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  • University Foundation Course UK

University Foundation Course UK

The course can be taken over a 9 month (September entry: 12/9/2016) or 6 month (January entry) period and combines Academic English and IELTS preparation in the morning with subject study in the afternoon. Subject modules in the afternoon include Economics, Politics and Business Studies. We pride ourselves on our personal professional approach, ensuring students are fully prepared for UK university life. This year, SGI London celebrates 20 years of its highly successful University Foundation Course. Over this period we have built up excellent relationships with numerous universities who are happy to receive our Foundation course students (Partner Universities).

What you can expect from the course

  • Small groups (average 8 students)maximum personal attention  
  • Intensive Individual support: Individual Learning Plans and weekly tutorials
  • English language specialists: Over 50 years experience and expertise to ensure you succeed 
  • Experienced and exceptional academic team: All able to provide you with the support, guidance and knowledge you need 
  • Free and comprehensive University application assistance: expert advice and guidance to ensure you make the right choices 
  • Broad range of degree subjects can be followed after the course: including Business, Engineering, Politics, Economics, Law
  • Experience British University Life: visits to Universities to experience lectures and see facilities
  • Maths option available: great for students who need extra Maths for degrees such as Economics   

 

Click here for Course Programme details.

University Foundation Course | September Entry

This 9 month academic course gives students a foundation not only in English language and culture but also in the world of Business from a European perspective.

Key objective: 
To raise students knowledge of the English language and increase their familiarity of life in Britain.

Minimum Entry point:
IELTS 4.5 equivalent (Intermediate)

Our University students

Here are some of the British Universities our IELTS students have gone:

  • Oxford University
  • Roehampton University London
  • Kingston University
  • City University
  • The London Metropolitan University
  • Reading University
  • The University of Westminster
  • The University of Nottingham Trent
  • Saint Martins College of Art & Design
  • Middlesex University
  • Birkbeck College (University of London)
  • London College of Fashion
  • University College London
  • University of Manchester

 

Key Features

Group Size14
Lessons Per Week30 (1 lesson=45 min)
Duration9 months
LevelsIntermediate
Minimum age16
ProgressIndividual testing & guidance
Start dates12/09/2016

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MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9.15 - 10.459.15 - 10.459.15 - 10.459.15 - 10.459.15 - 10.45
Language Development
Grammar
For example: Tenses - Active & Passive
Language Development
Grammar
For example: Conditionals & Reported Speech
Language Development
Vocabulary
For example: Idioms, Collocations & Phrasal Verbs
Language Development
Grammar
For example: Adverbs, Adjectives & Countables, Quantifiers
Language Development
Grammar
For example: Articles & Prepositions
11.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.4511.15 - 12.45
Skills Work
Reading
Academic Texts - Scanning & Skimming
Skills Work
Writing
Essay Structure & Cohesion
Skills Work
Listening
Lectures, Presentations & Authentic TV / Radio broadcasts
Skills Work
IELTS
Exam Skills
Skills Work
IELTS
Exam Skills
13.30 - 15.0013.30 - 15.0013.30 - 15.0013.30 - 15.0013.30 - 15.00
IT Skills
Windows, MS Office word processing, spreadsheets, databases & presentations
Social English
Communication Skills, Discussions & Debates
Life in Britain
British Culture Trips with follow up Project Work
Speaking
Seminar Preparation & Familiarisation
Guided Self Study
Resource Centre
15.30 - 17.0015.30 - 17.0015.30 - 17.0015.30 - 17.0015.30 - 17.00
Self Study
Resource Centre
Self Study
Resource Centre
Self Study
Resource Centre
Self Study
Resource Centre
Self Study
Resource Centre
University Foundation Course | January Entry

This 6 month academic course gives students a foundation not only in English language and culture but also in the world of Business from a European perspective.

Key objective:
To prepare students for a British University and give them the necessary skills to succeed.

Minimum Entry point: 
IELTS 5.0 equivalent (Upper Intermediate). Students at this level are not required to take Term 1.

Key Features

Group Size14
Lessons Per Week30 (1 lesson=45 min)
Duration6 months
LevelsUpper Intermediate
Minimum age16
ProgressIndividual testing & guidance
Start dates03/01/2017 (Enrolments until end of January. Please contact us for more information.)

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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

9.15-10.45

Language Development 

IELTS Preparation

Reading about environmental issues

True/ False/ Not Given style questions

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Environmental and ecology vocabulary development 

IELTS Preparation

Writing Task 2:
Developing an argument through supporting ideas.

IELTS Preparation

Improving writing and reading by looking at suffixed and prefixes. Exam Preparation

IELTS Preparation

Revision Test

IELTS Preparation

Speaking development:
Language of agreeing and disagreeing

11.15-12.45

Language Development

IELTS Preparation

Writing Task 1

Language of rising and falling trends 

IELTS Preparation

Structure of formal academic style sentences 


 

IELTS Preparation

Focusing on sign posting within lectures.

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Note-taking style gap fill questions

IELTS Preparation

Revision Test

IELTS Preparation

Speaking:

Expanding on basic topics in part one of the exam. 

13.30-15.00

Business Studies Module Week 3

Introduction to Product Life CycleMarket research AnalysisHow to do a presentation!Researching a product in students’ own interest of Study in groups.Deliver a group presentation based on research findings 

15.00-16.00

Self-study and Research

Self-study and Research

Self-study and Research

Self-study and Research

Self-study and Research

  • Small groups (average 8 students): maximum personal attention  
  • Intensive Individual support: Individual Learning Plans and weekly tutorials
  • English language specialists: 50 years experience and expertise to get the right IELTS score
  • Experienced and exceptional academic team: many are Oxford and Cambridge graduates
  • Free and comprehensive University application assistance: helping students make the right choices 
  • Broad range of degree subjects can be followed after the course : including Business, Engineering, Politics, Economics, Law

We guarantee that by the time students have successfully finished their UFC at SGI London they will be confident with their English and have the necessary skills to succeed at a British University.

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Who is this course for?

  • To gain access to a British University
  • To achieve an IELTS exam score for University access
  • To improve students' academic study skills to succeed at University
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Social Programme

Social Programme

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