The path to an English speaking university

How can foreign students break the language barrier and study at an English speaking university?

Uncovering the routes into English speaking universities

Uncovering the routes into English speaking universities

Between 2001 and 2015 the number of university courses in Europe taught in English increased by around 8000! There’s no doubt that studying at University level in English is an extremely popular and growing option for students from all over the world.

It’s fairly obvious that taking an academic course at such a high level requires a very good understanding of English. Unfortunately, for many students who are hoping to attend university in English speaking countries this is the point at which they slip up, even in spite of having very strong academic ability in their chosen field.

At our London and Eastbourne schools we offer a course especially designed to improve English for those leaving school and wanting to study on a course taught in English. Our aptly titled ‘English for University’ course combines academic English, study skills and IELTS preparation to get students ready for Uni.

Our course can be constructed as a short-term top-up programme or something much longer, depending on student’s needs.  Learning encompasses a variety of environments particular to university, including Classroom lessons, debates and discussions, lectures, workshops, presentations and seminars.

Our tuition focuses on developing the following key skills:

• Expanding your vocabulary

• Improving grammatical and structural accuracy

• Enhancing speaking and listening skills in general and academic contexts using a wide range of materials

• Improving your reading and writing in all areas, including reading diagrams

• Note taking, including audio and visual, paragraphing, lecture style listening

• Learning to effectively manage time

• Preparing for your IELTS test, focusing on your core English skills and the

techniques you need in order to pass the test

• Dictionary use and library skills

• Essay and report preparation; note taking, quotations and bibliographies

• Examination skills

• Interview skills and practice for entrance to university

Find out more about our English for University Course.



Students must achieve an IELTS score to study at a university in the UK in order to prove their English ability. We offer an intensive course especially designed to help students perform to the best of their ability in their exam. We combine General English with specialist Exam preparation classes, including mock examinations.

This is a great option for those who want a push as they get ready for the all-important examination, and there is no practice better than mock examination to help students improve their exam technique.

Find out more about our IELTS Preraration course.

Looking forwards

We have plans to offer an even more comprehensive university offering which includes guaranteed entry to a UK university. We can’t give too much away just yet, but this course will be focused on business skills and could lead to attending university to study courses including accounting, administration, human resources, Law, Logistics, Management, Marketing, retail and many more.

This exciting new programme is designed for students who have finished secondary school at home, but do not meet the requirements for direct entry to University.

Watch this space!

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