Aptech offers English language courses designed by Middlesex University, London
English is the global language of communication and commerce. Aptech offers a set of English language courses, designed by Middlesex University, London, that create new benchmarks in teaching and learning of the English language.
Through these courses, the focus is on enhancing students’ spoken English, and on developing better business communication skills.
Aptech English Language Academy offers courses that cater to people at different levels of English language comprehension, from those who are not familiar with the language, to those who understand English but cannot speak it fluently, to those who can speak and understand the language but wish to hone their skills in business communication. These courses are designed by Middlesex University, London.
Aptech offers English language training at different levels, including:
- Beginners: For those who have started learning English as a foreign language
- Spoken English skills - Pre-intermediate: For those who understand the main idea of an English conversation but not the details
- Spoken English skills - Intermediate: For those who comprehend and can start a conversation, but have difficulty in sustaining a conversation
- Spoken English skills - Upper-intermediate: For those who can hold a conversation but are not fluent/ not fully confident of their skills in the language
- Business communication: For those who wish to develop their skills in holding a formal, business conversation
- 30 day English: For those looking for a fast-track course to brush up their English language skills
Why learn English with Aptech
- Courses designed by Middlesex University: Aptech's English language courses have been designed by Middlesex University, London.
- Accuracy and appropriateness: The courses have been designed by Middlesex University, ensuring that the use of language in the course materials is appropriate, easy to understand, and well-suited to differing cultures.
- Linearity of material: The University and Aptech have ensured that the course material is up to date. All course material meets international standards and is appropriate for teaching spoken English and for developing business communication skills.
- Interactivity: Students are encouraged to engage with the learning process. The lessons are designed in such a way as to be stimulating and enjoyable, and thus, more memorable. Aptech uses role-play and engagement exercises in the classroom, to improve understanding of the course material.
- Self-learning: Students are encouraged to practice and learn, even in the absence of a teacher. The focus is on developing thinking and communication skills in English, rather than translating their first language. Greater emphasis is placed on using examples to highlight meaning and usage. In other situations, modelling or demonstration are used to teach. In general, there are more opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding and ability to actively use the language.
- Simple use of definitions: In typical student guides, definitions of key terms are hard to understand for learners at the beginner level. Aptech has ensured that long-winded definitions are replaced with easy-to-understand meanings and illustrations to support understanding.
- Audio guides: Each study unit comes with audio recordings. These recordings help students learn correct pronunciation of words and derive meaning from listening to conversations. To aid further learning, reading comprehension content is also included.
- Cultural sensitivity: Aptech offers English language training across geographies, and the content and examples have been tailored to suit each region and culture. This ensures better understanding of, and relativity with, the content and will help learners adapt to the language faster.
The teaching methodology for English language courses is based on skill development in the following six areas:
- Listening: Audio tutorials in each unit stress on pronunciations, listening for details and inferring meaning from context.
- Speaking: Various engagement activities - such as role-play - encourage learners to focus on stress, rhythm, intonation, sound contrasts, and other relevant areas.
- Reading: Reading comprehension exercises encourage reading for details, scanning and coming to conclusions.
- Writing: Writing exercises encourage learners to perform a variety of writing tasks, ranging from letter-writing and essay-writing to inferential reports.
- Vocabulary: Engagement activities in the classroom ensure that learners understand how to use their newfound vocabulary in the right contexts.
- Grammar: Grammar exercises, in the form of audio tutorials and classroom exercises, help learners understand the basic structure of the language, thereby enabling them to use correct English.