English for Academic Purposes
21 July – 17 August 2013
About the EAP programme
The first two weeks are spent taking the intensive, personalised English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme offered by the University of Cambridge Language Centre.
The programme is designed around learners’ specific needs and is delivered through a range of face-to-face and learning activities. The focus is on learner support, helping students to cope effectively with academic English. The primary goal of this two-week course will be on the listening process; the secondary focus of the course will be on speaking. Activities will include: listening to lectures and taking notes, guided discussions, seminars, debating and solo and pair presentations. Download the daily schedule.
Participants on the EAP programme will also have the opportunity to join an optional writing workshop which will take place during the programme. More information on the writing workshop will be available once applicants have been accepted.
In weeks three and four you take academic courses as a member of the University of Cambridge International Summer Schools. You can choose one of the following programmes: Interdisciplinary Summer School Term II, Shakespeare, or Medieval Studies. These programmes provide the opportunity for putting into action some of the skills learned previously, as well as the chance for academic study at the University of Cambridge.
Please note: you can only opt to take courses from one of the Summer Schools listed above and cannot mix courses from other programmes.
You will also be able to attend evening lectures given by leading academics and experts in a variety of subjects. You can write papers for the Summer School courses – these will be graded by the Course Directors and you will be given a narrative report, a percentage mark, a grade report and certificate of attendance. If you are attending a degree course in your home country, it is possible that your home university may award you credit towards your degree for these courses.
Focus on: EAP
Dr Kate Daniels, Senior Language Teacher, English for Academic Purposes and Senior Member of Newnham College gives more insight into the EAP programme. Read more...
Who should apply?
This programme is for second language students already proficient in English who wish to develop their language skills. It is aimed at those who already hold an overall IELTS band score of 6.0-6.5. The minimum requirement for admission to the EAP programme is an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 with not less than 6.0 in speaking, listening, writing and reading.
Successful applicants will be invited to join the EAP 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.
Download the fees page to see the options available.
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.
21 July 2013
17 August 2013
8 July 2013
University of Cambridge
International Summer Schools