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English Language

This course will increase your confidence when using English to communicate at University.

Two students in an English language class.
Building confidence in your English

General English course

This 10-week course will help you to improve your general English skills. You will develop your vocabulary and grammar as well as your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.

You will also develop exam-taking strategies such as reading and listening for specific information.

You can prepare for three levels:

  • C2 Proficiency (CPE)
  • C1 Advanced (CAE) and
  • B2 First (FCE).

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

Visiting and exchange students can get six credits by completing one of these courses.

Semester 2 2022/23 courses

Semester 2 courses run from week 20 (14 February 2023) until week 31 (4 May 2023) with no lessons in weeks 27 and 28 (Easter vacation). The classes take place in-person on campus.

You will have three hours of teaching per week. This will take place on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 6.15-7.45pm.

Please check MyTimetable to make sure you are free to attend.

Note, if you want to build your confidence specifically with spoken English, we also run a separate Discussion Skills course.

How to enrol

Continuing students from Semester 1 do not need to retake the placement test.

New students will need to register and take a placement test so you can be put in the most suitable class for you.

Once you have taken the placement test, you will be allocated to a class at the right level for you. Your teacher will give you the details of a course book that you have to buy.

Completion of set homework and preparation for classes is also a course requirement.

Enrolment for the Semester 2 2022/23 courses is now closed.

Student feedback

"These classes have helped me a lot to improve my English." (Felisa)

"The class really helped me to expand my vocabulary and improve my grammar." (Jana)

"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.