IELTS and University Pre-Sessional Course

For students who need to improve their English skills before moving onto a foundation programme at university
Ielts Pre Sessional

IELTS and University Pre-Sessional Courses 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.

Designed 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

Course Facts 
Course start datesAny Monday from the 3rd September 2018
Course duration1 to 30 weeks
School closedChristmas Break: Monday 24th December to Wednesday 2nd January, Bank Holidays: Friday 19th April, Monday 27th May
English levelPre-Intermediate to Advanced
Class hours23 hours
Minimum age17+years. 16+ at the discretion of the school
Class size10 maximum
Coursebook£30.00

Price

University Pre- Sessional Course. Intensive Course 15 hours per week General English plus 8 hours per week IELTS Preparation and Practice

Start dateNo. of weeksPrice per week
Any Monday 20181 – 2 weeks£245
3 – 4 weeks£235
5 weeks plus£225
Winter 2019January 2nd to June 14th 2019September 9th to December 20th 2019
No. of weeksPrice per week
1 – 2 weeks£255
3 – 4 weeks£245
5 weeks plus£230
Summer 2019June 17thSeptember 9th
No. of weeksPrice per week
1 – 2 weeks£265
3 – 4 weeks£260
5 weeks plus£250

Booking Fee: £65

Visa Letter if required £60 (non refundable)

Exam Fee: £165 or UKVA £220 – not included in Course Fee

Course Structure

Intensive English Course – 23 hours of class per week

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 12:4514.00 to 16.00
Friday09:00 to 12:15afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day

Morning classes

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.

Courses are either of one- or two-week duration and can be tailored to meet the requirements of participants.

While studying on our courses, you can expect to:

  • Become familiar with modern English usage
  • Gain practical ideas which can be adapted to different teaching environments
  • Brush up on existing teaching techniques and skills
  • Learn about modern British culture and current affairs
  • Socialise and exchange ideas with other teachers.

Afternoon Options

Days of the WeekMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Monday to Thursday09:30 to 12:4514.00 to 16.00
Friday09:00 to 12:15afternoon free
Morning break 11:00 to 11:15 each day

IELTS Preparation

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

Courses are either of one- or two-week duration and can be tailored to meet the requirements of participants.

While studying on our courses, you can expect to:

  • Become familiar with modern English usage
  • Gain practical ideas which can be adapted to different teaching environments
  • Brush up on existing teaching techniques and skills
  • Learn about modern British culture and current affairs
  • Socialise and exchange ideas with other teachers.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Learner training

        • 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.

Learner training

        • 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

Learner training

        • To ‘tune into’ BBC radio 4 on a regular basis, even if it is in the background!  Hearing is as important as listening!

GrammarLearning outcomes

        • To consolidate simple A2/B1 grammar structures

Learner training

      • Purchase a copy of Murphy “English Grammar in Use” – Intermediate

What's Included

What's Included?
Monthly tutorial with the Director of Studies for students attending for more than four weeks
Free WiFi access throughout the school
End-of-Course Certificate of Achievement and proof of English level
All tuition

 

What's not Included in package
Bank charges
Travel and airport transfer
Examination entry fees if required
Accommodation
Registration Fee
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