Pre-Sessional English

Pre-Sessional English


As you prepare for university admission, you’ll need to make sure your English language is at the right level for your degree course. We offer courses that last 6, 12 or 16 weeks, depending on the level you need for university admission. We focus on helping you to succeed with more than just numbers but also with confidence.

Why you should choose a Pre-Sessional English course

About you: You’re planning to apply to University in the UK and English isn’t your first language. You’re very nearly there, but you need to boost your English language skills and confidence before starting your course. You also want to study a pre-sessional English course online that’s delivered by a friendly and qualified English Language School – which we are! Depending on your English language level, you will study for 6, 12 or 16 weeks. We’ll let you know which one will be best for you when you apply.

The great news is that this Pre-Sessional English course is recognised by many UK universities, meaning you know you’ll be able to progress to a wide range of degree courses after improving your English with us.

How it works
6, 12 or 16 weeks available depending on your English requirements for university admission.
Daily live sessions and lectures, plus a dedicated teacher who is available to offer you support outside of your live lessons.
Ongoing teacher and group feedback as well as assessment on your performance so you know what progress you're making.
Small classes enabling you to receive tailored support and the option for one-to-one tutorials.
Access to additional resources online through the Virtual Learning Campus for up to 3 months after the end of your course.
Student Satisfaction

Course Structure & Dates

Why choose us?
Course features
Universities that accept the Online Pre-Sessional English course
Pre-Sessional English

Our online pre-sessional English course is accredited by the British Council through Accreditation UK which is a quality assurance scheme for UK providers of courses in English as a foreign language (EFL). This is run by the British Council in partnership with English UK. As a member, we are inspected on a four-yearly basis, to ensure we meet the standards. The scheme gives an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course in the UK.

Pre-Sessional English

NEAS has recognised our commitment to high-quality education. As a Global Leader in Quality Assurance for the English Language Teaching Community, the NEAS has endorsed our Online Pre-Sessional English (OPSE) as a Quality Product / Service. The NEAS Quality Assurance Framework establishes and upholds high standards, supports centres in demonstrating quality in their programs and services, and provides guidance in continuous improvement processes.

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.

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.
Dan Parkinson

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