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Pre-sessional for LBIC

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

All of 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.

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

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

We offer a wide range of start dates, with courses suitable for students with different English Language abilities.

 Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in May 2020

 Weeks Start Date End DateFeeApplication Deadline 
14 8 January 2020 8 May 2020 £4,830 4 December 2019
10 5 February 2020 8 May 2020 £3,450 8 January 2020

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in September 2020

 Weeks Start Date End DateFee  Application Deadline
30 8 January 2020 11 September 2020 £9,450 4 December 2019
26 5 February 2020 11 September 2020 £8,320 8 January 2020
16 13 May 2020 11 September 2020 £5,520 15 April 2020
12 10 June 2020 11 September 2020 £4,140 6 May 2020
10 24 June 2020 11 September 2020 £3,450 27 May 2020

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in January 2021


 Weeks Start Date            Fee       Application Deadline
43 8 January 2020 18 December 2020 £13,545 4 December 2019
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

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.

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 THAT 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 English, covering areas such as:

  • Pronunciation and Presentation skills

  • Listening and Note-taking

  • Seminar skills

  • Vocabulary workshops

Sample Timetable

Timetables3

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 table 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

 

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

  • A current offer for an LBIC course (if you have not yet done so, you can apply here)
  • Met all the academic requirements for LBIC, excluding English Language
  • Taken a recognised English qualification, such as IELTS (students who require a Tier 4 visa must hold an 'Academic IELTS for UKVI' certificate)
  • Checked to see which Pre-sessional course is most suitable for you

Once you have done this you can apply using the tabs in the top right hand corner of this webpage.

Please note: 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. 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’.

For more information please contact us here