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Academic English

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Our Academic English course is designed to develop language and study skills within a British academic context and aims to prepare students for university life. This programme can be combined with an IELTS preparation course for those students looking to improve their IELTS score.

Lesson content aims to develop students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in practical contexts such as understanding lectures, giving presentations and writing assignments. It also includes a focus on study skills and critical thinking.


15, 20 or 25 hours per week

Class Size

Maximum 15

Start Dates

Pathway module ( 5 hours per week) Any Monday (except bank holidays)
Group classes (15 or 20 hours per week) – 1st week of January. April, July, October ; subject to minimum group size of 4

Course Length

Minimum 2 weeks


18 years+

Ideal For

Students who have already achieved their IELTS score and wish to prepare for university study


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Standard (15 hours a week), Intensive (20 hours a week) or Super-intensive (25 hours a week). This programme is also available as a pathway module and can be combined with General English or IELTS preparation.

Course content includes areas such as:

• Taking notes
• Understanding lectures
• Presentation skills
• Writing reports
• Understanding academic texts
• Summarising
• Writing essays
• Referencing

Students require a minimum General English level of B1.

Our Academic English syllabus has been carefully designed and structured to ensure students make maximum progress throughout their course. A number of course books, along with authentic materials such as academic texts, are used over the programme, all of which are carefully selected so that students benefit from a range of quality study material.