Why did you choose a Pre-sessional course at the University of Bath?
I have not studied how to produce an academic essay in English before, and I had to improve my English skills. The Pre-sessional course has many professional teachers to help me solve these problems, so I decided to join this course.
It also helped me to adapt to the English environment before taking my main class.
What was your favourite thing about the course?
I think the course teachers and classmates were conscientious, and they brought me many ideas about learning. I liked the learning atmosphere.
What was the most important thing you learnt from the course?
I think the most important thing I have learnt in the Pre-sessional course is academic language. In particular, I know how to produce an essay now, and am familiar with the academic methods I’ll need to complete my master's course.
I think it is a very good choice to join the Pre-sessional course.
How did you prepare for the final Pre-sessional assessment?
Practice with mock assessments on Moodle was very helpful. They helped me to be familiar with the final assessment. I got to know the form in each part and keep time appropriately. Once I got used to it, I was calmer for the final exam.
How did the Pre-sessional prepare you for your main studies?
Firstly, I came here just after the Pre-sessional and I could adapt to the teaching speed and language quickly. If I hadn’t joined the Pre-sessional, I would be afraid to talk with other people in English.
The course not only gave us an area to talk with each other, but also introduced us to academic skills. I didn’t need to study academic skills so much after I joined my main course.
And last but not least, I learned some cultural knowledge and some information about Bath, so I have been able to adapt to the lifestyle quickly.