​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.​



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 Preparation 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: ​5 February 2018
​End date: ​16 March 2018
​Course fee: ​50 USD (payable in local currency)
​Booking dea​dline: ​​1 February 2018

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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: ​5 February 2018
​End date: ​30 March 2018
​Course fee: ​130 USD (payable in local currency)
​Booking deadline: ​26 January 2018

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