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Online Pre-Sessional English Course

Course Highlights

Course Description

Applying to the University of Greenwich? Boost your English skills and language confidence with our online pre-sessional courses delivered by our qualified English Language Schools. Choose a length to suit your language needs and start your studies with success.

Course Details

Our Online Pre-Sessional English course aims to improve your Academic English language level to the standard you require for your chosen degree programme. You can study this over 6, 12 or 16 weeks. The length of the course is designed to match with your current English language level – and help take you to the next step.

16 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.5 increase in IELTS

19/08/2024 – 06/12/2024

23/09/2024 – 10/01/2025

07/10/2024 – 24/01/2025

12 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.0 increase in IELTS

19/08/2024 – 08/11/2024

02/09/2024 – 22/11/2024
16/09/2024 – 06/12/2024
30/09/2024 – 20/12/2024

21/10/2024 – 10/01/2025

04/11/2024 – 24/01/2025

6 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

0.5 increase in IELTS

05/08/2024 – 13/09/2024
19/08/2024 – 27/09/2024

02/09/2024 – 11/10/2024
16/09/2024 – 25/10/2024
30/09/2024 – 08/11/2024

14/10/2024 – 22/11/2024
28/10/2024 – 06/12/2024

11/11/2024 – 20/12/2024

02/12/2024 – 10/01/2025
16/12/2024 – 24/01/2025

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Recognised by the University of Greenwich

We have partnered with University of Greenwich to ensure you can reach the English level required before starting your chosen course. Our pre-sessional English course will improve your English language level and prepare for future academic study.

Upon completion of your pre-sessional English course you will be able to take the next step in your education and start studying.

What does the online course involve?

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Course Outcomes

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

Writing

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

Reading

Demonstrate a thorough reading comprehension using a variety of reading subskills and the ability to think critically when responding to a variety of texts.

Speaking

Express oneself effectively and improve presentation skills.

Listening

Have a greater understanding of vocabulary and to be able to actively following listening input and take notes.

Digital Literacy

Know how to navigate digital tools such as a VLE and communicate with peers and teachers online.

Mediation

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

Entry Requirements & Fees

Undergraduate

COURSE LENGTH
ENTRY LEVEL
EXIT LEVEL
FEE
16 Weeks
IELTS 4.5 *(4.0)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£3,790
12 Weeks
IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£2,990
6 Weeks
IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
£1,990

*No component below

Postgraduate

COURSE LENGTH
ENTRY LEVEL
EXIT LEVEL
FEE
16 Weeks
IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£3,790
12 Weeks
IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£2,990
6 Weeks
IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)
IELTS 6.5 *(6.0)
£1,990

*No component below

Course Dates & Booking

16 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.5 increase in IELTS

19/08/2024 – 06/12/2024

23/09/2024 – 10/01/2025

07/10/2024 – 24/01/2025

12 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

1.0 increase in IELTS

19/08/2024 – 08/11/2024

02/09/2024 – 22/11/2024
16/09/2024 – 06/12/2024
30/09/2024 – 20/12/2024

21/10/2024 – 10/01/2025

04/11/2024 – 24/01/2025

6 Weeks

Undergraduate or Postgraduate

0.5 increase in IELTS

05/08/2024 – 13/09/2024
19/08/2024 – 27/09/2024

02/09/2024 – 11/10/2024
16/09/2024 – 25/10/2024
30/09/2024 – 08/11/2024

14/10/2024 – 22/11/2024
28/10/2024 – 06/12/2024

11/11/2024 – 20/12/2024

02/12/2024 – 10/01/2025
16/12/2024 – 24/01/2025

Sample Timetable

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Assignment
Lesson Title
CW1D1: Uber vs. London
CW1D2: Is the coronavirus crisis a chance to reset the world?
CW1D3: University Life
CW1D4: Influential figures – Malala
CW1D5: Polar Bears in Danger
CW1 Assignment: VLC Grammar Consolidation
In-class study
In today’s lesson, you will explore the use of language to present facts and opinions in the context of an article about current issues.
In this lesson, you will practise your listening skills and focus on narrative tenses, in the context of a video predicting how the coronavirus crisis will affect future society.
In today’s class, you will practice modals of obligation, possibility, and deduction in the context of life at university.
In this lesson, we will practise listening skills and conditional structures in the context of a story of an inspirational young woman from Pakistan.
In this lesson, you will practise the passive voice in the context of an article about the survival of polar bears.
Your teacher will explain what you need to do for your assignment this week.

Your teacher will show you where to submit it before the deadline.
Self-Study
For self-study, you will complete an exercise to review your knowledge of past tenses in preparation for your lesson tomorrow.
For self-study, you will summarise a news article of your choice and note the use of past tenses.
For self-study, you will prepare a list of rules and speculations using modals correctly.
For self-study, you will practice third conditions on the VLC.
For self-study, you will complete a VLC activity on the passive voice, as well as the CW1 Grammar Consolidation assignment, also on the VLC.
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Do I need Pre-sessional English?

Our Pre-Sessional English courses help you to build the English language and academic skillsets required for university level study. This course has been specially designed to improve your understanding and use of English alongside your current studies.

Develop your understanding and use of English language. Achieve the core academic skills required for university level study. Improve academic literacy and collaboration skills, while gaining confidence to study at an English-speaking university.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about applying and studying the online this course.

You will receive a welcome letter telling you we have received your application. Closer to your course start date, you will be sent a welcome pack containing details of your course, class times, assessment criteria and clear technical instructions for joining your class.

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

You will study in groups of approximately 10-12 students.

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

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

There will be a marked assignment every week. There will also be final assessment at the end of the course. For 12 and 16 week courses regular progress tests are conducted to monitor student progress.

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