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English language courses

The UK education system can seem confusing, especially if you have finished high school in your own country but don’t yet have the qualifications to go straight onto a British course. Take a look at this pdf file to see an example of the pathways through the UK education system.

Our English language courses are designed to help you adapt to living and studying in a UK university environment. If you want to compare your current IELTS score to the Common European Framework please see the IELTS website.

The following English language courses can qualify you for a full programme of academic study at Salford and each one is fully accredited by the British Council and will help you to:

  • build your confidence using English and speak more fluently in an academic setting
  • listen and respond effectively in seminars and tutorials
  • understand academic texts
  • write with a high standard of academic English
  • become a more independent learner
  • reflect on your learning and identify how to improve your skills

Click on the following tabs for more information about each of our English language course, including how to apply and how much it costs. As well as the fee for each course, you should consider further costs to learning which will include stationery and some printing. Course books are included in the fee but to support your self-study, you are encouraged to purchase your own dictionary, thesaurus and an English grammar book (although these are available to share in the library). These can cost around £15 each.

For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions about deposits, refunds and deadlines for cancellations please visit our registration page.

The International Foundation Year (IFY) prepares non-native speakers of English students who want to study for an undergraduate degree at university in the United Kingdom.

This course is for you if you have finished high school in your own country but don't yet have the qualifications to go straight on a UK university programme.

This course provides you with tuition in English and Study Skills as well as subjects relating to your chosen degree course. When you pass the IFY at the required standard you will then be able to progress onto over 80 degree courses at the University of Salford.

Key course facts        

  • Start dates in September and January
  • Each intake is taught in two semesters of 11 and 12 weeks (with vacation in between)
  • Classes are delivered Monday – Friday. Take a look at an example timetable
  • Saturdays and Sundays are non-teaching days
  • An academic hour is 50 minutes
  • Maximum class sizes of 18 (for English classes)
  • Minimum age for admission onto the course is 16      

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This is a full-time English language course for international students with an UKVI IELTS level of 4.0 or above and achieved a general level of education which is adequate for entry into Higher Education. This course is designed to improve your four skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and has a specific focus on improving English for academic purposes.

You will also gain valuable experience of studying at a UK university, and familiarising yourself with British culture before you start an academic course at the University of Salford.

If you successfully complete the Pre-sessional English, the University of Salford will accept this as evidence of your English language ability in place of an UKVI IELTS certificate.

Key course facts

  • Start dates in September and January
  • Classes are delivered Monday – Friday. Take a look at an example timetable
  • Saturdays and Sundays are non-teaching days
  • An academic hour is 50 minutes
  • Maximum class sizes of 18
  • Minimum age for admission onto the course is 16

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Most students will be 18 or over when they commence their studies at the University of Salford, or turn 18 soon after they start. The University is an adult environment and treats all its students as independent, mature individuals and students who are under the age of 18 years will be treated in the same way. 

A Salford Languages policy on safeguarding under 18s is in place and additional safeguarding measures are in place where students are under 18. Here you can find out more information about support available to under 18s.

University Wide Language Programme

Staff and students alike can prepare for an international career by learning a language whilst studying or working at the University of Salford. 

Salford Languages currently offers courses in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

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Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

LEAP is designed to support you whilst you are on your degree course. There are LEAP classes and tutorials available.

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