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English Language Courses

Studying an English Course in the UK

English language courses help international students gain entry into a vocational course, foundation programme or undergraduate degree. Courses can last from one week or up to a year, and teaching incorporates the key skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Study can be available at your chosen university on a pre-sessional basis, but if you decide to study English at an English Language School, it is important to pick a fully accredited centre approved by the UK Government and Education authorities.

English Language Schools in the UK

Learn more about English Language Schools in the UK with our A-Z list of British Council and SI-UK-approved centres of English teaching.

Types of English Courses

General English

General English classes are ideal for those who need to improve their English language ability ahead of study or work. Classes take in all elements of everyday English and are designed to give you the fluency and confidence needed when working or studying in an English-speaking country.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes classes aims to improve a student’s note-taking, presentation, and academic reading and writing skills before studying at a UK university. Advanced classes are available for students who wish to study for a master's degree.

Business English

Business English classes will improve your presentation skills, interview techniques, and management and negotiation abilities.

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation Courses train students for examinations such as the Cambridge First, TOEFL, GMAT, TOEIC and IELTS. They focus on elements of each exam that the student may struggle with, training them on the best methods and practices to pass.

English Language Course FAQ

English language courses in the UK can last anywhere from one week to a year, depending on your course type and your current English ability.

You can choose various English language courses in the UK, including pre-sessional English language courses, foundation pathway courses, exam preparation, general English, academic English, and business and professional English.

The cost of ESOL courses depends on the type, of course you have chosen. A standard full-time English class starts at £70 per week, part-time courses (4 hours a week) start at £275 for 12 weeks, and intensive English language learning courses start at £1,293 for ten weeks.

You must apply for a short-term study visa to study ESOL courses in the UK.

ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages and is a form of English language training for international learners in the UK.

Study an English Course in the UK

If you are interested in studying English in the UK, arrange a free consultation with our international consultants at SI-UK London today.

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