English for University

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English for University

The Language House offers Academic English courses and preparation for the IELTS exam in Geneva and around the world. More and more of our students are preparing to study in English in universities in cities such as London, Sydney, Boston, Vancouver, Dublin and Auckland. Our English courses will help you in your Masters.

Academic English and the IELTS exam are the key to an international academic course.

Most of our schools offer academic English courses and IELTS exam preparation. Many of our schools offer university foundation programmes which combine English courses, study skills and academic subjects such as Law, the Humanities, IT, Engineering, Medicine and Communication and the Media.

Courses develop the following skills:

  • Academic reading and writing
  • Vocabulary extension
  • Text analysis
  • Report and essay writing
  • Study skills and strategies
  • Listening and note-taking skills
  • Grammar for study of academic materials
  • Research project work
  • Seminar/ presentation delivery
  • IELTS test preparation skills

Almost all universities ask for the IELTS test. It measures your level of academic English on a scale up to 9. Most undergraduate courses require a score of 5.5 to 6.5. If you are studying your Masters or a Doctorate you may need a 7.0 or 7.5.

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At The Language House, we will test you before you leave and develop an academic plan which clearly shows how many weeks of English lessons you will need before you reach your IELTS objective.

It’s absolutely important that you are confident in your academic English before you start a challenging university course in another country.