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General English Course for Studies

Pre-sessional Course "General English for Studies"

The aim of the Course is to provide the applicants with basic knowledge of English required not only for successful studies at Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI), but which also lays the foundation for scientific and professional communication in general. Various aspects of English are included into the course: lexicon, grammar, stylistics, thought expression, paragraph structure and text analysis.

Course Information

Course duration: 3 months 48 academic hours, 2 times a week 2 hours (working days) or Saturdays - 4 academic hours
Language of the Course: English
Start of the Course: January-February 2020
Preliminary knowledge: Pre - Intermediate / Intermediate
Instructor: Jekaterina Korjuhina (Mg. Phil), Kristīne Užule, MA in Lingusitics



Full pricePay 210 EUR (70 EUR/ month)
TTI students and members of TTI alumni associationPay 180 EUR (60 EUR/ month)

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Course content

Grammar basics:

  • Word order in affirmative statements and questions
  • Articles and nouns (including plurality of academic vocabulary)
  • Tenses
  • Passives
  • Conditionals
  • Modals (both present and past)
  • Comparative and superlative degrees of adjectives

Academic vocabulary:

  • Features of the formal (academic) style
  • Academic verbs: synonyms and antonyms
  • Academic nouns: synonyms and antonyms
  • Academic adjectives: synonyms and antonyms (including negative prefixes)

Scientific communication linguistic aspects:

  • Academic linking devices in sentences and paragraphs
  • Ambiguities
  • Redundancies
  • Parallel structures
  • Overgeneralizations, oversimplifications, vague un imprecise expressions
  • Text analysis: general points
  • Text structure and cohesion



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