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      English for Academic Purposes and Professional English as a Foreign Language

      English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

      On our EAP programme, which is provided to all Year One students and students on our Pre-master’s Programme, students study in small classes of 16 and develop the English language skills that are required to engage with university study successfully in an English speaking environment.

      The classes focus on aspects of language such as grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation in an academic context, and the specific language uses needed for university study. These include academic writing, reading and research, listening and note-taking, and seminar and discussion skills. Below are details of each of these key aspects of EAP for Year 1 undergraduate students at SBC. 

      Click here to view more details about Year 1 EAP.

      Professional English as a Foreign Language (PEFL)

      Students studying in Year 3 of SBC’s bachelor’s degree in Events Management also have the opportunity to study Professional English as a Foreign Language. This is a credit bearing module in the Events Management degree and involves both the study of English use in the events industry and language support for their other Events Management modules.

      The module provides students who are not native speakers but have a level of English language skills sufficiently advanced for them to have been accepted onto a University course with the opportunity to improve further their fluency and accuracy in that language. Its primary focus is on business-oriented and other profession-related material that will complement work done in the main area of study and that will be of use in and beyond an academic context. The aim of tutorials will be to build on your understanding and awareness of the language, its syntax and grammatical structures. The module contributes to the attainment of skills appropriate to the Advanced level of the Languages Ladder, that is part of the National Languages Strategy and that map across to the Common European Framework for Languages.

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