English language preparation courses
Take an English language preparation course if you need additional support before you start the International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters. These courses are taught in partnership with the University of Sheffield's English Language Teaching Centre.
Improve your English language skills before your course
Our English language courses will help you achieve the necessary English language level needed to start any of our programmes. The length of your course and start date will depend on your English language ability and when you hope to start your International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters.
You can check if you meet the English language level already on our entry requirements page.
On-campus English language courses
Taught on-campus by the English Language Teaching Centre staff, the English language preparation programmes are designed to help you improve your English while getting accustomed to life in Sheffield in preparation for your pathway programme.
Benefits of English language preparation
No matter which of our English language preparation courses you choose, it will help you to:
- Get the most out of both your International College programme and University degree.
- Help you to feel more confident whilst living and learning in the UK.
- Study an English course designed specifically to help you with academic study.
- Develop the skills to join us at the International College.
Before the International Foundation Year
English Language Preparation
If you need additional language training before you start your International Foundation Year, you can join our English Language Preparation programme, which is:
- designed to improve your English language skills to the level required for entry to the International Foundation Year
- taught in partnership with the University’s English Language Teaching Centre.
English Language Preparation students do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to their International Foundation Year. They will be assessed on their English Language Preparation course grades at the English Language Teaching Centre.
Before the Pre-Masters programme
English for Pre-Masters
If you need additional language training before you start your Pre-Masters, you can join our intensive English for Pre-Masters programme, which is:
- taught in partnership with the University’s English Language Teaching Centre
- designed to improve your English language skills needed to start the Pre-Masters.
English for Pre-Masters students do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to their Pre-Masters programme. They will be assessed on their Academic English Skills (AES) grade at the English Language Teaching Centre (they will be required to achieve a minimum of 40% in all areas).
Born in Malaysia. Made in Sheffield.
My English has got a lot better. I did consider myself a pretty proficient English speaker before this, but moving here and having to communicate only in English really helped me.
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How to apply
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University of Sheffield International College
The University of Sheffield International College helps you improve your English, develop your academic skills, and grow the confidence needed to succeed in a degree at the University.