This a full-time course in Academic English for international students who need to improve their level of English language fluency to study at university in the UK.
Students study English language skills and academic skills, plus one subject-specific English language module that introduces them to the specific vocabulary and language that they will need to use in their chosen undergraduate programme.
- 9 or 5 month full-time programme
- 20-25 hours per week
- Four core study modules
- Optional IELTS preparation module
- Entry points in: January, May, September
Students study four core modules.
1. Developing English Language Skills: This module helps students to develop their general language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
2. English for Academic Purposes: This module helps students to develop their academic study skills required for university.
3. Culture Studies: Students learn about life in the UK and are provided with cultural knowledge required for successful social integration at university.
4. English for Specific Purposes: Students study one subject-specific English language module from the following:
Dentistry Engineering Law Life Sciences Medicine Social Sciences
Other subjects are available on request.
Students develop their skills in all four components of the IETLS exam: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
After successful completion of the programme, students will be eligible to enrol on the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at the academy. The IFP is a full-time course in business, computing or engineering, and provides guaranteed entry routes into universities in the UK, Australia, Canada and the USA. More information can be found here: http://www.we-bridge.co.uk/category/ifp
Alternatively, students can apply directly to a university of their choice.
|Entry point||IELTS requirement||Course end date||Programme length|
|January||4.5 overall with at least 4.0 in each component||May (the same year)||5 months|
|May||5.5 overall with at least 5.0 in each component||September (the same year)||5 months|
|September||4.0 overall with at least 4.0 in each component||May (the following year)||9 months|
WE Bridge Academy only accepts students who are aged 16 and over. Students who are 16 or 17 will not receive a junior course level of supervision and will be in classes with students who are aged 18+. Students and their parents/guardians should consider this before any under-18-year-old enrols on this course.
This is a sample timetable of the English for University Study Programme.
|09:30 - 11:00||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills|
|11:15 - 12:45||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills||Developing English Language Skills|
|13:45 - 14:45||English for Academic Purposes||English for Academic Purposes||English for Specific Purposes||English for Specific Purposes||Private study|
|15:00 - 16:00||English for Academic Purposes||English for Academic Purposes||English for Specific Purposes||Cultural Studies||Private study|
|16:00 - 17:00||IELTS (optional)||IELTS (optional)||IELTS (optional)||IELTS (optional)||Private study|
*The registration fee is £125 and is non-refundable. The fee includes the cost of your first coursebook.
**Coursebooks cost £35 each and you will need to buy a coursebook for each module, and for each level you complete.
|Registration fee (non-refundable)*||£125||-||-|
|English for University Study Programme||£9000||20-25||B1, B1+, B2, C1|