English Language Short Courses

The International Academy is situated in the historic Priorslee Hall and offers a unique learning environment and study experience for our international students.  This listed building offers teaching rooms that are bright and welcoming with modern facilities where classes are run by dedicated and qualified staff.

We offer a range of short courses at the International Academy from preparation, teacher development, study for a semester and online provision.  Our Summer and Winter Schools are open to non-university students and are designed for beginners/elementary English language learners who want to develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills with an emphasis on developing practical communication skills. 

Take a look at our range of short courses offered at the International Academy.

The Summer and Winter School programmes at the International Academy are based at the Telford Innovation Campus, Priorslee Hall and welcome students from all over the world to take part in elective classes, study English, develop communication skills, experience living and studying at a UK university, and visit places of historical and cultural interest.

Course content: You will receive 14 hours a week of study in an interactive group setting, covering all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. (Max class size: 22)

You can choose to join an organised accompanied, one full day and one half day weekly trip to some of the U.K.'s major tourist and cultural attractions and undertake 4 hours of study in your option choice of Art and Design, Media and Culture or Professional Communication.

To make an application and find out more about dates, costs and fees visit our Summer School web page information.

Our Winter School starts in January and ends in February of each year and is a similar programme to the Summer School.
Find out about dates, costs and how to apply, please visit the Winter School web page information.
For both the Summer and Winter School programmes please contact:

or contact the International Academy:


Formally known as the Study Year Abroad course, the Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme enables students from other universities the opportunity to study a semester in English or the academic subject in the context of a modern British university, for one semester.

At the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton, Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) students will be taught on degree courses by highly qualified staff in classes where they will interact with British and international students. They will be able to take advantage of the facilities of a modern British university while experiencing life in a cosmopolitan city at the heart of the United Kingdom.
Find out how to make an application, dates of entry and costs, please visit the Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) web page.

Contact Adam Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader direct:

or contact the International Academy:

The Teacher Development and TEFL Teacher Training courses enable teachers of English from around the world to experience English language first hand and reflect upon their own teaching methodology.

Participants are given the opportunity to:

  • Develop strategies for teaching large and small groups of students
  • Acquire new skills and reflect upon their use in the classroom
  • Practise and improve their own English language in an English-speaking environment
  • Learn about the English speaking world at first hand
  • Visit the web page information for the Teacher Development and TEFL Teacher Training courses 

Contact Adam Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader direct:

or contact the International Academy:




This specially designed course is ideal for students who want to boost their IELTS score and prepare for the IELTS test (if students wish to sit the British Council IELTS test please note that the test would have to be booked individually at an independent IELTS Test Centre). The IELTS Preparation Course at the International Academy is particularly useful for those who need to achieve the levels needed for university entry in the coming academic year (IELTS 6.0 is the normal requirement for undergraduate courses).

Our staff are experienced in preparing learners for the British Council IELTS test and will familiarise learners with the strategies required to increase their scores in all four components of the test.

For further information on how to apply, dates and location of teaching for the IELTS Preparation course:

The International Academy is an official Preparation Provider for the Occupational English Test (OET).

The OET is an international English language test designed to assess the language communication skills of healtchcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.  It is now formally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC).

For further information about the Online Preparation Course for nurses, OET Workshops and our Writing Feedback Service, please visit the OET Preparation web page  www.wlv.ac.uk/oet  or email the Course Leader, g.outterside@wlv.ac.uk.

For general enquiries please contact the International Academy:



This part-time course will be delivered online via the University of Wolverhampton’s virtual learning environment (VLE), CANVAS starting January 2021. Students will complete six taught modules and a small-scale independent research project. The general educational aim of the pathway is the education and training of specialists in the field of Teaching of English for Speakers of other Languages (TESOL).
To find out more about this course please visit the MA TESOL webpage and contact the International Academy: