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English Language

The General English course will help you to develop the language skills you need to succeed in your studies and in your future career.

International students attending an English language class.
Improve your English language skills

The course is for all undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff who use English as a second language.

Course overview

On the course you will develop your vocabulary and grammar as well as your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.

We offer courses at three different levels, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

  • Upper Intermediate - equivalent to level B2 of the CEFR
  • Advanced - equivalent to level C1 of the CEFR
  • Proficiency - equivalent to level C2 of the of the CEFR

Visiting and exchange students can get six credits if they complete the Advanced or the Proficiency course. The Upper Intermediate course is not available for credit.

Semester 2 2023/24 courses

The General English courses will run in-person on campus from week 20 to week 31 (w/c 12 February to w/c 29 April 2024) on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, from 6.15pm to 7.45pm. Classes will not run during the Easter vacation (weeks 27 and 28). Please check MyTimetable to make sure you are free to attend.

You will have three hours of teaching per week. Completion of set homework and preparation for classes is also a course requirement.

Note, dependent on student numbers and teacher availability, it may not be possible to run all three courses in Semester 2.

How to enrol

Please book your place through MySkills.

New students must take a placement test in order to attend a course at the right level. Continuing students who have already completed the placement test are not required to take it again.

Students can join the class throughout the Semester.

Student experience

"Every part of the class is helpful and meaningful. I rebuilt the confidence to speak and use English in daily life and study. And thanks to the class I've had a chance to talk with classmates from all over the world." (Quan)

Contact us

If you have any questions about the General English course, please email us.

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