Preparatory and Integrated English language tuition

Do you need to improve your English language skills and build confidence in using English before joining one of our academic courses?

Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC) offers English language preparation for international students. Integrated English is available for students taking our Foundation or International Year One courses, while Preparatory English is available for those taking a Pre-Master’s course.

Preparatory English for Pre-Master’s students

Tier 4 visa regulations specify that Pre-Master’s students need to have a minimum IELTS level of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Contact us for a full list of accepted Secure English Language Tests.

NTIC offers Preparatory English courses to potential Pre-Master’s students to help them achieve these results. These English courses are highly intensive and have one goal: to help you achieve the required level of English in order to study at a postgraduate level in the UK.

What is involved in a Preparatory English course?

This is a specialised intensive English course with a strong focus on exam preparation and individual attention. You will receive 24 hours tuition per week, plus self study and access to online exam practice. These mock exams will identify any weaknesses in your skills that will then be addressed in tutorials.

The course finishes with a Secure English language Test (SELT) that is arranged and paid for by the International College.

Integrated English courses for Foundation and International Year One students

Our Integrated English courses are designed to fully understand and meet your language requirements. Our English courses provide you with 20 hours per week of interactive classroom-based tuition and a further 20 hours per week of guided self-study.

The courses feature a combination of interesting tasks to enable you to put your English language knowledge into context. Assignments include language project work in the local community and on-line activities, as well as preparation for classes.

You will also be assigned a personal Learning Support Tutor who you will meet at regular intervals to discuss your progress and to receive help with areas you find most difficult. It is throughout your Integrated English studies that you will receive enhanced support from the Student Services team to ensure that you benefit from their support for the duration of your studies.

Secure your place: Preparatory English courses

To apply for a place on one of our Preparatory English courses simply submit your application for a Foundation Certificate, International Year One course or Pre-Master’s and we will assess whether you need to include English modules in your course. If you do, the appropriate Preparatory English course will be automatically added to your offer.