Improve your English grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Our language course can help boost your confidence whether you're using English socially, at work, or for study.
Study part-time in Cambridge in the evenings, with a choice of start dates throughout the year.
Our English Language Skills course will help you to use English more effectively. We focus on grammar, vocabulary, and developing strong reading and listening skills – so that you can speak, write and communicate better in English.
You can take this course on its own, or combine it with our IELTS Preparation Course. This will be ideal if you want to prepare for an IELTS test with skills work and targeted exam preparation.
Our English Language Extra option gives you a longer course at a reduced weekly fee. It includes twelve lessons, focusing on general English or English combined with our IELTS Preparation Course.
Our English Language Skills course is part-time. You'll study for three hours per week over four, eight or twelve weeks.
You can take this as a standalone course or combine it with our IELTS Preparation course.
The course will help you develop more effective English for work, study, and social use. If you're combining it with IELTS preparation, it will focus first on general English skills, before moving on to targeted work on exam strategies.
Course content includes:
During the course, you'll develop your English skills using real-life language.
Our tutors will give you feedback, and set additional work for you to complete outside the lessons. You'll have access to our online learning materials, University library and computer suites.
This course is a good option if you wish to improve your English skills for proficiency exams such as the Cambridge First or Advanced Certificate.
|Start date||End date||Number of weeks||Course fee|
|10 January 2019||31 January 2019||4 weeks||£240|
|7 February 2019||28 February 2019||4 weeks||£240|
|7 March 2019||28 March 2019||4 weeks||£240|
|4 April 2019||25 April 2019||4 weeks||£240
|2 May 2019||23 May 2019||4 weeks||£240
|30 May 2019||20 June 2019||4 weeks||£240
|27 June 2019||18 July 2019||4 weeks||£240
|25 July 2019||15 August 2019||4 weeks||£240
|22 August 2019||12 September 2019||4 weeks||£260
|19 September 2019||10 October 2019||4 weeks||£260
|17 October 2019||7 November 2019||4 weeks||£260
|14 November 2019||5 December 2019||4 weeks||£260
The course fee includes some course materials, but not any text books. We'll send you a list of suitable text books before you start your course.
English Language Extra programmes cost £480 for the 2018-19 academic year, and £520 for the 2019-20 academic year. They can start on any of the above start dates, and include any three courses of English Language Skills or IELTS Preparation.
Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.
We offer a wide range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.
You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.
We will then send you an offer letter by email. Please return the acceptance slip in the offer letter and pay for the English Language Skills course in full.
Before the start of your course, we'll also send you your course timetable, plus instructions on registering.
You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course.
The English Language Skills course is suitable for anyone with a lower-intermediate level of English or above (IELTS 3.5 – IELTS 7.0).
If you are unsure of your English level please contact us. We can organise an entry test before your first class.
If you would like to take English Language Skills as a standalone course, we recommend that you take eight or 12 weeks if you have IELTS 3.5-4.0 to achieve the best outcome.