LBIC Pre-Sessional English

Overview

The Pre-sessional English courses have been designed to provide you with intensive English language support  in a friendly and supportive environment prior to your studies with LBIC. 

This course offers you the ideal opportunity to improve your academic language skills for your future studies with LBIC and Brunel, as well as helping you settle into student life in the UK. 

Course Features                                                                                                                            

  • Flexible start dates that have been designed to fit in with the LBIC start dates                                
  • Small class sizes, maximum 14LIBT Students
  • Classes focus on academic English, preparing you for your LBIC course
  • Learn valuable academic skills to help you succeed in your studies
  • A fun social programme which includes regular social events and trips to top UK destinations
  • Visa support at the end of the programme

 

 

Course Content

The course focuses on improving your academic English, covering areas such as:

  • How to research and write an extended essay
  • Pronunciation and presentation skills
  • Listening and note taking
  • Seminar skills
  • vocabulary workshops

 

Course Dates and Fees


Students planning to begin their LBIC studies in May 2017 should consider the following Pre-sessional English courses:

Number of weeks Start Date End Date Cost Application Deadline
14 11th January 2017 5th May 2017 £4,120 30 November 2016
10 8th February 2017 5th May 2017 £2,980 1 January 2017
7 (Postgraduate Only)
1st March 2017
5th May 2017
£2,125
1 February 2017
 

 

For those planning to start an LBIC course in September 2017, the following course options are listed below:

 

Number of weeks Start Date End Date Cost Application Deadline
42 28th September 2016 15th September 2017 £12,100 31 August 2016
39 19th October 2016 15th September 2017 £11,245 21 September 2016
30 11th January 2017 15th September 2017 £8,680 30 November 2016
26 8th  February 2017 15th September 2017 £7,540 11 January 2017
18 3rd May 2017 15th September 2017 £5,260 05 April 2017
12 14th June 2017 15th September 2017 £3,550 17 May 2017
10 28th June 2017 15th September 2017 £2,980 31 May 2017

 

Students with LBIC offers for January 2018, would be welcome to apply to the following courses:
Weeks  Start Date End Date Fee Application Deadline
37 8th February 2017 22nd December 2017 £10,675 11th January 2017
18 2nd August 2017 22nd December 2017 £5,260 5th July 2017
11 27th September 2017 22nd December 2017 £3,265 30th August 2017
7 (Postgraduate Only)
25th October 2017 22nd December 2017 £2,125 27th September 2017

 

 Non-Teaching Dates and Holidays

We recommend that students only make plans to leave the UK during the longer Brunel Language Centre closure periods of 3 weeks. 


Students are advised not to make plans to leave the UK during term time.

 

Teaching will not take place on the following dates, which include Brunel Language Centre holiday dates and Bank Holidays. Bank Holidays are public holidays and the university and many businesses will be closed on these dates.

 

29th August 2016 (Bank Holiday)

19th December 2016 – 8th January 2017 (Christmas Holiday)

8th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017 (Easter Holiday)

1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday)

29th May 2017 (Bank Holiday)

28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday)

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Here at the Brunel Language Centre, our aim is to help our students achieve the English Language scores they need to progress onto their chosen LBIC course.

Improving language skills can take time. The length of English Language course that a student requires will be determined by their current English Language level in addition to the entry requirements for their chosen academic course.

To help you decide how many weeks English Language you will need to undertake please use the tables available here.

Please note that these are for guidance only. For specific advice please feel free to send your most recent English Language qualification to languagecentre@brunel.ac.uk


Changes to IELTS test centres from April 2015

 If you need to undertake a Pre-sessional English course at Brunel University London in order to meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree course and you do not have a valid IELTS taken before April 6 2015, you MUST sit a new version of the IELTS test that is called the ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa for a Pre-sessional English course if you hold an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ from a UKVI approved test centre. To book a UKVI recognised IELTS at a UKVI approved centre, visit http://ielts.org/ and select a country under: Applying for a UK visa? Find a test.

 Please note: some IELTS centres run both kinds of Academic IELTS so you must make sure you book the UKVI recognised Academic IELTS called ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’.

 You will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you take the ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test.

Apply

To apply for a LBIC Pre-sessional course you must have:

  • Applied for an LBIC course (If you have not done so, you can apply here.
  • If you need to undertake an LBIC Pre-sessional English course at Brunel University London in order to meet the entry requirements for your LBIC course, you MUST sit a new version of the IELTS test that is called the ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa for a Pre-sessional English course if you hold an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ from a UKVI approved test centre. To book a UKVI recognised IELTS at a UKVI approved centre, visit http://ielts.org/ and select a country under: Applying for a UK visa? Find a test.

     Please note: some IELTS centres run both kinds of Academic IELTS so you must make sure you book the UKVI recognised Academic IELTS called ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’.

     You will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake an LBIC Pre-sessional English course if you take the ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test.

  • Checked to see what start date is suitable for you.

Once you have done this, you can apply online

 

For more information please contact us here 

 

Page last updated: Tuesday 26 August 2014