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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 an additional 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 two different levels, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

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

Depending on the agreement with the home institution, visiting and exchange students can get five credits if they complete the Advanced or the Proficiency course.

Semester 1 2024/25 courses

The General English courses will run in-person on campus from week 2 to week 11 (w/c 7 October to w/c 9 December 2024). The Advanced classes take place on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, from 6.15pm to 7.45pm. The Proficiency classes take place on Wednesdays 2.15pm to 5.05pm. 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.

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 may be able to join the classes 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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