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Pre-sessional English courses

Pre-sessional English courses

Academic English & Study Skills courses

Our Pre-sessional English courses will help to prepare you for the demands of UK academic study. You will gain the language and study skills that you need to succeed on the course you wish to progress on to.

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced tutors, who have experience teaching international students.

The Pre-sessional English programme is a full-time course that will:

  • help you meet the minimum language requirements needed for your chosen Coventry University degree programme
  • improve your reading and writing skills - including how to write in the correct academic style using references and sources
  • develop your speaking and listening skills - including presentations and seminar discussions
  • help you learn important study skills, such as time management and avoiding plagiarism
  • allow you to get to know the University’s resources ahead of your degree course 
  • practise the specific language used by your chosen subject of study

Use the steps below to see which Pre-sessional English course may be suitable for you and learn how the enrolment process works.

The course is accredited by the global forum for EAP professionals (BALEAP)

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If you are a Coventry University student you can use our online form to enroll.

Enrolment form

Entry Requirements

In order to know which Pre-sessional English course you might need, it's important to find out your current level of English.

To do this, you will need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate. To get your SELT certificate, you must sit an IELTS test at a test centre that is approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The IELTS test will give you an overall score, from 1.0 to 9.0, on your understanding of the English language. 

Please be aware that 4.0 is the minimum IELTS score that Coventry University will accept for a Pre-sessional English course.

Your SELT certificate must include the following to be valid for entry onto a Pre-Sessional English course:

1. Top right box must state ‘Academic'

2. Centre Number must be a centre number that shows on the UKVI approved test centres list

3. Must have a UKVI reference number

Available Courses

The length of your Pre-sessional English course will be determined by:

 -  Your current level of English
 -  The entry level you will need to reach for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree

Use the tables below to calculate the length of course you will need. All of your SELT scores must all be considered (reading, writing, speaking and listening). In order to be successful in your degree, you will need to be able to use all four English language skills.


Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in May 2018
IELTS Required Current English Level Minimum Component Level Length of Pre-sessional English course Enrolment Start Date Course Fees
6.0 Undergraduate (Year 1 and 2) Study 5.0 4.5 10 weeks 8 February 2018 £3,250
5.5 5.0 5 weeks 15 March 2018 £1,625
6.5 Top Up/Postgraduate Study 5.5 5.0 10 weeks 8 February 2018 £3,250
6.0 5.0 5 weeks 15 March 2018 £1,625
7.0* Specific Courses 6.0 5.5 10 weeks 8 February 2018 £3,250
6.5 6.0 5 weeks 15 March 2018 £1,625

Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in September 2018
IELTS Required Current English Level Minimum Component Level Length of Pre-sessional English course Enrolment Start Date Course Fees
6.0 Undergraduate (Year 1 and 2) Study 4.0 4.0 30 weeks 11 January 2018 £9,750
4.5 4.5 15 weeks 17 May 2018 £4,875
5.0 4.5 10 weeks 28 June 2018 £3,250
5.5 5.0 5 weeks 2 August 2018 £1,625
6.5 Top Up/Postgraduate Study 4.5 4.0 30 weeks 11 January 2018 £9,750
5.0 4.5 15 weeks 17 May 2018 £4,875
5.5 5.0 10 weeks 28 June 2018 £3,250
6.0 5.0 5 weeks 2 August 2018 £1,695
7.0* Specific Courses
5.0 4.5 30 weeks 11 January 2018 £9,750
5.5 5.0 15 weeks 17 May 2018 £4,875
6.0 5.5 10 weeks 28 June 2018 £3,250
6.5 6.0 5 weeks 2 August 2018 £1,625

Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in January 2019
IELTS Required Current English Level Minimum Component Level Length of Pre-sessional English course Enrolment Start Date Course Fees
6.0 Undergraduate (Year 1 and 2) Study 4.0 4.0 30 weeks 5 April 2018 £9,750
4.5 4.5 15 weeks 2 August 2018 £4,875
5.0 4.5 10 weeks 27 September 2018 £3,250
5.5 5.0 5 weeks 1 November 2018 £1,625
6.5 Top Up/Postgraduate Study 4.5 4.0 30 weeks 5 April 2018 £9,750
5.0 4.5 15 weeks 2 August 2018 £4,875
5.5 5.0 10 weeks 27 September 2018 £3,250
6.0 5.0 5 weeks 1 November 2018 £1,695
7.0* Specific Courses
5.0 4.5 30 weeks 5 April 2018 £9,750
5.5 5.0 15 weeks 2 August 2018 £4,875
6.0 5.5 10 weeks 27 September 2018 £3,250
6.5 6.0 5 weeks 1 November 2018 £1,625

How to Enrol

There is no separate application process for Pre-sessional English courses.

You must submit your application for the degree programme you wish to study on. When we process your application, we will offer you a place on the necessary Pre-sessional English course as required.

Please note that enrolment on a Pre-Sessional English course does not guarantee progression onto your chosen degree at Coventry University. In order to meet the English requirements of your course you need to:

  • arrive on the first day of the course
  • attend all of your timetabled lessons
  • be committed to participating fully in English in all classes
  • complete all homework, assessments and other work set by your tutors
  • spend time on self-study throughout the duration of your course.

By achieving the level of performance required in the Pre-sessional English course, meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and any other outstanding conditions, you will be able to progress on to your Coventry University course without needing to retake an IELTS exam.


 

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