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English@Brunel

All our courses are available online

Studying an online Pre-sessional English course that finishes in September 2020 will allow you to start your degree course on campus in the autumn of 2020 when the University is open again.

Studying an online Pre-sessional English course that finishes in December 2020 will allow you to start your degree course on campus in January 2021.

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, normally a 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

Click here to find out more about why you should choose Brunel Language Centre

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

Courses Commencing 2020

Weeks

Start Date

End Date

Fees

Application Deadline

14

8 January 2020

8 May 2020

£4,830

4 December 2019

43

8 January 2020

18 December 2020

£13,545

4 December 2019

10

5 February 2020

8 May 2020

£3,450

8 January 2020

39

5 February 2020

18 December 2020

£12,285

8 January 2020

27

13 May 2020

18 December 2020

£8,640

15 April 2020

19

22 July 2020

18 December 2020

£6,555

24 June 2020

35

22 July 2020

7 May 2021

£11,550

24 June 2020

11

23 September 2020

11 December 2020

£4,180

19 August 2020

27

23 September 2020

7 May 2021

£9,450

19 August 2020

7

21 October 2020

11 December 2020

£2,660

23 September 2020

23

21 October 2020

7 May 2021

£8,050

23 September 2020

Courses Commencing 2021

Weeks

Start Date

End Date

Fees

Application Deadline

15

6 January 2021

7 May 2021

£5,700

2 December 2020

42

6 January 2021

10 December 2021

£13,860

2 December 2020

11

3 February 2021

7 May 2021

£4,180

6 January 2021

38

3 February 2021

10 December 2021

£12,540

6 January 2021

27

12 May 2021

10 December 2021

£9,450

14 April 2021

19

21 July 2021

10 December 2021

£7,220

23 June 2021

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.

 Monday 16 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020 (Christmas Holiday) - PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS ON ENGLISH COURSES DUE TO FINISH IN DECEMBER 2019 SHOULD ENSURE THEY ARE IN THE UK AND AVAILABLE UP UNTIL FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER 2019.

Monday 6 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020 (Easter Holiday)

Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 15 May 2020 (Mid-term break) - PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS ON ENGLISH COURSES DUE TO FINISH IN MAY 2020 SHOULD ENSURE THEY ARE IN THE UK AND AVAILABLE UP UNTIL THURSDAY 7 MAY 2020.

Friday 8 May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

Monday 25 May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

Monday 31 August 2020 (Bank Holiday)

Monday 21 September 2020 to Friday 25 September 2020

Monday 14 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021 (Christmas Holiday) - PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS ON ENGLISH COURSES DUE TO FINISH IN DECEMBER 2020 SHOULD ENSURE THEY ARE IN THE UK AND AVAILABLE UP UNTIL FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2020.

 

 

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.

To view a detailed breakdown of our entry requirements please click here.

 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