International College

English language 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.

Boost 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.

Born in Malaysia. Made in Sheffield.

Dzikry from Malaysia

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.

Dzikry

International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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.

At the end of your English language course, you will start the International Foundation Year, providing you have achieved the entry requirements.

Key facts

Course length: One or two terms

Entry points: 
Two terms – March
One term – June, September

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. 

At the end of this programme you will need to take an Academic IELTS for UKVI exam where you will need to achieve the English requirement for the Pre-Masters programme. 

Key facts

Course length: One or two terms

Entry points: 
Two terms – March or June
One term – June or September