Pre-sessional and Integrated English courses
Do you need to increase your English language ability and build confidence in using English before joining one of our university preparation courses?
- Pre-sessional English preparation for Graduate Diploma students
- Integrated English for Foundation Certificate students
Our English language courses are extremely convenient because they are integrated with your pre-university course at KIC London, so you won’t need to apply for a separate visa to study English abroad.
When you apply: proving your English ability
Even if you choose to take one of our Pre-sessional English courses, you will need to show proof of your English language ability when you apply to one of our university preparation courses. This usually takes the form of an IELTS test (or equivalent). Prospective students are reccommended to sit the PTE Academic test (Pearson’s test of English academic). It’s fast, reliable and secure and consists of just a single three-hour session that covers all four skills. Available around the world, the test can be arranged with just 48 hours notice and results are typically available within five business days.
Pre-sessional English preparation for Graduate Diploma students
New Tier 4 visa regulations stipulate that Graduate Diploma students will need to have a minimum IELTS level of 5.5 (or Equivalent SELT score) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Read our full list of UKBA-approved Secure English Language Tests. KIC London offers Pre-sessional English language courses to potential Graduate Diploma students who need help achieving these results. Our English language courses are highly intensive and have one goal – to help you achieve the required level of English needed to study at postgraduate level at the University of Westminster.
This preparatory English course for our Graduate Diploma students is a specialised and intensive course with a strong focus on exam preparation and individual English language attention. You will receive 24-hours of tuition per week, plus self study and access to online exam practice. These mock exams will identify any skills and weaknesses that are to be addressed in your tutorials.
Integrated English for Foundation Certificate courses
The course provides 20 hours per week of interactive classroom-based tuition and a further 20 hours per week of guided self-study. It is an integrated language course, which means it perfectly combines with your KIC London Foundation course. You will be required to complete language assignments and project work in the local community, online English language activities, as well as English language classroom activities.
You will also be assigned a personal Learning Support Tutor who you will meet at regular intervals to discuss your progress and receive help with areas you are finding difficult. Throughout your Integrated English language studies you will receive enhanced support from the Student Services team, ensuring you gain maximum benefit from your studies.
Our Integrated English language courses are very useful for international students because it allows them to study during their university preparation course at KIC London. They are able to start their undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster as soon as their KIC London course is finished.
For more information on the Pre-sessional or Integrated English language courses, and to discuss your personalised college preparation study plan, please contact us.