Blended Pre-Sessional English

Blended Pre-Sessional English


As you prepare for university admission, you’ll need to ensure your English language is at the right level for your degree course. With Blended Pre-Sessional English, students complete their English language and academic skills development online, with additional in-person weekend sessions allowing students to engage with their peers and learn about their future study environment.

Why you should choose Blended Pre-Sessional English course

About you: You are applying to university in the UK, but you need to increase your English level before commencing your studies. Our Blended Pre-Sessional English course is a combination of online and face-to-face intensive English language courses taken within select locations in partnership with select universities.

With 6 or 10-week courses available students complete their English language and academic skills development online, with additional in-person weekend sessions allowing students to engage with their peers and learn about their future study environment. Blended Pre-Sessional English will enable students to experience their university before beginning their in-country studies.

How it works
10 hours per week online live lessons taught through our innovative learning platform
10 hours per week of directed self-study tasks and independent learning via Virtual Learning Campus
Weekly assignments and progress tracking
6 hours per day of in-person teaching and student support during teaching weekends
Small class sizes enabling for tailored support (max 14 students)
Student Satisfaction

Course Structure & Dates

Why choose us?

Our live online classes are led by our teachers and are delivered through easy to use online platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

When you join one of our Blended Pre-Sessional English courses, you’ll be in a small class of a maximum of 14 students. This way, you’ll be able to receive detailed feedback and tailored support to help you develop in all English skill areas.

Each class has a dedicated teacher who will assess all of your work. We know you sometimes have questions outside of your normal class time so they are also available to contact outside your live lessons.

To offer as much flexibility as possible, we offer two different course length options at 6 or 10 weeks, depending on your current level of English and what you need to achieve for university admission.

Course features

You will be given access to Microsoft Teams to share assignments, feedback and materials. You will also have extended study sessions with peers outside the classroom via Microsoft Teams.

You will have access to your unique guided self-study via Oxford International’s Virtual Learning Campus (VLC) for up to 3 months after the course. Blended Pre – Sessional English Course offers 6 hours of in-person teaching on the weekends to maximize our student support.

In addition to a final assessment, you will receive ongoing teacher and group feedback and assessment on your performance to ensure that you stay on track with your goals.

Universities that accept Our Pre-Sessional English courses
  • Bangor University
  • Bangor University International College
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University International College
  • Falmouth University
  • Jacobs University International College
  • Keele University
  • London Academy of Business and Management
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Ravensbourne University
  • Richmond, The American International University London
  • Robert Gordon University
  • The University of Central Lancashire
  • The University of The West of England, Bristol
  • University of Bradford International College
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Dundee International College
  • University of Essex
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Greenwich International College
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Hull
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Worcester

6 Week Course: £2,100

10 Week Course: £3,500

Prices may vary depending on course and university partner


Why OI Digital Institute?

We provide students with high-quality online education courses. We pride ourselves on offering flexible study options tailored to your needs and recognised by leading Higher Education institutions and professional bodies.

How we're different

Our mission is to create access to education and provide more opportunities for students to achieve their higher education goals worldwide. We believe that online learning can and should be more than reading pages of text and watching videos of a person who you’ve never met and probably never will. Real people, real teachers and genuine contact can make a good experience great. And we should know, as part of Oxford International, we’ve been helping international students achieve exceptional results for 30 years.

What our students say?

We create our courses with students in mind. We look at helping you to achieve results while also enjoying the experience of learning. As such, we regularly receive great feedback from our students, and we use this to find ways to always do more for you while you’re studying with us. Hear more about what our students have to say…

Entry requirements

To join the course, you’ll need to show you meet our English entry requirements. Not to worry, if you can’t find what you need below, speak to our Admissions team, who can find the right way forward for you.

6 weeks of study aims to increase your IELTS score by 0.5.
Courses are also available for students requiring an exit level of IELTS 6.5
Academic Entry Requirements
6 weeks: IELTS 5.0-6.0
10 weeks: IELTS 4.5-5.0

Meet the team

Passionate, creative and caring, our team are dedicated to helping you learn without limits.

Students and professionals use OI Digital Institute

The level of teaching, experience and patience from the course providers was absolutely incredible. It was intense, there was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but it was structured to ensure it was taught and consumed at an attainable pace. It was extremely rewarding.
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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 in a virtual environment with an additional 6 hours per day of in-person teaching and student support during teaching weekends and 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, so you’ll usually study with a maximum capacity of 14 students in live lessons.

You’ll need to download Zoom and Teams. You will also get access to Oxford International online platforms with additional learning resources.

You’ll have one 90-to-120-minute live lesson per day from Monday to Friday. However, you’ll also be assigned additional tasks and study projects so you will also need to spend about 2 hours on extended study and self-study.

You’ll need to complete a marked assignment every week. There will also be a final assessment at the end of the course. 

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