The aim of this course is to develop your understanding and use of English Language in all 4 core skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to the equivalent of IELTS 6 so that you are able to start your degree programme (Bachelor’s or Master’s) . The course develops language skills, but also acquaints you with the appropriate study skills and academic expectations of a UK University.
What happens on the course?
Speaking skills (presentations/ seminars)
Assessments of speaking skills progress from group presentations on academic topics to research based academic seminars
Writing skills (in class tests , coursework)
Assessment of writing skills progress from writing academic texts based on prompts with a reasonable degree of accuracy and organisation to research-based open-book assessments where students research and are expected to demonstrate use of academic conventions such as referencing and avoiding plagiarism, while also demonstrating a good command of grammar and vocabulary skills.
Listening skills (in class tests)
Assessment of listening skills progress from listening to academic type texts and discussions to understanding organisation, gist and details in academic lectures.
Reading skills (in class tests)
Assessment of reading skills progress from understanding the main points of texts on academic topics to demonstrating awareness of organisation of texts and distinguishing main points from sub-points.
As well as learning English language skills you will start to develop academic and learning skills that will equip you for university study.
TEFLQ qualified English teachers
Regular one-to-one tutorials
Any students completing the programme and returning to their home country will have a strong command of English, and in addition will possess a good level of competence in analytical skills, pair and group work as well as experience of working in a multi -national context. These represent important transferable skills when seeking employment as well as in the HE context or when setting up a business independently.
What skills will you gain?
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
Communicate with accuracy, fluency and range in the academic contexts relevant to undergraduate study.
Respond appropriately, effectively and spontaneously both orally and in written form, on a range of relevant technical and subject-specific topics to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Comprehend both gist and specific detail in a range of complex written and oral texts e.g. academic acticles, lectures, seminars, etc.
Research, evaluate and use a wide range of sources in English in orderto demonstrate comprehension of relevant theories.
What our students say
Prince Johnson, UK
"Everything is explained and the content is interesting with lots of concrete examples which makes the course easier to understand."
Ariwan Rasool, Iraq
"I have enjoyed the interaction, sharing of information and the tutors are good."
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Pre-sessional Academic English Language Skills - Intermediate
University Telford Campus
Pre-Sessional English Language Skills for Postgraduate University Study
University Telford Campus
Pre-sessional English Language Skills for University Study
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.