Summer English Study Programme

International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study Summer English Study Programme at Salford:

  • Improve your skills in academic English
  • All English language teaching is accredited by the British Council
  • Includes a social activities programme with trips and a social secretary to help you make the most of your free time
     

Key Information

Start Dates: June
Duration:

One block is five weeks.

You can join the programme at the beginning of any block during the summer, and study multiple blocks.

Course Summary

This course is aimed at international students who intend to progress onto university courses at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level, but who do not have the required level of English.

You should have achieved a general level of education which is adequate for entry into higher education.

This is a full-time English language course designed to improve your academic English skills in academic reading and writing, academic listening and speaking, and project work.

You will gain experience of studying at a university in the UK, and this course will also help you to settle into a different culture and a different language before you start an academic course at the University of Salford or at any other university in the UK.  

If you successfully complete the English Study Programme at a high enough level, the University of Salford will accept this as evidence of your English language ability.

Related Courses

Course Details

You will have 23 academic hours of English classes each week. You will also be expected to do homework and open learning in the Language Resource Centre.

When you arrive you will be given a test and placed in a group of students with a similar language level.  There are normally three different levels: pre-intermediate, intermediate and upper-intermediate.  At all levels you will have classes in academic reading and writing, academic listening and speaking, and project work.

Course Structure

The guidelines below show how long a ‘typical’ student may need to study, based on our English language teaching evidence. You may need to study for longer than the guidelines suggest. These guidelines are based on a student attending every class, participating actively in all tasks and studying independently outside the classroom as recommended by the teacher.

 
To progress from Recommended hours of tuition for a typical student Cumulative Total
IELTS 4.0-4.5 140 hours 340 hours
IELTS 4.5-5.0 140 hours 480 hours
IELTS 5.0-5.5 200 hours 680 hours
IELTS 5.5-6.0 200 hours 880 hours
IELTS 6.0-6.5 240 hours 1,120 hours

These are only guidelines and should be used as a minimum for the target level of English. This will depend on the individual. All students are different and progress at different rates. It also depends on your current level of English.

You will have assessed homework and class tests for each block.  If you are in a pre-intermediate or intermediate group you will have a mock IELTS test. Although we are not a testing centre we do have IELTS preparation classes and will advise you on taking the test in Manchester.

Entry Requirements

During Clearing, Entry Requirements will be reduced for certain courses.

Decisions are made on an individual basis, allowing us to also take your particular experiences, interests and circumstances into account.

Please call 0161 295 4545 for a friendly discussion.

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have the traditional entry requirements may be able to apply through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University.

English Language Requirements

4.0 minimum, with no component score below 4.0.

Pearson and some other tests are accepted as evidence of English level.

Teaching

Assessment

You will have assessed homework and class tests for each block.  If you are in a pre-intermediate or intermediate group you will have a mock IELTS test. Although we are not a testing centre we do have IELTS preparation classes and will advise you on taking the test in Manchester.

Employability

Alumni Profile

Elisa Sferruzza

Elisa is from Volterra in Italy and has successfully passed the Summer English Study Programme (SESP) and progressed onto undergraduate studies in Translation and Interpreting. Her ambition is to become a translator either in the UK or Italy.

“I chose Salford because of the high standards of education and because it is renowned for teaching Translation and Interpreting. On the SESP I improved my English, studying in a nice environment. The course was useful for Academic English and I particularly liked projects and presentations. I think that what I have learnt will help me get a better job. I feel a bit more confident - I’m a little more independent and can look after myself. The best thing about studying at Salford is the new friends you make from different cultures.”

Links with Industry

We have accreditation from the British Council for all our EFL courses under the English in Britain Accreditation Scheme.

We are also members of EnglishUK (recently formed from ARELS and BASELT), BALEAP and IATEFL.

Further Study

 All University of Salford courses.

Fees and Funding

Fees 2014-15

Type of StudyFee
Full-time International£2,835 (all three blocks; 15 weeks)
£1,990 (2 blocks; 10 weeks)
£1,045 (1 block; 5 weeks)

Fees 2015-16

Type of StudyFee
Full-time International£2,835 (all three blocks; 15 weeks)
£1,990 (2 blocks; 10 weeks)
£1,045 (1 block; 5 weeks)