English Language Summer School

English Language Summer School

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.

Entry and Admissions


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Full time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

A minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 9 weeks.

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Start dates throughout the year

Entry Requirements:

B1: Intermediate (not including ‘Business classes, you need to be B2 or above for our Business courses)
B2: Upper Intermediate
C1: Advanced
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.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Course Outline:

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 3rd July to Monday 14th  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

Please find attached our brochure with further information about our Summer Schools as well as our Summer School timetable.


Course Highlights

Each week includes trips and activities which are included in the course fee. There are also additional weekend trips for an extra charge.

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 provide memorable experiences of the UK and British culture. Trips include a steam train and boat ride in the Lake District, a Manchester United Football Stadium tour, a visit to a historic stately home in Lancaster, and shopping in Liverpool.

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.


Learning Environment & Assessment:

Maximum class size of 20 students.

Academic Expertise

All instructors have at least a degree and are professionally qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Learning outcome & aims

To improve students’ speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing and cultural awareness.

Industry links & professional accreditation

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.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


“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

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Find course specific fee information here (.pdf 2.1MB)

How to Apply

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 63kb) and email it to

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400