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Demonstrating Academic Language and Skills

Prepare for and take the final assessments of the PSE Online Award.

Demonstrating Academic Language and Skills
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

In this final course of the PSE Online Award, you will be introduced to the six final assessments, get an overview of what each one tests and how they do this, have a chance to practice for each assessment, work with a tutor on any areas where you need further input, and then take the final assessments.

What topics will you cover?

Introduction to, practice for, and then taking the following assessments:

  • Written project

  • Recorded presentation

  • Reading test

  • Listening test

  • Timed writing

  • Speaking test

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate your knowledge, language level and skills for an academic context
  • Evaluate strategies for approaching language and skills assessments
  • Summarise and apply learning from the short courses on this award

Who is the course for?

This course is for students on the Coventry University pre-sessional English award. It is relevant for students who will be continuing their studies online and on-campus.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

What software or tools do you need?

To take part in this course you will need access to:

• A computer or laptop with a webcam

• A reliable internet connection

• Speakers

• A microphone

Who will you learn with?

I have taught English as a Foreign Language for more than thirty years in Egypt, Japan and at universities in the UK. I am now Director of Pre-sessional English Courses at Coventry University.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry