Pre-sessional

Pre-sessional English

Attendance

Full-time

Course

5, 10 or 15 week

Next enrolment

June 2022

Introduction

In a nutshell

This is a full-time English language course for international students with a UKVI IELTS level of 4.0 or above and 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 the British culture before you start an academic course at the University of Salford.If you successfully complete the Pre-sessional English course, the University of Salford will accept this as evidence of your English language ability in place of a UKVI IELTS certificate.
 

You will:
  • Improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and develop your academic study skills
  • Be taught English language classes which are accredited by the British Council
  • Have the option to progress onto one of our foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level courses when you pass at the required standard
International

students accepted

Course accreditations
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This is for you if...

1.

Intend to progress onto university courses at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level but don't have the required level of English

2.

Need to improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and develop your academic study skills

3.

Enjoy being taught in small classes

Course details

All about the course

At the start of the course you will be given a test and placed in a group of students with a similar language level. There are normally three different levels; elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate plus. Each level has a different combination of classes.

At elementary level you will have classes in:

  • General English
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Pronunciation
  • Listening and speaking
  • Academic workshops and tutorials
  • Computers for academic purposes

At pre-intermediate and intermediate plus levels you will have classes in:

  • Academic English
  • UKVI IELTS preparation and practice
  • Use of English
  • Academic workshops and tutorials
  • Learning to listen to lectures
  • Pronunciation
  • General English
  • Computers for academic purposes

You will be taught in small classes with a maximum of 18 students and assessed through weekly homework exercises, practice UKVI IELTS tests in class, along with an end of course test. The end of course test results will be used as your final grades for the programme.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

FACILITIES

You will have access to the School of Languages' Language Resource Centre which offers state-of-the-art audiovisual and IT facilities for the teaching and learning of languages. It provides a high-speed network environment giving access to advanced software packages used by language students for a range of purposes, including computer-assisted language learning and oral summarising.

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Employment and stats

What about after uni?

Once you have passed the Pre-sessional English programme at the required standard, the University of Salford will accept this as evidence of your English language ability in place of an UKVI IELTS certificate. Passing this programme will help you meet the English language requirements for all University of Salford undergraduate, postgraduate and PHD programmes.

Career Links

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

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

Requirements

What you need to know

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.

You can find more information about costs, start dates and entry requirements below.

English language requirements

Entry requirements

For English Language entry requirements please see details in fees table below. 

To be accepted for this course, you must have a conditional offer for either an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of Salford. On your offer letter it will state the minimum English language qualification that you must have to gain entry onto your chosen degree. This will be written as a UKVI IELTS score, but we do accept a range of qualifications as proof of English language.

Fees and other course information

UKVI IELTS entry requirement for your degree programme

IELTS entry requirement for Pre-sessional English

Duration and dates of the course

Fee

Application deadline

Teaching delivery method*

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill band score

IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill band score

15 Week

1 June 2021 - 10 September 2021

£5,160

13 April 2021

First 10 weeks online and last 5 weeks face-to-face*

 

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill band score

IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill band score

15 Week

1 June 2021 - 10 September 2021

£5,160

13 April 2021

First 10 weeks online and last 5 weeks face-to-face*

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill band score

IELTS 5.0 with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill band score

10 Week

5 July 2021 - 10 September 2021

£3,440

17 May 2021

First 5 weeks online, last 5 weeks face-to-face*

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill band score

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill band score

10 Week

5 July 2021 - 10 September 2021

£3,440

17 May 2021

First 5 weeks online, last 5 weeks face-to-face*

 

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill band score

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill band score

5 Week

9 August 2021 - 10 September 2021

£1,720

21 June 2021

Face-to-face teaching for the duration of the course*

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill band score

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill band score

5 Week

9 August 2021 - 10 September 2021

£1,720

21 June 2021

Face-to-face teaching for the duration of the course*

 

*In line with the latest government safety guidelines, these are our plans for delivering the courses safely and this information is correct as of 29/03/2021. If there are any changes to the government safety guidelines which will impact our plans for face-to-face teaching, we will communicate this by 9 July so that you can amend your travel plans accordingly. We will continue to review the government safety advice and update this information if there are any further changes to course delivery methods.

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. For more information about additional cost, please see the following:

Living costs

Money advice for international students

Managing your money

 

 

 

Apply now

All set? Let's apply

Applications for our Pre-sessional English course must be completed online.

Before beginning your application, please read our Guidance notes.

Enrolment dates

June 2022