Our pre-sessional courses help you improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to the level required for your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course. They also prepare you for successful academic study and life in the UK.
The courses lead to the computer-based Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic test. The PTE Academic is an international computer-based English language test that accurately measures your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It is recognised by the Home Office as a Secure English Language Test.
You will also receive a certificate showing your attendance.
Course dates and fees:
Ten week course undergraduate and postgraduate
Course fee: £2,500
Dates: 1 July – 6 September 2013
Final date for applications: 1 June 2013
Five week course undergraduate and postgraduate
Course fee: £1,520
Dates: 5 August – 6 September 2013
Final date for applications: 5 July 2013
Course fees include learning materials and fees for the PTE Academic test.
Why is Solent special?
A modern university at the heart of Southampton with easy access to London
We offer a wide range of courses which meet the needs of employers and prepare students to succeed in a fast-changing competitive world.
PTE Academic test preparation
Improves your language skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing and prepares you specifically for the PTE Academic test.
Develops the skills you require in academic work: effective listening, reading and note-taking, research skills, academic writing, presentation and communication.
Living in the UK
Familiarises you with UK culture, institutions and language in various situations.
Mondays to Thursdays
PTE Academic preparation
Academic Study Skills
Living in the UK: language and culture
Directed Learning / Tutorial sessions
Friday afternoons: optional social activities.
Teaching and assessment
You have 21 hours of classes each week plus four hours of directed learning and tutorials, and opportunities for social activities and visits. The typical class size is 8-16 students.
You will do individual and group work, tests, presentations and written assignments to improve your English and academic skills for further study. The key assessment will be your final scores on the PTE Academic test; this will show the standard you have reached at the end of the course.
If you require accommodation during your studies at Southampton Solent University, there are many reasonably-priced options available with easy access to our city centre campus. For further information please contact Liberty Living Southampton at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Solent University Accommodation Office at email@example.com
How to apply
To apply for this course please download and complete the application form and return it to the International Recruitment Office.
Solent Pre-sessional English Language courses application form
For further information please contact our International Recruitment Office:
Tel: +44 (0)23 80319646
Fax: +44 (0) 23 80319412