English as a Foreign Language (Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate)
- Start date:
- 07 February 2024
- Attendance dates:
07, 14, 21, 28 February 2024
06, 13, 20, 27 March 2024
17, 24 April 2024
01, 08 May 2024
- Time commitment:
- 1hr 30min per week. Classes run from 7-8:30pm on Wednesdays.
Our English as a Foreign Language (Intermediate) evening language classes are open to adult learners, aged 18 and over, and are taught by skilled and experienced tutors.
Classes are delivered over two terms and you can join at the beginning of each term. Please note that Term 2 is a continuation of Term 1. To complete a full level, you need to attend the two consecutive terms.
To ensure that you enrol on the right course please check your language level with our tutors at one of our open evenings, alternatively you can also email us to arrange a telephone consultation. Please see our homepage for our term times.
Please note, the syllabus may vary according to class progress and availability of materials. Syllabus to be confirmed.
- Personality types
- Giving opinions – agreeing and disagreeing
- Making suggestions
- Writing a for and against essay
- Tourism and travelling
- Famous explorers
- Organising a study trip
- A biographical profile
- Writing a job advertisement
- Working from home and work placements
- Conducting and taking part in an interview
- Organising your ideas for writing a CV and covering letter
- Learning languages
- British and American English – money idioms
- Accepting and rejecting ideas; considering the consequences
- Selecting an English language programme
- Discussing proposals and deciding on the best one
- Describing charts and tables
- Brainstorming for an advertising campaign
- Designing a website
- Giving a formal presentation
- Writing an opinion-led essay
- Education Issues
- The Montessori method of teaching
- Reading strategies: predicting, skimming and scanning
- Formal correspondence conventions – writing a formal letter
- Problem solving
- Question forms “Is he a suitable person for the job?”
- Present simple and continuous (review), “she takes the train to work.” “We're currently looking for new people.”
- Past simple (review), “Did they work well as a team?”
- Present perfect simple, “I've been busy all week.”
- Phrasal verbs, “What time must we check in?”
- Present perfect continuous, “I've been studying at Cambridge University for two years.”
- Present perfect simple and present perfect continuous, “I've prepared the leaflets you asked for”, “I've been writing letters all morning.”
- Future forms; will, going to, “I'm certain David will be there.”
- First conditional, “If they don't hurry, they'll miss the plane.”
- Second conditional, “I'd help you if I had the time.”
- Comparison, emphasising difference and similarity, “the twins are as tall as each other, but John is much more athletic than Robert.”
- Defining relative clauses, “That's the man who helped me yesterday.” “That's the house where I was born.”
- Non-defining relative clauses, “The campaign for free school meals, which was launched by the footballer Marcus Rashford, will continue throughout the summer holidays.”
New Language Leader Intermediate Coursebook B1 2nd edition ISBN 978-1447948292.
We do not recommend you buy the course book before starting the course, in case the tutor changes the course book or you need to transfer to a different level. Our tutor will bring copies for the first class and will let you know which course book to purchase.
Classes run 7-8:30pm on Wednesday evenings, with 12 classes per term.
Approximately 16 students.
At the end of each term, we will issue you with a certificate of attendance if you have been to a minimum of 75% of your classes.
All applicants should be aged 18 and over.
|1||You should have a good knowledge of English. You will be expected to have knowledge of the topics and grammar covered in our English as a Foreign Language (Pre-Intermediate) course.|
|2||You will be expected to have knowledge of the topics and grammar covered in Term 1 of our English as a Foreign Language (Intermediate) course.|
Fees and funding
Price per person:
£225 for one termPublic
£180 for one termCurrent Surrey degree student/staff
For members of the public registered on Term 1 booking again for Term 2, discounts on fees (if any) will be applicable.
Books: approximately £25 - £40 (for three terms).
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the evening language classes privacy notice.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the commencement of the course. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read the full disclaimer.