Pre-sessional English Course 2014
The Pre-Sessional Course is for YOU...
...if your first language is not English, and you have an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Warwick. You may study for Phases 1 & 2 or Phase 2 (Phase 1 & 2 lasts Ten weeks and Phase 2 lasts Five weeks). See below for details of the content of the two phases. The course offers you the opportunity to develop your study skills in English Language for Academic Purposes within the environment of Warwick University itself. By the end of the course you will be fully prepared for your Undergraduate, Post-graduate or Graduate course at the University.
You may attend the pre-sessional course for either five or ten weeks.
Phases 1 & 2: 7 July - 12 September 2014
Phase 2: 11 August - 12 September 2014
Phase One offers:
- 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.
- 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.
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. This report will be based on the results of assessment of your performance and achievement during the course.
Class size is limited to 17 students per class, though in exceptional cases we reserve the right to exceed this by one or two.
The pre-sessional course is accredited by the British Council, meeting all their requirements as to standards in:
- Resources and Environment
- Teaching and Learning
- Welfare and Student Services
The Tuition only, fee for 2014 is £1410 for each 5 weeks of the course. A non-refundable deposit of £705.00 must be paid, using the online deposit payment system when the Application is submitted. Applications will not normally be accepted without a deposit or Sponsor letter. However if on-line payment is difficult for you please contact us.
The remaining balance is payable upon arrival at registration at Warwick University.
This fee covers all tuition, visits and social and cultural events. Please note that Monday 25th August 2014 (Week 3, Phase 2) is a Bank Holiday in Britain and there are no classes on that day.
Accommodation will be arranged on Campus, with en-suite bathroom and shared kitchen facilities for £132 per week. Students can arrange their own accommodation if they wish - 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.
The University of Warwick
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.
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. It stands 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.
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.