International English Centre
Free English Language Courses 2012
ndththth2 July – 20 July 2012, and 6 August – 24 August 2012
Students are invited to join a 3-week intensive English language programme in Summer 2012. The language classes take place in the mornings, from Monday to Friday. You are also invited to join a social programme for a small charge. Those who complete the language programme will receive an Aberystwyth University Certificate of Attendance. The language course is free. We
only ask that students attend their language classes regularly and participate in the lesson activities.
Students’ language skills are tested and they are placed in the appropriate class according to their level. There are 3 different levels: pre-intermediate, intermediate and upper-intermediate. The classes will comprise no more than 15 students. There will be up to four hours of input each day running between 09.00 and 14.00, with a guaranteed minimum number of 15 hours per week.
Most of the lessons will be delivered by trainee teachers who are studying for the Trinity
Certificate in TESOL and the Aberystwyth University Certificate in TESOL.
The trainees’ lessons are supervised and assessed by experienced trainers of English teachers.
The trainees tend to be well-presented, extremely conscientious in designing and delivering their classes and have a professional attitude towards their teaching responsibilities. Students will have classes with a number of different trainee teachers. Occasionally, experienced teachers and the teacher trainers may give classes.
Trainees prepare their lessons with guidance and advice from experienced teacher training staff. The trainees tend to be thorough and thoughtful in preparing their lessons. The lesson materials are very often self-developed and tailored to the needs of the class profiles. There is a high instance of authentic materials used in the classes. Self-developed and adapted materials are usually very well presented.
The short syllabus is largely needs-driven and will include language input and tasks that are suitable to the needs of each class profile. The syllabus will also include a good balance of:
; The four skills; reading, writing, speaking, listening
; Language presentation classes: grammar, vocabulary & functional phrases
; Fluency and conversation classes
; Pronunciation practice and grammar review
; Tasks and activities to develop skills in everyday English use
; Authentic listening and reading materials.
All students are invited to participate in the social programme. Each 3 week course will have 2 full day Saturday excursions and 3 half day Wednesday excursions, plus several evening activities. (The cost is ?15 for each Saturday excursion and ?10 for each Wednesday, and there may be entry fees to some of the optional visitor attractions.)
All students have access to the university computing and sports facilities, including swimming pool. There is an award-winning Arts Centre on campus with theatre, cinema, concert hall, bookshop, bars and restaurants.
Self-Catering Accommodation will be charged at a rate of ?320 (for the 3 weeks). Students will be accommodated in single study rooms in self catering student halls of residence, with shared kitchens and bathrooms.
Accommodation will be available from 14.00 on the Saturday before the course starts to 10.00 on the Saturday that the course finishes.
Minimum age 18.
English language level between pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate.
All students must agree to attend and participate in all lessons and abide by the rules of the University.
Accommodation and Deposit
All students must complete a registration form to apply for a place and must pay the accommodation fee in advance.
If you do not need accommodation, we must receive a deposit of ?320, which will be refunded to you at the end of the course.
We cannot guarantee your place until we receive the ?320 accommodation fee or deposit.
For information and bookings:
The Secretary www.aber.ac.uk/tesol
International English Centre firstname.lastname@example.org
Llandinam Building skype: aber.tesol
Penglais Campus phone: +44 1970 622545/622547
Aberystwyth University fax: +44 1970 622546
? International English Centre, Aberystwyth University, January 2012 All information is correct at the time of printing. This programme may be subject to change, if circumstances change.