Pre-sessional English Course 2016
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE WARWICK UNIVERSITY TO STUDY A PRESESSIONAL ENGLISH COURSE?
The Warwick Pre-Sessional Course is for YOU...
- if your first language is not English
- you have an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Warwick.
TWO STUDY OPTIONS
Phase 1 & 2 Phase 2 (10 weeks) OR Phase 2 only (6 weeks).
See below for details of the content of the two phases.
In both phases, you will have the opportunity to develop your study skills in English Language for Academic Purposes.By the end of the course you will be fully prepared for your Undergraduate, Post-graduate or Graduate course at the University.
Phases 1 & 2 (10 weeks): 18 July – 23 Sept 2016
Phase 2: (6 weeks): 15 Aug – 23 Sept 2016
Phase One offers you:
- Intensive development of all language skills for academic purposes through specialised published and in-house course materials.
- Focus on social English and some contemporary issues within Britain.
- Development of study skills such as searching for information, synthesising source texts, organising and producing written work, and referencing.
- opportunity to gain confidence in communicating effectively in seminars and in giving presentations
- Weekly individual tutorials with an experienced tutor.
Phase Two offers you:
- Extended project work based on preliminary course reading lists leading to a written library project
- Intensive development of oral skills, including pronunciation, leading to an extended presentation.
- Further development of listening skills through live lectures.
Throughout both phases of the course, you will be able to take part in social events and excursions to places of interest.
All students are able to use the University’s excellent facilities which include a well-stocked library, swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts and sports halls. Banks, shops, bars and restaurants are also available on campus.
At the end of the course, you will receive a detailed report on your levels of competence in all four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes. Your teachers use the results of assessment of your performance and achievement during the course to help them write your report.
We normally limit our class size to 17 students, although in exceptional cases we reserve the right to exceed this by one or two.
The Pre-sessional handbook 2016 will be uploaded shortly.
The British Council has accredited the Warwick Pre-sessional course. It meets all their requirements as to standards in Management; Resources and Environment;Teaching and Learning; and Welfare and Student Services.
Care of Under 18's
The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL) fully recognises the contribution it must make in safeguarding children. Whilst we have traditionally recruited adult learners only, on rare occasions a student may join us who has not yet reached his/her 18th birthday.
It is the Centre’s intention to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the academic, social and cultural development of all learners. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and anyone can make report an incident or concern.
The University’s web pages provide information on the institution’s Child Protection Policy, and provide a mechanism for the reporting of an incident or concern relating to the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults. Click here for details.
Welfare and Support of under 18’s
The Centre’s administrative team ensures that suitable arrangements are in place for the supervision and safety of students outside lessons. For example, arrangements for external visits include the appropriate risk assessments and under 18’s are accompanied for all off-site activities. No under 18 is placed in homestay accommodation, but students residing on campus are supervised by Residential Assistants.
On arrival, any student who is under 18 years of age will receive a letter from the Head of Student Support, a copy of which is provided here. In addition, we ask students (and their parents, if present) to sign a Code of Conduct Contract, which sets out our expectations of them and provides guidance and advice. A copy of this is available here. Staff will discuss these expectations with students as part of their orientation.
The Tuition only, fee for 2016 is £1854 for the 6 week course and £3090 for the 10 week course. We ask you to pay a non-refundable deposit of £880.00. You can do this easily by using the online deposit payment system when the Application is submitted. We are sorry, but applications will not normally be accepted without a deposit or Sponsor letter. If on-line payment is going to prove difficult for you, please contact one of the Pre-sessional Admin team - details below.
You will be asked to pay the remaining balance when you arrive and register at Warwick University.
This fee covers all tuition, visits and social and cultural events. Please note: Monday 29 August 2016 (Week 4, phase 2) is a Bank Holiday in Britain and there are no classes on that day.
Single study accommodation will be arranged on Campus, with en-suite bathroom and shared kitchen facilities (the cost per week is £140). Students can arrange their own accommodation if they wish to but:
PLEASE NOTE: If you ask us to arrange your accommodation for you and you do not use it, you will still be liable to pay the full cost of the accommodation.
We do not arrange family accommodation - if you intend to bring your family with you then you will need to arrange your own accommodation - please make sure that you inform us of this!
The University of Warwick
The University is located in the region known as the Heart of England and is surrounded by places of historic and scenic interest, including Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford upon Avon and the castles of Warwick and Kenilworth. You will find yourself studying in the heart of England, at the centre of an excellent motorway network, and fast Intercity rail services operate between Coventry and all major towns. Birmingham airport is close by for national and international flights. London is within easy reach - just over an hour away on the train!
Things to do in the local area
Visit our local Tourist Board website to find out about what you can do in our area:
Mrs Tina Perrins or Mrs Tracey Howe
Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel (national): 02476 524315 / 02476 572845
Tel (international): +44 (0) 2476 524315 / +44 (0) 2476 572845
Fax: +44 (0) 2476 524318
Your student visa can include Pre-sessional study if you book your place on the Pre-sessional course as well as accepting your offer for your main degree course.
Attending a pre-sessional programme does not automatically mean you can undertake your degree programme. You still need to have a minimum score in IELTS. Check with your department to find out the minimum language level you need for your degree course.
If you have already achieved the IELTS score required for your degree programme but would like to undertake the pre-sessional to receive extra training in academic English before your degree starts, we welcome your application.