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Course Description

Overview: This course teaches advanced oral and written English skills as well as essential academic skills.  Students gain the language, study and cultural skills they need for admission to and success at an international university.   Students study in small groups (8-15 students per class) so have a lot of time with the teacher.  Students benefit from visits to universities, monthly academic pathway newsletters and one-to-one counseling and advising services from Tamwood staff and coaches to help them refine their personal education plan, select universities and make their university applications.

Features: Students who take the Academic Pathway Program benefit from:

  1. Academic skills training, including:
    • Reading and using university libraries
    • Summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesizing and critiquing
    • Critical thinking
    • Discussion skills and group work
    • Research skills and ethics
    • Essay and report writing
    • Referencing and bibliographies
    • Presentation skills
    • Note-taking
  2. English Language improvement in all skill areas
  3. Advice about studying at university, including:
    • choosing a university and making the best use of campus tours
    • The application process (including form-filling, letters and interview skills)
    • What professors expect of you, and what you can expect of them
    • Participation and working with others
    • Dealing with professors – in person and in correspondence
    • Time management
    • Dealing with stress
    • Learning from feedback and staying motivated
    • Facilities and opportunities available on campus (including residences, food, health services, recreation facilities, clubs, volunteering opportunities)
    • Asking for help, and support services available on campus
  4. IELTS exam preparation
  5. Counselling and assistance with the admissions process for chosen universities
  6. Entry to one of our partner institutions, many of which will waive the IELTS requirement for graduates of EAP2
  7. Weekly trips to, or presentations by, our partner institutions – tailored to the interests and needs of students

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