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Study at the Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) at DMUK

The Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) at De Montfort University Kazakhstan is responsible for teaching and learning on the International Year Zero Foundation programme and for providing academic English support for DMUK students on their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition, the Centre provides high quality English language training for clients and businesses beyond the university. This includes IELTS preparation and Business English courses for individuals as well as corporate contracts providing bespoke courses to companies and business organisations in both Almaty and Astana to address the specific English language needs of their workforce.

Our Team members

Simon Etherton

Director of Centre for English Language Learning

Ian Turner

CELL Instructor and Coordinator

Nurila Makasheva

IELTS Teacher

Diana Kurmangaliyeva

IELTS and Business English Teacher

Chana Ngo

IELTS Registration and Administration

Dmitriy Anchevskiy

IELTS Administration

Almaty Centre

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Authorised British Council IELTS Registration Centre

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Astana Centre

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As the only British university in Kazakhstan, we provide the highest quality academic English teaching and are uniquely placed to link IELTS preparation to university study.

You will study with highly-qualified teachers who have many years’ experience of IELTS preparation and are very familiar with IELTS marking.

We offer both intensive and semi-intensive courses which thoroughly prepare students for the requirements of the listening, reading, speaking and writing components of the IELTS exam and provide the strategies and training to achieve your highest possible scores.

Our courses include high quality digital materials from Cambridge (joint owners of IELTS). You will have access to extra practice in listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as four authentic IELTS exams.

  • Join us for a course that suits you and:

    • familiarise yourself with the task-types and questions
    • understand how the speaking and writing are marked
    • practise timed IELTS tasks
    • get feedback from teachers familiar with IELTS examining
    • practise speaking with native speakers
    • find out tips and techniques to maximise your score access to extra digital practice tests

Our experienced staff have taught all over the world and have extensive knowledge of the current best practices for teaching English within an academic context, so you can be sure that you are receiving the very highest standard of English language tuition.

IELTS is the most widely taken English examination worldwide and is the most accepted international English proficiency test by English-medium universities around the world, recognised by over 11,000 international organisations.

De Montfort University Kazakhstan is an authorised British Council IELTS registration centre. As an official partner of the British Council, you can register for your IELTS exam through us, prepare for the exam on one of our world class IELTS preparation courses at the DMUK campus, and finally take the exam with the British Council confident that you will achieve your best possible score.

Business English is not only beneficial for those already working in a business environment but also for anybody wanting to improve their career prospects in a competitive global market. The Centre’s Modular Business English course has been designed to meet the demands of the current business environment, and develops the specific English skills and knowledge required for effective internal and external communication. The independent modules available are:

  • Direct Communication Module: development of the core face-to-face communication skills for highly productive meetings and carrying out successful job interviews.
  • Correspondence Module: developing the ability to write effective business letters and e-mails with accurate grammar, and appropriate register and formality.
  • Writing Module: providing the necessary skills in order to plan, structure and write impactful reports as well as learn how to avoid common errors.
  • Presentations Module: learning the skills needed to design and deliver presentations that get results.

The Centre’s Modular Business English Course consists of four weekly modules, each three hours long. Located at our premises, it can be started on any Saturday, and completed in four weeks, or spread out over three months.

Due to its flexibility, this course suits companies who want to boost their employee’s business communication skills, or for those individual business professionals who are looking to take their personal career and international employability to the next step.

The course also gives you the exclusive opportunity to network and benchmark with other local businesses and industry professionals.

English for specific purposes (ESP) courses are designed to help adult, mature learners who are professionals or experts in a particular work situation improve their English in a specific professional context. ESP courses are workplace-specific and focus on how English is used in specific fields such as IT, medicine and finance. The content is based on the learner’s needs and it teaches job-specific English vocabulary and functional language.

At the Centre for English Language Learning, a variety of ESP courses are being developed to meet the needs of local industry. These currently include English for Finance, Law, Aviation and others.

Companies and corporations seeking to engage with international clientele, expand their global reach or to simply improve the quality of their own operation will benefit from taking industry-specific English language training with DMUK.

If you are a business owner, or someone interested in improving the ability of your staff to use English more effectively in the workplace, our team at CELL are ready to enter into partnership with you. We will conduct a comprehensive needs analysis, identifying exactly what specific English is required in your company and also 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 required English language proficiency certificate.

We have worked hard to make the partnership process as simple as possible so that your employees can start learning the right English right away.

If you are a business owner, or someone interested in improving the ability of your staff to use English more effectively in the workplace, our team at The Centre for English Language Learning is ready to enter into partnership with you.

Our team can design and deliver an English for specific purposes (ESP) course specifically for the needs of your business.

We will come to your company and 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, and learning resources as well as when and where you would like to classes to take place – either at your company’s offices, or at our modern, purpose-built campus in Almaty, or at The AIFC Courts in Astana.

We can also provide a range of assessment solutions in partnership with the British Council depending on the purpose of the required 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 and expertise to provide English for Specific Purposes courses to any business.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation, whatever your businesses’ specific English needs.

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