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Course Descriptions

GENERAL ENGLISH

Key Skills: Speaking and Listening; Everyday Vocabulary; Pronunciation work; Grammar as appropriate, however, good communication is the objective.

Description: This online course will appeal to those who wish to improve their English in everyday situations, using and mastering normal expressions and good use of language. The course is suited to those who want to improve their general English for whatever reason.

There is focus on developing fluency and accuracy to suit your requirements allowing for fast progress under the expert guidance of your tutor. Lessons are focused on specific areas such as speaking practice, good pronunciation, correct use of grammar, vocabulary development including some directed reading and writing. This will improve your communication skills and general use of language. Communication is key.

Constant feedback and diplomatic correction of errors are features of all our courses being essential for meaningful progress. Your tutor will offer all the assistance and encouragement you need to help you improve and achieve your goals for the course.

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PROFESSIONAL + BUSINESS

Key Skills: Depends on professional and business needs but includes: Speaking; Listening; Meetings; Presentations; Negotiations; Professional and Business vocabulary; Pronunciation; Writing for professional and business purposes (reports, e-mails etc.).

Description: English for effective communication in a professional context with emphasis on confident and appropriate use of language, good pronunciation and dealing with social situations that arise in a professional setting. This online course is designed to ensure that lessons are presented in a professional setting with specific reference and relevance to your profession or business.

The course can be arranged for practically any professional purpose such as English for Business, English for Meetings and Presentations, English for Information Technology, English for Law, English for Management, English for Marketing, English for Presentations, English for Tutors, English for the Technical Sector etc.

Please let us know your requirements and we will be pleased to design a course that meets your exact needs and place you with a tutor who is qualified in your chosen field

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ENGLISH FOR LAW

Key Skills: Depends on individual needs but includes: Speaking; Listening; Presentations; Meetings; Negotiations; Legal Vocabulary; Pronunciation; Legal Writing including legal correspondence, explaining laws and procedures to clients using clear and understandable English, aspects of advocacy, drafting of legal documents, and other necessary skills identified.

Description: This online course presents English for effective communication in a legal context with emphasis on confident and appropriate use of language, good pronunciation and interacting efficiently and courteously with clients, attorneys and the courts in a professional manner. Tutors are legally qualified professionals which ensures quality tuition.

Frequently, we are asked for courses that focus on aspects of legal writing, drafting of contractual documents, meeting, greeting, advising and dealing with clients, aspects of court advocacy, communicating and explaining legal issues with English speaking colleagues, negotiating and making presentations to name a few. Every course is unique and focused on your individual needs and objectives.

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ENGLISH FOR EXAMS

Key Skills: Depends on the examination being taken and includes Reading; Writing; Listening; Speaking; Vocabulary building; Revision and teaching of all major grammar appropriate to level; Exam technique which is so important.

Description: Effective preparation for examinations such as IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge. These exams are recognised by employers, professional organisations (Medical Council, Pharmaceutical Society etc.) colleges and universities all over the world. The examinations, all of which test the four language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, can be taken at specific times during the year.

There is practice of all skills tested for the relevant examination by tutors who are experienced in the examination being taken. Some of our tutors are existing or former examiners for the testing organisations and bring their knowledge and skills to our courses.

Our IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exam students have greatly improved their exam performance to allow entrance to university, progression with post graduate degrees such as Masters and Doctorates, admission to professional bodies including the medical, pharmaceutical and nursing professions in the English speaking world and teaching careers within the academic world.

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ENGLISH FOR SENIORS

Key Skills: Speaking and Listening; Enhancing vocabulary, improving and maintaining conversation for good communication using language presented; Pronunciation and any other skills or language areas that need attention.

Description: Special online courses for the over 55s to include English for social situations, discussing topics of interest, exchanging ideas, and developing friendly relationships. This online course is designed to allow for an equal mix of language production and plain enjoyment. Just because our participants are seniors, it does not follow that there cannot be clear objectives that are pursued in an enjoyable manner and at a pace that suits the participant.

Your tutor will assist you in every way to make the most of this online course. Do not worry if you are not adept at technology - it is not so difficult to get on line for this course and we will help you if you have any issues.

Lessons are focused on specific areas such as speaking practice and listening activities, good pronunciation, correct use of grammar, and vocabulary development - all with the purpose of achieving your objectives. Your tutor will offer all the assistance and encouragement you need to help you improve and achieve your goals for the course at a pace that suits you.

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ACADEMIC ENGLISH (EAP)

Key Skills: Depends on individual needs but includes: Speaking; Listening; Vocabulary; Pronunciation; Grammar; Reading and Writing in an academic setting and for academic purposes.

Description: This online course is suitable for those who need to develop their English in an academic context focusing on the very particular skills necessary to achieve this objective. EAP courses differ from other English courses in that the language presented and practised always has an academic connection and objective.

The course focuses on those skills and language areas that require immediate attention with very specific and well identified objectives to achieve. Perhaps a student is preparing a thesis and needs assistance in formulating appropriate language to avoid any unintentional act of plagiarism which has very serious consequences in the academic world. These are only two examples of how participants can benefit from taking this specialised course.

The course focuses on those skills and language areas that require immediate attention with very specific and well identified objectives to achieve. EAP courses make use of specific vocabulary, structures and tasks related to the academic field including the development of such skills as effective communication, use of language and effective techniques for oral presentations and other skills identified at course commencement.

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ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (ESP)

Key Skills: Depends on special purpose but includes the basic skills of Speaking; Listening; Vocabulary; Pronunciation; Reading; Writing; Grammar as appropriate.

Description: This online course will appeal to those who wish to study for a specific objective, such as preparing for a job interview, writing a policy document, preparing an academic paper or to focus intensively on one or two language skills, for example academic writing and reading skills. This course is suitable for those with a specific purpose in mind which requires improvement in one or more of the language skills and is specialised on developing those skills with very specific objectives in mind at all times.

English for Specific or Special Purposes is a broad title for English courses that are specifically concerned with English for Occupational Purposes (for your job or profession) and English for Academic Purposes. We at Immersion present this course as the study of English for specially identified purposes and the course is not exclusively focused on language but also on those specific skills and aspects directly connected to the objectives. These skills could include making a Presentation and delivering a speech in English. ESP courses are different from other English courses in that the language presented and practised and the subject matter discussed all relate to a particular field or discipline.

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