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Online Only, Online to On-Campus Pre-sessional English

Our Pre-sessional English courses have been designed to provide you with intensive English Language training before the start of your academic studies at Brunel. We provide a friendly and supportive learning environment, in which you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills, make friends and settle into life at Brunel and the UK.

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Online Only and Online to On-Campus Pre-sessional English

Our On-line to On-campus courses have been developed to help students who are not able to arrive in the UK on time to start their Pre-sessional English Programme.  The Online course content is exactly the same as the On-campus course content for all courses.  Online assessment will be available in August/September for those students unable to arrive in the UK.  To follow one of our On-line Only or On-line to On-campus courses, please let us know which format you would prefer in your application.

Currently you have the choice of the following formats:

Online Only, Online to On-campus and On-campus courses for students with academic offers for September 2020.

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

Online Only

Online Beginners Courses

Our online beginners to pre-intermediate course is designed to bring students up to a level high enough to join one of our Pre-sessional English or English@Brunel courses. There are 3 levels of 10 weeks each. Students are assessed at the end of each level to check how much progress they have made. The available courses are:

Online only for Beginners to Pre-intermediate June 2020 start
 23 September - 11 December 2020 Level 1 (11 weeks) £4,180 
 23 September - 11 December 2020 Level 2 (11 weeks)  £4,180
 23 September - 11 December Level 3 (11 weeks)  £4,180

Online only for Beginners to Pre-intermediate September 2020 start

   
 24 June - 4 September General English Level 1 (10 weeks)   £3,450
 24 June - 4 September General English Level 2 (10 weeks)  £3,450
  24 June - 4 September General English Level 3 (10 weeks)   £3,450

 

Online only for Beginners to Pre-intermediate February 2021 start

 03 February 2021 - 07 May 2021 Level 1 (11 weeks)  £4,180
 03 February 2021 - 07 May 2021 Level 2 (11 weeks)  £4,180
 03 February 2021 - 07 May 2021 Level 3 (11 weeks)  £4,180

 

Online Summer Pre-sessional English Courses for September 2020 intake

 Weeks

 Start Date

 End Date

 Fee

 Application Deadline

16

13 May 2020

11 September 2020

£5,520

29 April 2020

12

10 June 2020

11 September 2020

£4,140

27 May 2020

10

24 June 2020

11 September 2020

£3,450

10 June 2020

6

22 July 2020

11 September 2020

£2,070

08 July 2020

 

Online Pre-sessional English Courses for January 2021 intake

 Weeks

 Start Date

 End Date

 Fee

 Application Deadline

27

13 May 2020

18 December 2020

£8,640

29 April 2020

19

22 July 2020

18 December 2020

£6,555

08 July 2020

11

23 September 2020

11 December 2020

£4,180

09 September 2020

7

21 October 2020

11 December 2020

£2,660

07 October 2020

 

Online to on-campus courses for students with academic offers for September 2020

Weeks 

Online component

On campus component

Fee

 Application Deadline

16

13 May - 12 June 2020 (4 weeks)

15 June - 4 September 2020 (12 weeks)

£5,520

 29 April 2020

16

13 May - 26 June 2020 (6 weeks)

29 June - 4 September 2020 (10 weeks)

£5,520

 29 April 2020

12

10 June - 26 June 2020 (2 weeks)

29 June - 4 September 2020 (10 weeks)

£4,140

 27 May 2020

 

Online to on-campus courses for students with academic offers for January 2021

Weeks

 Online

 On campus

 Fee

Application Deadine

27

13 May - 12 June 2020 (4 weeks)

15 June - 18 December 2020 (23 weeks)

£8,640

 29 April 2020

27 

13 May - 26 June 2020 (6 weeks)

29 June - 18 December 2020 (21 weeks)

£8,640

 29 April 2020

19

22 July - 18 September 2020 (8 weeks)

28 September - 18 December 2020 (11 weeks)

£6,555

 08 July 2020

Non-Teaching Dates & 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 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)

PLEASE NOTE IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY ON CAMPUS UNTIL 11TH SEPTEMBER 2020 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE PROGRESSION TO YOUR DEGREE COURSE.

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.

 

 

This course focuses on improving your academic English skills. Classes will include modules on:

  • Research Skills and Academic Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Listening and Note-taking
  • Seminar Skills
  • Grammar and Vocabulary Development

The Pre-sessional course is a full-time programme and comprises 19 hours classroom study per week, plus a 10 minute tutorial. Classes will be scheduled Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. 

Subject Specific Classes

An important part of the teaching programme here at Brunel Language Centre are subject specific classes. These bring together students who will be studying similar degree courses and focus on the skills and vocabulary needed for those subject areas. Students can also get the opportunity to visit interesting London venues to explore their discipline outside of the classroom.

Classes include:

  • Business & Management
  • Design Branding & Marketing
  • Engineering & IT
  • Finance & Accounting 
  • Law & International Relations
  • Media & PR

 

Sample Timetable

Timetables3

Course Assessment

At the end of the programme, all students following the Pre-sessional programme will sit the Brunel English Language Test (BrunELT). You will be tested on your writing, reading, speaking and listening skills and will receive a score for each component as well as an overall score.

Progression onto Future Studies

To progress onto your academic course at Brunel you will need to pass the Pre-sessional 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.

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 academic 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 available below. Remember 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 

Entry Requirements for 2019/20

For the entry requirements onto the pre-sessional English courses, please click here.

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

 Once you have done this you can Apply online Here (Please note the minimum age for all our courses is 17.)

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’.

"I had a fantastic time on the English course at Brunel Language Centre. I really improved my writing skills and now I feel prepared for my degree programme. I also made lots of friends and went on interesting trips."


Chenhao Li, China