Academic English

Academic English


About this course

These classes are designed for students who need English to study at university. These include learning most frequently used academic words and subject specific vocabulary as required. You will learn how to listen and take notes in lectures, write academic essays and give presentations.  Formal academic writing conventions are taught, including correct use of language and expressions, citing and referencing of sources.  


Teachers follow a course book for part of the time but also base a lot of the lessons on your needs.  Tutorials help inform our experienced teachers what you prefer and need from the course. You will be given as much homework as you like and a test every Monday so you can see your progress.

Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years-old or over at the time of registration. You should take our English placement and must be B1 Level of the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) to start the course.  You may need a Student Visitor Visa depending on which country you come from.

Academic English Course

Course Length: 1-12

Enrolment: Join this course at any time of the year and start classes any day except for weekends and Bank Holidays when we are closed.

Public Holidays

Christmas / Saturday 25 December 22 Good Friday 07 April 23
Boxing Day / Sunday 26 December 22 Easter Monday 10 April 23
Christmas (substitute) 27 December 22 Early May / Monday 01 May 23
New Year’s Eve/Saturday 01 January 23 Coronotion Day 08 May 23
New Year’s Eve (subs.) 03 January 23 Spring Public Holiday / Monday 29 May 23
    Summer Public Holiday / Monday 28 August 22

Average class size: 

Maximum class size: 15

Days per week: Mon – Fri

Lesson times: 9:00 – 12:15 and/or 13:00 – 16:15

Hours per week: up to 15

Course Cost

12 weeks 15 hours per week: £130 (rates are lower when you book for longer)


£50      Courses up to 4 weeks (students may pay more to buy the coursebook if they wish)

£75      Courses more than 4 weeks (includes the cost of the coursebook)




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