Specific Purpose English Language Courses

Specific Purpose English Language Courses


The current demand for English language training is not limited to General or Examination-based study. As the world of business becomes increasingly internationalised, more and more professional fields require that those who work in them have a command of the English language for use within an international context. At Wimbledon School of English we run a range of ESP courses, including tailor-made, closed group courses in the following areas:

  • Aviation
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • Finance
  • Medicine
  • The Military
  • Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Teacher Training

If none of our existing courses suit you, one of these specially designed courses may be your best option. For further information or to discuss a possible course, please contact our school Principal, Fiona Dunlop, via email - fiona@wimbledon-school.ac.uk

For mature students, we run the Language Holiday:Experience London (40+) course three times a year. This is for students who wish to combine studying English with spending time getting to know London and British culture.

Legal English with TOLES Preparation

You will work on improving all four English language skills within a legal context as well as learning specific legal terminology and how to use it appropriately. The course also includes preparation for the Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) so there is an emphasis on the exam techniques and study strategies required to pass the exam. In addition to this, participants are expected to improve their core study skills through up to 2 hours of focused self-study each evening set by their tutors to meet their needs.

You will follow our Intensive course timetable of 28-lessons per week and will study Monday - Thursday 09:15 - 15:45 and Friday 09:15 - 12:55 only.

The areas of focus on the course is commercial law, contractslitigation process, property, employment, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Further topics covered include:

  • Corporate law
  • Business Associations
  • Sale of goods
  • Real Property
  • Intellectual Property
  • Debtor-Creditor
  • Competition
  • Environmental
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Secured transactions
  • Aspects of International law

The course includes a free visit to an iconic court of law in central London and you will se a real trial (subject to court schedules).

The fee for the Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) examination is £165.

Legal English with TOLES Preparation
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Course Name
Legal English with TOLES Preparation (TOLES)
Course Category
Legal English Courses (LEG)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
28
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates (4 available)
From 06-01-2020 to 24-01-2020
From 01-06-2020 to 26-06-2020
From 27-07-2020 to 21-08-2020
From 26-10-2020 to 20-11-2020
Any Monday: Add to basket to select date.
Course Length (Weeks)
1 to 4
CEFR Course Level
B2+ to C2

Pricing

Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£384.00 per week
Price (3 to 4 weeks)
£384.00 per week

40+ English & Culture: Experience London

This course is designed for learners aged 40+ who wish to combine studying English with spending time exploring the city of London and British culture. Lessons take place in the morning, with excursions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and one full day excursion on Saturday.

Tuition takes place over 26 lessons, 20 of these take place in the classroom and 6 take place in different locations around London. The total number of hours is 21 hours and 40 minutes. 

On this course, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to study with other mature students who have an interest in learning more about London and British culture.
  • Go on 6 half-day excursions and 1 full-day excursion.
  • Learn about the places you are visiting through structured morning lessons.
  • Learn about different aspects of British culture, including culture and customs, etiquette and behaviour, the British class system, art, architecture, the history behind famous gardens, music, food and drink.
  • Visit famous, historical places such as English stately homes and castles, gardens, museums, galleries and other places of cultural interest.

Students who are not at the correct level may take a combination of General English in the morning and Language Holiday: Experience London in the afternoon. The price for this is the same as for the full-time Language Holiday course.

   

40+ English & Culture: Experience London
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Course Name
40+ English & Culture: Experience London (EC40+)
Course Category
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Minimum Age
40
Lessons Per Week
30
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
10
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
10
Course Dates (4 available)
From 11-05-2020 to 22-05-2020
From 20-07-2020 to 31-07-2020
From 17-08-2020 to 28-08-2020
From 28-09-2020 to 09-10-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
2
CEFR Course Level
B1 to B2

Pricing

Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£400.00 per week

Medical English

If you are a healthcare professional or university student and you want to improve your English language skills in a context relevant to your career, this is the course for you. 

For those working in a medical field, it is important to be highly accurate and clear in their communication but they also need to be able to show tact and sensitivity. During the course you will develop these English language skills in a variety of contexts. This will help you increase your confidence when communicating with patients and their families as well as with colleagues.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Studied the language of medicine in various contexts
  • Learned to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues
  • Increased your awareness of specialised terminology
  • Analysed real case scenarios
  • Learned how to deal with challenging situations
  • Visited one of London’s excellent hospital museums
  • Had tutorials with your teacher to discuss your progress and future plans

This course follows our standard timetable of 24 lessons per week/20 hours per week.

If you are planning on taking the OET exam, you can enhance this Standard Medical English course, with 4 lessons per week of OET Preparation.  To find out more, click here

Medical English
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Course Name
Medical English (MED24)
Course Category
Medical English Courses (MED)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
24
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates
From 06-01-2020 to 17-01-2020
Any Monday: Add to basket to select date.
Course Length (Weeks)
1 to 2
CEFR Course Level
B2+ to C2+

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£328.00 per week

Medical English & OET Intensive

If you are a healthcare professional or university student and you want to improve your Medical English language skills, this is the course for you. This course follows our intensive timetable of 28 lessons per week/23 hours 20 minutes per week.

For those working in a medical field, it is important to be highly accurate and clear in their communication but they also need to be able to show tact and sensitivity. During the course you will develop these English language skills in a variety of contexts. This will help you increase your confidence when communicating with patients and their families as well as with colleagues. 

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Studied the language of medicine in various contexts
  • Learned to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues
  • Increased your awareness of specialised terminology
  • Analysed real case scenarios
  • Learned how to deal with challenging situations
  • Visited one of London’s excellent hospital museums
  • Had tutorials with your teacher to discuss your progress and future plans
Medical English & OET Intensive
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Course Name
Medical English & OET Intensive (MED28)
Course Category
Medical English Courses (MED)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
28
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates (4 available)
From 20-01-2020 to 07-02-2020
From 06-07-2020 to 24-07-2020
From 06-07-2020 to 10-07-2020
From 06-07-2020 to 17-07-2020
Add to basket to select date.
Course Length (Weeks)
2
CEFR Course Level
B2+ to C2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£384.00 per week
Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£384.00 per week
Price (3 to 4 weeks)
£384.00 per week

OET Preparation Intensive

During the course you will study a wide range of medical language, with a specific focus on ways of communicating effectively with patients and their relatives. You will improve your reading, writing and listening skills whilst learning vocabulary and increasing your accuracy in your use of grammar. You will be given strategies on how to approach the different parts of the test, and you will complete a full practice test, after which you will receive detailed feedback and further practice to ensure the best possible result in the exam.

Students will have the opportunity to sit for the exam at the end of these courses. These courses follow our intensive timetable of 28 lessons per week/23 hours 20 minutes per week.

The London Exam Centre, part of WSE, is an accredited examination centre for OET, so you can follow the course and take the examination with the same institution.

Area of study may include:

  • Medical Histories
  • Patient Examination
  • Types of Treatment
  • Medication - Benefits and Side-effects
  • Advising Patients
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Analysing Real Case Scenarios
  • Making & Discussing a Diagnosis
  • Using Specialised Terminology
  • Difficult Patients

The fee for the Occupational English Test (OET) is AUD 587.

OET Preparation Intensive
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Course Name
OET Preparation Intensive (OET28)
Course Category
Medical English Courses (MED)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
28
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Maximum Class Size (July - Aug)
14
Course Dates (8 available)
From 01-04-2019 to 05-04-2019
From 06-01-2020 to 10-01-2020
From 30-03-2020 to 03-04-2020
From 08-06-2020 to 12-06-2020
From 06-07-2020 to 10-07-2020
From 03-08-2020 to 07-08-2020
From 21-09-2020 to 25-09-2020
From 02-11-2020 to 06-11-2020
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Course Length (Weeks)
1
CEFR Course Level
B2+ to C2

Pricing

Price (1 week)
£372.00 per week
Price (1 week)
£384.00 per week

Online OET

Do you want to reach the best possible result in your OET examination? This online course is ideal for you if you do not have the time to commit to a course of classroom lessons, or if you do not live near the school. Over four weeks you will have a total of eight 50-minute face to face online lessons, and a minimum of 100 mins each week of guidance for self-study, all in the comfort of your own home no matter where you are in the world. You will focus on the unique demands of each part of the OET exam, and you will receive individualised feedback and error correction in order to ensure that you achieve the best possible result in your test.

Face-to face lessons are held on Tuesday evenings from 18:30 - 20:10, with the final lesson on the Tuesday before the OET examination.

You will:

  • Study English in a variety of Medical contexts
  • Analyse real case scenarios
  • Learn effective communication skills
  • Increase your knowledge of specialised terminology
  • Learn how to cope with difficult situations
  • Receive full guidance on how to do the OET
  • Receive detailed feedback on all aspects of your studies
  • Sit the exam at our centre (if required)

We recommend you register for the examination at the same time as you register for the course. Exam registrations can be made here: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet

Face-to-face lesson times are: 18:30 - 20:10 (2x50minutes)

Course fee is £250.00 for the whole 4-weeks, and includes registration and materials.  The exam fee is an additional charge. 

Online OET
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Course Name
Online OET (OET Online)
Course Category
Medical English Courses (MED)
Minimum Age
20
Lessons Per Week
2
Maximum Class Size (Sept - June)
14
Course Dates (5 available)
From 19-11-2019 to 11-12-2019
From 07-01-2020 to 29-01-2020
From 17-03-2020 to 08-04-2020
From 26-05-2020 to 17-06-2020
From 13-10-2020 to 04-11-2020
Add to basket to select date.
Course Length (Weeks)
4
CEFR Course Level
B2+

Pricing

Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£62.50 per week
Price (3 to 4 weeks)
£62.50 per week
Price (1 to 2 weeks)
£62.50 per week
Price (3 to 4 weeks)
£62.50 per week

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