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Welcome to the Centre for English Language Teaching

Overview

CELT Trinity Teaching Qualification

Cert TESOL

6th June- 1st July and 5th - 30th September 2016

Register your interest in Cert TESOL

Free English Lessons

14:00-16:00, each weekday from 5th - 30th September 2016
Commitment essential!
£25 deposit refundable on course completion
 

One to One Writing Advice

Writing Advice Sessions - available to all students from 30 June until 8 July

Sign up and make an appointment to see a tutor

 


Pre-sessional

Pre-sessional Programmes

Applicants still needing to take an English Language test

  • Applicants who still need to meet an English Language condition should book and take an IELTS test at a UKVI approved centre as soon as possible. A list of approved test centres is available from the UKVI website.
CourseWho is this course for?Entry requirementsDates

General Level Pre-sessional course (8 weeks)

Students intending to study any subject except Management and English Language Teaching.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing.

14 July - 7 September 2016

Higher Level Pre-sessional course (8 weeks)

Students intending to study one of the following subjects:

  • Language and Linguistics
  • English and Related Literature
  • Medicine
  • Theatre Film and Television
  • Health Sciences
  • Philosophy.


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing.

14 July - 7 September 2016

Lower Level Pre-sessional (8 weeks)

Students intending to study in one of a range of subjects including Electronics and Music.

IELTS 6.0 with scores of lower than 5.5 in one or more components.

14 July - 7 September 2016

English Language Teaching Pre-sessional (8 weeks)

For students intending to study:

  • MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
  • MA Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching
 IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all components. 14 July - 7 September 2016

Postgraduate Management Pre-sessional course (10 weeks)

Postgraduate students intending to study in the York Management School.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing.

7 July - 14 September 2016

Undergraduate Management Pre-sessional course (8 weeks)

 

Undergraduate students intending to study in the York Management School.



IELTS 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in writing.

14 July - 7 September 2016

Pre-sessional (4 week)

For undergraduate and postgraduate students intending to study in any department.

You must hold an unconditional offer to study at York.

17 August - 14 September 2016

Academic English

English for Academic Purposes courses

CELT offers a range of courses for University of York students

Course 

Early Research Writing for PhD Students
Global Networking
Study Speaking
Study Writing

Your department

Some departments have arranged for CELT to deliver specialist courses and workshops. Provisional arrangements have been made to run courses for the following departments:

UndergraduatePostgraduate
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Management Studies
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Archaeology
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Management Studies
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Social Policy

 

Check with your department office for details. It is easy to underestimate the workload that you will have in your department, so we recommend that students take only one CELT course per term. 

Modules for Credit

Modules for Credit

The Centre for English Language Teaching offers five credit-bearing modules for students at the University of York.

Four of these modules are worth 10 undergraduate credits (level 6 H), the equivalent of 5 European Credit Transfers. The other, Transcultural Communication, is worth 20 credits (level 6 H), the equivalent of 10 European Credit Transfers.

These modules are suitable for all University of York students and in particular for Exchange and Visiting students, who can select them as part of their degree programme. They may also be chosen as electives by York-based students. They are not recommended for students who already have a full taught timetable within their home departments, as such students are unlikely to be able to meet the workload associated with the course assessments. However, PhD students, who do not have short-term deadlines, may find these modules practical to complete and a useful addition to their Skills Forge portfolio.

Modules for CreditCredits
English as an International Language 10
English Language, British Life 10
Study Speaking 10
Study Writing 10
Transcultural Communication 20

Writing Advice Sessions

One-to-One Writing Advice Sessions

The Centre for English Language Teaching offers writing advice sessions to help with academic writing.  

We can help you with:

• Grammar and syntax

• Clarity of expression

• Voice and tone

• Issues with logical sequencing and linkage between sentences and paragraphs

• Ambiguity

• Repetition