Oxford ELLT Pre-Sessional English Course

Combining English language development with academic skillset improvement in preparation for the Oxford ELLT, this pre-sessional course equips students with the English language skills and results for university-level study.

Eliminating the need for any additional English language tests, the course builds students language comprehension and equips them with the tools, knowledge and practice for success in the Oxford ELLT and their future studies.

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Why study Pre-Sessional English Course

  • Short course length: 2 - 12 week courses available
  • Quick English language improvement: Quickly build your skills
  • Customisable course lengths: Choose the course length that suits your needs
  • Oxford ELLT and Mock Tests included
  • Trusted: Backed by 30+ years of English language teaching
  • Join a network of over 500,000 graduates from Oxford International

Course Structure

Course Options

Depending on the level you are required to reach, we offer customisable course lengths to ensure you are ready to start your university studies

  • 2 weeks (0.5 component level increase in IELTS)
  • 6 weeks (0.5 overall level increase in IELTS)
  • 12 weeks (1.0 overall level increase in IELTS)

6-Week 29/04/2024 07/06/2024
12-Week 29/04/2024 19/07/2024
6-Week 13/05/2024 21/06/2024
6-Week 27/05/2024 05/07/2024
12-Week 27/05/2024 16/08/2024
2-Week 27/05/2024 07/06/2024
6-Week 10/06/2024 19/07/2024
2-Week 10/06/2024 21/06/2024
6-Week 24/06/2024 02/08/2024
2-Week 24/06/2024 05/07/2024
6-Week 08/07/2024 16/08/2024
2-Week 08/07/2024 19/07/2024
2-Week 22/07/2024 02/08/2024
2-Week 05/08/2024 16/08/2024
2-Week 19/08/2024 31/08/2024

Course Features

Fully online lessons taught by experienced English teachers, to help you build the English language and academic skills for university-level study

  • 10 hours of live lessons per week
    2 hours per day Monday to Friday

Full access to online study portal for guided independent learning, enabling you to practice your skills and language at your own pace

  • 10 hours per week of independent self-study

Your online classes will contain a small number of students enabling opportunities for tailored support for each student.

Your course will include practice tests and preparation materials to ensure you are ready to take the Oxford ELLT.

Weekly assignments and ongoing assessment throughout the length of your course.

At the end of your course you will be ready to take the Oxford ELLT exam and be issued with an Oxford ELLT certificate which you can use to apply to our partner institutions.

Students will have

  • Access to Microsoft Teams to share assignments, feedback, and materials.
  • Opportunity for extended study with peers outside the classroom via Microsoft Teams.
  • Access to Moodle where the course will be administered. Students will also have access to interactive elements within Moodle opportunities for additional self-study.
  • Ongoing teacher and group feedback and assessment on performance.
  • Access to recorded lessons in case of absence (recordings are not automatically available to students).

Our Pre-Sessional English course will improve your understanding and use of the English language and provide you with academic skills for university-level study. At the end of this course, you will have improved in the following areas:

You will write opinion essays on a variety of topics and develop writing process strategies to produce coherent texts.

You will demonstrate thorough reading comprehension using a variety of reading subskills and ability to think critically when responding to an assortment of texts.

You will be able to express yourself effectively and have improved presentation skills.

Learners will develop effective listening strategies, comprehensive practice, and training of listening skills.

Digital Literacy
You will learn how to navigate digital tools such as a virtual learning campus and communicate with peers and teachers online.

Learners will gain the ability to work collaboratively with peers, evaluate one’s work critically and engage actively in academic settings.

Oxford ELLT
Students will practice and prepare the skills and techniques for taking the Oxford ELLT.

Universities that accept Oxford ELLT

You can study at:

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of York
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Reading
    and many more…

Click here to check the full list of universities.

Course Pricing

Oxford ELLT Pre-Sessional English Course
2-Week Course: £770
6-Week Course: 1,770
12-Week Course: £2,770

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the course, you must demonstrate that you satisfy our English language entry criteria. our admissions team will work with you to determine the best course option, ensuring that you have the necessary information and guidance to meet the prerequisites for joining the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

Study Level

Course Length

Entry Level

Exit Level


2 Weeks

IELTS 6.0 *(5.0)

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)

6 Weeks

IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)

12 Weeks

IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)


2 Weeks

IELTS 6.5 *(5.5)

IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)

6 Weeks

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5) IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)

12 Weeks

IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)

IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)

*No component below

Please note: Longer courses are available for students with language levels below the criteria listed above.


I studied with Oxford International on the 16-week pre-sessional programme and I am definitely satisfied with the course. Daily self-study and weekly assignments helped me a lot to improve myself. My favourite part of the course was that our teacher was very caring and detailed feedback.

Gizem Azman
Online Pre-Sessional English

What I liked most was the incredible improving my English how fast. It was just 5 weeks total but the way of information gave us from the pre-sessional program it was incredible and so worth it. Thank you very much. Thank you too my Turnitin. The course was easy to follow, very useful/understandable

Ozgur Celebi
Online Pre-Sessional English

I enjoy studying with my classmates, because we make progress together, give feedback together, and have made good memories. The teachers are also very good, they take good care of our study and life, and give us good guidance.

Zheng Langxing
2022 Online Pre-Sessional English course

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have applied and paid for your course, you’ll receive a welcome letter telling you we have received your application.

Closer to your course start date, you’ll receive a welcome pack from us containing details of your course, class times, assessment criteria and clear technical instructions for how to join your class.

The course has three key components: Live lessons with a qualified teacher; an extended study component which is an opportunity to work with your classmates on homework or collaborative tasks. You will also need to spend some time studying independently and preparing for your lessons.

We keep our classes small, so you get the attention you deserve. You will usually study with 12-16 people in the live lessons.

You will need to download Zoom and Microsoft Teams. You will also get access to Moodle with additional learning resources.

You’ll have one 120-minute live lesson per day from Monday to Friday. You will also be expected to complete additional tasks and study projects. Overall, you can expect to spend about 2 hours on extended study and self-study.

You will be required to complete a marked assignment every week. There will on regular assessment throughout the course and at the end of course. Both types of assessment will count towards your final grade.

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