Active English language learning with our classes predominantly focussing on improving students’ speaking and listening levels to develop their confidence in English. We also focus on vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. We use contemporary teaching methods in lively, friendly and motivating groups. Each Friday, students present what they have learned (with classmates) to a live audience – which is always a great way to close each week.
Our approach is to study and learn English in an active environment. Trips and activities are an integral part of each week’s learning experience. Classroom work, tasks and projects are linked to each trip and activity to maximise language and cultural learning. Teachers also do the activities and go on the trips to support students’ learning. We believe that this approach is a motivating and memorable way to develop students’ English and to help them make many new international friends.
Short Course / CPD
A minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 9 weeks.
No Partner College
Start dates throughout the year
B1: Intermediate (not including ‘Business classes, you need to be B2 or above for our Business courses)
B2: Upper Intermediate
We ask you to tell us what your level is on your application form (self-assessment). We also require you to write 150 words of English on your application form to help us assess your level. You will do a placement test on the first Monday with us which includes a speaking test with a qualified teacher. We then use all this information to place you in the most appropriate class for your level and learning needs.
You must be 18 years or older at the start date of the course to enrol.
The Summer School is designed for people who want to improve their English (if English is not their first language). You need to be at B1, B2 or C1 level for our English Language Summer School courses. Please contact us if you are a different level, we might be able to help.
You can study with us for a minimum of one week and a maximum of four weeks. You can join the course on any Monday. Courses run from Monday 4th July to Monday 22nd August.
You can choose from our course menu which is organised into ‘themed weeks’. There is a new theme each Monday, which is designed to meet your interests. There really is so much to choose from. Remember, you do need to study at the level that’s right for you.
For example, you could attend the Summer School over a two week period and do the following:
Monday 4th July
Culture Classes: Science, Media and Innovation
Weekly Active English Trip (with teachers, including all students): Manchester: Museum of Science and Industry, The Old Trafford Sports Stadium (home of Manchester United), Manchester City Centre and the Trafford Centre (for shopping).
Action Classes: Football English
Optional add on trips at the weekend: Bicester Designer Outlet Shopping Village and Oxford
Monday 11th July
Culture Classes: British History – The Royal Family, the Titanic, Art and Fashion.
Weekly Active English Trip (with teachers, including all students): Liverpool: The Titanic Story, The Cathedral, City Centre Shopping
Action Classes: Adrenaline English
Optional add on trips at the weekend: Blackpool Pleasure Beach Theme Park
The trips and activities during the week are included in the course fee. The trips and activities are designed to enhance and bring-to-life the English that students will learn in the classroom.
The trips and activities will also provide memorable experiences of being in the UK and British culture. Trips include visits to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Lake District and Old Trafford Football Stadium (Manchester United Football ground). Members of staff go on trips and do the activities to support students with their learning. Language learning tasks and projects are completed whilst out of the classroom to maximise students’ learning.
Students have free access to UCLan’s Sports Centre and the extensive library with comfortable study areas.
Maximum class size of 20 students.
All instructors have at least a degree and are professionally qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages.
To improve students’ speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and cultural awareness.
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
“The summer school was fantastic, unforgettable and a very useful experience in my life.” Nazokat Nazarova, summer school, 2014
“My favourite thing was the many short trips to wonderful places. They were very enjoyable and it would have been difficult to visit these places by myself.” Nagako Mizobe, summer school, 2014
“All the trips and activities on the summer school were very interesting. The trip to the Lake District in particular fascinated me.” Muyassar Kurbanova, summer school, 2014
“The pre-sessional course has helped a lot. Improving my writing skills has helped me most as now I’m on my masters’ and have a dissertation to complete.” Hasan Alghamdi: pre-sessional, 2014
“We have lots of discussions in class which we do not have in Japan. It is a new style of studying for me but I enjoy the discussions and like to get involved.” Hiroko Hajima: pre-sessional, 2014/5
“I feel a lot happier having studied the course to go back and finish my subject in China.” Weixiang Zhao: pre-sessional student, 2015
“My listening skills have improved since coming here. Being in the UK is very helpful.” Momoko Yoneyama: pre-sessional student, 2015
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.To apply for a place at the Language Academy’s summer school course you must complete the application form (.doc 55.5kb) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org