De Montfort University Kazakhstan

Astana Centre

A new Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) was launched at the AIFC Court and International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in June 2022. This Centre of De Montfort University Kazakhstan signifies an exciting new partnership between DMUK and the AIFC Court and IAC.

The Centre will provide high quality English language support for the legal and financial sector, primarily focused on business English and ESP courses (English for law and English for finance) as well as IELTS preparation courses.

The Centre will have its own dedicated English language trainer from the UK, and continuing the British theme, also partners with the British Council to provide English language assessment services, including IELTS and Aptis.

This initiative and partnership demonstrate the important contribution of UK education institutions in supporting the AIFC Court and IAC to ensure the highest quality international standards in law, business, and finance.

Our course dates & details Astana

48 hours IELTS Comprehensive course

  • Academic IELTS preparation if you have B1/B2 level of English and want longer to develop your skills for the exam

  • Group: 8-16 students

  • Days and times: Weekdays 18.00 – 20.00; Saturdays 14.30 – 16.30

  • Price: 120,000 KZT

24 hours IELTS Essentials course

  • Academic IELTS preparation if you need to prepare for the exam in a short period of time and you have B2 level of English

  • Group: 8-16 students

  • Days and times: Weekdays 18.00 – 20.00; Saturdays 14.30 – 16.30

  • Price: 60,000 KZT

Modular Business English course

  • The Centre’s Modular Business English Course consists of four weekly modules, each three hours long. It can be started on any Saturday, and completed in four weeks, or spread out over three months. The course focusses on the four key areas of business communication:

  • Direct Communication Module: development of the core face-to-face communication skills.

  • Correspondence Module: developing the ability to write effective business letters and e-mails.

  • Presentations Module: learning the skills needed to design and deliver presentations.

  • Writing Module: providing the necessary skills in order to plan, structure and write impactful reports.

  • Group: 10-16 students

  • Programme: 4 workshops = 4 Saturdays

  • Days and times: Saturdays 10.00 - 11.30 & 12.00 – 13.30 (3-hour sessions)

  • Price: 40,000 KZT (for 12 hours of face-to-face classes)

English for specific purpose (ESP) courses

  • At the Centre for English Language Learning, we can develop a bespoke English language course for employees at your company.

    We will conduct a comprehensive needs analysis, identifying exactly what specific English is required in your company, and identify the English language proficiency levels of your employees. We will then design a programme in consultation with you, including syllabus, teaching, and learning resources as well as when and where you would like to classes to take place. We can also provide a range of assessment solutions in partnership with the British Council depending on the purpose of the English language proficiency certificate.

The process for CELL's ESP Quadrant is as follows:

Stage 1: Development

Identifying the English language business needs of your business:

  • English level testing
  • Questionnaire design and implementation
  • Work shadowing/observation
  • Interviews with employees
  • Sampling of work-related tasks e.g. reports, emails

Stage 2: Design

Following the development stage, we design the course to suit your needs and wants

  • Identify learning outcomes and course content
  • Determine course length, schedule and intensity
  • Agree number of employees participating

Stage 3: Detail

After designing the course, we plan the specific details:

  • Production of a detailed syllabus
  • Selection and production of teaching and learning materials
  • Identification of formative and summative assessment
  • Evaluation of course and quality assurance

Stage 4: Delivery

Finally, we deliver the course assessing the effectiveness and quality during and after:

  • Identification and preparation of course trainer/s
  • Mode of delivery e.g., online/face-to-face
  • Location and times of classes
  • Assessment of learning outcomes
  • Issuance of certification of achievement
  • CELL’s endorsement of your company
  • Quality assessment/assurance through course follow-up feedback questionnaire

Our expertise is directly transferrable; we have the flexibility to provide English for Specific Purposes courses to any business.

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