The Pre-Sessional English Programme has been designed to develop your English language skills. You will need an IELTS score of 4.5 (B1) or equivalent, with a minimum of 4.5 in reading and writing and a minimum of 4.0 in other language areas. This is a full-time course delivered over 10 weeks with the aim of enhancing your English language skills to the standard required (IELTS 5.5) for study on one of the pathways of the International Foundation Programme.
It is recommended that you take the Pre-Sessional English programme to strengthen your English language skills even if you are thinking of starting directly onto one of the two pathways of the International foundation Programme. By taking this English programme it will help ensure you are able smoothly to progress to an undergraduate degree of your choice.
The academic English language content covers four key areas: English grammar and vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Throughout the 10 weeks you will receive regular feedback on your progress with each area through tutor-led feedback, peer review and self-assessment.
You will find the programme stimulating since it utilises a variety of teaching methods, including tutor-led classes, seminars, writing workshops, presentations, peer-working, online learning and individual tutorials.
It is recommended that you take the Pre-Sessional English programme to strengthen your English language confidence and ensure you will meet the study demands on your chosen pathway.