Program Dates: August 19-September 18, 2020
Credits: No Credits Offered
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020
The program is intended for students looking to improve their English language skills before beginning their undergraduate or graduate studies at Tel Aviv University or elsewhere. Students should have high intermediate to advanced level proficiency in English (if demand is sufficient, courses will be offered at lower proficiency levels as well).
The program focuses on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in academic contexts. Topics covered include building academic vocabulary, reading more efficiently, writing academic papers, listening to lectures and note-taking, participating in seminar discussions, and delivering oral presentations. Students will also be guided in library and research skills. The courses are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who specialize in teaching English for academic purposes. The courses are taught in small classes.
During the summer, two tracks are offered:
- Academic English - Reading and Writing (2 academic hours); Generally meets Sundays through Thursdays from 14:00-16:00*.
- Academic English - Listening and Speaking (2 academic hours); Generally meets Sundays through Thursdays from 16:00-18:00*.
*Note: for Summer 2020, these times may vary.
Students can register for both courses or each one individually. In addition, it is possible for students to take the Hebrew Ulpan in conjunction with these courses, as the Hebrew Ulpan courses meet in the mornings.
Please note that usually the university is closed for summer break during the third week of August. The Advanced English courses do not meet during this week (note: in Summer 2020, Advanced English will meet during this week). Hebrew Ulpan meets during this week.
Beatriz Torrillas, Spain
As result of the 2019 academic English summer courses, my level of English has greatly increased. The multidisciplinary composition of the courses provided me broad knowledge based on academic requirements, helping me adapt my writing and speaking style to the academic English style. Such an approach was not only balanced, but also me practical strategies and tools to my needs and future studies.