Presessional English Language 40 weeks (minimum IELTS 4.0): Modules A, B, C and D

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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Total Course Fee

USD 21,114

Course Accredited By


  • 40 Weeks
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Certificate
Our 40-week Presessional Programme will give you the English language and academic skills you need for successful study at a UK university.
  • Our supportive and friendly teachers guide you in developing your academic language ability, as well as study skills, and as classes have sixteen students or less, you will also learn through interaction with their classmates.
  • All materials are included in the cost of the programme and are carefully selected to prepare you for the level of language you will meet in in an English academic environment.

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021

Entry requirements

  • IELTS 4.0 (Undergraduate Law applicants 4.5).
  • You must have minimum 4.0 in all skills.

Weeks 1-10 (Module A)

  • Improve your grammar and vocabulary.
  • Develop your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.
  • Work closely with a small number of teachers.
  • Learn how to improve your English outside of the classroom.

Weeks 11-20 (Module B)

  • Develop your vocabulary foundation for general English and academic study.
  • Continue to develop your speaking, listening and reading skills.
  • Stronger focus on writing, with special classes to develop this skill.

Weeks 21-30 (Module C)

  • Key skills for academic study: academic style in writing; reading skills for longer, more difficult texts; listening and note-taking; speaking skills for discussions and presentations.
  • Build your vocabulary for general and academic English.
  • Review key grammar points.

Weeks 31-40 (Module D)

  • Learn how to structure and write academic essays.
  • Develop reading skills to deal with long academic texts quickly and effectively.
  • Develop speaking skills for seminars, tutorials and presentations.
  • Build your academic and general English vocabulary across a range of topics.
  • Practise your note-taking by attending real lectures given by guest lecturers from departments across the University of Leicester.
  • Research and write a 1,500 word essay in your subject area, and learn key academic research and study skills such as referencing and how to avoid plagiarism.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in October 2021 or January 2022 £15,300

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