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Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills courses

Our Pre-sessional courses help you meet the language requirements for most degree programmes at the University of Wolverhampton.

  • fully online course;
  • 2 to 3 hours a day face-to-face lessons (Zoom);
  • self-study materials for your individual needs;
  • intensive language development;
  • practice in academic writing, presentation skills, and dealing with academic texts in English (both spoken and written);
  • an introduction to the University and its academic culture;
  • Experienced teachers.
  • 5.5 at IELTS or equivalent;
  • A laptop/PC:
    • running Windows 8/10 or MacOS 10.12 or higher;
    • with at least 2GB of memory;
    • latest version of Google Chrome;
    • access to install software on the laptop;
    • 1024x768 or 1280x720 minimum resolution;
    • 200 MB of free disk space;
    • a broadband internet connection with a minimum of 2Mbps upload and download speeds;
    • webcam, headphones and a microphone.
  • Pre-sessional online English & Academic Skills Course;
    • "I really enjoyed the online Pre-sessional English language course at the International Academy because it was flexible which allowed me to look after my home and study at the same time. I gained great confidence in speaking, reading, writing and listening which is due to the encouragement and skilled teacher who instilled confidence in ourselves.  I am looking to progress onto MSc Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology and the pre-sessional English course was the bridge to access this programme.” Salma from Sudan
    •  “The online Pre-sessional English language course was very flexible and helped to improve my knowledge. I have more confidence and I’m planning to follow BSc in Quantity Surveying." Irshan from Sri Lanka
    • "It is a great platform to learn the English language skills and I enjoyed the full course, my favourite part was speaking and I learnt how to speak English in front of others and moreover my tutor was very kind and helpful." Parminder from India 
 
  • Pre-sessional in-class English & Academic Skills Course;
    • "I have enjoyed the teaching as the lecturers help you learn in an understanding way and the course is giving me the opportunity to help me in my academic career to further study my Masters in Public Health in the university.  I have enjoyed meeting people from different countries and I think the facilities are good." Tulika Mondal
    • "My class time was really motivating and my teacher always gave us support to be confident in ourselves and was very friendly and patient.  The course helped me to know how to deal with academic material, my language really increased and I enjoyed working in groups I am impressed with the Campus and I made friends with students from Cameroon, Qatar, India and China. I want to progress to study a Master degree in Building Information Modelling and I found the Pre-sessional English language course a nice learning experience." Nagla Osman
    • "All the staff have helped me and given me the support I needed and I have learnt how to use grammar and write in English. The teaching style is motivating and I would recommend studying at the University of Wolverhampton." Nawal Al Amri

 

Find out more about what our students have to say.

  • The length of course that you need depends on your current level of English and the entry level that you need to start your degree programme.
  • Due to the Coronavirus situation, all our Pre-sessional courses have been moved online so you can still study your Pre-sessional course with us and move on to your main degree course with the required level of English and academic skills.  You can do our online Pre-sessional course from your own home - you do not need to be on campus in order to study but you will need access to a PC or laptop and a good quality internet connection in order to fully participate.  Please also be aware that classes with your lecturer will take place at times between 9am and 3pm GMT so please take this into consideration.                                                                                                       Check the table below for information and to apply please follow the course link.

Your IELTS 

level*

Your required

IELTS entry level

Start date

Finish date

Name of course and links to apply

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

6.0

TBC

TBC

Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills : 11 weeks - online delivery

5.5

6.0

02 November 2020

11 December 2020

Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills : 6 weeks - online delivery

* your individual language components are taken into consideration and if you are lower in one or two, you may be offered a different pre-sessional.

 

 

Find out what Parminder has to say about her study experience on the online Pre-sessional course.

All our Pre-sessional courses have been moved online so you can still study your Pre-sessional course with us and move on to your main degree course with the required level of English and academic skills.  You can do our online Pre-sessional course from your own home – you do not need to be on our campus in order to study but you will need access to a PC or laptop and a good quality internet connection in order to fully participate . Please also be aware that classes with your lecturer will take place at times between 9am and 3pm GMT so please take this into consideration.

(Please note: course information on this page is valid for UK-based courses and online courses only).