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 relevant units from our Intensive General English, English for University and IELTS preparation courses. As we understand that the ideal course combination is different for each student, we will tailor 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.

Some of our alumni universities:

  • Kings College London
  • UAL
  • University of Westminister
  • City University

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 extensively and in detail
  • Carry out 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 by covering all of the question types for each paper and using tips and techniques so that you can get the best possible result.
  • English for University
    Towards the end of your programme, you will move on to English for University where you will develop your Academic English skills and Study Skills in preparation for your degree. Key areas that are included are carrying out research, writing essays, participating in seminars, reading academic texts and notetaking in lectures. You will practise these skills through a mini research project, concluding in an essay and group presentation. In this way, you are developing and becoming confident at all the skills you need at university.

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources

  • Daily 3-course lunch (Monday to Friday)

  • Weekly networking reception

  • Access to LondonSchool Online platform

  • Detailed end of course progress report

Why study at The London School of English?

  • Rated “Excellent” in over 450 independent client reviews
  • Over 100 years’ experience
  • Tailored training delivers clear results
  • Memorable experiences in London, Canterbury or online
Find out more
  • locationWestcroft Square
  • studentsMax Group: 12
  • ageMin Age: 18
    Average Age: 29
  • durationMin Duration: 24 weeks; no maximum
  • timeSee relevant courses
  • datesFlexible but with recommended start dates on 3 January, 6 February, 3 July, 29 August
  • priceClick here to see fees

English Level

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

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.