Pre-sessional

Pre-sessional English

Full-time

Attendance

5, 10 or 15 week

Course

May 2019

Next enrolment
Introduction

In a nutshell

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.

You will:
  • Improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and develop your academic study skills
  • Be taught English language 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

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; 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 around 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.

Other useful links:

askUS - go to the student advice site for information on all areas of your university life at Salford, including information about facilities on campus. 

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

Links with industry

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), BALEAP 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.

English language requirements

Entry requirements

In addition to the entry requirements above, you will also need to meet the following English language requirements below: 

IELTS entry requirement for the degree programme Duration of Pre-sessional English IELTS entry requirement for Pre-sessional English Start and end date Fee
IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each band 5 weeks IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each band 5 Aug 2019 to 6 Sept 2019 £1,650
  10 weeks IELTS 5.0 with minimum 4.5 in each band 1 July 2019 to 6 Sept 2019 £3,330
  15 weeks IELTS 4.5 with minimum 4.0 in each band 28 May 2019 to 6 Sept 2019 £4,950
IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each band 5 weeks IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.0 in each band 5 Aug 2019 to 6 Sept 2019 £1,650
  10 weeks IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each band 1 July 2019 to 6 Sept 2019 £3,330
  15 weeks IELTS 5.0 with minimum 4.5 in each band 28 May 2019 to 6 Sept 2019 £4,950

 

How much?

See fees within the entry requirements drop down above.

For more information, including frequently asked questions about deposits, refunds and deadlines for cancellations please visit our registration pages.

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Apply now

All set? Let's apply

If you would like to apply for Pre-sessional English download the application form and fill it out. You should then either post the completed form to the address on the front cover of the form or email it to elc-admissions@salford.ac.uk.

NOTE: together with the form, you will also need to send a photocopy of the identity page of your passport and proof of your current level of English.

Pre-sessional English application form.

Enrolment dates

May 2019

July 2019

August 2019

May 2020

July 2020

August 2020