New students (1397 entrance onwards) study the
Top Notch series( Click here). They are initially separated into two levels (pre-intermediate, intermediate) by a placement test. They should take the course from the second term for two terms, winter and spring.
Top Notch is a complete general English language education program for adults, which uses the latest educational methods in the world and also prepares learners for international exams. Top Notch prepares students to communicate successfully and confidently with the outside world, including both native and non-native speakers. Longman Publication, one of the most reputable publishers in the world, released Top Notch series in 2006 on the international market. Top Notch received the best English teaching book award from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) in the same year.
We use Top
Notch 3rd Edition (2015) at this university, which prepares adults to interact confidently in
English. It is a communicative English book that makes English unforgettable through the right
input of language, intensive practice, and systematic recycling.
We use Top Notch 3rd Edition (2015) at this university, which prepares adults to interact confidently in English. It is a communicative English book that makes English unforgettable through the right input of language, intensive practice, and systematic recycling.
Master Students of all Majors
New Students (in the class of 1397) should take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course
any season they can, during the first five seasons of their studies, This course is a
three-credit course which is optional, and its grade, similar to other courses, is calculated in
total average, and all Master's students must complete this course. The EAP course is an
intensive, compiled, professional and skillful course that can help students’ study and research
quality by facilitating the use of English-language resources and international communication.
Thus, it is highly recommended to take this course in seasons prior to carrying out research. By
considering needs assessment based on the English teaching experiences for a quarter of a
century in IASBS, this course is designed to help students to be familiar with the language
skills necessary for academic success and educational progress in academic settings. EAP
consists of the following skills:
Getting acquainted with basic reading skills and the comprehension of scientific texts
Understanding the structure of the abstracts of articles and theses, and practicing them
Learning hundreds of commonly used words in scientific texts as well as general frequent
Learning the basics of Email writing and writing required academic emails
Learning and practicing the general principles of academic presentations in English
(including the correct pronunciation of the academic vocabularies relevant to students'
field of study and research)
Writing scientific Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Ph.D. Track students in Physics
New Students (in the class of 1397) study Top Notch books. They are initially separated
into two levels (pre-intermediate, intermediate) by a placement test. They take their general
English courses from the first season of admission (971) to the sixth season (983) (for 2
years). Afterwards, when they have reached the Master's level, they study the EAP course (which
Master's students of other majors pass).
With the cooperation of the Language section and Torkaman Library, English Corner has been updated with 160 English books. In this section,
located in the northwestern part of Torkaman Library, some self-study sources are available for the interested students.
The main books of this section are graded story books including 6 stages from beginner to advanced.
In order to provide more information and guide to use the books, some brochures and an album have been prepared. Moreover,
a poster has been prepared for the students on which they can express their feedback after they read the books.
This program aims at contributing to improving the English proficiency of the students and other members of the university
as an extra-curricular activity. This includes summary telling, discussion and other pertinent activities.
Academic Presentations in English
Helping the students to prepare for giving presentations are among other activities carried out by the Language Teaching Group at IASBS.
These presentations are offered by M.S. students who have completed an EAP where they have brushed up their academic skills.
The Language Teaching Group at IASBS runs several workshops all year round. Some of the past events include Post-mortem of a Presentation
(How to Improve My Presentation), Email writings, Netiquette, How to Use a Dictionary, How to Improve My Vocabulary.