enhance error correction.

Participants will also have the opportunity to join our social programme, which includes weekly sporting and social activities and regular trips throughout the UK (e.g. Windsor Castle, Cambridge). Click here to view a sample social calendar.

Apply

This course is not currently available in the academic year 2017/8. 

To express interest and for more information please email us.

 

At Brunel Language Centre, we offer bespoke group courses for businesses and organisations. We have created tailor-made programmes for groups from a wide-range of countries including China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Oman and France.

Our clients include academic staff and students from international partner universities, as well as from private companies and government organisations.

A tailor made programme designed for you

We can work closely with your organisation to design a programme that suits your specific needs. This can include general English, as well English for business or academic English.

As part of your programme we can also provide:

  • On-campus accommodation (Subject to availability at certain times of the year)
  • A range of social activities both on and off campus.
  • Visits to popular attractions so you can immerse yourself in British culture and life in the UK.
  • Subject specific classes
  • Testing and certificates

Our further information please see our brochure

If you would like to enquire about a short course at Brunel, please email us or submit an enquiry here. We will then discuss a quote and arrange a timetable to suit your needs. Please note we only provide short courses for groups age 18+.

Please note that unfortunately no bespoke courses will be offered in the 2017/8 academic year.