English for University
English for University covers the academic English and practical study skills you will need to study at university. You will develop your confidence and skill in important areas such as research, making group presentations, critical analysis and extended writing.
Who’s it for?
Our English for University course is designed for international and EU students preparing for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and advanced studies at university in the UK and other English-speaking countries. Keeping our groups small (maximum 12 students) really-helps your learning and progress.
At the end of the course you can expect to:
- Listen to lectures more effectively
- Write academic texts more confidently
- Develop your academic vocabulary and grammar
- Gain the research skills required on a university course
- Understand better the study culture at university
- Clearly express your ideas and opinions in discussions
English for University increases your knowledge of academic English as well as your study skills. It also helps you become an independent learner so that you are fully prepared to study at degree level in English.
You can expect to cover the following areas:
Using and understanding academic vocabulary and grammar
- Academic listening skills such as extended listening, active listening and note-taking
Academic reading skills such as finding information quickly in texts, summarising and paraphrasing (putting ideas in a text into your own words)
Academic writing skills such as planning and linking ideas, essay structure and presenting an argument
Academic speaking skills such as leading presentations and discussions, taking part in seminars, debating and explaining ideas.
Doing research, analysing, developing and expressing your opinion
Working together as a team with colleagues towards a final presentation and essay
A key part of the English for University Course is the research project where you work on an essay and a group presentation. You will be assessed and given in-depth feedback on both.
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
Fees include training plus:
All course materials and resources
Daily three-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
Visit to a London University
Detailed end-of-course progress report
Support from University Relations Manager
When we are open: Check our standard opening times and the days when our centres are closed on public holidays by clicking this link.
- London, Westcroft Square
- Maximum group size: 12
Minimum age: 18
Average age: 24
- Duration: 4 weeks
24 hours per week
09.15 - 15.45 (Monday to Friday)
Start dates: 2019: 21 October
2020: 9 March, 11 May, 27 July, 24 August, 26 October
- Sample week
£1800 (4 weeks)*
*£50 per week summer supplement for courses from 1 July to 31 August