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We offer a range of English Language support for international students, both in preparation for and during their time at AUB. If you're unsure whether you need an English Language test to study with us or would like to know what of test you need to take, check out our English Language requirements.
If you’re applying to study with us but don’t think you will meet your chosen course’s minimum English Language requirements, you might qualify for one of our Presessional English courses.
Current AUB students can enjoy a range of English language help, free of charge. Our team of English for Academic Purposes tutors offer one to one sessions, group tutorials and workshops throughout the year.
Presessional English and Academic Skills Courses
Our Presessional English and Academic Skills courses are for students who need to meet our minimum English Language requirements for their BA or MA courses. The Presessional courses will improve your ability and confidence in using English language and academic skills in your studies.
Currently, we are only able to offer Presessional courses for students applying to study at both BA and MA level. For both study levels, we provide an 11-week and a 5-week option. The course that you need to study will depend on how much you need to improve your English language skills before beginning your main course of study.
The course is fully online and includes live video-based, interactive sessions with our English for Academic Purposes lecturers and your classmates. As a result, to join you'll need a personal computing device (a desktop or laptop computer) with a working camera and microphone. Your internet connection should be stable and strong enough to support live video communications.
If you have any questions about our Presessional courses, please contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11-week course: Monday 13 June – Friday 9 September
- Stage 1 (6 weeks): Monday 13 June – Friday 22 July
- Stage 2 (5 weeks): Monday 8 August – Friday 9 September
5-week course: Monday 8 August – Friday 9 September
BA 11 (6+5) week
This course is split between 6-week stage and 5-week stage, both of which focus on Academic English and Skills for Undergraduate students
BA 5 week
The 5-week Pre-sessional course focuses on Academic English and Skills within an arts-based context
MA 11 (6+5) week
This course is split between a 6-week stage and a 5-week stage, both of which focus on Academic English and Skills for Postgraduate students
Dates (Spring Term)
11 (6+5) week course: Monday 1 November – Friday 7 February 2022
- Stage 1 (6 weeks): Monday 1 November – Friday 10 December 2021
- Stage 2 (5 weeks): Monday 3 January – Friday 7 February 2022
5-week course: Monday 3 January – Friday 7 February 2022
English Support for Current Students
Studying at university is an exciting challenge. To help you succeed in your academic studies, AUB has a team of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who can help you develop your academic language and skills if you use English as an additional language.
Our EAP support is available to all AUB students who have English as an additional language. We can help you improve your language and skills for academic study through the following:
You can book tutorials with an EAP lecturer for help with things such as:
- Understanding assignment briefs and tasks
- Writing essays, dissertations, reflections and evaluations
- Preparing for presentations or crits
- Listening to lectures
- Researching and reading academic texts
- Notetaking skills
- Improving your pronunciation
- Using academic vocabulary
- Critical thinking
- Organising your workload and managing your time
You can book a 50-minute EAP tutorial online via AUB Bookings. We don't usually accept more than one booking per student, per week, but you can book in advance to help you plan your workload and study time.
If you need help using the online booking system, or would like to discuss booking a 1:1 tutorial, please call Student Advice on 01202 363780 or email them directly at email@example.com. If you're on campus, feel free to drop by Student Services reception and discuss how to book there.
Our weekly term-time Insessional Course uses a Community of Practice approach (Wenger et al., 2002) to create a space for students studying in English as an additional language across all levels and subjects at AUB. The aim is to meet and chat about your learning experiences, share useful ideas and strategies, and it's also a great way to practise your speaking skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. Join the course through our Microsoft Teams EAP Team (more details below).
Our Microsoft Teams EAP TEAM is the place to find out what we’re doing, get reminders and access our courses. You'll also find a wide range of academic and language-related study resources. If you've not used Teams before, log in to your Microsoft account with your AUB credentials and click on the Teams icon. Find the 'Join Team' button (usually in the top right-hand corner) and insert the code s2ktq7q to join up.