​Courses​ for faculty

The courses offered below are available for faculty at AKU who wish to develop the professional skills and language competencies to work and teach more effectively in English. The availability of places is limited.

If you​​ need more information or advice on how to improve your English, please get in touch.​


English as a Medium of Instruction (Online) - B2/C1​​

The English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) course focuses on developing English language skills for teaching in higher education contexts. It is an online course developed and provided by Cambridge English. It consists of eight modules focusing on higher education teaching and other work-related situations. Each module contains an estimated five hours of online study with a variety of online tasks and language learning activities. Most of the video clips are taken from talks given at the University of Cambridge. 

The course is aimed at AKU faculty who want to use English more effectively for teaching and other work-related purposes. It is suitable for Faculty with a B2/C1​ level of English. Participants are expected to commit to completing 2-3 hours of online study each week for 16 weeks.​

You can find more information about this course in the Course Specification.

​​Eligibility  ​AKU Faculty - All
​Delivery: ​Online course with tutor support
​Duration: ​16 weeks
​Hours of study: ​40 hours
​Certification: ​ELE_net Certificate of Completion and Cambridge EMI Certificate available 
​Start date: ​6 August 2018
​End date: 28 September 2018
​Course fee: ​130 USD (payable in local currency)
​Booking deadline: ​27 July 2018

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IELTS Advanced Speaking (Online) - B2/C1​

This online course is designed for AKU Faculty members with a B2/C1 level of English who are aiming for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher and need further support with the Speaking part of the test. 

IELTS Advanced Speaking focuses on helping you to develop the skills and language needed to achieve your IELTS goals. Each week you will have opportunities to practise and develop your speaking skills. You will receive feedback in group and one-to-one sessions. At the end of course, your tutor will indicate your strengths and weaknesses, your current level and provide recommendations for further improvement.

You will be expected to commit to three hours a week for six weeks. You will be able to complete the course in your own time. The course can be completed on any internet-enabled device, including smartphones and tablets.

You can find more information about this course in the Cour​se Spec​​​ification.

​Eligibility: AKU Faculty - All
Delivery: Online course with tutor support
Duration: 6 weeks
Hours of study: 18 hours in total
Certification: ELE_net Certificate of Completion available 
Start date:​​​24 September 2018
​End date: ​​3​ August 2018
​Booking deadline: ​​1​4 September 2018
​Course fee: ​​60 USD (payable in local currency)

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IELTS Advanced Writing (Online) - B2/C1​​

This course is designed for Faculty members with a B2/C1 level of English students who are aiming for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher and need further support with the writing part of the test.

Each week of the course focuses on a different type of question you may face in the IELTS Academic or General Training writing tests.

You will look in detail at sample papers so you can see what is required to achieve a high 6.5-8.0 band score and receive guidance on how to write your answer.

You will also receive individual feedback on your writing from your course tutor, a trained IELTS examiner, who will indicate your current level and provide recommendations for improvement.

You will be expected to commit to three hours a week for six weeks. You will be able to complete the course in your own time. The course can be completed on any internet-enabled device, including smartphones and tablets. 

You can find more information about this course in the Course S​pecification​.

Eligibility: AKU Faculty​ - All
Delivery: Online course with tutor support
Duration: 6  weeks 
Hours of study: 18 hours in total
Certifi cation: ELE_net Certificate of Completion available
Start​ date: 6 August 2018
​End date: 14 September 2018
​Booking deadline: 27 July 2018
​Course fee: ​60 USD (payable in local currency) 

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IELTS ​​Preparation (Online) - B1/C1​​​​

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a widely recognised language proficiency test. IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale to indicate your level of English proficiency. IELTS Prepar​​​ation will prepare you to take the IELTS test for the first time, or improve your score if you have taken it previously. 

This online course shows you what you need to do to be successful in the IELTS test and how you are assessed by the examiners. Each week of the course focuses on a different part of the test - speaking, writing, reading and listening. 

You will also receive individual feedback from your course tutor, a trained IELTS examiner, who will indicate your current level and provide recommendations for improvement.

IELTS Preparation is aimed at participants with at least a B1​ level.

You will be expected to commit to three hours a week (online) for six weeks. You will be able to complete the course in your own time.​

You can find more information about this course in the Course Specification​.

​​Eligibili​ty: ​AKU Faculty - All
​Delivery: ​Online course with tutor support
​Duration: ​6 weeks
​Hours of study: ​15 hours in total
​Certification: ​ELE_net Certificate of Completion available
​Start date: TBC
​End date: TBC​
​Course fee: ​50 USD (payable in local currency)
​Booking dea​dline: ​​TBC

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