Academic English

General Infromation About Academic English:

This course is intended for those with at least a lower intermediate level of English (minimum 500 TOEFL or 5.0 IELTS).  Its aim is to prepare students to meet the academic and cultural requirements of an English-speaking university.  The focus is equally divided among the four major skill areas, which are integrated through work on field-related tasks.  It is expected that by the end of the course, participants will have a firm grasp of the standards expected of them at an overseas university.  They should then be ready to attend the PROFESSIONAL TRAINING GROUP’s TOEFL or IELTS preparation course.

Course Outline:

Topics Include:

  • Education
  • The environment
  • Health and medicine
  • Technology
  • Economics

Objectives Include:

  • Describing data and statistics, describing a process
  • Comparing and contrasting differing points of view
  • Making notes from lectures and articles
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion and recognizing degrees of certainty
  • Summarizing and synthesizing information from several sources 

Tasks Include:

  • Giving a 15-minute presentation, followed by a 5-page write-up, on a graph, table, or chart
  • Giving a 15-minute presentation, followed by a 5-page write-up, on a field-related problem and its possible solutions
  • Reviewing a book or journal article
  • Conducting a survey and reporting the findings

Enroll Online:

Before starting the course applicants must take diagnostic test, which identifies their level of English Language and gives us ability to select optimal program for you. 

You can enroll and take the test online here:



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