Academic and English Language Preparation Courses

English language courses

We understand that for many international students, English is not their first language, and you may be worried about how you will cope with studying in a different language. To help you to continue to improve your language skills, we offer a range of courses and support services – some of which you can access even before you arrive in the UK.

Our pre-sessional courses are the best way to bring your English up to entry level for university study. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020. 

Before you arrive

INTO Get Ready for English

If your offer is conditional on meeting the minimum English language requirements, you will automatically be invited to enrol on our INTO Get Ready for English course.

It is a free, tutored online course that helps you practise and improve your English in preparation for studying abroad. You can take part in the whole course or choose from particular activities that will be of most benefit.

  • Get expert, personalised feedback from our UK-based tutors
  • Gain a better understanding of your current level in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Study flexibly in your own time

Once you are here

Online support

As well as 25 hours face-to-face contact, you will receive 5 hours of  online language development. This is given either through MYINTO or online material from your course book. MYINTO is an in-house online course which has graded exercises for you to practice at home or on your mobile phone.  There are 3 levels and once you are in class you will be placed on a level appropriate to your learning needs.