IELTS and University Pre-Sessional Course at LanguageUK are designed for students who need to improve their English skills before moving onto a Foundation programme at a chosen university and who are aiming to achieve a minimum Grade Band 4.5 in the IELTS examination. Students need to have an entry level A1 /A2 at the beginning of Module 1 and A2/B1 at the beginning of Module 2.
What level do you need? Get in touch with me, Joanna Sessions, and let’s get started.
Who the IELTS and University Pre-Sessional Course is for?
- Young adults with an A1/A2 (A2/B1 for module 2) who wish to join a university Foundation programme but need to improve their English skills first.
- A1/A2 students wishing to improve their English level, gain an English qualification and benefit from learning English within a range of subjects which will provide them with a broader knowledge of the world and help to prepare them for the future.
- B1 students (module 2) wishing to improve their level of English, gain an English qualification and who are interested in moving on to a Business/Engineer related course at University or Higher Education College.
If you would like to know more about the IELTS exam, read our blog HERE. It includes a table that compares the IELTS levels to those of the Common European Reference Framework (CEFR).
You can find further information on the IELTS exams website
University Pre- Sessional Course.
15 hours per week General English plus 8 hours per week IELTS Preparation and Practice
Number of weeks Course Price per week 1 to 2 weeks £245 3 to 4 weeks £235 5 weeks plus £225
Booking Fee: £50
Visa Letter if required £50 (non refundable)
Exam Fee: £150 – not included in Course Fee
Intensive English Course – 23 hours of class per week
Days of the Week Morning Session (15 hours per week) Afternoon Session (8 hours per week) Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 12:30 13:45 to 15:45 Friday 09:00 to 12:30 afternoon free Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day
During the mornings you will be allocated a class according to your level of English. We will always send you the entrance test prior to your arrival unless otherwise instructed. Our teachers will use a course book that follows a sequential approach to grammar and vocabulary learning. They will also use a number of other resources and materials either in text form or from a selection of media including the internet, radio and television. You will be given the opportunity to:
- Improve your knowledge of grammar
- Learn new vocabulary through speaking, listening and reading
- Be exposed to and take part in conversation to improve your fluency
- Focus on your writing skills, looking at different types of written text and register
- Practise your pronunciation including individual sounds, stress and intonation
- Consolidate what you have learned through regular review activities
Approximately 1 hour of homework will be given to you every day. If you are a long term student, you will be given a test on a regular basis so that you can track your progress.
Courses start every Monday throughout the year and the maximum class size is 10.
Module 1 Specific Components including IELTS preparation
- Essential English Progression including subject areas – Geography, Science, Economics, History and Psychology
- A guide to Learner Training – organisational skills such as note-taking, recording and learning vocabulary, keeping a homework record and organising and filing work
- Introducing Academic Skills – reading, writing and listening
- IELTS Diagnostic testing
Module 2 Specific Components including IELTS preparation and Exam practice
- Essential English Progression
- Learner Training – organisational skills
- IELTS preparation including Academic Skills – reading, writing and listening
- IELTS Exam practice
- Example of Learning Outcomes An example of learning outcomes :
Reading: Learning outcomes
- To be able to read short informative texts and understand the gist.
- To be able to analyse a topic sentence and make predictions.
- To have a portfolio of texts with a vocabulary file.
- To record KEY vocabulary from the texts.
- To spend a minimum of 20 minutes a day reading short informative texts (3 per week)
- To record and keep a record of key vocabulary from the texts
Writing part 1: Learning outcomes
- To be able to analyse data recorded on a table/chart or diagram verbally using simple vocabulary to describe movements/trends.
- To produce short sentences to describe the above.
Writing part 2: Learning outcomes
- To be able to analyse a typical question and to discuss verbally.
- To be able to write short sentences using phrases to compare and contrast.
- To keep a short diary between student and teacher (approximately 50 to 100 words per day).
Speaking: Learning outcomes
- To be able to speak fluently on personal information
- To be able to read and perform a simple ‘individual turn’ as in part 2 of the speaking test.
Listening: Learning outcomes
- To be able to listen, understand the gist and discuss in brief an IELTS listening text.
- To understand and transcribe numbers from an IELTS listening text
- To ‘tune into’ BBC radio 4 on a regular basis, even if it is in the background! Hearing is as important as listening!
- To consolidate simple A2/B1 grammar structures
- Purchase a copy of Murphy “English Grammar in Use” – Intermediate
- What’s Included?Our tuition fees include:
- All tuition
- All course materials
- Student Visitor Visa invitation letter if required (£50)
- Monthly tutorial with the Director of Studies for students attending for more than four weeks
- End-of-Course Certificate of Achievement and proof of English level
- Free WiFi access throughout the school
- Free use of kitchen facilities to prepare lunch if required
- University placement advice
What is not included?
- Accommodation fee
- Student Visitor Visa invitation letter if required (£50)
- Registration fee
- Bank charges
- Travel and airport transfer
- Examination entry fees if required