Programmes

Preparatory English

  • Summer schools
  • Language Centre
  • Application code SS-LN101 / LN102 / LN103
  • Starting 2020
  • Short course: Open
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

This language course is tailored specifically for international students studying summer school courses in English here at the LSE. Students will be exposed to lectures during this intensive week that address current issues in the social sciences, giving the opportunity to practise listening and note-taking skills. 

Classes will deal with listening, discussion, reading and writing. Emphasis will be placed on note-taking, appropriate academic style and presentation practice. Grammar needs will be dealt with within the framework of the material being used. On the final day of the course, students will be required to give a group presentation.

Students are divided into groups according to the subject they intend to study during the following weeks. When there are very few students opting for a particular course, they will be placed in a group whose subject most closely corresponds to theirs.

Please note that teachers aim to work as far as possible with material which is similar to or connected with that of the course subjects, but we must stress that we are primarily teachers of English.

This course may not be suitable for advanced speakers, or students who have already studied in a native English speaking environment.

*Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice*


Prior to Session: One
15 - 19 June 2020

Prior to Session: Two
6 - 10 July 2020

Prior to Session: Three
27 - 31 July 2020

(Please select course prior to the session you wish to attend)

Lecturer: Mr Mike McGarvey


 

Programme details

Key facts

Level: 100 level.Read more information on levels in our FAQs

Fees:  Please see Fees and payments

Classes and Lectures: There are 20 hours of teaching across the week.

Assessment*: A timed essay and a group presentation


*Assessment is optional

**You will need to check with your home institution

For more information on exams and credit, read Teaching and assessment

Prerequisites

To have an offer of a regular Summer School course.

Programme structure

  • Increase fluency in writing, speaking and listening. 
  • Prepare students for seminars and written examinations. 
  • Raise awareness of language, structures and vocabulary related to subject areas.
  • Provide lecture listening and note-taking practice.
  • Deliver practice in giving oral presentations.

Course outcomes

Classes will deal with listening, discussion, reading and writing. Emphasis will be placed on note-taking, appropriate academic style and presentation practice.

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