The International Academy will soon be providing IELTS Preparation courses for students who want to reach IELTS 6.0 and 7.0. IELTS 7 is required by professional registration bodies (such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and enables you to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Find out more www.wlv.ac.uk/ielts
The International Academy attended the 4th meeting of all the partners involved in the ELVETE project, which took place in Porto, Portugal this week. The meeting went well with some clear actions for everyone between now and the end of the project. For more information on the project please see the project website: www.elvete.eu
The Wolverhampton Summer School and Partner Celebratory fortnight 2016 is providing a fantastic experience for our students.
The International Academy was pleased to welcome visitors from the English UK Central Familiarisation Trip on 01/09/16. The programme included a tour of Telford Innovation Campus and presentations were given by Angela Molinari, Acting Principal, Adam Yardley, Short Course Course Leader and Rachel Henley, Business Development & Project Manager at the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton. Find out more https://www.facebook.com/wlvia/
The International Academy welcomed a visit from the University of Wolverhampton's Regional Officers on 07/09/16.
The Business Development & Project Manager from the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton visited Brussels on the 13th September and delivered a presentation on the ‘English for Fun’ project. The meeting was a European-wide event hosted by the European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN).
The International Academy has welcomed 26 International Foundation Year students from around the world on the 27/09/16.The course prepares students for their next level of study. Find out more about the IFY course.
The International Academy has welcomed groups of talented Italian students to the Summer School 2016. These students have taken part in option animation and professional communication classes. Find out more and see some of their work https://www.facebook.com/wlvia/
We have two new Extended International Foundation Year courses starting at the International Academy which we feel are exciting additions to our current course offerings. The programmes allow students to complete this IFY programme on a single CAS, undertaking specialist English language skills training as well as modules available on the current International Foundation Year. Find out more at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/…/extended-international-foundation-…/
The Vet4StartUp workshop went really well on the 15.11.16. All the attendees enjoyed the seminars on how to start a business and network effectively. Rachel Henley, Business Development and Project Manager for the International Academy also gave an introductory talk about the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for entrepreneurs. Find out more about Vet4StartUp http://www.vet4startup.eu/
The International Academy welcomed members of the English UK Central (EUKC) on the 15th November 2016. Members were given a guided tour of Priorslee Hall, our student accommodation and Telford Innovation Campus facilities.
The ELVETE Final Multiplier Conference, took place in Brussels on the 29th November 2016. The conference was a forum to present the results of 3 years of work, looking at ‘employer-led vocational education’ across Europe. Over 50 people attended the conference with representatives from around 20 different countries where they discussed how employers are involved in setting the curriculum for vocational education. For more details about the conference, email ELVETE@wlv.ac.uk
The International Academy represented the University of Wolverhampton at the Routes into Languages, Translation and Interpreting Conference held on the 30th November 2016. We found it to be a very interesting and worthwhile conference for all attendees who took part. Employer, Student and Alumni Panels were held throughout the day with speakers from the European Commission, the British Translation Industry and GCHQ. Taster sessions were held during the afternoon and the event was aimed at Sixth Form and Undergraduate Students who are thinking of a career in the translation and interpreting industry. Find out more www.facebook.com/wlvia
The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) was named as one of five winners by the Guardian Newspaper in December after being shortlisted from over 900, small and medium sized charities across the UK. The International Academy is very proud to have been involved in this project which is a partnership between: Wolverhampton Refugee & Migrant Centre (WRMC), University of Wolverhampton (International Academy), University of Wolverhampton Chaplaincy and Transforming Communities Together (a partnership between the Urban Church Fund and Lichfield Diocese). The aim of the project was to provide English language courses for Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are living in or near Wolverhampton, and access support through WRMC.
We welcomed visitors to the International Academy from our International Centre and Hubei Provincial Education Department on Tuesday 17/01/17. These delegates were given a tour of our facilities and a presentation from Mr A Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader, which focused on our Teacher Development, Summer School, Pre-sessional, International Foundation Year and Post Graduate courses.Mr Dong-You, Deputy Director-General of Hebei Provincial Education Department presented Mr A MacDonald, International Foundation Year Course Leader, with a beautiful gift and we look forward to developing this educational relationship and progressing international cooperation in the future. https://www.wlv.ac.uk/ia
The ELVETE Multiplier Event took place in Italy on the 8th of February and was broadcast live over the web! Find out more https://youtu.be/RlcMjTffBH4
We took part in the Career Development Week in February with an organised trip to Liverpool and attendance at the Careers Fair.
On March 10th Jose Martinez, Language Co-ordinator, University of Wolverhampton, Monica Cozzone and Amanda Giles attended the Routes into Languages Year 9 Language day at City Campus. This event promoted languages for local school childen with inspirational talks from local business executives and a marketing activity related directly to language learning and its relevance to business.
Julie Humble and Amanda Giles have taken part in the Assess Well project 3rd Partner Meeting in Italy on the 21st March 2017. This meeting aims to enhance links with project partners and enable successful project activity.
Mr Adam Yardley is visiting universities in China and South Korea to promote the International Academy courses, re-establish links with universities we have historic relationships with and visit our Regional Office Representative Mr Bob Zhang . Whilst visiting he will be giving presentations and promoting the Summer School programmes at the International Academy which have proven to be a continued success. Find out more about our Summer School programmes www.wlv.ac.uk/summerschools.
Mr Alistair MacDonald will be supervising the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examinations in China during the week 15/04/17- 31/04/17. He will be visiting Shenzen, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Changsha, Xiangtan, Xiaogan, Luoyang, Lanzhou, Tianshui and Changchun. Find out more about the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Test.
Our new IELTS Preparation courses start on the 25th April 2017. Find out more www.wlv.ac.uk/ielts
If you want to find out more about English Language provision at the International Academy why not come to our Free Information Evening on Thursday 29th June 2017, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm. Take a look at the leaflet for the Information Evening for English Language Courses (PDF)
Mr Dilwyn Owen is currently teaching Pre-sessional English at the Longre School, Changsha, China to enable students to progress onto degree courses at the University of Wolverhampton. 07/07/17 Find out more www.facebook.com/wlvia and take a look at our Press Release
The International Academy was pleased to receive a visit from the members of the EUKC pre-ALPHE fam trip group on the 01/09/17. These representatives received talks and tours from Ms Angela Molinari, Acting Principal of the International Academy and Mr Adam Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader.
We have had a fantastic experience with all of our Summer School students this year who have come from Nepal, Japan, China, South Korea, Finland, Spain, Senegal, Germany and Italy to take part in our varied and cultural and Educational programme. Take a look at our Press Releases.
The European partners taking part in the ‘Assess Well’ project visited the International Academy on the 26th and 27th September. These five organisations from Spain, Germany and Italy work in the wellness sector and are developing a new vocational course focused on teaching technical English for those working in Spa Management and the delivery of Spa treatments such as facials and massage services. Find out more about the Assess Well project and take a look at the latest Press Release.
Adam Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader recently visited China on the 12th and 13th of October with Quinhua Guo, Managing Director of Education to promote courses across the University of Wolverhampton.
2018 News and Events
Dilwyn Owen is currently visiting China to teach the Pre-sessional Intermediate course which will enable students direct entry onto degree programmes to the University of Wolverhampton upon passing the required level of English.
The International Academy took part in the Telford 50 celebrations at Southwater Square on the 28th June at the Discover Digital Event which showcased student pathways and future careers.
The Year 9 Language Day took place on the 26th June at the University City Campus and aimed to raise aspirations and encourage pupils from schools in the West Midlands to study languages. The day featured an inspirational talk and a marketing activity related directly to learning and its relevance in business. The students had the opportunity to attend the German, Spanish and French workshops and they prepared and presented an advert to the other participants.
The International Academy welcomed the 3rd cohort of local Year 10 students to the MOTO in the World project. This ASPIRE to HE programme concentrates on career options around motor racing and gives local students a taste of university life. #motointheworld#AspiretoHE#OutreachWorks
The IELTS Prepartion course started on the 13th June and will run for 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. This preparation course can help students improve their English language skills and prepare for the Cambridge IELTS test.
Dilwyn Owen, Lecturer at the International Academy is due to oversee the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examinations in China and will be visiting Universities in Changsha, Hunan, Yulin, Yunnan, Julin, Nenu, Hubei and Yanshan.
February and March 2018 has seen the International Academy host two Assesswell residential weeks which has enabled participants from Germany, Spain and Italy to develop their technical English language for this new media based course.
We are planning to run a Spanish language class for beginners and a post-beginners Italian course at the new Stafford Centre (UWiS). Classes will be of 2 hours duration and will run for 12 weeks. Find out more please email: UWiS.Enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
The International Academy will be running the Spanish language taster session at the University Centre Telford on the 16th March, from 10.00 - 10.30 am. We are planning to start the Spanish course on the 19th April with the sessions running from 6.00 to 8.00 pm for 12 weeks. Find out more about the University Centre Telford.
February, March and May see us hosting the ASPIRE to Higher Education programme which will involve Year 10 students from local schools. This language based project will combine residential stays and Saturday clubs and will be based on the F1 Racing car. The programme will run until the end of June and has been designed to encourage students to engage with Higher Education.
Our Pre-Master's courses are specifically designed for international students who need to bridge the gap between their previous qualifications and experience and postgraduate study. Find out more about the Pre Master's courses.
If you are a PhD student did you know our team of postgraduate tutors can help you with your academic English language development? Find out who to contact and how they can help you write transfer documents, funding bids, academic papers etc.
The International Academy offers a range of free language support to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are users of English as an Additional Language, irrespective of their fee status or domicile. All our language support services (plus lots of useful English language resources) can be accessed via our Academic English Language Skills canvas course. For more information, and to access a range of Academic English language resources, please enrol in our Academic English Language Skills canvas course at https://wlv.instructure.com/enroll/6AHT8E