Academic English

Study Level

B2, C1

Study Mode:

Full time:15 hr/week 

Part time: 8 hr/week.

Term start date:

Every first Monday of each month

Age group


Number of students

Max 8 students

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Course Overview:

This is an academic English course for international and EU students preparing for university study in the UK and other English-speaking countries.

The course will help you to:

  • develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to the levels required for entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate course (at least CEFRL B2)

  • develop language skills and confidence for successful academic study

  • get to know the UK higher education environment and its expectations

  • meet and participate in interactive classes with international students from a range of subject specialisms

  • develop independent learning skills

Course info:

The course is structured around academic project work to develop your language skills. It will include:

  • skills and language development through academic project work, including reading and responding to academic articles, completing a group research project, or researching and writing a discursive essay

  • supported academic writing tasks, including reports, essays, summaries and reflective writing

  • supported academic speaking tasks, including contributing to seminar discussions and presentations

  • lectures on a variety of subjects including British culture, allowing you to practise academic listening, note-taking and vocabulary development

  • understanding and developing critical thinking and reflective practices

  • a self-study programme, including academic project work, tailored e-learning support and access to our library of language-learning resources

  • preparation for future studies through access to library resources for your subject and with some assignments linked to your subject specialism

  • group work, pair work and reflection on how you work with others

  • one-to-one tutorials for individual support and feedback on your work