Pre-sessional English course in Newcastle

A short, intensive preparation course for students due to start their course in September

Academically qualified students who have already been accepted into a University undergraduate or postgraduate course can use this English language course to improve their English quickly.

Why should I take the Pre-sessional English course?

The Pre-sessional course allows you to have intensive English language preparation in a university environment. With highly experienced teachers, there is no better preparation for your next steps. The course is designed to:

  • provide contextual study skills that acclimatise you to the culture of a UK university
  • enable you to adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education
  • teach you how to give presentations on different areas of academic interest
  • provide you with a short period of time to adapt to living and studying in the UK prior to beginning your academic studies


99% of Pre-sessional students progressed to Newcastle University in 2011

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What will I study?

Pre-sessional is a 20-hour a week course that will ensure you improve your language proficiency in core skills. You will learn to give presentations and study independently. These skills are vital to your university success.

Course Outline

This course will develop a range of skills including

  • English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in a university context
  • presentation skills on different areas of cultural and academic interest
  • focus on subject related work in your chosen area including a written project
  • help with independent study using our online materials
  • provide contextual study skills the acclimate you to the culture of a UK university

Course outcomes

Assuming you have already met the University’s academic entry requirements and any other outstanding conditions, achieving the level of performance required in the Pre-sessional English course to fulfil the conditions of your offer will allow you to progress to your university course, without needing to retake the IELTS test.

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