English for International Students courses

We offer academic English tuition to international students, running a variety of language courses throughout the academic year to help you get the most out of your studies

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British Council accredited

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Our English for International Students courses are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK

Pre-sessional courses

If you have not yet met the English entry requirements for a degree course at the University, we offer summer and autumn pre-sessional programmes.

In-sessional courses

If you have met the English entry requirements for your course, but you would still like to improve your written and spoken English, we can help. Each semester, we offer free tuition in Academic Writing, Academic Speaking and Grammar. You can sign up for one, two or all three of these skills.

Each class lasts for one or two hours and if you attend 8 or more of the classes in a skill, you will receive a certificate of attendance for that skill.

The Writing and Grammar classes will be divided into two levels depending on your IELTS score (or equivalent):

  • Intermediate classes are for students with an IELTS score of up to 6.0 in Writing
  • Advanced classes are for students with an IELTS score of 6.5 or above in Writing

Each class will run once a week from Monday 24 January 2022 until Friday 1 April 2022.

These classes are open to all students and staff whose first language is not English.

Drop-in sessions

If you are an international student with questions about Academic English, come to one of our individual drop-in sessions.

We can help with:

  • language and structure of information in coursework or a dissertation
  • exam preparation and writing exam answers
  • grammar
  • pronunciation
  • academic reading
  • vocabulary
  • presentations

We are also happy to provide general language advice.