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Tamwood International Language Schools Vancouver Campus Toronto Campus Whistler Campus Tamwood International Language Schools SPECIAL ENGLISH PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS: VANCOUVER AND TORONTO   University Pathway Program

Study in the Tamwood University Pathway Program and secure conditional admission into one of our partner universities or colleges, or use this program to improve your IELTS score and academic English skills for admission to other post secondary institutions.

This program prepares students for North American post-secondary education and teaches advanced oral and written English skills. Students learn academic research and presentation skills, to write university extended essays and research reports, strategies for teamwork in group projects, critical thinking, time management, study and note taking skills, exam techniques, and IELTS preparation and practice.

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  University of Cambridge FCE Preparation

Course University of Cambridge FCE Preparation
 32 Lessons / week FCE classes

Entry Requirements Middle Intermediate
 Minimum age: 17

Duration 8, 10 or 12 weeks

Description
This course prepares students for the University of Cambridge ESOL First Certificate (FCE) exam, which students take in the final week of the program. The FCE is at Level 3 of the Cambridge five level system.

Through a balanced curriculum students will expand and reinforce their knowledge of the various skills they utilize in writing the 5 papers set by Cambridge. Practice Exams and compositions are an integral part of the program.

Students in the 8 week course join the 10 / 12 week course in
progress.

Maximum Class Size: 12



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  University of Cambridge CAE Preparation

Course University of Cambridge CAE Preparation

Lessons/Week 32 lessons / week CAE classes

Entry Requirements Upper Intermediate
 Minimum age: 17

Duration 8, 10 or 12 weeks

Description
This course prepares students for the University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English exam, which students take in the final week of the program. The FCE is at Level 4 of the Cambridge five level system. This exam is an important certification for students who want to work overseas in jobs that require English language skills (such as medicine, business and engineering).

Through a balanced curriculum students will expand and reinforce their knowledge of the various skills they utilize in writing the 5 papers set by Cambridge. Practice Exams and compositions are an integral part of the program.

Maximum class size is 12 students.

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  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Exam Preparation

Course IELTS Preparation

Lessons/Week 32 lessons / week

Entry Requirements Upper Intermediate
 Minimum age: 17

Duration Max. 12 weeks

Description
IELTS is taken by over 1 million people each year for academic, professional and immigration purposes. It is recognized by more than 6000 institutions in over 135 countries around the world. This program is based on speaking, reading, writing and listening all in a defined format, and it counts on 25 or 30 lessons/week classes. Tamwood IELTS focuses on identifying weaknesses in student’s skills and building those skills, and offers a lot of practice in test taking, and feedback on the results.

Maximum class size is 15 students.


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International Business English


Course International Business English

Lessons/Week 32 lessons / week

Entry Requirements Intermediate to Advanced English
 Business Experience or prior university level business studies
 Minimum age: 19

Duration max. 12 weeks

Description
Combines specialized classes in International Business English communication skills with essential English language skills training. This course is designed to give students the English skills they need to work effectively in today’s global market place. The afternoon classes allow students to develop their Business English skills and vocabulary through exercises, case studies, role plays and research on business topics including: I.T., finance, accounting, marketing, advertising, sales, negotiation, business practices, and cultural comparisons in business operations. In the business presentations class, students learn the proper English to be used in presenting business plans, making financing pitches and making sales presentations. Visits to businesses may be arranged during the course to learn specific vocabulary related to certain industries. Students should be ready for a significant amount of reading, group work, assignments and research in the course.
International Business English Sample Timetable
PERIOD TIME CLASS
1 8:45-11:45 Essential English Skills
11:45-12:45 Lunch
2 12:45-14:15 Business English Skills
3 14:30-15:15 Business Presentation Skills


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  Private Tuition

CoursePrivate Tuition

Hours/WeekMinimum 5 hours

Entry RequirementsNo English skill pre-requisite
 Minimum age: 17

DurationMinimum 1 week

Description
One-to-one private English lessons with a Tamwood instructor designed to meet your specific language learning needs. Accelerate your learning by combining afternoon/weekend private lessons with morning group lessons. Private or semi-private lessons can focus on specific vocabulary, skills or interests. This is especially popular with executives, professionals and those with specific English learning goals.

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