Prepare for academic study at Anglia Ruskin University. Our Pre-sessional English course lasts between five and 20 weeks. By the end of the course you should feel confident communicating in English and ready to start your degree course.
This is an intensive language course that includes 22 hours of study every week. We focus on English language skills, with classes on grammar and vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation.
We also look at academic study skills, and you'll attend classes on presentation skills, reading and listening, writing and exam preparation. There is a range of communicative seminars, workshops and lectures.
Our teaching methods are very interactive and will help to build your confidence in communicating in English. You’ll attend one-to-one tutorials to discuss your progress, and we can offer additional support if required.
Independent study is an important part of any degree course, so you'll have time to focus on developing this skill – with full access to our multi-media language centre.
You’ll also have the opportunity to join a variety of social events on and off campus. Our social events are organised to help you practice your English in a friendly environment.
Our Pre-Sessional Course is taught on our campus in Cambridge, so it's the perfect introduction to university life.
Our Pre-sessional Course is a full-time programme, with 21 hours of language lessons plus a one-hour lecture each week.
The course includes:
The courses below will suit you if you're starting a degree course at Anglia Ruskin in January 2020.
|Course length||Start date||End date||Course fee|
|20 weeks||5 August 2019||20 December 2019||£6,500|
|18 weeks||19 August 2019||20 December 2019||£5,850|
|15 weeks||09 September 2019||
|12 weeks||30 September 2019||20 December 2019
|10 weeks||14 October 2019||
|6 weeks||11 November 2019||20 December 2019||£1,950|
|5 weeks||18 November 2019||20 December 2019
The courses below will suit you if you're starting a degree course at Anglia Ruskin in September 2020.
|Course length||Start date||End date||Course fee|
|20 weeks||20 April 2020||4 September 2020||£6,500|
|18 weeks||5* May 2020||4 September 2020||£5,850|
|15 weeks||26* May 2020||4 September 2020
|12 weeks||15 June 2020||4 September 2020
|10 weeks||29 June 2020||4 September 2020
|6 weeks||27 July 2020||4 September 2020
|5 weeks||3 August 2020||4 September 2020||£1,625|
*Please note that these courses begin on Tuesday as Monday is a public holiday.
At the end of the Pre-sessional Course you will take our English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT).
The ELPT tests your writing, speaking, listening and reading skills. It gives you a score for each section as well as an overall score. You should not usually need to take any other English test.
To progress onto your degree at Anglia Ruskin, you will need to successfully complete the Pre-sessional Course and meet the English language requirements for your course.
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.
Before you apply for a pre-sessional course you must first have been made an offer for an academic course. If your academic course is taught at Cambridge this is where you will study your pre-sessional course. Similarly if your academic course is in Chelmsford you will normally study your pre-sessional course in Chelmsford.
Studying your pre-sessional course on the same campus as your academic course will give you time to settle in and discover the campus facilities. You will also get the opportunity to get to know the local area which will be your home for the next year or more.
You will need to send us a copy of your English Test. Please note that any student requiring a SELT for pre-sessional or study below degree level must ensure that they take their IELTS at an approved test centre. If you're applying from the EU we can accept other English tests, for more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we can only accept students onto our Pre-sessional courses who've applied for a Tier 4 visa.
You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course.
|Course Length||Minimum Entry|
|18 weeks|| 4.5-5.0
|15 weeks|| 4.5-6.0
|12 weeks|| 5.0-6.0
|10 weeks|| 5.0-6.5
|6 weeks|| 5.5-6.5
|5 weeks|| 5.5-6.5
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and based on a minimum entry. Your Pre-sessional offer will be based on the academic course you have applied for and individual scores of your English qualification.
If you need any further advice or information on which pre-sessional course to apply for or which English test we can accept please email email@example.com .
For more information about immigration and for visa support please visit our immigration webpages