Pre-Sessional English

If you are an international student hoping to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the UK, a Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course will help you.

Why study with us

  • If you successfully complete this course at the right level, you will meet the English language requirements for your course at UCLan
  • There is a maximum of 15 students per class. This means you will have dedicated time with a tutor.
  • You will be taught English through a range of activities. From learning with our friendly tutors, to self-study and sessions with your classmates.

Award: Certificate
Level: Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Delivery: Online
Study Mode: Full-time
Duration: From 6 – 14 weeks of study depending on your chosen intake
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Course overview

Class hours: 20 hours per week

Assessment: Coursework (70%) and final test (30%)

Certificate of completion: Marks for writing, speaking, reading and listening

Class sizes: Maximum of 15 students per class

Minimum Age: 18

Teaching and learning

Each week you will have a range of activities. This includes live classes, peer study sessions, a lecture and tutorials, as well as guided self-study.

Your tutors will teach classes and tutorials They will also guide you through the various activities and give you feedback.

You will take part in group discussions, watch videos and lectures, read and discuss academic articles, and make short presentations.

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It’s really fantastic that we can learn and practice English with British people in the UK. Studying at the Language Academy will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
Charles Ye
Pre-sessional student at the Language Academy, now studying for a PhD with Lancashire Law School (UCLan)

Enquiries and applications

Please apply online once you have already applied for your main course at UCLan.

For all enquiries, please email the Language Academy Team.

Language Academy

Our Language Academy works with international students to improve their English language skills all year round. It is located on a city centre based campus within the University.

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