Pre-sessional English


Universities and colleges often offer pre-sessional English courses, which are designed to enable students to improve their English skills before their start their academic life at university. If your IELTS level is not quite reaching the entry requirements of undergraduate/postgraduate set by your chosen university, these courses are for you. Pre-sessional programmes are often intensive and consist of lectures and tutorials, covering writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.

What are the main aims of the Pre-sessional Courses?

  • Help you to fulfil any remaining conditions of entry to your academic programme.
  • Develop your English language skills.
  • Improve your academic skills and language in preparation for academic study.
  • Raise your awareness of UK academic culture.
  • Help you to become a more autonomous learner.
  • Familiarise you with University systems, facilities and regulations.

How long does the course last for?

General speaking, there are three different length of the course: 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. It varies depending on which Universities or Colleges you choose.


What are the benefit of studying pre-sessional english course at higher education institution?

  • a stimulating academic environment in which to prepare for your future studies
  • the opportunity to build confidence and independence, ready to face the challenge of university life in the UK
  • multimedia classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art learning technology
  • a chance to make friends and settle into campus life
  • time to adapt to life in the UK before starting your academic programme
  • the opportunity to begin your studies at different times in the year.

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