Academic English

The ES Dubai Academic English course features a cross-curricular approach to teaching students the skills they need to thrive in a real-life academic context while helping them develop academic vocabulary in a range of disciplines and apply critical-thinking skills to a variety of global issues.

  • Course schedule 2020:

    • IELTS 5.0: 18 weeks - 10th May to 10th September
    • IELTS 5.5: 12 weeks - 21st June to 10th September
    • IELTS 6.0: 6 weeks - August to 10th September
  • Levels available:

    Starting from

  • Class size:

    Average 10 students per class, maximum 18.

  • Timetables:

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week

  • Teachers:

    Native, qualified instructors

  • Study options:

    Live online

Who is this course for?

The Academic English course is designed for students who are preparing for university study in the UAE, UK and other English-speaking countries, and for those who have an IELTS score of between 4.0 and 5.5 on arrival.

It’s particularly well suited to motivated students who want to make quick progress and intend to improve their IELTS score by up to one full point.

The Academic English course will help students to:

  • Adapt to university-style teaching
  • Learn the necessary research skills for university study
  • Improve overall English language ability, academic presentation techniques and effective study techniques
  • Develop learner independence
  • Improve academic listening skills such as extended listening, active listening and note-taking.
  • Improve academic reading skills such as summarising and paraphrasing, as well as finding information quickly in texts.
  • Improve academic writing skills such as planning and linking ideas, essay structure and presenting an argument
  • Work collaboratively with team mates towards a final project.

Why choose ES Dubai?

  • Excellent teachers and classroom resources

    All our teachers are native English speakers, who are qualified and experienced in teaching and in helping you learn English using digital classroom technology.

  • Language and social programme

    Our team plans activities that will help you develop your English skills while you’re having fun, the most effective way of learning!

  • Students from all over the world

    With students from over 68 nationalities each year, you’ll have to use your English language skills to socialise and make long-lasting friendships.

  • Excellent location

    Our school is located in JLT, a convenient location offering a huge variety of food, retail, sports and entertainment, easy access to public transport.

  • Open door policy

    If you have concerns or questions about any aspect of your experience, a member of our staff will always be available to help you.

  • 24-hour emergency helpline

    A reassuring service for you and your family – our emergency helpline provides assistance at any time of the day or night.


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