The Foundations Pre-Sessional Programme develops English language skills for academic study, and offers a stimulating academic experience delivered by a teaching team that is committed to making sure that you complete the course successfully.
The Foundations Pre-Sessional Programme:
This 9-week programme consists of a weekly timetable taught classes, lectures and tutorials, together with guided independent study with your teacher and 4 hours of independent study. In total we expect you to study for 37.5 hours each week.
The content of the course will improve your grammatical knowledge and expand your vocabulary. You will also see improvement in all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This will prepare you to better engage with academic study on your intended Foundation programme. In addition, you will develop your study skills, and improve your note-taking techniques. The speaking classes will aim to improve your fluency and precision while you take part in discussions, so that you are better equipped to participate in seminars.
Independent study is a vital part of the learning process at university in the UK. We therefore organise regular independent study sessions each week. During this time you may be given work by your tutor or work on your own projects. You will also have small group tutorials each week when you can discuss feedback on your work, receive guidance and discuss your progress.
Particular features of the course are: