Academic Year Programme

Our Academic Year is a minimum 24-week programme which fully prepares you for study at an English -speaking university both at undergraduate and postgraduate degree level. The programme combines our Intensive General English, English for University and IELTS preparation courses, and you can also choose to include Business and Professional English. As we understand that the ideal course combination is different for each student, we will create your study plan with you when you arrive to help you achieve your specific goal.

Who’s it for?

Our Academic Year programme is suitable for international and EU students who want a complete preparation programme for undergraduate and postgraduate degree level studies at university in the UK and other English-speaking countries.

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The Benefits

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Speak more accurately and fluently
  • Write academic texts using a clear structure to express your ideas
  • Use and understand academic vocabulary and grammar
  • Understand the main points in lectures
  • Read widely and in detail
  • Do research and complete a research project
  • Achieve the best possible IELTS result
  • Become an independent learner
  • Understand the demands of degree level study at UK universities
  • Be confident and ready to start your degree

Course Content

  • Intensive General English
    Starting with Intensive General English, you will develop your overall language skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing as well as working on vocabulary and grammar.
  • IELTS preparation
    You will take a complete IELTS preparation course where you will be fully prepared to take the test. This course covers all of the question types for each paper and provides tips and techniques so that you can get the best possible result.
  • English for University
    This course develops your Academic English skills and study skills ready for your degree. This includes how to do research, write essays, participate in seminars, read academic texts and take notes in lectures. You will practise these skills by doing a mini research project, which includes an essay and group presentation. In this way, you are developing and becoming confident in the skills you need at university.
  • Business English 20-30
    You can choose to take Business English for up to four weeks as part of your Academic Year programme. In Business English 20-30, you will learn language and practical skills to help you communicate successfully and confidently at work. The course also includes skills for employment, including CV writing, cover letters and job interview skills.

Optional self-study: Before or after your classes, you can use the Self-Study Area in your centre. There are computers, a printer and plenty of desk space available. The Self-Study Areas are available whenever our centres are open. See the opening times for our centres here.

Included in fees

  • All course materials and resources

  • Daily three-course lunch (Monday to Friday)

  • Weekly networking reception

  • Access to London School Online platform

  • Detailed end-of-course progress report

When we are open: Check our standard opening times and the days when our centres are closed on public holidays by clicking this link.

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English Level

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Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.