English as a Foreign Language courses

The University of Wolverhampton's International Academy offers several kinds of English language courses and language support:

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Pre-Master's courses at the International Academy

The Pre-Master's course forms the foundation for Masters-level study at the University of Wolverhampton. It helps you to develop an understanding of the expectations and academic skills needed to successfully study at postgraduate level in the UK.

Delivered within the University’s International Academy, the courses offer guaranteed progression upon successful completion, to a range of postgraduate courses.

Pre-sessional English Language Courses

Our range of Pre Sessional English Language courses are ideal for those who wish to study a full-time degree course at the University but do not have the required level of English.

Summer Programmes

We offer a range of courses through the summer months designed to meet the needs of all kinds of learners of English. Whether you are preparing for university study, to take the IELTS exam or you wish to improve your language skills while experiencing the life and culture of Britain, we have courses to suit you.

The English Language Summer School (short course)

We offer a four week programme based at our Telford campus where you can improve your English skills, enhance your knowledge of a subject of special interest (see below) and visit some of the U.K.'s major tourist attractions in guided weekly excursions.

Take a look at the International Academy Summer School brochure.

Course content: You will receive 12 hours a week of study in an interactive group setting, covering all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. (Max class size: 22) and have 5 hours per week tuition  in a special interest area:

  • Art and design
  • Broadcasting and the media
  • Intercultural communication
  • Professional communications

Study Semester Abroad (UK)

An exciting opportunity that allows you to study your degree subject while gaining credits from your home university OR study with us post-graduation.

Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam

The Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE) is used to decide if your level of English is good enough to begin a full-time degree course at this university.

You will be examined in four areas:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

For further information, please email ia@wlv.ac.uk

IELTS Preparation

If you need to gain an advanced qualification in English for study or employment, the Cambridge IELTS is one of the most widely accepted in the U.K.  Our qualified and highly experienced team from the International Academy offers the IELTS Preparation Course to help prepare for this test by providing:-

  • Specific guidance for all four skills
  • Sessions on exam technique
  • Exam practice
  • Personalised feedback

Language support for Undergraduates

All international students arriving at the University of Wolverhampton are offered free English language support as part of their programme.

Language support for Post-graduates

We provide English language support and development opportunities for every international postgraduate student. So that language support is relevant to your subject area, classes are organised by your School.


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