The English@Brunel programme has been designed to improve your general and academic English to prepare you for academic study in the UK 


Course Features

  • Study only as long as you need to, with a range of courses to suit your level of English
  • Small class sizes, maximum of 14 students
  • Classes focus on academic English to help prepare you for studies, and general English for day to day situations
  • A fun social programme, which includes weekly events on campus and trips to popular UK destinations, where you can practise your English in an informal setting and make new friends
  • English language test at the end of your programme 
  • Visa support at the end of your programme
If you have any questions, please email us

Course Dates & Fees

Course Dates For 2014/15


Number of Weeks

Start Date

End Date


Application Deadline


7 January 2015

29 May 2015


10 December 2014


4 February 2015

29 May 2015


7 January 2015


Course Content & Assessment

The course focuses on improving your academic and general English skills. Classes will include modules on:

  • General English
  • Academic reading, writing and research skills
  • Listening and note taking
  • Seminar skills
  • Pronunciation and presentation skills
  • Grammar and Vocabulary Development

This is a full time programme and comprises 20 hours study per week.  The course focuses on both general and academic skills

Sample Timetable


11:00-13:00 General English
15:00-17:00 Writing


10:00-12:00 General English
14:00-16:00 Everyday English


09:00-11:00 General English
13:00-15:00 Project work and independent study


09:00-11:00 General English
13:00-15:00 Writing


09:00-11:00 General English
14:00-16:00 Readers & Discussion and Vocabulary development


Social Programme - Oxford Day Trip

Progression onto Future Studies

If you intend to continue your studies at Brunel, you will need to pass the English@Brunel course and achieve the required BrunELT score to meet the language requirements for your academic programme. You will usually not need to take any other English Test.

Entry Requirements

English@Brunel 2014/15
Number of weeks Start Date End Date Entry Requirements


30 July 2014 12 December 2014 5.0 - 6.5*


30 July 2014 29 May 2015 4.0 - 5.5*


24 September 2014 12 December 2014 5.5 - 7.0*


24 September 2014 29 May 2015 4.5 - 6.0*


22 October 2014 29 May 2015 4.5 - 6.5*


7 January 2015 29 May 2015 5.0 - 6.5*


4 February 2015 29 May 2015 5.5 - 7.0*

 * Please note this is just a guide, and the course we recommend will depend on your level of English and the individual English qualification. (We will also need to know if you intend to apply for an academic course at brunel to ensure that your course is suitable to improve your English skills prior to your study).


To apply for English@Brunel you must have:

  • Taken a recognised English qualification, such as IELTS
    (If you have not taken a recognised English test please contact iplc@brunel.ac.uk to request a Placement Test)
  • Checked to see which start date is suitable for you

Please note the minimum age for all IPLC courses is 17.

Once you have done this you can Apply online here

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If you would like any further information on English@Brunel, please contact IPLC

Page last updated: Friday 27 January 2012