English for International Students

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. This year we are offering free online tuition for all students via Zoom.

We are running courses in Academic Writing, Academic Speaking and Grammar.  These classes will start the week beginning 12 October and will run for nine weeks until 11 December. If you attend 80% or more of the classes, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

The classes will be divided into two levels – Intermediate/Upper Intermediate for students with an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6 and Advanced for students with an IELTS score higher than 6.5.  There will be as maximum of 12 students in each group and each class will last for an hour.

Each class will run once a week. For example, all the Advanced Writing classes in a week will cover the same material and be taught by the same tutor, they will just be offered at different times to suit your timetable. So, you could sign up for classes in Writing, Speaking, and Grammar, or just one or two of these.

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

Book your in-sessional classes

Once there are 12 bookings in a class the class will be full so then you can add your name to the reserve class, or you can see if there is a space in another session. Once you have booked a place you are committed to attend the entire course.

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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.

These sessions will be available once we are able to offer on-campus teaching.