Other Services

International Cultures and English

These classes are particularly suitable for partners of overseas students and complete beginners are welcome. Classes take place on three mornings a week and are free of charge. All necessary learning materials are provided and it is possible for parents to bring their children with them.
Classes are small and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know other people who are also learning to speak English.
The classes cover all four major skills:

  • reading
  • writing
  • listening
  • speaking

Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays and there are three levels; beginners (level 1), intermediate (level 2) and upper intermediate (level 3). 
There are three hours of classes for each group, beginning as follows:

Level 1

Monday

9.30am to 1.00pm

Rathbone Dining Hall, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor
Level 2

 

Wednesday

 

9.30am to 1.00pm

Rathbone Dining Hall, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor
Level 3 Thursday

9.30am to 1.00pm

Rathbone Dining Hall, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor

The dates for the ICE classes for 2018/19 are:

01/10/18 – 14/12/18
07/01/19 – 05/04/19
29/04/19 – 31/05/19
To register for the classes students should just go along to Rathbone Dining Hall, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor on the day and time of class.
ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.

Writing Advice Service

ELCOS runs Writing Advice Sessions for international students on degree courses at the University. The purpose of these sessions is to help students improve their written English and become more independent learners. Students can have up to three hours of individual, consultation with an ELCOS tutor per semester.

Students should bring to the session the written work they want help with and it would be helpful if they have some general ideas about the kind of help they need with that work (for example, with organisation, coherence, paragraph structure, grammar, referencing, etc.). Tutors will work with the student, make corrections, offer advice on how to make improvements in structure and form and enable the student recognise and be able to correct errors in the rest of the written work themselves.

How to book an hour session with a tutor during normal term-time:

The table below shows (the coloured cells) the session times that are available in semester 2 2017-18.
First, choose a day and time (from those in colour) when you would like to have a consultation.

Day
10:00-11:00
11:00-12:00
12:00-13:00
13:00- 14:00
14:00-15:00
15:00-16:00
Mon
 
Tues
 
Wed
   
Thurs
   
Fri

Second, e-mail the ELCOS office on elcos@bangor.ac.uk to request an appointment for that day and time, giving your name, School, level of study (undergraduate, Masters or PhD student). An appointment will be made for that time and day if available or you will be offered some alternatives; you will also be given the name of the tutor and told where to meet him/her. (Usually Neuadd Rathbone on College Road).

ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.

IELTS Preparation

Lessons every Wednesday 9.30 – 13.00 (to be confirmed)
43 & 45 College Road

  • 9.30 – 11.00

Skills practice, activities, types of question, how to answer questions

  • 11.30 – 13.00

Exam practice questions, peer marking, and feedback

Lessons cost £25 for three hours. They are available to buy at the online shop.

TBA WRITING (Task 1&2)
TBA READING
TBA LISTENING
TBA SPEAKING

For more information join our Facebook group IELTS prep ELCOS @ Bangor University

Or join our mailing list by emailing s.j.ryan@bangor.ac.uk

ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.