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English@Brunel

Expertly taught English Language programmes for a wide range of English Language abilities, these courses are open to all, not just applicants to Brunel University London. Our English@Brunel courses cover both General and Academic English.

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

 We have a number of start dates available throughout the year.   

Courses Commencing 2017

Weeks Start Date End Date Fees Application Deadline
18 2nd August 2017 22nd December 2017  £5,260 5th July 2017
38 2nd August 2017 8th June 2018  £10,960 5th July 2017
50 2nd August 2017 14th September 2018  £14,380 5th July 2017
11 27th September 2017 22nd December 2017 £3,265 23rd August 2017
31 27th September 2017 8th June 2018  £8,965 23rd August 2017
26 25th October 2017  8th June 2018 £7,540 27th September 2017

Non-Teaching Dates & Holiday

 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)

 

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 19 hours of classroom study per week, plus a 10 minute tutorial. The course focuses on both general and academic skills

Sample Timetable (Term 1)

 DayTime Class 

Monday

 9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 General English

Writing Skills

 Tuesday

9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 General English

Reading Skills

Wednesday

9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 General English

Writing Skills

Thursday

9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 

General English

Listening Skills


Friday

9am - 11am

12pm - 1pm

 Speaking Skills

Pronunciation

Sample Timetable (Term 2 & 3)

 DayTime Class 

Monday

 9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 Reading Skills

Writing Skills

 Tuesday

9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 Reading Skills

Research Skills

Wednesday

9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 Listening & Note-Taking

Seminar & Presentation Skills

Thursday

9am - 11am

3pm - 5pm

 

Academic Reading Skills

Grammar & Vocabulary


Friday

9am - 11am

12pm - 1pm

 Listening & Note-Taking

General Listening

 

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 their previous academic experience. Before making an application students should take into account the level of English that they wish to achieve by the end of the course.

For students who wish to go onto further study after the completion of the English course please see the following tables for detailed entry requirements:

 

For students who do not have an academic course in mind, please use the following table for guidance on which course to apply for:

Entry Requirements (Non-academic)

 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 languagecentre@brunel.ac.uk to request a Placement Test)
  • Checked to see which start date is suitable for you

Once you have done this you can Apply online here (Please note the minimum age for all Brunel Language Centre courses is 17.)

 

 

"I find it really satisfying to see my students so involved in achieving tasks that they forget that they're actually learning."

Daniel Webber, English Language Tutor