SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

English for Academic Study

Essay writing is a central element of assessment both in IFCELS and in UK universities. This compulsory language unit focuses on the vocabulary, language structures, principles of essay structure and writing styles required in optional academic units. It also encourages students to develop the language and study skills needed for successful participation on a degree course:

  • listening to lectures
  • reading academic texts
  • essay writing
  • taking part in seminars
  • separate pronunciation classes final Academic English exam preparation classes

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