Cambridge English for Academic Purposes
6 July – 2 August 2014
About the CEAP programme
With a focus on academic English and study skills, the Cambridge English for Academic Purposes (CEAP) programme offers a practical introduction to the University of Cambridge International Summer Schools. From day one, you will be immersed in the uniqueness of the Cambridge learning culture and guided through the skills required for the Cambridge classroom. Designed around each group of learners’ specific needs, the programme provides a personalised and highly supportive learning environment.
- A two-week language programme
- A two- (or four-) week academic programme including:
- Special subject courses
- A plenary lecture series
- An evening lecture series
In weeks 1 and 2, instruction in the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing is given, and students are supported by experienced Language Centre tutors. Areas studied include note-taking and listening to lectures, academic writing, participating in seminars and debates, and giving academic presentations. Students are invited to take a reflective and autonomous approach to learning, and will be required to participate in solo, pair and group activities.
A typical teaching day may involve independent study, pair-work, group discussion and individual supervision, offering ample opportunity for you to apply and develop your skills. Short writing activities are integrated into the course, and students will research, produce and receive feedback on an academic essay. Critical thinking and a willingness to engage in debate are crucial, as is the desire to produce your own short forms of research.
A four-week experience
Participants taking the Cambridge EAP programme for two weeks follow on to take two more weeks (or four, if they choose to) of a specialist or interdisciplinary Summer School choosing from Interdisciplinary Term II, Science Term II, Literature Term II or History. Having developed their English language skills during the first two weeks, participants will find that they have achieved a sufficiently robust level of proficiency to enjoy the Summer School programmes. They can choose from a wide variety of programmes and approaches, and they are welcome to practice their new skills by writing essays which will be marked by academic experts.
A six-week experience
Students wishing to stay for six weeks are also welcome to join the third term of the Interdisciplinary Summer School with its many courses across various disciplines, the Shakespeare Summer School or the Medieval Studies Summer School. The latter brings to students interested in medieval history, literature, science and art a variety of specialist courses taught by world experts. The Shakespeare Summer School brings Shakespeare’s work to life by looking at the plays in context, and by exploring his talent in ways that go beyond traditional scholarship and performance.
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All students enrolled in the CEAP programme and subsequent chosen Summer School programme are welcome to attend the plenary lectures which are thematic and relevant to each programme (International Relations for History, Crime and Punishment for Literature, Knowledge and Need for Science, Achievement for the Interdisciplinary Summer School (Terms II and III), and, for those staying for six weeks, Shakespeare’s World for Shakespeare and Education and Learning for Medieval Studies).
Participants also have the opportunity to attend evening lectures and events taking place while the CEAP programme is in session.
Who can apply?
Programmes are open to university students, professionals and those with other life experience; gap-year students preparing for university may also apply (students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian if under 18 when the programme commences). Applicants must have an overall IELTS band score of 6.0-6.5, with not less than 6.0 in speaking, listening, writing and reading.
Successful applicants will be invited to join the CEAP course on the basis of an assessment.
Accommodation is available for participants who want to stay in a Cambridge College. Please see the accommodation options available for this programme.
Non-residential attendance is also available if participants prefer to find their own lodgings.
Programme fees include tuition, bed, breakfast and evening meals unless otherwise indicated.
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University of Cambridge
Institute of Continuing Education
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848
Teaching and assessment is in English. Students for whom English is not their first language should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.
Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Summer Schools brochure download page.
6 July 2014
2 August 2014
23 June 2014
University of Cambridge
International Summer Schools
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