Certificate in English for Academic Purpose, Level 3
Certificate in English for Academic Purpose – Level III
In today’s world, the need for excellent communication skills is a critical one. Mastery over language is the key to good communication. Good command over an universal language like English affords a great many advantages. It bridges the gap between different cultures and countries and allows people from various parts of the world to share ideas with each other. The ability to comprehend the English language perfectly also allows one to take the most advantage of the vast storehouse of information that exists in this language.
Victoria International College presents the Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 course for those who require advanced training in the language. Our Level 1 and Level 2 courses offer an excellent grounding in English for students. The advanced Level 3 course equips them with all the right tools to prepare them for higher education as well as successful future careers.
The Critical Need for Advanced English Training
Most students fail to understand that mere grounding in the English language is simply not enough if they wish to succeed in their careers. Familiarity with the language does make communication with peers and future employers easier. However, this limited knowledge is quite inadequate if you wish to pursue higher studies.
Today, there is intense competition in the employment arena. Millions of qualified students graduate from reputed schools each year and saturate the job market in search of the best opportunities here. To keep yourself head and shoulders above this crowd of qualified students, it is important for you, the student, to enhance your knowledge and training to stay a notch above the rest.
Higher studies equip you with special skills that few others can lay claim to. In doing so, your advanced education actually opens up new opportunities in the employment market that may be barred to others. To qualify yourself fully in such specialized skill sets, it is important for you to gain full mastery of the subject. For this, in turn, gaining complete mastery over the language in which the subject is taught is inevitable. VIC’s Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 course fulfills this need in the best possible way.
Students should be aware that the ability to speak, make presentations, understand and express opinions fluently in English is not just an advantage for those seeking knowledge. This is a life skill that will also stand one in good stead throughout his/ her career. Today, in any business environment, it is the person with exemplary communication skills that progresses in his/ her career at the fastest pace.
VIC’s advanced English course ensures that you are equipped with the right language skills to enhance your learning experience as you venture into higher studies. By allowing you to embellish your knowledge and improve your skills, this course paves the way for better career prospects too.
Who Can Benefit from the Course?
The Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 course has some special benefits to offer. Students from different backgrounds and with different objectives can benefit from this course.
- Students whose Primary Language is not English
The VIC Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 course is primarily designed for students who are keen on pursuing higher education but lack the necessary command of English language to do so. Students from countries where English is not the language of choice for communication benefit immensely from this course. Typically, such students complete the Level 1 and Level 2 courses and proceed to the Level 3 course to gain complete mastery over the language through our structured curriculum.
Through these three Level s, the student is aided at gaining a thorough understanding of this universal language. The first two Level s train the student in the basics of the language, improve the grasp of grammar and usage, train in communicating thoughts accurately. This allows the student to make the best of the learning experience when he undertakes higher studies.
The third Level of this course helps the student gain sufficient command over the language so that he can present ideas and express himself in an impressive way. This allows the student to assimilate his learning from higher studies and communicate it in the best possible manner. Only when the learning can be conveyed in a comprehensible manner is it being optimally used. By enabling this, the course actually enhances both the academic and professional performance of the student.
- Students Who Are not Proficient in the Language
Even students who hail from English speaking countries often have difficulty understanding the lectures that form a part of advanced study courses. The subject may be highly technical and the lecturers may present the subject using complex language. Even those students who are reasonably familiar with the English language often face difficulties gaining optimum value from such complex academic lectures.
VIC’s Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 helps students hone their comprehension skills in such a way that academic lectures, in particular, become easier to understand. This course also teaches them to take down effective notes when listening to such lectures. This ensures that the student’s notes and mental comprehension reflect the essence of the lecture in an accurate manner. For those who find the typical lecture style followed in advanced study difficult to follow, this course is invaluable.
- Students Lacking Proficiency in English Language Expression
Some students may be quite familiar with the language and its usage but unskilled at expressing themselves in an accurate manner. Expression is a very vital part of communication and to succeed in any study, proper communication and exchange of ideas is essential. In fact, two way communication helps the teacher convey ideas and concepts effectively and in an accurate manner. The student is enabled to express his questions clearly so that relevant answers may be obtained.
At VIC, we understand that mere familiarity with the language does not help in this process. That is why we help our students learn how to express themselves effectively and thus learn more effectively too.
An Overview of the Course
VIC’s Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 has been tailor made to address the needs of all these students. During this course, you will gain an in depth appreciation for the language that helps you overcome comprehension challenges with ease. A brief overview of this course and its main focus areas will help you determine if it meets your requirements.
Vocabulary Development and Enhancement- Academic vocabulary is a very different thing from common parlance in the English language. The VIC Certificate in English for Academic Purpose- Level 3 helps students build their vocabulary by means of enhancing recognition and use of common academic terms. Throughout the course, the students are given several opportunities to encounter the words in different contexts and various grammatical forms.
This allows the students to not only understand these words when they are used during the course of lectures but also use them correctly to express themselves in a better, more impressive way. As a result of this training, students acquire an extensive vocabulary that empowers them to expand their learning by reading up technical treatises on their own.
Advanced English Writing Skills- The advanced writing skills imparted through this course help the student demonstrate critical thinking in the form of written treatises. Assignments and projects are given where students are required to analyze information and present arguments from various viewpoints. This helps train them in selecting and shaping relevant data into well structured, compelling essays. As such projects are a critical part of any higher study, this training is invaluable.
The focus of the advanced English writing skills training is to enable students to critically evaluate different sources of information, select relevant points of interest and to present such points. The course trains them to present these points in an engaging and persuasive manner. This lays the foundation for analytical thinking.
Advanced Reading and Listening Skills for Academic Purpose: The ability to read a text or listen to a lecture and assimilate its gist correctly and quickly enhances the learning process immensely. Advanced reading and listening skills empower students to do these activities more effectively. They learn to infer meaning from academic texts and lectures in an accurate manner, adding to their vocabulary in the process. Through this advanced English course, the student will review the structure, content, usage and grammar that is characteristic of academic texts and lectures.
At the end of the course, the student is a more effective reader/ listener who can also paraphrase and present the arguments given by the source in a lucid and easy to understand way. The student becomes more self sufficient in assimilating and comprehending academic content in any form. This paves the way for further exploration in his areas of interest.
Victoria International College is the ideal training ground for developing advanced English speaking, listening and writing skills. There are many reasons why this is so and here are some of them:
- Multi-Cultural Student Body- Our students come from all over the world to create a multi cultural, multi linguistic environment within campus. Often, students face great difficulties comprehending the various dialects and accents that are so prevalent in the English language. Owing to our multi cultural student body, you have exposure to all of these different forms of the language right at your doorstep.
Inter student communication is encouraged at VIC and you get ample opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from other countries. Our faculty members also encourage group activities to promote better understanding among students. Such activities present a number of opportunities for you to familiarize yourself with different English language usages and forms.
- Industry Relevant Course Content- Our advanced English course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of industry relevant concepts with ease. By exposing you to academic lectures and familiarizing you with the language used therein, this course prepares you for higher specialized studies. The course content is reviewed periodically so that current trends in industry and transformations in language usage may be incorporated into it.
By keeping our course curriculum and content updated we help you gain a grasp of the English knowledge that is current and aligned to today’s professionals. This not only helps you study highly technical subjects with ease but also helps you communicate effectively in a business environment.
- Helpful Faculty with a Flair for Teaching- Our faculty members are acknowledged experts in their fields who have been handpicked for their ability to express complex concepts in simple terms. This is of immense value to students who do not have a deep grasp of the language. The course does not limit itself to conveying ideas or advanced English concepts. Its helps instill confidence in each student so that he/ she can learn to present his/ her ideas in an impressive manner by leveraging the deeper nuances of the English language.
- Motivating Environment Helps Foster Learning- VIC offers the most motivating environment to students. Those undergoing the advanced English course here will find that the faculty members encourage questioning on subject matters. Such interactions benefit the student body as a whole and set the stage for further discussions. These interactions allow the faculty to identify problem areas for students so that special attention may be paid to correct issues.
The low student – teacher ratio helps immensely in this regard. The English language is such a vast subject that it is impossible for a teacher to cover all aspects thoroughly. As a result some students may find that their weak areas are not addressed in detail. One to one, student- teacher and student- student discussions allow for special interest to be given to such weak points. The student can have all his doubts clarified without affecting the structure of the course owing to these interactive teaching methods.
Our excellent infrastructure, student first approach and our comfortable campus ensure that studying at VIC is a most enjoyable experience indeed. Our holistic approach to teaching ensures that you become a more productive, efficient and valuable member of the student body as you embark on your higher studies.