Presessional English Language 40 weeks (minimum IELTS 4.0): Modules A, B, C and D,

Course information

UK/EU fee £15,300

International fee £15,300

Readson House
96-98 Regent Road
Leicester
LE1 7DF

+44 (0)116 229 7859

eltu@le.ac.uk

Our 40-week Presessional Programme will give you the English language and academic skills you need for successful study at a UK university.

Course description

Course description

Our 40-week Presessional Programme will give you the English language and academic skills you need for successful study at a UK university. Our supportive and friendly teachers guide you in developing your academic language ability, as well as study skills, and as classes have sixteen students or less, you will also learn through interaction with their classmates.

All materials are included in the cost of the programme and are carefully selected to prepare you for the level of language you will meet in in an English academic environment.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

IELTS 4.0 (Undergraduate Law applicants 4.5).

You must have minimum 4.0 in all skills.

Learn more about our entry levels.

English Language Requirements

As above.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in October 2021 or January 2022

  • £15,300

International Students

Starting in October 2021 or January 2022

  • £15,300

Visa requirements

Visa requirements

Student Visa or Dependant Visa.

Assessment

Assessment

At each stage of the programme there are exams to test your skills and check your progress in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also do regular written work, which will be marked by your teacher.

After the programme

After the programme

Students who complete the Presessional Programme will receive a University of Leicester Assessment of English (ULAE) score. If the ULAE meets the language conditions of your offer, you will receive an unconditional offer for your academic programme.

After you start your degree, master's, or PhD, you can continue to receive help from the English Language Teaching Unit. The ELTU provides a range of support classes and tutorials for international students studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Course structure

Weeks 1-10 (Module A)

Weeks 1-10 (Module A)

  • Improve your grammar and vocabulary.
  • Develop your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.
  • Work closely with a small number of teachers.
  • Learn how to improve your English outside of the classroom.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Weeks 11-20 (Module B)

Weeks 11-20 (Module B)

  • Develop your vocabulary foundation for general English and academic study.
  • Continue to develop your speaking, listening and reading skills.
  • Stronger focus on writing, with special classes to develop this skill.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Weeks 21-30 (Module C)

Weeks 21-30 (Module C)

  • Key skills for academic study: academic style in writing; reading skills for longer, more difficult texts; listening and note-taking; speaking skills for discussions and presentations.
  • Build your vocabulary for general and academic English.
  • Review key grammar points.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Weeks 31-40 (Module D)

Weeks 31-40 (Module D)

  • Learn how to structure and write academic essays.
  • Develop reading skills to deal with long academic texts quickly and effectively.
  • Develop speaking skills for seminars, tutorials and presentations.
  • Build your academic and general English vocabulary across a range of topics.
  • Practise your note-taking by attending real lectures given by guest lecturers from departments across the University of Leicester.
  • Research and write a 1,500 word essay in your subject area, and learn key academic research and study skills such as referencing and how to avoid plagiarism.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

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Course Duration Attendance Start Dates Availability
Course Presessional English Duration 40 weeks Attendance Full-time Start Dates January and October each year Availability Apply Now