English Language Online Courses (ELOC) are for students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have been unable to take the IELTS (or equivalent) during the application period.
ELOCs are intensive English language courses for students who need to improve their English language and study skills prior to enrolling on their chosen degree programme at UWS. The courses are designed to help you achieve the University's English language entry requirement for degree level study (IELTS 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5).
The ELOCs are designed to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the English language to help prepare you for full-time studies at UWS. The courses have a number of key features including:
There are two versions of ELOC runing this summer; 5 week and 10 week duration. Entry to these depends upon your level of English language competence when applying.
We provide a full-time programme of tuition and language practice to help you prepare for your studies at UWS. The course covers:
Our online teaching software platforms and technologies (Moodle, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and interactive ebooks) will enable you to join a virtual classroom for the live sessions. You will be able to send messages and files, interact via audio and video link, and work in groups on shared notebooks. We have taken different time zones into account when planning the schedule for the live sessions.
Each version of the course involves a combination of number of hours direct teaching and self-study per week covering a total of 25 hours effort hours. These are estimated as follows:
Whilst some minor alterations are possible, the following table outline the expected daily breakdown and activity timetable for each course:
|Activity||Local Time (China)||Local Time (UK)||Monday (Hours)||Tuesday (Hours)||Wedesday (Hours)||Thursday (Hours)||Friday (Hours)|
|Self-Study (Moodle, ebook)||2-4pm||N/A||2||2||2||2||2|
|Live Lecture (Zoom or Microsoft Teams, ebook)||4-5pm||9-10am||1||1||1||1||1|
|Live group task (Zoom or Microsoft Teams, ebook)||5-6pm||10-11am||1||1||1||1||1|
|Live workshop (Zoom, Moodle, ebook)||6-7pm||11am - 12noon||1||1||1||1||1|
During the courses, you will develop a portfolio of work, including assignments and project work, to evidence your progression. You will also be assessed through regular English language tests in all language skills. To pass the course, and to proceed to your main degree programme, you must achieve a level comparable to IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any skill.