INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE

(International Students)

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Duration

2 or 3 semesters

Entry

January, September (2021)

Our Intensive English Language Course is designed for international applicants who have met the academic requirements for a UK university course, but need evidence of the necessary level of English to succeed.

In order to help you achieve the required level of English, we provide small group tuition and teaching approaches that are reflective of what is expected in a higher education environment in the UK, with varied assessment methods to assess language and academic skills development.

You can apply for entry onto our Intensive English Language Course in September or February. The course is offered at three levels over either one, two or three semesters, depending on your English language entry score.

University College Birmingham will accept the Intensive English Language Course certificate as proof of your level of English. If you wish to study elsewhere after this course, it is recommended that you check whether your chosen institution will accept this certificate.

Note: This course is intended to help you improve your academic English skills in preparation for studying on a UK university course – it is not intended for people who simply wish to improve their general English Language skills.

Why should I choose this course?

  • IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH – Develop your skills for academic reading, writing, speaking and listening in order to prepare you for higher education study
  • EXPERT TUITION – Our intensive English language course is delivered by qualified lecturers with international experience

I now have a job in a luxury hotel that’s part of the Accor Group and while my ultimate goal is not yet reached, it is because of the education I received that I will one day reach it.

Alize Yüksel Intensive English Language Course

Entry requirements

IELC 1-semester

Non-EU students

IELTS 5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill

For those students who require a visa to study in the UK, you will need to take Home Office approved exams. Information about these can be found here.

IELC 2-semester

Non-EU students

IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill

For those students who require a visa to study in the UK, you will need to take Home Office approved exams. Information about these can be found here.

IELC 3-semester

Non-EU students

IELTS 4.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill

For those students who require a visa to study in the UK, you will need to take Home Office approved exams. Information about these can be found here.

Key information

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Each 13-week semester course involves:

  • 12 weeks of teaching, with assessments in week 13
  • 16 hours of taught sessions each week
  • A two-hour academic success workshop each week to monitor progress and provide further support
  • A one-hour pastoral tutorial

It is important that you demonstrate a commitment to your studies with high levels of attendance in order to achieve the required results to progress.

Assessment

At the end of the course, you will be assessed in the following skills areas:

  • Academic reading
  • Academic listening
  • Academic writing (assessed through a portfolio of writing tasks throughout the course)
  • Academic speaking (assessed through a portfolio of speaking tasks throughout the course)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Dates Tuition fees (excluding accommodation)
Non - EU Students from September 2021

Intensive English Language Programme 1: £3,900 for 13 weeks

Intensive English Language Programme 2: £7,800 for 26 weeks

Intensive English Language Programme 3: £10,700 for 36 weeks

International pre-payment policy

International pre-payment policy 

Students’ tuition fees must be paid one week prior to enrolment. For Non-EU students, the University’s pre-payment policy applies.

Can I still get Student Finance for the Intensive English Language Programme?

You will NOT receive any Student Finance while you are studying this programme. You will, therefore, need to be prepared to support yourself for living costs for the period of time you are studying these courses and you will need to be able to pay the fees yourself.

If you have any further questions, please contact our student finance department on 0121 604 1040.

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