Distinctive Programs

The Preparatory English Course

Why choose this course?

The Preparatory English Course is designed to improve students' general English and English for academic purposes. This course route is designed for students who wish to progress onto your chosen degree program at ZUST.

· It helps you to develop your academic English language and study skills so you can pursue your studies at the undergraduate level at ZUST.

· It gives you some insights into the student life and some cultural and leisure activities.

· If successful on the course you can progress directly onto your chosen degree program.

Course details

Teaching methods

· As a student of Preparatory English Course, you will be taught by well-qualified lecturers with considerable experience in the teaching of English in China. They will take a personal interest in your progress and well-being. The teaching takes place in small groups using modern teaching and learning methods. The courses are intensive and you will be required to do homework and out-of-class assignments. You will also be able to take part in a social program.

· The atmosphere of the course is friendly with small teaching groups. Preparatory English Course is an excellent way to become acclimatized to the Chinese university scene, and to make friends before the beginning of the academic year.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

· Knowledge and Understanding

Successful students will typically have knowledge of:

· a wide range of vocabulary common to academic texts and in texts reflecting their subject fields

· how to use texts to increase grammatical, lexical and discoursal knowledge

· the use of grammar and vocabulary to create more complex written and spoken academic discourse

· strategies to increase reading efficiency and critical reading

· strategies to improve listening to spoken input in a wide range of situations including seminars and lectures

· academic referencing conventions

Skills and Attributes Successful

Students will typically be able to:

· produce spoken English intelligibly and effectively using a wide range of vocabulary

· demonstrate understanding of spoken academic discourse in a variety of accents utilizing a wide range of vocabulary

· apply different reading strategies appropriately to a wide range of texts

· take coherent notes in a range of styles from lectures and reading and from these create summaries and syntheses

· utilize sources and employ appropriate academic referencing conventions effectively

· plan and write a good range of academic essays and reports

· use a good range of library and internet resources effectively

Course Length:

   Full time, 16 weeks, 20 periods per week

Tuition:  

3,600RMB/2 months, 6,500RMB/semester

Duration of the Course:

2 months or 1 semester

Intake:

   March , April, May, September, November

Attached Arrangements

Number

Detailed Course

Periods Per Week

1

Spoken English

4

2

Reading

4

3

Listening

2

4

Writing 1

2

5

Writing 2

4

6

Grammar

2

7

Study at university

2

Total

20

Application:

http://isam.zust.edu.cn/

Contact:

internationaloffice@126.com(Ms Kelsey)  internationalstudy@163.com(Ms Demi)

sunlan0129@126.com(Ms Sun)         taojianzust@126.com(Ms Serena)

Tel: 0571-85070141,85070095,85070080



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International Student Affair Center

13-03-2019